Joel Connelly

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A $70 fee for a family to visit Mount Rainier or Olympic National Park this coming summer would be "unconscionable," said Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
Gov. Jay Inslee sharply criticizes a huge, 890,000-barrels-a-day Canadian pipeline that would send oil tankers through the Salish Sea.  Inslee is meeting Tuesday in Victoria...
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Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., a successful businesswoman in private life, lambastes House Republicans' tax cut bill in Democrats' weekly radio address.
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Washington voters have elected women as mayors up and down the Interstate 5 corridor, from Bellingham to Vancouver, Wash. Victors last Tuesday include newly elected...
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Elections have consequences.  With the win by State Sen. Manka Dhingra, D-Redmond, giving Democrats control of the State Senate, Gov. Inslee's climate agenda will no...
Starbucks chairman, ex-CEO Howard Schultz describes House Republicans proposed tax cut as "fool's gold" saying it will benefit those least in need of it.
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A blistering letter from Seattle business leaders to the City Council:  Business does not want a head tax on employers.  It feels that the Council...
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Voters in Clark County, by a two-to-one margin, on Tuesday dealt a blow to Big Oil, electing a Port of Vancouver commissioner who opposes location...
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Democrat Manka Dhingta is poised to capture a State Senate seat in the 45th District, piling up a substantial election night lead on her opponent...
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Fred Beckey, who spent more than 70 years scaling North America's greatest peaks, died on Monday at the age of 95.
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Just 38 percent of adult Americans approve of the job Donald Trump is doing as President, down from last month after Trump's feud-filled October, according...
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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had a big Seattle fundraiser on Friday with ex-Vice President Joe Biden, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and a cast...
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Former Seattle pastor Mark Driscoll, whose Mars Hill megachurch imploded in 2014, has risen from the ashes in Phoenix.
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Will the mass killing of 59 people in Las Vegas stop passage by Congress of legislation to relax restrictions for purchasers of gun silencers? Probably...
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The Durkan-Moon race:  Cary Moon doubles down on her opposition to sweeps of homeless encampments, saying camps should remain in Seattle parks until places to...
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By a 56-42 percent margin, Americans in the latest national Quinnipiac University poll say that Donald Trump is "not fit to be president."  Just 37...
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A big blow to Big Coal:  The Washington Department of Ecology denies a key water quality permit to builders of the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals...
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Attorney General Bob Ferguson: Washington wants to join a federal lawsuit challenging President Trump's Twitter-announced prohibition on transgender individual from serving in the U.S. armed...
He's only going to serve as Seattle mayor for 71 days, but Tim Burgess is already cleaning house.
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