Climate Change

Environmental Justice Arrives in Washington State Law

Communities closest to pollution have sounded the alarm for decades. This year, Olympia finally said: We hear you.

05/17/2021 By Erin Wong

2020 Election

Bummed about Biden? Celebrate These Local Progressive Wins

The president-elect's record shouldn't overshadow down-ballot triumphs for Puget Sound region progressives.

11/10/2020 By Christy Carley

Snap Judgment

Should Washingtonians Be Able to Grow Their Own?

Three locals’ quick hits on whether the state that pioneered recreational weed should finally hop on the home-grow bandwagon.

04/08/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Snap Judgment

What Should Be on the 2020 Washington State Legislative Agenda?

As lawmakers convene on January 13 to kick off the 2020 session, three Washingtonians opine on what they’d like to see.

12/23/2019 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Body Slam Poetry

Defy Is Changing Everything About Wrestling in Seattle

Seattle’s wrestling landscape sat barren for years. Now the independent professional circuit is coming back into the ring.

07/23/2019 By Rosin Saez


What the Heck Is Blockchain?

If cryptocurrency is virtual cash, blockchain is the security—and it’s only getting bigger.

05/29/2019 By Philip Kiefer

Progressive Taxation

Democratic Lawmakers Push a Sales Tax Exemption for Low-Income Households

State lawmakers already approved this program in 2008—but then the recession hit. It was never fully funded.

02/07/2019 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

Washington Could Move Up Its Presidential Primary Date

Will this state's vote finally matter in 2020?

01/31/2019 By Hayat Norimine

Housing and Homelessness

Advocates Call for State Protections Against Eviction

A new study published by Washington Community Action Network surveyed more than 800 tenants about their experiences with rental housing.

01/30/2019 By Haley Gray

This Washington

What's Next for Washington to Address Climate Change?

"We don't need to let carbon pricing suck out all the oxygen from the room the way it has in the past."

11/20/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Midterm 2018

What to Watch for in the Primary Election Tonight

All eyes are on the Eighth Congressional District tonight.

08/07/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Born This Way

Conversion Therapy Survivors Still Have Wounds to Heal

Licensed therapists can no longer practice conversion therapy on minors. But new legislation can't erase the anguish of those who lived through the experience.

06/19/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Fizz

"It Has Yet to Attract Any Firms."

Caffeinated News featuring tax breaks, tax votes, and council candidates.

12/03/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Democratic Groups Spent $0

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring no money and no logic.

08/12/2014 By Morning Fizz


Guns in the Capitol?

Bring your guns. Leave your umbrellas.

01/30/2014 By Genie Leslie

This Washington

One Question for Transportation Choices Coalition

One question for the alternative-transit advocacy group Transportation Choices Coalition.

12/07/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs With New Tuition Authority, UW Needs to Become More Democratic

Trevor Griffey argues that with its new power to set tuition, pressure will grow on the UW to become more democratic.

06/10/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

Never Mind the GOP Backlash, Democrat Lillian Kaufer Aims to Take Out Her Party's Incumbent with a Challenge from the Left

EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS FEATURE ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY. In a local version of the Left's affront to Democratic U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln, the Washington State Labor Council has endorsed Snohomish progressive Lilian Kaufer in her campaign

07/01/2010 By Camden Swita

This Washington

PubliCola TV: A Candid Interview with State Senator Eric Oemig

State Sen. Eric Oemig—one of the first Democrats elected from Seattle's Eastside burbs when the Democrats stole the turf from the Republicans in the mid-2000s—is now on the front lines as the GOP gears up to win it back in 2010.

06/23/2010 By Camden Swita