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January 28, 2015 at 3:55 PM

Which GOP lawmakers got donations from state-worker unions

UPDATED 8:09 P.M.: A spokesman for Service Employees International Union 775 guided me to a few additional donations that union made, so I updated their chart to include those. ORIGINAL POST: OLYMPIA — We wrote a story for Wednesday about Republican Party lawmakers’ skepticism over state-employee raises legislators will approve, deny or disregard this session, which comes in More

Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: Brian Dansel, Pam Roach, Services Employees International Union

May 12, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Boeing fallout: Larsen snubbed as unions endorse Democrats

The Washington State Labor Council met over the weekend to hand out its endorsements for the fall elections. The list was mostly predictable, as the unions endorsed Democrats in districts across the state. (An exception was the endorsement of Republican State Sen. Pam Roach (R-Auburn) in the 31st Legislative District.) But U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett, was…


Comments | More in 2014 elections, Congressional races | Topics: Boeing, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, unions

August 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Wisconsin Gov. Walker’s speech in Seattle to exclude reporters

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be in Seattle next week for a campaign event that reporters will not be allowed to attend, according to his staff. About 2,000 people are expected to see the Republican governor and prominent Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson headline a Washington Policy Center dinner next Thursday. Both speakers have asked that journalists…


Comments | More in Federal government, State government | Topics: 2016 presidential election, Ben Carson, closed press