What happens now to Washington’s political maps after redistricting commission’s historic failure?
The Washington state Capitol building in Olympia, Washington. - Victoria Ditkovsky/Dreamstime/TNS

SEATTLE — For the first time, Washington’s redistricting commission has blown its legal deadline to come to an agreement on new legislative and congressional district maps. The failure of the bipartisan panel means Washington state’s election maps for the next decade — beginning with the 2022 midterms — will be in the hands of the state Supreme Court, which will have until April 30 to draw new boundaries. The commission acknowledged its impasse Tuesday, after a marathon Zoom meeting the night before, which ended with the bizarre spectacle of the commissioners voting to approve new maps just be...