Rodney Tom http://kplu.org en Wash. Senate Majority Leader Tom Announces He Won’t Run For Re-Election http://kplu.org/post/wash-senate-majority-leader-tom-announces-he-won-t-run-re-election <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/144714753&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true"></iframe><p>One of the most influential and controversial members of the Washington state Legislature made a bombshell announcement Monday.</p><p>Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom, D-Medina, announced he is dropping his bid for re-election. Tom is one of two Democrats who joined with Republicans last year to help them take control of the state Senate.</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:45:41 +0000 Austin Jenkins 16018 at http://kplu.org Wash. Senate Majority Leader Tom Announces He Won’t Run For Re-Election Inslee Looks to Call Special Session for Transportation Package Vote http://kplu.org/post/inslee-looks-call-special-session-transportation-package-vote <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Jay </span>Inslee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is ratcheting up the pressure on legislators to pass a transportation package. He said he’ll call the state Legislature into special session to approve money for transportation investments and repairs, but only if he’s sure he has the votes to pass it.</span></p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 22:55:56 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer & Mike Baker 9865 at http://kplu.org Inslee Looks to Call Special Session for Transportation Package Vote Friday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/friday-mornings-headlines-5 <p>Making headlines this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Key Document Surfaces in Woodcarver <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: 800;">Shooting</span></strong></li><li><strong>Education Department Idea Moves Forward in Olympia</strong></li><li><strong>Packed Hearing Backs Saving a Tacoma High School</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Woodcarver's Shooting: Evidence Surfaces</strong></p><p>A city councilman's email plea to Seattle Police Chief John Diaz for an independent investigation following the &nbsp;fatal shooting of John T. Williams by a cop last August was omitted from a public disclosure request.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 14:49:27 +0000 KPLU News Staff 664 at http://kplu.org Friday morning's headlines