Inslee, Seizing McKenna's Opposition to Rail, Urges Light Rail Foes to Drop Suit

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee, seizing on his Republican opponent Rob McKenna's longtime opposition to light rail, urged Eastside rail opponents today to drop their lawsuit against Sound Transit.



Jail Changes Could Cost County $5 Million or More a Year

Changes to the way the state and county punish parole violators could result in less recidivism---but they're also impact the county's bottom line.



Tarleton Cites Federal Law on Truckers, So What About Tokers?

The pack of Democrats running to replace retiring marijuana legalization advocate Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson all support her cause. But the one Dickerson endorsed, Seattle Port Commissioner Gael Tarleton, finds herself in a funny spot.

05/02/2012 By Josh Feit


Politico: WA Governor's Race Third Most Competitive in Nation

Politico ranks Washington's Inslee-McKenna showdown the third most competitive in the nation.

04/30/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Mike O'Brien Proposes New Campaign Finance Limits

City Council member Mike O'Brien proposes new limits on campaign fundraising.

04/25/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Less than a Quarter of Lobbyists Think Inslee Will Win

Lobbyists are bearish on Democrat Jay Inslee's ability to win the governor's race in November.

04/25/2012 By Josh Feit


Wednesday Jolt: McKenna Loses It

Republican gubernatorial candidate and AG Rob McKenna tells a woman with a question about reproductive rights to "get a job."

04/25/2012 By Afternoon Jolt


City Wants to Make it Easier to Get Energy Assistance

The city's human services department is trying to make it easier for people to navigate its often confusing maze of energy-assistance programs. Image via

04/25/2012 By Josh Feit


Ex-Sheriff's Spokesman Lays Out Accountability Platform

Former sheriff's spokesman John Urquhart lays out his police accountability platform as he announces his candidacy for King County Sheriff.

04/24/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Brett Phillips: Like Father, Like Son

36th District legislative candidate Brett Phillips takes after his father, longtime King County Council member Larry Phillips. Image via Go For It Larry! on Flickr.

04/18/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Stranger Writer Eli Sanders Wins Pulitzer for Feature Writing; Seattle Times Duo for Investigative Reporting

The Stranger's Eli Sanders wins a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of South Park murder.

04/16/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Ferguson Laps Dunn in Fundraising for AG's Race

Democratic Attorney General candidate Bob Ferguson has raised more than his Republican opponent, Reagan Dunn, but the two men are still neck-and-neck in the fundraising race.

04/12/2012 By Josh Feit


Goodman Drops Out of First District Race

State representative Roger Goodman withdraws from the crowded race to replace US Rep. Jay Inslee.

04/12/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Ruderman at $362,000

Former state representative Laura Ruderman has raised more than $360,000, putting her in the lead among a pack of six candidates for the First Congressional District seat being vacated by Jay Inslee, who's running for governo.

04/10/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


McKenna-Endorsed Tea Party Candidate Running Again

Elizabeth Scott, a Rob McKenna-endorsed Tea Party legislative candidate, is running again.

04/09/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


News Council Rules Against KUOW on Crisis Pregnancy Center Story

A media watchdog group rules that local public-radio station KUOW erred when it failed to contact an anti-abortion group for a story about crisis pregnancy centers.

04/06/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Early Jolt: GOP Staffer Seeks Settlement with State Over GOP Coup Deal

The AP reports that Sen. Pam Roach, who'd been banned from her caucus for mistreating staffers, was allowed back in caucus in exchange for her vote on budget over the objections of staff.

04/04/2012 By Josh Feit


Shakeup in Crowded 36th District Field

The crowded field of candidates for an open 36th District House seat just lost one contnder and gained another.

04/03/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Extra Fizz: Toby Crittenden New Executive Director of the Washington Bus

Longtime Bus staffer takes over as executive director of the GOTV group.

04/03/2012 By Josh Feit


DelBene Nets Two Big Labor Endorsements

Congressional candidate Suzan DelBene nets two major labor endorsements.

03/28/2012 By Erica C. Barnett