This Washington

Tom Holds Brief, Bizarre Press Conference

Sen. Tom flummoxed during odd press conference.

06/06/2013 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Pollsters Find Divergent Views of Transportation Package

Two different polls show dissenting views of a proposed transportation funding package.

06/03/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Inefficient Government

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring: quasi-judicial, quasi-campaigns, and quasi-government.

06/03/2013 By Morning Fizz


Not Weird at All: Lobbying Dollars in Olympia Go to Republican Committee Chairs

A couple of obvious things in the state legislature.

05/29/2013 By Josh Feit


Isn't it Weird That...

A weird thing we noticed about the Washington State Republicans' take on the I-5 bridge collapse.

05/24/2013 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Metro Funding In Doubt As Special Session Looms

King County Metro's funding remains in limbo going into a special session that will be focused on the general budget, not transportation.

04/30/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Matters that are Necessary for the Legislature to Address

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring a special session, a special donor, a campaign manager, and necessary matters.

04/29/2013 By Morning Fizz


The Incredible, Shrinking Environmental Movement

The transactional politics of faux environmentalism.

04/26/2013 By Brendan Williams

This Washington

Conservatives Introduce Bill Tailored to Help Anti-Gay Marriage Businesses

New bill would allow discrimination against gay couples.

04/25/2013 By Josh Feit

This Washington

What Each Side Wants as Likely Special Session Looms

A day of news conferences and votes in Olympia cues up budget negotiations.

04/24/2013 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Capital Newsmaker, Week 14: Rep. Judy Clibborn

Every week of the 2013 legislative session, Niki Reading picks the lawmaker who's at the center of the action.

04/22/2013 By Niki Reading

This Washington

Separated at Birth?

Senate Republican leader and TV's Parks and Rec director -- separated at birth?

04/19/2013 By Erica C. Barnett


Isn't It Weird That...

Some weird things we noticed about the waterfront plan, the Democrats' rhetoric, air quotes, and aPodments.

04/18/2013 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Voters in the 48th Frowning on Tom Reelection

41 percent of voters want someone new in the Microsoft suburbs.

04/17/2013 By Sarah Schweppe


A "Ninth Order" is in Order, Senate Democrats Say; Spotlight on Tom and Litzow

Democratic push for DREAM Act and Reproductive Parity Act puts Tom in political hot seat.

04/15/2013 By Carryn Vande Griend


A Dream Referred (to Committee)

The state senate should pass the DREAM Act.

04/12/2013 By David A. Perez

Afternoon Jolt

Video Jolt: Republican Caucus Vs. US Transportation Secretary LaHood

The day's winners and losers.

04/11/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

This Washington

Democratic House Budget Goes After $500 Million in Tax Loopholes

Democrats propose closing 15 tax breaks and dedicate $1.3 billion to fund Supreme Court's education mandate.

04/10/2013 By Josh Feit


Isn't It Weird That ...

A couple of weird things about the senate budget and districts.

04/10/2013 By Erica C. Barnett and Josh Feit