IN THE NEWS: State Senate Transportation co-chairs break new ground as political foes — and allies

This year’s Senate Transportation Committee co-chairs, chosen to lead after a power shake-up in the chamber, are a fascinating study in contrasts.

Sen. Tracey Eide is the feisty veteran Democratic legislator from Federal Way who rides and promotes public transit. Sen. Curtis King is an affable Republican with a woodworking business in Union Gap.

Don’t call them foes, though. Eide and King are good friends. Their colleagues in the bitterly divided Senate should emulate their ability to work through political differences.

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