Washington voters will decide primary races for U.S. House, the state Legislature and secretary of state. On a special election preview episode, OPB reporters Troy Brynelson and Austin Jenkins break down the big races.
The West Coast’s only Republican statewide office holder may be headed to a post with the Biden administration. CNN is reporting that Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman is likely to be named to a top election security role in the Department of Homeland Security.
Like many others, Bill Ward’s grandson is jammed in Washington state’s criminal justice system for people who cannot assist in their own defense. While Washington’s system has been strained for years state officials and disability rights advocates say it effectively ground to a halt during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While Oregon is still in the dramatic throes of a legislative session, our neighbors to the north are all finished with their work. In this episode, we talk through some of the highlights of Washington’s most memorable legislative session in years. And we’ll check in on Oregon’s session, where progress has been halting.
In this episode, we examine why the Oregon state Legislature seems to be in a state of perpetual dysfunction, while Washington’s Legislature, by comparison, has somehow managed to look like a model of respectful bipartisanship.