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The Ari Hoffman Show

The Ari Hoffman Show

The Ari Hoffman Show is a current of common sense in a sea of insanity, every Monday through Friday.
The Commute with Carlson

The Commute with Carlson

John Carlson is synonymous with Washington State Politics. Simply put, he is THE conservative voice in Seattle. John gives his unique perspective on local and   […]
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Spokane floats commercial rent control despite potential legal challenges

(The Center Square) – Spokane is considering whether to expand its residential rent protections to commercial properties, which could result in legal challenges, while also fining vacant property owners. The city council passed a pair of rental protection measures over the past few months, first expanding the notice period when increasing rates, then codifying a tenant’s right to air conditioning. Now, one councilmember wants to define and regulate commercial properties. Councilmember Zack Zappone sent two

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Seattle may jolt electric rates due to high demand as state pushes electrification

(The Center Square) – The City of Seattle is expecting rates for City Light customers to rise 5.4% next year due to increasing demand, extreme weather, and impacts of low-water flow on hydroelectric generation capacity, even as the state continues to push for a total transition to clean energy. A 5.4% increase is about $4.88 more a month for a typical residential bill or $1.95 more a month for a typical residential Utility Discount Program

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Washington's primary election ballots to arrive in the mail soon

(The Center Square) – Ballots for Washington’s Aug. 6 primary election will soon be showing up in registered voters’ mailboxes. The ballot includes candidates for governor and several other state level elected offices, such as attorney general and lands commissioner, as well as Washington’s U.S. House districts and a U.S. Senate seat. In Washington, the top two vote-getters advance to the general election, regardless of their partisan affiliations. “We’ve seen that before where in 2018

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Candidates for WA commissioner of public lands make their case to voters

(The Center Square) – Candidates vying to be Washington state’s next commissioner of public lands presented their visions for the office at a Thursday League of Women Voters-sponsored forum at Clark College in Vancouver. The commissioner of public lands oversees Washington’s Department of Natural Resources, which is responsible for nearly 6 million acres of public lands. Current Commissioner Hilary Franz announced earlier this year that she will step down after seven years in the position

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