Olympia Dispatch

Bill to Remove State's Deadline to Pursue Charges of Child Rape Fails

"This did not fail on its merit."

03/05/2018 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

Morning Fizz

Once Again, Democrats Will Turn to Courts to Challenge Successful Eyman Initiative

Facing a choice between $8 billion in cuts or a two-thirds rule on raising taxes, state Democrats look to legally challenge I-1366.

11/11/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Hippie vs. Hippie in Seattle; Democrat vs. Democrat in Olympia

Caffeinated news featuring a debate about the environment and a debate about transportation.

02/20/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

A Bipartisan Constitutional Amendment to Change the Initiative Process

Caffeinated news featuring constitutional amendments, Obamacare, and Bertha.


Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: "The Troubling Part Is..."

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring pranksters, withdrawals, and splits.

03/05/2014 By Morning Fizz

Afternoon Jolt

Afternoon Jolt: The Stick-it-to-Medina Provision

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Sen. Jamie Pedersen's gotcha amendment.

03/04/2014 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Adults in the Room

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring garbage, Macklemore, loopholes, and emails.

02/26/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Gay is Passé

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring appointments, districts, and party chairs.

12/04/2013 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Catching Up With Changing Demographics

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring the race to be the new state rep from the 43rd and the new Democratic Party chair.

11/27/2013 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Tuesday Jolt: Seattle House Delegation Adds Protect Seattle Clause to Transportation Budget

Rep. Jamie Pedersen adds Seattle 520 funding requirement to transportation budget.

04/16/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

Afternoon Jolt

Tuesday Jolt: Gun Control Legislation Doesn't Have Enough Votes Sponsor Concedes

Rep. Pedersen: Universal Background Checks are "Too big of a stretch this year."

03/12/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: More Collaboration and Willingness

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: money, guns, new leaders, and civil liberties.

03/12/2013 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Overwhelming Public Support May Not Be Enough for Gun Control Bill

Sponsor says off-the-charts polling numbers don't help.

03/06/2013 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Tuesday Jolt: Gun Control, SPD Reform

The day's winners and losers.

03/05/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

One Question

One Question About Rep. Pedersen's Big Gun Control Win

The conservative house, not the MCC senate, is going to be the problem on gun control.

02/21/2013 By Carryn Vande Griend

This Washington

Capitol Newsmaker, Week 3: Jamie Pedersen

Every Week of the 2013 Legislative Session, Niki Reading picks the lawmaker who's at the center of the action.

02/01/2013 By Niki Reading

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Bivariate Ecological Regression

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: math, candidates, protests, hearings, and amusements.

01/31/2013 By Morning Fizz

One Question

One Question About Gun Control

The state legislature is not likely to close the gun show loophole.

01/03/2013 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

One of the Worst Mistakes I Ever Made

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: Sylvester Cann's police record; Inslee's lead; Fuse's annual awards; and bolds!

10/02/2012 By Morning Fizz