COVID-19

Do governor emergency powers impact COVID-19 case counts?

Earlier this week, I reported a story on how lawmakers in Southwest Washington are pushing to roll back the emergency powers of Gov. Jay Inslee. In a nutshell: The legislators are […]

Lawmakers ask for end to ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order

State GOP lawmakers sent a letter to top legislators this week asking for their help to get Gov. Jay Inslee to cool it with the State of Emergency. Washington’s been under […]

Sen. Rivers uses R-word slur in public hearing

Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, used a slur that denigrates people with mental disabilities during a public hearing in the Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee on Wednesday. “There’s no […]

Herrera Beutler urges Biden to adopt a more ambitious school plan

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, joined the chorus of Republicans at the federal level who are urging President Joe Biden to adopt a more ambitious plan for reopening schools. She […]

Herrera Beutler is on board with bigger relief checks

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is on board with increasing direct payments to individuals as part of the COVID-19 stimulus package, joining the unlikely alliance of House Democrats and President Donald […]

Sen. Rivers elected Republican caucus chair

Sen. Ann Rivers was unanimously elected as the new caucus chair of the Washington Senate Republicans Wednesday. Rivers, serving a third 4-year term as senator of the state’s 18th Legislative District, […]

State senator drafts legislation for in-person schooling

Sen. John Braun, a Republican from Centralia, is drafting legislation that would require Washington’s counties to offer full-time, in-person schooling if their COVID-19 positivity rate is below 5 percent. In a […]

Herrera Beutler to try and force vote on paycheck aid

A legislative maneuver that could force one portion of a COVID-19 relief package to the House floor is being spearheaded by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler. This week, the Republican congresswoman from […]

Masks, social distancing disregarded at candidate meetup

A Camas forum for Republican candidates is drawing some ire over its attendees’ flouting of masking and social distancing rules. President Liz Pike of the Clark County Republican Women hosted the […]

Gubernatorial candidate calls for October lockdown

A candidate for governor is going all-in on preparing for the next wave of COVID-19, proposing a weekslong, statewide lockdown in October. Nate Herzog, a Lake Forest Park resident running for […]

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