Wonk Whirlwind

9 of Washington’s Most Extraordinary New Laws

Governor Jay Inslee signed historic legislation to combat climate change, economic inequality, and police misconduct, as well as a few weirder things.

06/01/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

News Wire

A Capital Gains Tax May Finally Be Coming to Washington State

After years of little traction, a bill has passed out of the Senate.

03/08/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Wallet Watch

Washington Just Moved Closer to Ensuring College Affordability

The new tax adjustment would help secure Washington College Grant funding for free and reduced tuition.

02/07/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

News Wire

Amazon Reveals Its 2019 Financials as Olympia Weighs Big Business Tax

The tech giant's federal income taxes aren't staggering, but its other numbers are.

02/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Snap Judgment

What Should Be on the 2020 Washington State Legislative Agenda?

As lawmakers convene on January 13 to kick off the 2020 session, three Washingtonians opine on what they’d like to see.

12/23/2019 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

One-Sentence Stories

Spokanite in Space, Plastic Bag Ban, and Paine Field

Your weekly dose of city news in short.

03/08/2019 By Anne Dennon

This Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Super Tuesday, Schultz, and Homegrown Weed

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

02/01/2019 By Anne Dennon

News Roundup

Top Stories: A Deal on Short-Term Rentals, Inslee's Address, and ICE Agents at 7-Eleven

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

01/12/2018 By Araz Hachadourian

This Washington

Capitol Newsmaker, Week 7: Sen. David Frockt

Every week of the 2013 legislative session, Niki Reading picks the lawmaker who's at the center of the action.

03/01/2013 By Niki Reading

This Washington

"Coup" Caucus Takes Over

State senate Democrats say new "majority coalition" doesn't represent Washington voters.

01/14/2013 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Session Begins with "Divisive" Prayer

The 2013 legislative session launches with a prayer that includes a not-so-veiled slap at last year's marriage equality law.

01/14/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

The Legislative Session: Week One

A look at the week ahead in the state capital.

01/14/2013 By Niki Reading