This Washington

Senate Shakeup Leaves Enviros on the Defensive

Senate shakeup leaves environmental advocates on the defensive.

01/30/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Condemnations and Cell-Phone Bills

Our daily roundup.

01/30/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Wednesday Jolt: Coal Trains and Consumer Lending

The day's winners and losers.

01/30/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Opinion

Isn't It Weird That... (Olympia Supersize Version)

Lots of weirdness out of Olympia today, including Republican & Democratic hypocrisy.

01/29/2013 By Josh Feit and Carryn Vande Griend

This Washington

Get Ready: I-90 Tolls Are Coming

The state gears up to toll I-90 to backfill a $1.4 billion funding shortfall on SR-520, and some drivers aren't happy.

01/29/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

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Senate Republicans, Firmly in Control Now, Pass Controversial Workers' Comp Reforms

With Republicans in control of the senate commerce committee, controversial workers' comp bill sails through.

01/28/2013 By Josh Feit

Opinion

The State Senate Is Waging a War On Workers. Is a War on Women Next?

Former state representative Brendan Williams asks: With the state senate already waging a war on workers, is the war on women next?

01/28/2013 By Brendan Williams

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Legislative Session: Week 3 Preview

What to watch for this week in Olympia

01/28/2013 By Niki Reading

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Capitol Newsmaker, Week 2: Sen. Don Benton

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

01/25/2013 By Niki Reading

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Voters in Tom's District Back Up His Anti-Tax Position

Only five Legislative Districts statewide rejected Tim Eyman's anti-tax measure, all of them in Seattle. Dissident Democratic state Sen. Rodney Tom's LD supported the anti-tax measure by 60 percent.

01/22/2013 By Josh Feit

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On Other Blogs Today: Crumbling Roads and Apoplectic Republicans

Our daily roundup.

01/22/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

What the New Legislative Math Means for Seattle

What the new legislative breakdown could mean for Seattle's priorities in Olympia.

01/22/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Opinion

This Week in Rodney Tom's Olympia

A former Democratic state representative looks at Rodney Tom's "bipartisan" senate.

01/21/2013 By Brendan Williams

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Best Tie in Olympia Goes to Dapper ACLU Lobbyist

ACLU lobbyist Shankar Narayan puts on his We the People tie for Inauguration/MLK Day.

01/21/2013 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Legislative Session: Week Two Preview

What to watch for this week in Olympia.

01/21/2013 By Niki Reading

This Washington

Capitol Newsmaker, Week 1: Sen. Steve Litzow

Every Week of the 2013 Legislative Session, Niki Reading picks the lawmaker who's at the center of the action.

01/18/2013 By Niki Reading

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"Coup" Caucus Takes Over

State senate Democrats say new "majority coalition" doesn't represent Washington voters.

01/14/2013 By Josh Feit

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Session Begins with "Divisive" Prayer

The 2013 legislative session launches with a prayer that includes a not-so-veiled slap at last year's marriage equality law.

01/14/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

The Legislative Session: Week One

A look at the week ahead in the state capital.

01/14/2013 By Niki Reading

One Question

One Question for Republican State Senator Randi Becker

The Democrats have singled out state senator Randi Becker as Exhibit A in the case that the so-called Coalition Caucus is a cover for a partisan takeover. Are they right?

01/11/2013 By Josh Feit