Olympia Dispatch

Washington State Bans Conversion Therapy for Minors

Washington will be the 11th state to ban the practice.

03/28/2018 By Hayat Norimine

That Washington

Local Officials Speak Out Against a New Citizenship Question on the Census

Blue states would get hit the hardest—both in federal funding and government representation.

03/27/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

10 Changes You Should Know the State Legislature Made This Year

What did a Democratic majority accomplish?

03/22/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

Legislators Approve Initiative on Police Deadly Force

Goodman said "it's an example for the nation to begin this process of compassion between both sides."

03/08/2018 By Hayat Norimine

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.

02/19/2018 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

City

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