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A Capital Gains Tax May Finally Be Coming to Washington State

After years of little traction, a bill has passed out of the Senate.

03/08/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

The Birds & the Bees

Can a Divided Washington Agree on a Revamped Sex-Ed Policy?

A new bill would make sex education mandatory in schools across the state, addressing topics like gender identity and consent.

04/23/2019 By Haley Gray

Dirt After Death

Human Composting Offers a Green New Way to Die

Like cremation but in a box of dirt, the new process could soon be legal in Washington.

02/07/2019 By Allison Williams

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: New Election Polls, ICE, and Washington's Death Penalty

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

10/15/2018 By Anne Dennon

Olympia Dispatch

A Bill Would Decriminalize Sexting for Minors

"This is a bill that is about 10 years overdue."

02/13/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

A Bill to Abolish the Death Penalty Garners Support in Washington

Can Washington become the next state to permanently ditch the death penalty?

02/02/2018 By Manola Secaira

News Roundup

Top Stories: Seattle City Light CEO's Resignation, KeyArena Renovations, and Al Franken

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

12/08/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

Afternoon Jolt

Back at Ya?

State Republicans label supreme court sanctions “unconstitutional.”

08/21/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: "A Culture of Distrust and Brutality"

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring classy cops.

08/26/2014 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

SEIU Issues Statement on GOP Endorsement

The progressive union explains why it bailed on Democrats in key state senate race.

08/22/2014 By Josh Feit

Opinion

Isn't It Weird That: Costco Version

Traditionally a major Democratic funder, Costco board member now contributing big to local GOP

07/31/2014 By Josh Feit

Power Lines

Pramila Jayapal Sees the Big Picture

The candidate for state senate charts a unifying course that goes far beyond narrow single issues.

06/02/2014 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Lots of Other To-Dos

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring new candidates, new roles, and new media.

04/10/2014 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Extra Fizz: Immigrant Rights Activist to Run for State Senate

Pramila Jayapal, the longtime leader of immigration rights group OneAmerica, announces run for Southeast Seattle state senate seat being vacated by Adam Kline.

03/10/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Article

The Education of Ed Murray

The biggest winner of the 2012 election wasn’t even on the ballot, but he’s poised to be the most powerful man in Olympia, and Seattle.

12/19/2012 By Josh Feit

On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: Racing, Caucusing, and Voting

Our daily roundup.

12/12/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Opinion

The Inevitable Republican Coup and Its Inevitable Silver Lining

In a guest PubliCola op/ed, former lefty state Rep. Brendan Williams says the GOP coup was inevitable, but notes that there's a silver lining.

12/12/2012 By Brendan Williams

On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: Building Smaller, Driving Less

Our daily roundup.

12/11/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Two Democrats Give Republicans Majority in Bid to Control State Senate

Democratic State Senators Tim Sheldon and Rodney Tom side with Republicans in dramatic move to control state senate.

12/10/2012 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Afternoon Jolt: Senate Republican Leader Steps Down

Amid health concerns and on the heels of a bruising election, the senate Republican Caucus leader announces he will step down from the position.

11/16/2012 By Afternoon Jolt