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Everett Herald: Did Haugen Give Up on Her License Bill?

Senator explains why she voted to block her own controversial driver license legislation.

03/17/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Grist: Sprawl Drives Away Talented Professionals

Grist: Another reason to oppose sprawl? Talented workers increasingly don't want to live there.

03/17/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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SeattleCrime.com: Seven More Charged in "Speakeasy" Bust, Including Well-Known Artist D.K. Pan

An ongoing investigation into drugs and gambling nails seven more men, including well-known Seattle artist DK Pan.

03/17/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Tacoma News Tribune: Analyst Looks at 2012 WA Governor's Race and Cantwell Race

Pundit: Obama coattails gives advantage to Cantwell and Inslee in 2012

03/17/2011 By Josh Feit

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A Budget Manifesto

Rep. Carlyle's budget manifesto.

03/16/2011 By Josh Feit

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Andrew Sullivan: Seattle is on Shaky Ground

Andrew Sullivan: Seattle's overdue for a big earthquake, but our buildings aren't prepared.

03/16/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Spokesman-Review: Is Pedersen's Surrogacy Bill Needed Reform or Exploitation?

The Spokesman-Review reports on the debate over state Rep. Jamie Pedersen's bill to legalize paid surrogacy in Washington State.

03/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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New York Times: How to Construct an Anti-Bike Argument

New York Times: Finally, a boilerplate for every anti-bike argument, ever.

03/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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SeattleCrime.com: Officer in "Mexican Piss" Stomping Incident to be Fired

SeattleCrime.com: SPD plans to fire officer in "Mexican piss" incident.

03/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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PI.com: Cost to Save 619 Western Isn't an "Overrun"

PI.com: The $15 to $20 million it will cost the state to save the 619 Western Building, initially slated for demolition, isn't a "cost overrun," as tunnel opponents have claimed.

03/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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The Olympian: Budget Guessing Game

The Olympian's Brad Shannon reports on the big guessing game that's going on in Olympia right: How bad will the latest revenue forecast be?

03/10/2011 By Josh Feit

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NYT: Seattle Grew Thanks to Education

The New York Times' Edward Glaeser: Seattle has thrived while other cities have declined thanks to its educated workforce and den

03/09/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Spokesman Review: Suspect Arrested in Spokane Bomb Scare

Suspect in Spokane bomb attempt tied to right wing extremist group.

03/09/2011 By Josh Feit

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PS Transit Operators: Pierce Transit Laying Off One in Five Employees

PS Transit Operators: After voters rejected an emergency transit funding measure, Pierce Transit plans to cut 20 percent of its staff.

03/08/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Washington Policy Center: Union Bill Fast Tracked

Labor bill gets rushed through by Democrats. GOP complains.

03/08/2011 By Josh Feit

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The News Tribune: House Republicans Want to "Get Washington Working Again" - And a Free Dinner

House Republicans compete for a free dinner by using a certain phrase during floor speeches.

03/07/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Tim Burgess: Legalize Pot

City Council member Tim Burgess: Pot legalization makes criminal-justice, economic sense.

03/07/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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PI.com: House Extends Stadium Taxes

State Rep. Tina Orwall's (D-33, Des Moines) bill to extend the Safeco Field, Qwest Field, and Kingdome (yes Kingdome) taxes for an expanded convention center, workforce housing, and the arts passed the house yesterday.

03/05/2011 By Josh Feit

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PI.com: Speaking of Drunk Driving...

PI.com: A bill by senate transportation committee chair Mary Margaret Haugen would allow law-enforcement agencies to immediately impound cars driven by people arrested for drunk driving.

03/04/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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PI.com: State Sen. Murray's Tunnel Oversight Bill Passes Senate

Over at the PI.com, Grygiel has the news that state Sen. Ed Murray's tunnel oversight bill passed the senate this morning.

03/04/2011 By Josh Feit