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Afternoon Jolt: Democratic Leadership Sides with Social Service Advocates

Today's winners: Lefties frame the debate in Olympia. Today's loser: Jean Berkey

01/10/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

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Afternoon Jolt: Corporate Tax Loopholes

Mark Afternoon Jolt's—and the SEIU's—words: Voters are going to see a tax loophole repeal initiative this year.

01/07/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

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Afternoon Jolt: Take that, Ferry Districts. Oh, and You Too Enviros

Today's loser: Ferry districts. Today's winner: Road builders.

01/06/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

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Afternoon Jolt: Pot Reform

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM SENSIBLE WASHINGTON.Afternoon Jolt: Discord within the drug reform community?

12/29/2010 By Afternoon Jolt

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Afternoon Jolt: Today's Winners? Stoners.

Things get a little bit easier for legalization advocates in a really unusual way. Thanks to state Rep. Roger Goodman.

12/28/2010 By Afternoon Jolt

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Afternoon Jolt: Weekly Cover is Awesome

A kick ass holiday cover from the Weekly.

12/22/2010 By Afternoon Jolt

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Afternoon Jolt: Maj. Margaret Witt Goes to Washington

Local Air Force nurse who successfully challenged Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy to attend signing of repeal.

12/21/2010 By Afternoon Jolt

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Afternoon Jolt: Seattle's New State Senator Introduces Batch of Progressive Bills

North Seattle's new state senator comes out swinging.

12/17/2010 By Afternoon Jolt

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Afternoon Jolt: Transcript Highlights Provocative Statements on Tunnel Costs

A transcript of a tunnel stakeholders' meeting from late 2008 show both a tunnel advocate (labor leader Dave Freiboth, pictured) and a tunnel proponent (Cary Moon) seeming to accept Seattle's responsibility for cost overruns. Both now say they misspoke.

12/16/2010 By Afternoon Jolt

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Afternoon Jolt: Take that, TSA!

Olympia respectfully resolves to tell the TSA to back off.

12/15/2010 By Afternoon Jolt

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Afternoon Jolt: Public Employees

Gregoire negotiates a three percent pay cut for state employees, saving $269 million over the next biennium.

12/14/2010 By Afternoon Jolt

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Afternoon Jolt: Murray and Cantwell Vote for Obama Tax Compromise

Both Murray and Cantwell go with Obama's deal. But only Murray admits it.

12/13/2010 By Afternoon Jolt

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Afternoon Jolt: Mayor and Council Agree on Cost Overruns Language!

A week after the big legislative agenda flap, McGinn quietly wins on cost overruns, nudging the council in his direction.

12/08/2010 By Afternoon Jolt

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Afternoon Jolt: On His Way Out the Door, Brian Baird Continues to Flip Off Democrats

Rep. Brian Baird tells conservative radio host he's voting 'No' on the DREAM Act. Oh, and that thing in the 14th Amendment about automatic citizenship to people who are born here. No on that too.

12/07/2010 By Afternoon Jolt

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Afternoon Jolt: Budget Shortfall Highlights Corporate Tax Breaks

Afternoon jolt: A suggestion that should jolt the House Democrats into action.

12/03/2010 By Afternoon Jolt

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Afternoon Jolt: What's Going on at the Sierra Club?

Afternoon Jolt: Today's winner and loser. GOP makes Gregoire look good. Departures make Sierra Club look bad.

12/02/2010 By Afternoon Jolt

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Today's winner? Washington State. Today's loser? Washington State.

11/30/2010 By Afternoon Jolt

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Afternoon Jolt: Another Budget Casualty

Balancing the budget by not paying teachers.

11/29/2010 By Afternoon Jolt

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Afternoon Jolt: Republicans Lose. Military Wins.

Pollster: Basically, if Betty White was a Republican, she could not win in Washington State. However, if she was a lesbian, she could serve in the Air Force. Today's winners and losers.

11/23/2010 By Afternoon Jolt

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Afternoon Jolt: Good News for Police Accountability

A last-minute cash infusion saves police oversight dollars that mayor McGinn had proposed cutting.

11/22/2010 By Afternoon Jolt