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Sefzik: Why aren’t we hearing more about record number of statewide initiatives?

Washington's 'direct democracy' deserves more respect

A member of Community First Whatcom holds a crate full of petitions in June 2023 for two initiatives to raise Bellingham's minimum wage. Similar signature campaigns for a record number of state initiatives appear to be given short shrift from the state Legislature, argues guest writer Simon Sefzik. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Simon Sefzik Guest Writer
In 1912, Washington state pioneered “direct democracy” as one of the first to formalize an initi
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