Day Trips

A Full Day in Olympia

Just an hour's drive south, spend a day in Washington's capital city tasting moonshine, touring government buildings, and shooting guns—not necessarily in that order.

09/19/2016 By Allison Williams

Morning Fizz

Seattle Police Make Several Pot Delivery Arrests in Recent Buy Bust Operation

Pot delivery, rural socialism, and single-family zoning.

04/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Slave to the Spine: The Politics of Building Light Rail to the Suburbs

Ridership numbers and minority commuters, email privacy protections, and Democratic dollars.

04/07/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Legislators Reach Budget Deal, and Disappointment in Olympia

Democrats vote no on final budget.

03/30/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

King County Labor Council Endorses Jayapal

Democrats agree on everything (almost), Republicans agree with nothing (except tax breaks).

03/17/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Special Session Begins Today as Legislators Deadlock Over Budget

This year's latest legislative failure sets stage for next year's McCleary meltdown.

03/11/2016 By John Stang

Morning Fizz

Democrats Help Pass Charter Schools Bill, Special Session Likely as Budget Negotiations Continue

Last days in Olympia as Democrats and Republicans squabble over supplemental budget.

03/10/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Important Immigrants' Rights Bills Fail in Olympia

Significant bills meet their demise in final week of legislative session.

03/09/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Last Minute Tax Breaks in Olympia

Chopp's inconsistent position, pregnant workers' insecure position, and the open position in the 43rd.

03/08/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Inslee Threatens Mass Veto Unless Legislature Resolves Budget Standoff and Avoids Another Special Session

Inslee frustrated with legislature's slow pace as Democrats dig in and criticize tax breaks.

03/07/2016 By John Stang

Morning Fizz

More Unfinished Business in Olympia as Lawmakers Ignore Carbon Initiative

Carbon costs and endorsement boasts.

03/03/2016 By John Stang

Afternoon Editorial

GOP Bill Sets Election Year Theme

In election year call for "accountability," Republicans propose micromanaging executive branch.

02/19/2016 By John Stang

Morning Fizz

Working, Taxing, and Housing

Legislature debates two-thirds rule, council members focus on sexist work schedules.

02/15/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Editorial

Appetite for Self-Destruction

Peterson vote was latest example of both parties' incompetence in Olympia.

02/11/2016 By John Stang

Afternoon Jolt

Attempt to Repeal Transgender Rights Fails in Republican Senate

Three Republican senators from Seattle's eastside suburbs vote with Democrats against bathroom bill.

02/10/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Key Affordable Housing Legislation Moves Forward in Olympia

Murray bill makes cutoff, Murray makes snarky comments, GOP makes unions nervous, and Metro director makes it to Vancouver.

02/10/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Murray's Affordable Housing Bill Faces Criticism in Olympia

Critics call Murray bill a developer giveaway, critics call Peterson firing an ideological temper tantrum.

02/09/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Criminalizing Homelessness

Council hears from homeless advocates, angry neighbors, and Democrats sorta defend Lynn Peterson.

02/08/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Republican Senate Fires State Transportation Director Lynn Peterson

Democrats accuse GOP of election year move for surprise firing.

02/05/2016 By Josh Feit