Olympia Dispatch

State Won't Eliminate the Statute of Limitations on Adult Rape

The substitute bill approved by the Senate committee would eliminate the statute for only first-degree child rape and child molestation.

12:52pm By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

A Bill Would Decriminalize Sexting for Minors

"This is a bill that is about 10 years overdue."

02/13/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

House Approves Bill to Remove Statute of Limitations for Rape

State representatives voted 90-8 in favor of the bill.

02/09/2018 By Hayat Norimine

This Washington

Lawmakers Want Washington Exempt from Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan

Attorney general Bob Ferguson threatened to sue if the federal government didn't rule out drilling in Washington.

02/05/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

A Bill to Abolish the Death Penalty Garners Support in Washington

Can Washington become the next state to permanently ditch the death penalty?

02/02/2018 By Manola Secaira

Digital Culture

Bertha's Journey Inspires Breakthrough GIFs

Seattle is fascinated by the SR 99 tunneling machine.

04/04/2017 By Hayat Norimine

One Question

One Question for Sen. Rodney Tom

Why doesn't Democratic Sen. Rodney Tom think the Democrats should govern?

11/15/2012 By Dameon Matule

This Washington

Inslee on Pot

Inslee hopeful feds will stand down.

11/14/2012 By Josh Feit


One Question for Ed Murray

A Q&A with the new state senate majority leader, Sen. Ed Murray.

11/14/2012 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Optimistic Inslee Names Transition Team

Inslee puts Microsoft exec and education professionals on transition team, is shy on specifics about upcoming budget problems.

11/14/2012 By Josh Feit

This Washington

One Question for the House Republicans

The Democratic house transportation chair told us she was thinking of lifting the cap on tunnel spending. Does her Republican counterpart agree? And what does this all mean for Seattle and Mike McGinn?

09/28/2012 By Josh Feit

This Washington

GOP Senate Candidate Fails to Win Restraining Order Against Ex-Employee

State Senate candidate Brad Toft fails to win a protective restraining order against an ex-employee who previously accused him of swinging a baseball bat at her head.

09/28/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

State Transportation Chair: State Could Lift Spending Cap on Tunnel

The state house transportation chair says she doesn't support the idea of funding the new tunnel with tolls from drivers who don't use the tunnel, but concedes that the state's ultimate commitment to tunnel funding, including the amount it expects to rais

09/26/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

One Potential Solution to Tunnel Tolling Shortfall: Toll Non-Tunnel Users?

One potential solution for the state's tunnel tolling shortfall: Toll drivers before they reach the tunnel, even if they don't use the tunnel itself. Image of viaduct construction via WSDOT.

09/26/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Tuesday Jolt: Two-Thirds Rule Debated in Supreme Court

The days winners and losers.

09/25/2012 By Josh Feit

This Washington

State Tolling Scenarios Leave Tunnel Budget Shortfall

A state committee's new Alaskan Way tunnel tolling scenarios cast serious doubt on the state's ability to raise the $200 million it has pledged to pay toward the tunnel.

09/20/2012 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Tacoma Says It, Too, Will Lose Under Business-Sanctioned Tax Consolidation Proposal

The city of Tacoma says that it, like Seattle, stands to lose millions under a proposal to consolidate local business and occupation tax collection at the state level, but the Association of Washington Business says cities are overestimating the downside

08/31/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Report: Eyman's Two-Thirds Requirement Has Killed Jobs, Harmed State Residents

A new report by the left-of-center Washington Budget and Policy Center concludes that a state rule, which voters could uphold in November, has harmed state residents and public employees.

08/23/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Business Group Will Push Legislature for Tax Consolidation

The state's business lobby plans to push hard this year for legislation that would consolidate state B&O tax collections---and, the city of Seattle says, cost it as much as $43 million.

08/22/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

State Business Group Seeks to Enshrine Two-Thirds Rule in Constitution

A leading conservative business group and a conservative state policy group ask candidates whether they support enshrining the two-thirds tax mandate in the state constitution. Opponents of the two-thirds rule see this as a sign that proponents don't beli

08/15/2012 By Erica C. Barnett