Posted inElections

Mainstream Republicans of Washington unveil endorsements in four 2024 statewide races

The group, which has a long his­to­ry of rep­re­sent­ing the now-shriv­eled rea­son­able wing of the Wash­ing­ton State Repub­li­can Par­ty, is back­ing Dave Reichert for Gov­er­nor, Jaime Her­rera Beut­ler for Com­mis­sion­er of Pub­lic Lands, Raul Gar­cia for U.S. Sen­ate, and Chad Magen­danz for Super­in­ten­dent of Pub­lic Instruction. 

Posted inElections

Dave Upthegrove earns key endorsements from Washington Conservation Action, former Commissioner Peter Goldmark

The endorse­ments come at a crit­i­cal junc­ture in the 2024 con­test for Com­mis­sion­er of Pub­lic Lands and could help Upthe­grove secure even more sup­port from activists and elect­ed offi­cials who have been on the fence so far. Upthe­grove is vying with three oth­er Democ­rats and two Repub­li­cans for the job. 

Posted inMedia & Culture

Jettisoned by Trump, Ronna McDaniel tried a pivot into media, only to discover accountability exists outside of Donald’s cult

The Trumpi­fi­ca­tion of the Repub­li­can Par­ty has proven a char­ac­ter test for its office­hold­ers and can­di­dates. His­to­ry is unlike­ly to look kind­ly on those who car­ried water for the first Oval Office occu­pant to refuse to par­tic­i­pate in the peace­ful trans­fer of pow­er to his legit­i­mate­ly elect­ed successor. 

Posted inNational Defense, Policy Topics, Public Planning

Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapses after catastrophic overnight ship strike

Last night, the car­go ship Dali struck and caused the col­lapse of Bal­ti­more’s Fran­cis Scott Key Bridge, hin­der­ing marine traf­fic and imped­ing Port of Bal­ti­more oper­a­tions. The inci­dent sent vehi­cles and work­ers into the water, with res­cue efforts and NTSB inves­ti­ga­tions ongo­ing. Pres­i­dent Biden has called for con­gres­sion­al funds to rebuild the span.