Editorial writer @seattletimes. Formerly: politics reporter @thenewstribune, overseas vagabond. @UW alumna. Yell at me at msantos@seattletimes.com

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I am a reporter covering the state Capitol in Olympia, Washington.

When I'm not writing about the Legislature and government agencies, I manage Capital Update, a mobile and tablet app for state government news.

My background includes training in HTML and Web design.

I also am experienced at takin...

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@MelissaSantos1 — 5,675 followers, 18,709 tweets

Nov 19, 2017

RT @jsimon88: As they condemn Alabama’s Roy Moore, Seattle Democrats wonder: Were they too slow and too quiet about Ed Murray…

Nov 17, 2017

@KCGOP @curtinsea I realize Morgan isn’t working for you but rather just targeting Democratic groups specifically.

Nov 17, 2017

I suspect not being on Twitter helps you get a lot more done as Ways and Means chair to be honest. #waleg  https://twitter.com/RepDrewHansen/status/930251948514721792 

Nov 17, 2017

@ericacbarnett Oh god. I stepped into it a few weeks ago by commenting on that thing Cam Newton said to a female sports reporter and had to mute/block a zillion people it seemed like, but it wasn't as bad as what you're dealing with. Thoughts and prayers.

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