Redistricting in the News

With the arrival of ten-year census data, redistricting is happening across the United States. Here is some insight into conversation and news articles about redistricting from 2021.

Washington State Stories

11 reasons the Washington State Redistricting Commission turned into a deadline-botching fiasco - Inlander

A look at last-minute deal-making in WA redistricting negotiations - Crosscut

Critics call for reform of WA redistricting process after commission failure - Crosscut

While this WA commission's 'homework was turned in late, it was completed' - KUOW

Opinion: Redrawing legislative districts is a game of inches - Yakima Herald

Redistricting commission fails on multiple levels - Union-Bulletin

Finish state's redistricting work out in the open - Herald Net

In Our View: State redistricting commission disappoints - The Columbian

Washington Supreme Court should approve redistricting maps - The Seattle Times

Redistricting doesn’t get a free pass on transparency - The Seattle Times

Despite missing deadline, commission did draw a map for Washington's congressional districts - KUOW

Redistricting: Bremerton split into two legislative districts in map forwarded to state Supreme Court - Kitsap Sun

Redistricting: Court orders WA panel chair to detail work – AP News

Redistricting commissioners say Latino representation in Yakima Valley was point of contention – Yakima Herald

Redistricting Commission Says it Reached Agreement Monday Night; Regrets 12th District Split of Chelan, Douglas Counties – KPQ

Post blown redistricting deadline, state commission blames ‘partisan performance – MyNorthwest

Partisan accusations mar redistricting commission's missed deadline – The Center Square

Washington’s redistricting failure: What went wrong and what happens now? – Seattle Times

Washington state panel fails to draw new political maps - AP News

WA Redistricting commission fails to approve maps, Supreme Court to take over - KIMA

Bipartisan commission fails to draw new political boundaries - Everett Herald

Washington state panel fails to draw new political maps - The Washington Post

Washington state's bipartisan redistricting commission fails to meet deadline; state Supreme Court will draw new district lines - Seattle PI

Washington's Redistricting Commission Fails to Meet Deadline, Drawing of New Political Maps Goes to State Supreme Court - Associated Press

Washington redistricting commission admits it failed to meet deadline; questions on what happened in final hours remain - The Spokesman-Review

New WA political maps a mystery after final redistricting meeting - Crosscut

Washington state redistricting commission admits failure to meet deadline for new political maps - The Seattle Times

Redistricting Q&A: How changes to city, county, and state maps might affect the Yakima Valley - Yakima Herald

New redistricting proposal would create a Latino majority by voting age in the 14th - Yakima Herald

Redistricted Whidbey could be part of all-island 10th – Whidbey News-Times

Big-time politics: Redistricting for 2022 elections – The Courier-Herald

Local Republicans Seeking More Swing Seats in Statewide Redistricting Efforts – The Chronicle

Proposed congressional maps shift the northern border of District 3 – The Daily News

Redistricting commission proposes big legislative district changes – Kitsap Daily News

Redistricting plans could split Whitman County – Whitman County Gazette

Redistricting in Washington state: What's at stake in 2021 - Crosscut

Key proposals from the Congressional District maps – Washington State Wire

A redistricted Snohomish County might have one less U.S. rep - Everett Herald

Proposed changes to Washington state's Congressional districts released - KING5

State congressional redistricting plans released - KGMI NewsTalk

Redistricting plans adjust the 5th Congressional District - Moscow-Pullman Daily News

Only one of four proposals for Washington’s congressional boundaries would significantly change Eastern Washington district - Spokesman-Review

Dems, GOP release proposed legislative district maps for WA - Associated Press

See the competing Washington legislature maps drawn by Democrats, Republicans - The Seattle Times

Legislative districts in Spokane County could look different in 2022 as redistricting process begins - The Spokesman-Review

Draft map proposals of new Washington districts unveiled Tuesday - Moscow-Pullman Daily News

3 out 4 proposed legislative district maps keep Douglas, Chelan counties together - The Wenatchee World

Washington's draft legislative maps unite Yakama Nation and divide Yakima - Yakima Herald

Redistricting Commission releases proposals for Washington voting districts - KGMI News-Talk

Early maps of legislative districts endanger some incumbents - Herald Net

2020 Census shows Tri-Cities Latino population is growing, but by how much? - Tri-City Herald

New decade, new districts: Washington uses census data to redraw political boundaries - Yakima Herald

Help map Washington's redistricting - The Seattle Times

The Colville Tribes Adopts Resolution Urging Washington State Redistricting Commission not to Redraw Boundaries on Colville Reservation - Tribal Tribune

In Our View: Redistricting commission wise to eye 18th District - The Columbian

Legislative districts face growth challenges as new boundaries are drawn - The Daily News

Washington redistricting commission invites public to draw new legislative, congressional maps - The Seattle Times

A few thoughts on the census data by LD - Washington State Wire

Seattle among cities in U.S. that saw population gain of 100k - Associated Press

WA redistricting maps set for release in late Sept. - Washington State Wire

Q&A: Redistricting Commission Chair Sarah Augustine - Washington State Wire

WA Redistricting Commission Wants To Hear From 5th Congressional District Voters - Spokane Public Radio

Census: Washington grew but not enough to get another House seat - The Seattle Times

The 2021 Washington State Redistricting Commission To Begin Public Outreach - Associated Press

National Stories

Redistricting Systems: A 50-State Overview - NCSL

Once-A-Decade Census Numbers to Redraw U.S. Political Landscapes - Bloomberg

The redistricting cycle is about to begin – Politico

More states to use redistricting reforms after 2020 census – Associated Press

Redistricting group files new initiative meant to pressure legislature to act – The Oregonian

Michigan seeks to delay redistricting by nearly 3 months – Associated Press

As Michigan begins redistricting, ‘communities of interest’ take center stage – Bridge Michigan

A guide to political redistricting in Illinois – The Chicago Tribune

Takeaways From Oklahoma’s New Legislative Redistricting Plan – Oklahoma Watch

Redistricting Commission Develops Outreach Plan – Virginia Public Radio

Redistricting commission hopes to interview mapping consultants next week – AZ Mirror

When redistricting could start and how low census participation may affect Georgia’s representation – Gainesville Times

Late Census Numbers Change Redistricting Routine In Idaho – Spokane Public Radio

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