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A New Book Recalls How Rep. Julia Butler Hanson Powered Her Way Through Congress

Federal dollars for colleagues’ projects would vanish if they forgot Julia Butler Hansen’s birthday. She was around for a very long time. That was an era when the yardstick was whether the girls were as tough as the boys.

Want Better Leadership? We Need to give our Leaders Executive Power

The splitting up of functions and blurring of responsibility stems from the days of Progressivism and Populism, where the only way to counter the railroads' conquest of the Legislature was to fracture power. Once there is this proliferation of offices and semi-responsibility, it becomes very difficult to remove the crabgrass.

A New Book Recalls How Rep. Julia Butler Hanson Powered Her Way Through Congress

Federal dollars for colleagues’ projects would vanish if they forgot Julia Butler Hansen’s birthday. She was around for a very long time. That was an era when the yardstick was whether the girls were as tough as the boys.

TrumpWatch: Connecting Debt with Disease

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Perhaps Trump’s relentless drive to “get this pandemic over with” is primarily driven by his business circumstances.

Remembering Janice Niemi and All She Did For Women

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Judge Niemi knew women needed encouraging because she herself had faced much prejudice when she graduated -- among the first women to do so -- with a J.D. degree from the University of Washington law school. In those days, there were few options open to her.

Tracking the Pro-COVID Vote

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The Covid numbers are quite stable, with a slight majority not ready to die. Texas is way more ready for death than Washington state, the land of wusses. .

A Dog’s Take on The Lewis & Clark and on that Black Dog Depression

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The book is narrated by Meriwether Lewis’ dog, Seaman, a Newfoundland. As such it is a great introduction to this important chapter in American history. And there really was a “Seaman.”

The Job Machine Sputters

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Nationally, economists have been predicting that the recovery from the pandemic recession would hit a wall, and we have hit that wall in Washington.

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Tracking the Pro-COVID Vote

The Covid numbers are quite stable, with a slight majority not ready to die. Texas is way more ready for death than Washington state, the land of wusses. .

Remembering Janice Niemi and All She Did For Women

Judge Niemi knew women needed encouraging because she herself had faced much prejudice when she graduated -- among the first women to do so -- with a J.D. degree from the University of Washington law school. In those days, there were few options open to her.

It Won’t Be Your Grandfather’s Boeing Bust

The inevitable Boeing reductions will hurt the regional economy, but not nearly as much as past Boeing job cuts. Boeing is still the region’s biggest employer, but accounts for a gradually diminishing share of all jobs.

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Perhaps Trump’s relentless drive to “get this pandemic over with” is primarily driven by his business circumstances.

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A New Book Recalls How Rep. Julia Butler Hanson Powered Her Way Through Congress

Federal dollars for colleagues’ projects would vanish if they forgot Julia Butler Hansen’s birthday. She was around for a very long time. That was an era when the yardstick was whether the girls were as tough as the boys.

TrumpWatch: Connecting Debt with Disease

Perhaps Trump’s relentless drive to “get this pandemic over with” is primarily driven by his business circumstances.

Remembering Janice Niemi and All She Did For Women

Judge Niemi knew women needed encouraging because she herself had faced much prejudice when she graduated -- among the first women to do so -- with a J.D. degree from the University of Washington law school. In those days, there were few options open to her.

Tracking the Pro-COVID Vote

The Covid numbers are quite stable, with a slight majority not ready to die. Texas is way more ready for death than Washington state, the land of wusses. .

Want Better Leadership? We Need to give our Leaders Executive Power

The splitting up of functions and blurring of responsibility stems from the days of Progressivism and Populism, where the only way to counter the railroads' conquest of the Legislature was to fracture power. Once there is this proliferation of offices and semi-responsibility, it becomes very difficult to remove the crabgrass.

A BC Snap Election Gives Government a Reinforced Majority

The pandemic has been well managed, textbook-style. Even so, the pandemic has hit hard, notably cratering the province’s tourism industry from cruise ships to wine tourism in the south Okanagan.

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