Complimentary Wine in Your Airbnb Is... Illegal?

Pretty much. But a local short-term rental operator is pushing to change that.

02/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

Olympia Dispatch

Washington State Bans Conversion Therapy for Minors

Washington will be the 11th state to ban the practice.

03/28/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

10 Changes You Should Know the State Legislature Made This Year

What did a Democratic majority accomplish?

03/22/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Top 10

Top 10 Stories: Trump’s Tariffs, Right to Camp, Property Tax Cut

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

03/09/2018 By Araz Hachadourian

Morning Roundup

Public Records, Seattle's Statute of Limitations on Harassment, Gun Regulations

Your local politics morning digest.

02/28/2018 By Hayat Norimine


Q&A with the Prosecutor on the Bellingham Serial Rape Case

"People need to realize that when something bad happens, they should be able to talk about it."

01/25/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

Public Hearing on Rent Control Draws a Large Crowd from Both Sides

Rent control in Washington state has been illegal since 1981.

01/24/2018 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Top Stories of the Week: Murray, DACA, and a Lawsuit in the Legislature

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

09/15/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

News Roundup

Charleena Lyles, Government Shutdown, and Health Care

A roundup of three top stories to watch out for this week.

06/26/2017 By Hayat Norimine


PCOs Pick Javier Valdez to Replace Jessyn Farrell

Valdez will fill the vacancy immediately after the King County Council's approval Monday.

06/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine


PubliCalendar: Minding Your Money, a Post-Carbon World and Interest-Free Finance

Today’s picks for civic nerds.

03/18/2013 By Anna Chatilo

This Washington

Legislative Preview: Week Six, Policy Cutoff Week

What to watch for this week in Olympia.

02/18/2013 By Niki Reading


Weed Won’t Show Up in Restaurants Anytime Soon

Why pastry chefs aren’t high on pot as an ingredient.

01/23/2013 By Danielle Zorn

This Washington

Lobbyists Rate Legislature "Barely Satisfactory"

State lobbyists rate this year's legislature.

04/25/2012 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Illegal Fundraising? Democrats Could be Guilty Too.

Democrats also have money pitches online during legislative fundraising freeze.

03/28/2012 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Sen. Tom with Republicans Again, This Time as Subject of a Campaign Finance Complaint

A complaint (complete with time-stamped screen shots) alleges legislators are violating special session rule against fundraising.

03/27/2012 By Josh Feit


Wednesday Jolt: GOP and WA. Environmental Council Agree

The day's winners and losers.

02/29/2012 By Josh Feit

This Washington

State Could Create Its Own Bank

State Democrats propose the creation of a state bank.

01/16/2012 By Erica C. Barnett