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Inside Olympia – Redistricting and Policing

November 18, 2021

Every decade, following the U.S. Census, each state’s political districts must be re-mapped to account for population changes and shifts. Washington’s maps are formulated by a bipartisan 5-member commission that includes a non-voting chair.

The Washington State Redistricting Commission this week agreed on new boundaries for the… Continue reading Inside Olympia – Redistricting and Policing

Inside Olympia – Women’s Prisons and Post-Prison Reentry

October 14, 2021

During her two decades in the legislature, State Sen. Jeannie Darneille of Tacoma has advocated for rehabilitation and treatment in state prisons rather than a punitive approach. Now, Darneille is stepping down from the Senate to be the first director of a new Women’s Prison Division at… Continue reading Inside Olympia – Women’s Prisons and Post-Prison Reentry

Inside Olympia – Outdoor Recreation, Salmon and Orcas

October 7, 2021

The Washington Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) is a small, little-known state agency, with a huge role in outdoor recreation, habitat protection, and salmon and orca recovery. Since 1964 the RCO, through a number of boards, has granted over $3 billion to more than 11,000 outdoor projects… Continue reading Inside Olympia – Outdoor Recreation, Salmon and Orcas

Inside Olympia – Transportation Infrastructure

On our final episode before our annual July/August hiatus, Inside Olympia host Austin Jenkins spent the whole hour with Roger Millar, secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Two topics that are much on Millar’s mind? Maintenance and safety. Millar offered some historical context on transportation maintenance and funding.… Continue reading Inside Olympia – Transportation Infrastructure

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