Weekly Planner

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: July 23–29

This week: two farm dinners, two booze-and-art collaborations, and a ramen popup for good measure

07/22/2014 By Caroline Ferguson

What Is This, Footloose?

Video: Dozens Shimmy, Shake to Protest State "Dance Tax"

Watch the AP video of Monday's "dance-in" at the capitol building in Olympia.

04/02/2013 By Laura Dannen

What Is This, Footloose?

Down with the Dance Tax? Join the Dance-In

Century Ballroom wants to see you at the capitol in Olympia on April 1. All feet welcome.

03/27/2013 By Laura Dannen

This Washington

Legislative Session: Week Five Preview

What to watch for this week in Olympia.

02/11/2013 By Niki Reading


PubliCalendar: Bright Civic Minds and a Rally for Choice

Today's picks for civic nerds.

01/30/2013 By Katie Vincent


The Post Gay-Marriage Democratic Party: A Little Lost

The latest Elway Poll shows that voters agree with GOP frame on state government.

01/08/2013 By Josh Feit


Xmas Stocking Analysis

What they want for Xmas vs. what they're going to get.

12/21/2012 By Josh Feit


The Pottery Barn Rule

State Sen. Murray should turn down the "power sharing" ruse and tell Sen. Tom: "You Broke it, You Own it."

12/13/2012 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Wednesday Jolt: A Win for Revenue?

House Democrats to reestablish finance committee.

11/28/2012 By Afternoon Jolt

One Question

One Question for Sen. Rodney Tom

Why doesn't Democratic Sen. Rodney Tom think the Democrats should govern?

11/15/2012 By Dameon Matule


One Question for Ed Murray

A Q&A with the new state senate majority leader, Sen. Ed Murray.

11/14/2012 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Tuesday Jolt: Ed Murray is New Senate Majority Leader

The day's winners and losers.

11/13/2012 By Afternoon Jolt

This Washington

First Day of Special Session Dominated by Protests

Demonstrators marked the first day of a budget-cutting special legislative session by protesting Gregoire's all-cuts budget and her proposed half-penny sales tax.

11/28/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Polling Suggests New Approach for Democrats and Social Services

Strong support for SEIU measure suggests a new approach to taxes.

10/13/2011 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Gregoire Shows Off Mediation Chops

Governor Chris Gregoire did a good job ending the Tacoma teacher's strike, but she's shy about using her mediation skills to solve other disputes.

09/22/2011 By Peter Johnson

Retail Spotlight

Meet the Shopkeeper: Sweet Life

A stop-off in the state capital for some girly fun.

08/08/2011 By Caitlin Creel

On Other Blogs

Relaxing Food Cart Rules...In Olympia

The Olympian: City of Olympia considers making it easier for street food vendors to set up shop.

06/07/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Bartender Road Trip

One Night Only: Seattle Bartenders Jim Romdall and Anu Apte Head to Olympia

If you’re there, head to Swing Wine Bar and say hello.


This Washington

Three Bills to Watch in the Special Session

Despite the Democratic majorities in both chambers, GOP priorities will dominate the special session. Exhibit A: On the first day of the session today, the senate, once again, passed its debt limit bill.

04/26/2011 By Josh Feit

On Other Blogs

Columbian: Jacks Claims No Misconduct in Resignation

In an exclusive interview with the Vancouver Columbian, former state Rep. Jim Jacks---whose abrupt resignation was the cause of speculation among reporters earlier this year---says he quit the Legislature to get treatment for alcoholism, and committed no

04/25/2011 By Erica C. Barnett