One-man-band reporting on government and politics for the Seattle Times in Olympia, Wash. Previously at the Rapid City Journal, The Inlander and the Casper Star-Tribune. Finalist for the 2013 Livingston Award for Young Journalists in local reporting. Co-winner of the Society of Professional Journ...
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With a Thursday deadline fast approaching, Washington lawmakers are searching for a compromise deal on rural water use that would also clear the way for a state construction budget. OLYMPIA — The stage is set for Washington lawmakers to get their last big deal of the year. All they need is an actual deal. With Thursday the final day in a third overtime legislative session, Democratic and Republican lawmakers kept working on a rural water-use bill to address the state Supreme Court’s Hirst decision.
Washington lawmakers are still gunning for a deal on rural water use, which could also lead to agreement on a capital construction budget. But they face a tight deadline: Olympia’s third special legislative session ends Thursday. OLYMPIA — A handful of Washington lawmakers hope to reach a last-minute deal to end the lingering — and consequential — stalemate over rural water-use and a capital-construction budget.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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