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The Ari Hoffman Show is a current of common sense in a sea of insanity, every Monday through Friday.
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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   […]

Olympia rally supporting six initiatives to the legislature; three get hearings next week

(The Center Square) – A few hundred people turned out for a rally on the steps of the state Capitol in Olympia today. The rally was organized by Let’s Go Washington, the group behind the six citizen initiatives to the legislature, signed by more than 800,000 individual voters. Three of the measures are scheduled for public hearings next week. Those include I-2113 to give law enforcement more discretion in pursuits, I-2081 concerning parental notification, and

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WashCOG launches campaign for open government, PRA defense

(The Center Square) – A coalition that advocates for open government has launched a public awareness campaign to defend Washington state’s Public Records Act. In an opinion piece Thursday, Mike Fancher said the PRA enacted in 1972 has continued to be eroded through the years at both the state and local levels. “Often with good intentions, sometimes with bad intentions, governments have moved toward closure and withholding information that legitimately should be public,” wrote Fancher,

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WA Supreme Court asked to review Spokane homeless camping-ban initiative

(The Center Square) – Two homeless services advocates have asked the Washington State Supreme Court to review lower court rulings which uphold a voter-approved initiative that restricts homeless encampments within Spokane city limits. A decision is pending on whether the high court will accept the petition for review filed Wednesday by Jewels Helping Hands, a nonprofit that provides support for unsheltered persons, and former Spokane city council president Ben Stuckart, now executive director of the

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WA Legislature passes controversial curriculum choices bill

(The Center Square) – A bill that gives Washington state’s Superintendent of Public Instruction ultimate authority when it comes to school district materials on sex education and race- and gender-based teaching is on its way to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk. Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2331 passed the Senate Thursday on a 29-20 vote after previously clearing the House of Representatives on a 58-39 vote on Feb. 10. Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, voted for the bill

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