Rebecca Saldana

More Democrats lining up to be Washington’s next public lands commissioner

BY: - September 13, 2023

The job of managing Washington’s public lands and forests is opening up next year and the number of Democrats who want it is growing. Democratic state Sen. Rebecca Saldana of Seattle announced her candidacy for commissioner of public lands on Wednesday and said in an interview she wants to ensure the benefits of state policies […]

How a plan to improve work conditions in strip clubs faltered

BY: - May 11, 2023

The now-failed bill began as a workplace safety and pay issue for strippers. But opponents, including police and prosecutors, surfaced to argue that it is a Pandora’s Box that would contribute to prostitution and human trafficking. Meanwhile, a coalition of dozens of strip club dancers has voiced support for the measure. And the bill’s lead […]