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A scribe's "doozy" of a mistake.  The Spokane Valley city council will not be voting on State Rep. Matt Shea's proposal to split Washington in... [Read More]
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Sam Zimbabwe has been "chief project delivery officer" at the District Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C.  Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has tapped him as... [Read More]
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Seattle will create 1,400 new and renovated units of affordable housing, the city's largest-yet investment, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced on Monday. The news... [Read More]
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The Spokane Valley city council plans to vote on whether Washington should be split in two, with a new state of Liberty created east of... [Read More]
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Biden, Sanders, O'Rourke top first Des Moines Register poll on who Democrats want as their 2020 presidential nominee. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, pondering a run... [Read More]
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Five of the Northwest's most constructive change agents died in 2018.  Here is an appreciation of their character and deeds. [Read More]
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British Columbia will phase out 17 commercial salmon farms to aid the migration and restoration of wild salmon runs along its west coast. [Read More]
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Gov. Jay Inslee is creating a PAC to pay for his presidential travels, but still raising money for his state account. "Special interests"... [Read More]
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Gov. Jay Inslee is going "all in" to save imperiled Southern Resident orca whales. He wants to study breaching of Snake River dams... [Read More]
A bullish $54.6 billion budget for the next biennium:  Gov. Jay Inslee wants to institute a capital gains tax and higher Business and Occupation taxes... [Read More]
The Roosevelt connection. Owner of a struggling Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which had just endured a strike and shutdown, William Randolph Hearst hired President Franklin D. Roosevelt's... [Read More]
The "Year of the Orca" has focused public attention on the dwindling population of Southern Resident killer whales in Puget Sound and off the Northwest... [Read More]
The SeattlePI, which long dubbed itself "Voice of the Northwest since 1863" is celebrating its 155th birthday. The "morning fishwrapper" -- onetime Gov.... [Read More]
Gov. Jay Inslee appears poised to run for President in 2020. He has yet to appear on any pundit's "Top Ten" list of... [Read More]
Travel up out of warm, embracing Hawaii to the windswept, 13,796' summit of Mauna Kea:  It is the highest island mountain on earth, the scene... [Read More]
The U.S. Forest Service has recommended that 340,000 acres of the Upper Methow River valley, flanking the North Cascades Highway, be placed off limits to... [Read More]
The "Shoulder Season is a time to get out and enjoy enjoy an uncrowded outdoor Northwest before the storms of fall start trundling down from... [Read More]
Daron Morris has suspended his promising campaign for King County Prosecutor, citing "medial reasons." The longtime public defender had taken on a strong incumbent, Dan... [Read More]
Why don't Cable TV news programs get out of their studios and out into the country. American would be better off if they did. [Read More]
The Stranger is getting only the second publisher in its 27 year history.  General Manager Laurie Saito is taking over from publisher-founder Tim Keck.  She... [Read More]
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