City

Student Arrested by UW in Sodexo Protests Wins UW Academic Award

While the university police were busy arresting a student protestor, the university handed him a Dean's Medal.

05/20/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

It's Not Just the Budget, Stupid

A legislative survey: The $5 billion shortfall forced the Democrats to cut like Republicans this year, but it didn't force them to legislate like Republicans.

05/18/2011 By Andrew Calkins

On Other Blogs

TNT: Workers' Compensation Reform Has Votes in House

The house has the votes to pass a workers' compensation reform proposal, TNT reports.

05/18/2011 By Andrew Calkins

That Washington

Republicans Block Democratic Bill to End Oil Subsidies

Washington Senators Cantwell and Murray blast oil industry subsidies in vain.

05/17/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

State House Committee Passes Compromise on Debt Limit

In a major budget compromise, the house capital budget committee passes Sen. Derek Kilmer's debt reduction bill.

05/17/2011 By Andrew Calkins

That Washington

Liias Formally Announces Exploratory Committee for 1st District Seat

State Rep. Marko Liias formally announces his exploratory committee for U.S. Congress in 2012.

05/17/2011 By Andrew Calkins

City

Afternoon Quotes

Eavesdropping on Josh on Erica.

05/16/2011 By Andrew Calkins

On Other Blogs

Washington Ledge: Injured Worker at Gregoire Workers' Comp Pow-Wow

A workers' compensation stakeholder meeting gets a special guest: an injured worker and beneficiary of the state's current system.

05/16/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

ACLU Urges Action on Medical Marijuana Legislation

In a letter to the senate ways and means committee, the ACLU lays out support of medical marijuana bill 2.0, though they say they're concerned the votes aren't there.

05/13/2011 By Andrew Calkins

City

Sodexo Protests Continue After Arrests

UW students continue to demand administration cancel Sodexo contract.

05/13/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

Zombies to March on Olympia

Tomorrow: Local blog Undead Olympia has organized a "slow march" on the capitol steps.

05/12/2011 By Andrew Calkins

City Hall

Officer Involved in "Mexican Piss" Incident Suspended for 30 Days

At a press conference today at Seattle Police Department headquarters, Police Chief John Diaz announced that Detective Shandy Cobane, the officer who stomped on a Latino suspect and said he would “beat the fucking Mexican piss out of you, homey,” would be

05/12/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

Biomass Bill Gets Second Life in Special Session

Sen. Brian Hatfield is taking a second shot at changing I-937 to include biomass facilities.

05/11/2011 By Andrew Calkins

City Hall

Study: San Francisco Restaurants Support Paid Sick Leave

A new report by the Economic Opportunity Institute finds San Francisco employers support paid sick leave, which is required under a 2007 law.

05/09/2011 By Andrew Calkins

Tonight

Erica C. Barnett at Transportation Forum

For transportation nerds only, Erica is speaking on transportation policy after work today.

05/05/2011 By Andrew Calkins

On Other Blogs

Washington Policy Center: How a Fee Becomes a Tax

Jason Mercier explains how dedicated fees are being used as backdoor tax increases.

05/05/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

Criticizing Labor and Democratic Leadership, Centrist Rep Looks for Compromise on Workers' Comp

Democratic Rep. Deb Eddy goes on record—with a batch of zingers—about her efforts to forge a compromise on controversial workers' comp legislation.

05/04/2011 By Andrew Calkins

News

KUOW Debates Paid Sick Days

Should the city make all local employers provide paid sick leave?

05/03/2011 By Andrew Calkins

On Other Blogs

The Washington Ledge: Top Olympia Lobbying Spenders in 2011

This session's top lobbying groups.

05/02/2011 By Andrew Calkins