Morning Jolt

Senate Republican Urges State Attorney General to "Take Action" Against Seattle on Rent Control

Vancouver state senator Don Benton condemns Seattle for thinking "they have the authority to supersede state law."

11/15/2016 By Josh Feit

Guest Opinion

Sound Transit Taxing Authority Does Not Poach Education Dollars

The property tax portion of ST3 is not part of the state's education fund.

08/16/2016 By Joe Fitzgibbon

Election 2016

Washington Democrats Counting on Trump Factor to Take Back State Senate

With agenda items like cutting corporate tax breaks to fund education on their docket, Democrats are focusing on four key swing districts.

07/01/2016 By Josh Kelety

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

Democrats Demand Accountability from Boeing

State Democrats want to close $60 million in corporate tax breaks.

02/19/2016 By Josh Feit

Guest Opinion

Trans Women Are Women. Period.

The legislature's priority should be protection, not discrimination.

01/29/2016 By Danni Askini

Afternoon Jolt

Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen Kicks Controversial Senator Pam Roach Off State Task Force

Citing abusive behavior and shock, Democratic senate president Owen removes Roach from human trafficking committee.

01/25/2016 By John Stang

Afternoon Jolt

Inslee, GOP Spar Over Department of Corrections Scandal

GOP subpoenas documents, Inslee appoints former federal prosecutors.

01/20/2016 By John Stang

Morning Fizz

It's O'Brien Versus Johnson for Sound Transit Board Appointment

A new Sound Transit board member and a new Elway poll.

01/06/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

State Legislature Gets a C+ on Racial Justice

The best and worst legislators according to social justice group Washington Community Action Network.

12/17/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Pike/Pine Showdown and Uber Standoff

Caffeinated news featuring Uber's response, a retailer's response, and a legislator's resignation.

09/02/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Back at Ya?

State Republicans label supreme court sanctions “unconstitutional.”

08/21/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Brain Drain at City Hall

Departures and existential fretting at city hall.

08/19/2015 By Josh Feit

Guest Opinion

Court Decision Clarifies McCleary

Today's dramatic decision shouldn't come as surprise.

08/13/2015 By David Frockt

Morning Fizz

Inslee Blinks, Transportation Deal Includes "Poison Pill" on Fuel Standards in Exchange for Full Light Rail Authorization

Will a Green Tea coalition stall the transportation package? And will Sound Transit have to foot the GOP sales tax bill?

06/29/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Afternoon Jolt: City to Scrutinize Shell Deal at Port

Democrats put GOP on the spot, and city puts Port of Seattle on the spot.

03/09/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Friday Likes and Dislikes: Undoing Payday Loan Regulations

Caffeinated news featuring payday loans, gas taxes, housing, and crime

02/27/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Should Sound Transit Subsidize Neighborhood Parking?

Caffeinated News featuring liberals vs. liberals.

01/28/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

After Making Big Donations, Costco's Agenda Moves Forward in Olympia

Caffeinated news featuring booze money, U.S. House guests, U.S. House committees, car sharing, and walking out.

01/20/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Jolt: Senate Committee Passes Republicans' Education Plan

Critics say Republican plan would put services in jeopardy.

01/15/2015 By Bernard Ellouk