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What's next for redistricting efforts, state COVID reporting, Inslee's emergency powers?

Photo looking up at the facade of the Temple of Justice building in Olympia. It shows the words Temple of Justice etched into stone sitting above eight pillars. An American flag flies atop the building.
Rachel La Corte
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The Associated Press file
The state Supreme Court, which convenes at the Temple of Justice in Olympia, will takes the next steps in deciding political redistricting in Washington. A commission tasked with doing so failed to meet the deadline.

The task of redrawing Washington's congressional and legislative districts is now in the hands of the state Supreme Court. But how did that happen? The chair of the commission that missed the deadline — sending the map duty to the court — sent an explanation to the justices Monday.

Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick spoke to Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about that and more. Listen through the player above.

Tune in to KNKX on Tuesdays at 7:45 a.m. to catch these chats live.

Kirsten Kendrick has been hosting Morning Edition on KNKX/KPLU since 2006. She has worked in news radio for more than 30 years. Kirsten is also a sports lover. She handles most sports coverage at the station, including helping produce a two-part series on the 50th anniversary of Title IX and the ongoing series "Going Deep."
Vivian McCall is a reporter, producer and host at KNKX. Originally from Texas, Vivian spent the majority of her journalism career in Chicago. She loves having fun with sound and digging into cool science stories.
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