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KTTH staff

Should rollback decisions be made at the state or local level?

Should decisions about COVID-19 restrictions be made at the local level? Snohomish County Councilmember Nate Nehring says yes.
5 months ago

King County councilmember: Phase 2 rollbacks are ‘old-line thinking’

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn argues that Phase 2 rollbacks aren't consistent with a world where vaccines are now widely available.
5 months ago

Rep. Walsh: ‘Very questionable’ whether WSU can enforce vaccine mandate

Could Washington State University's newly-announced COVID-19 vaccine mandate run into legal troubles? State Rep. Jim Walsh weighs in.
5 months ago

Spokane County sheriff taking advantage of Seattle’s police exodus

Spokane Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich explains to KTTH's Jason Rantz that he's taking advantage of the departure of more Seattle police officers.
5 months ago

SPOG president: Continued exodus of Seattle police officers ‘a community crisis’

With the Seattle Police Department losing another 66 officers so far in 2021, what's driving this exodus? SPOG head Mike Solan weighs in.
5 months ago

Loren Culp says he’ll run against Newhouse, who ‘has a spine made of jelly’

Former gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp says he'll run against a fellow Republican for a seat in the House. He tells Jason Rantz the incumbent is weak.
5 months ago

SnoCo councilmember: Rolling county back to Phase 2 ‘makes very little sense’

Snohomish County Councilmember Nate Nehring details why he believes a move back to Phase 2 would be devastating to the region.
5 months ago

Sec. of State Wyman: New voting laws would ‘force us to make changes’ in Washington

Debate begins this week as supporters launch campaigns to encourage Congress to pass the "For the People Act" (HR 1), which aims to change voting laws.
5 months ago

New bill from state Republican ‘should help everybody interested in free speech’

Sen. Mike Padden (R-Spokane Valley) on a measure to help protect citizens and whistleblowers and members of the press from frivolous lawsuits.
5 months ago

Challenger to Sen. Murray wants to ’empower our people,’ not the government

Republican Tiffany Smiley announced this week that she will be taking on Democrat Senator Patty Murray in the next election.
5 months ago

Washington Senator: Phase 2 rollback is Inslee ‘enacting his full authority that we seceded to him’

Sen. Jeff Wilson (R-Longview) on the Gov. Inslee's decision to move Cowlitz County back to Phase 2 this week due to rising COVID-19 cases.
5 months ago

State lawmaker introduces bill to provide legal counsel to victims of violent crimes

State Representative Jenny Graham on her new bill guaranteeing rights for victims of violent crime, as well as representation in court.
5 months ago

Why one Republican supported Washington bill restricting police tactics

State Sen. Keith Wagoner explains why he backed a bill that places restrictions on police tactics and gear. Rantz doesn’t take too kindly to the argument.
6 months ago

Rep. Walsh: Bill prohibiting WA vaccine passports draws a line on what’s acceptable

Rep. Jim Walsh (R-Aberdeen) on his push to ban vaccine passports.
6 months ago

Pierce County prosecutor sees ‘halfway measure’ for fixing drug possession laws

Pierce County Prosecutor Mary Robnett explains her support of a middle ground for fixing Washington's drug possession laws.
6 months ago

Senator Ericksen: Even with influx of money, still seeing big tax increases in budget

Senator Doug Ericksen (R-Whatcom County) joins Jason Rantz to discuss his issues with the budget and tax increases, passed by Democrats in the state Senate. 
6 months ago

Group hopes to have Kshama Sawant recall vote on August ballot

With 180 days to gather signatures to put a Sawant recall on the ballot, Ernie Lou -- who's leading the effort -- details the next steps for the campaign.
6 months ago

King County Councilmember: Recovery resources needed, but local officials are enabling addiction

King County Councilmember Regan Dunn on available addiction services in King County, and how local leaders are responding to the spike in addiction.
6 months ago

WA Rep: Safeguards needed so Inslee can’t ‘single-handedly’ shut down state

Rep. Vicki Kraft (R-Vancouver) says it’s time for Inslee to end the emergency declaration in Washington, and wants safeguards so it doesn't happen again.
6 months ago

WA Rep: We need accountability for the individuals actually committing the crimes

State Rep Jenny Graham on bill that bans open carry at rallies, protests, and on the Capitol campus, as well as what to do in the presence of agitators.
6 months ago

King County Sheriff refuses to resign despite councilmember’s demand

A King County Councilmember is pushing for King County Sheriff Johanknect to resign after she sent an email expressing support for deputy who shot Tommy Le.
6 months ago

WA Rep says Dems ‘looking under every rock’ with felons’ voting rights bill

Sen. Ann Rivers reacts to Democrats giving voting rights back to felons, in some cases before they complete their full sentence.
6 months ago

WA Rep: Insurance commissioner move to ban credit scores not legally defendable

Sen. Mark Mullett reacts to the Insurance Commissioner trying to ban credit scores after the legislature said it wouldn’t ban credit scores
6 months ago

House Republicans introduce package of bills to fix state drug possession ruling

State Rep. Gina Mosbrucker explains a package of bills addressing the state Supreme Court ruling declaring the felony drug possession law unconstitutional.
6 months ago