State capitol

Washington agency under fire for chopping down a memorial tree next to the Capitol

BY: - August 22, 2023

All that’s left of a Kwanzan cherry tree planted near the state Capitol in honor of the late Cal Anderson, Washington’s first openly gay lawmaker, is a stump. The plaque honoring the trailblazing social activist from Seattle is stored away. And legislative leaders are very angry that no one from the Department of Enterprise Services […]

Lawmakers tried to regain Capitol dome access. Inslee said ‘no’

BY: - May 17, 2023

Mark Schoesler has been to the top of the state Capitol dome. Most of the longtime senator’s legislative colleagues have not. And they won’t likely get there any time soon. Schoesler, a Republican, authored a provision in the state capital budget to make access possible but Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed it before signing the […]