Mayor's Race 2017

Jessyn Farrell Resigns as State Legislator, Will Focus on Mayor's Race

Vacating her seat allows her to raise money for her campaign.

06/01/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

State Senator Bob Hasegawa Is Running for Mayor

State senator Bob Hasegawa is another high-profile candidate to join the race as a rumor persists Murray won't run for reelection.

05/09/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

House Bill Aims to Fix Sound Transit's Inflated Car Values

But the bill would cost Sound Transit an estimated $780 million.

04/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Fizz

Tim Eyman's Conspiracy Theories

Late pick by Republicans leads Eyman to accuse Democrats of delay tactics.

01/04/2017 By Josh Feit

Guest Opinion

State Senate's Only Woman of Color Sets Big Agenda for Her Freshman Year

Bring on 2017 says Rebecca Saldaña.

12/30/2016 By Rebecca Saldaña

Morning Fizz

Puget Sound Sage Director Rebecca Saldaña Wins State Senate Appointment

County Council overrides district vote, keeps majority-minority representation intact.

12/13/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

King County: Syphilis Is Up 54 Percent Since 2010

King County's tax burden, King County's syphilis rates, and the King County Council's big choice.

12/08/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Pro- and Anti-Union Uber Drivers Face Off at Raucous City Hall Meeting

Drivers disagree over union representation rules and Democrats may go with all-white picks to fill legislative vacancies.

12/07/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Musical Chairs at City Hall and in the State Legislature

Gonzaléz loses top staffer, Rossi back in state senate, and Uber rules take center stage.

12/06/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Jolt

Senate Republican Urges State Attorney General to "Take Action" Against Seattle on Rent Control

Vancouver state senator Don Benton condemns Seattle for thinking "they have the authority to supersede state law."

11/15/2016 By Josh Feit

Guest Opinion

Sound Transit Taxing Authority Does Not Poach Education Dollars

The property tax portion of ST3 is not part of the state's education fund.

08/16/2016 By Joe Fitzgibbon

Election 2016

Washington Democrats Counting on Trump Factor to Take Back State Senate

With agenda items like cutting corporate tax breaks to fund education on their docket, Democrats are focusing on four key swing districts.

07/01/2016 By Josh Kelety

Afternoon Editorial

GOP Bill Sets Election Year Theme

In election year call for "accountability," Republicans propose micromanaging executive branch.

02/19/2016 By John Stang

Morning Fizz

Democrats Demand Accountability from Boeing

State Democrats want to close $60 million in corporate tax breaks.

02/19/2016 By Josh Feit

Guest Opinion

Trans Women Are Women. Period.

The legislature's priority should be protection, not discrimination.

01/29/2016 By Danni Askini

Afternoon Jolt

Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen Kicks Controversial Senator Pam Roach Off State Task Force

Citing abusive behavior and shock, Democratic senate president Owen removes Roach from human trafficking committee.

01/25/2016 By John Stang

Afternoon Jolt

Inslee, GOP Spar Over Department of Corrections Scandal

GOP subpoenas documents, Inslee appoints former federal prosecutors.

01/20/2016 By John Stang

Morning Fizz

It's O'Brien Versus Johnson for Sound Transit Board Appointment

A new Sound Transit board member and a new Elway poll.

01/06/2016 By Josh Feit