'Excommunicate me from the church of social justice': an activist's plea for change
Frances Lee is a queer activist of colour, and a tireless campaigner for social justice. But these days Frances is fed up, and exhausted by the puritanical demands and strictures of fellow comrades.
Inslee: Washington will have say about freeway tolls
by: Katy Sword The Columbian
At the behest of Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, Gov. Jay Inslee has assured Washington legislators that the Evergreen State will have a seat at the table when Oregon
Washington's secretary of state pushes for earlier presidential primary
by: Zack Hale
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman is redoubling her efforts to move the state’s May presidential primary to March, a move she says would give residents more say in electing
State sues Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center for paying immigrant detainees $1 a day
Washington state’s attorney general is suing the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, which houses immigrants facing deportation proceedings, over conditions at the facility run by the for-profit GEO Group.
Seattle councilman becomes the city's 3rd mayor in a week
Seattle has its third mayor in less than a week, after former Mayor Ed Murray resigned amid allegations he sexually abused teenage boys decades ago.
Clinton won't rule out questioning Trump's legitimacy
Hillary Clinton is refusing to rule out the possibility of questioning President Donald Trump's legitimacy depending on the outcome of official inquiries into Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election.
Trump, top Democrats agree to fix for DACA and border security
The top House and Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had reached agreement with President Donald Trump to protect DACA recipients and fund some border security enhancements – not including Trump’s long-sought border wall.
Meters for change: City launches program to discourage panhandling
Spokane has put two dozen bright orange parking meters around the city to encourage people to give money to fund programs for the homeless.
AP, other media sue for info from Washington state lawmakers
A coalition of news organizations led by The Associated Press is suing the Washington Legislature over its assertion that state lawmakers are not required to turn over daily schedules, emails, text messages and other materials related to their work.
Betsy DeVos plans to change how campuses deal with sexual assault. How does that impact Washington schools?
It’s unclear whether a change in federal policy on investigating campus sexual assaults will have an effect on Washington schools.
Herrera Beutler bill aimed at stopping I-5 Bridge tolls
by: Jake Thomas The Columbian
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Battle Ground) has successfully sponsored an amendment to a federal spending bill that’s intended to stymie Oregon’s plans to pursue tolls on routes that many Clark
The last straw? Seattle will say goodbye to plastic straws, utensils with upcoming ban
“Strawless in Seattle”: The city will enact the ban next year for all businesses that sell food or drinks as part of an effort to curb plastic waste. Meanwhile, restaurants and venues have begun making the switch.
Reichert announces he will not run in 2018 | Auburn Reporter
Seven-term Congressman to step away, devote more time to family
Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools. Its Children Lost.
by: Mark Binelli
Free-market boosters, including Betsy DeVos, promised that a radical expansion of charter schools would fix the stark inequalities in the state’s education system. The results in the classrooms are far more complicated.
Wildfires and smoke provide a peek into the future
Ash falling on Seattle and Portland. Air so thick with smoke it’s hazardous for everyone in Spokane, regardless of age or health.