Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Election Results, Joe Fain, and a Protest to Protect Mueller Investigation

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

11/14/2018 By Anne Dennon


State Senate Leaders Plan Investigation for Rape Allegation Against Joe Fain

Candace Faber said the election "became an excuse for not taking meaningful action."

11/08/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Hockey, Seattle City Light, and King County Inquest Process

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

10/08/2018 By Anne Dennon

Afternoon Jolt

Eastside GOP Transportation Leader All in on Gas Tax

Republican transportation committee vice chair optimistic about gas tax.

01/09/2015 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Campaign Finance Disclosure Bill Fails in GOP Senate

Despite bipartisan support, Democratic bill for full campaign finance disclosure dies in Senate.

02/19/2014 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Piqued Response

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring final indignities, more tax breaks, and favorite political movies.

07/01/2013 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Fain Said to Pressure House Republicans to Reject Transportation Package

Fearing the senate would take the blame for killing the transportation package, Eastside Senate Republican leaders try to get House Republicans to kill it first.

06/26/2013 By Josh Feit


Second Biased Phone Survey Sweeps 47th L.D., Hits Kauffman

State Senator Claudia Kauffman’s (D-47) campaign cried foul today when they got wind of a biased poll circulating her district, attempting to tie her to higher taxes and lobbying interests.

08/06/2010 By Bryce McKay

This Washington

"Nonpartisan" Fain's Contributors Are a Who's Who of Traditional Republican Donors

King County Council aide Joe Fain ran the effort, in 2008, to make all county elected positions "nonpartisan." As a candidate for state senate, however, he has taken contributions from a long list of the usual Republican suspects.

08/02/2010 By Erica C. Barnett


Von Reichbauer Mystery PAC Contains $10,000

Republican King County Council member Pete von Reichbauer is bankrolling a mysterious political action committee that, Democrats worry, may be used to fund the state senate campaign of his protege, Joe Fain, who's running against incumbent Claudia Kauffma

06/21/2010 By Erica C. Barnett