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A primer to the upcoming ballot box battles that will determine Democratic or Republican control of the House and Senate.
After party-hopping from Republican to Democrat and back again (and again), can the fiscal conservative woo voters in the 48th?
Seeking systematic reforms, victims spoke up this legislative session.
An agreement between lawmakers, activists, and police alters and passes the I-940 ballot initiative.
How a Vashon Island food truck owner/operator helped end old brick-and-mortar limitations.
In protest, House Republicans refused to vote on the controversial bill.
How negotiations between Jay Inslee’s office, lawmakers, and media organizations led to the end of the controversial legislation.
Meantime, news organizations, including this one, have agreed to pause a lawsuit over access.
In the wake of the Parkland shooting, legislators look to pass minor gun control measures.
Legislators frame the bill as a win for open government, while opponents hope for an Inslee veto.
The device that increases a gun’s rate of fire has been used in mass shootings.
Critics slam the move as a blow to government transparency.
A new bill could safeguard victims against on-the-job discrimination.
State lawmakers are considering a change in order to fight against systematic discrimination.
Some state projects aimed at homeless families and disabled veterans won’t happen.
Businesses fear a ballot-passed tax could be far costlier than a negotiated deal.
A passed bill eliminating victims’ restrictions may not be heard in the state Senate.
Democratic legislators are pushing a number of bills to make voting easier.
New legislation could make it harder for tenants to be evicted.
The deadlock in Olympia is leading to layoffs and frustration, but perhaps for not much longer.