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

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


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

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

On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: Racing, Caucusing, and Voting

Our daily roundup.

12/12/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


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


Wednesday Jolt? Is the GOP Plotting Another Coup in Oly?

The day's winners and losers?

03/07/2012 By Josh Feit


Republicans for Fee Increases

Republicans are against fees, except when they're for them.

04/27/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

This Washington

Transit Funding Bill Passes Legislature, Two-Thirds Requirement Stands

An emergency transit funding bill that would allow the King County Council to pass a two-year $20 vehicle license fee to shore up funding for King County Metro passed the state senate this morning and heads to Gov. Chris Gregoire for her signature.

04/22/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

"Nonpartisan" Fain's Contributors Are a Who's Who of Traditional Republican Donors

King County Council aide Joe Fain ran the effort, in 2008, to make all county elected positions "nonpartisan." As a candidate for state senate, however, he has taken contributions from a long list of the usual Republican suspects.

08/02/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Rockin' With the National Guard

01/22/2010 By Josh Cohen