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If you surveyed state legislators, legislative staff and registered lobbyists about their perspectives on the legislative process, you might expect to receive some insider, wonky responses.
You would not expect to learn that most legislators are sleepdeprived.
Two researchers from Washington State Universitys division of governmental studies and services, Nicholas Lovrich and Francis Benjamin, conducted such a survey in 2009 and again in 2012. They discussed their findings last week at a lunchhour panel discussion sponsored by Secretary of State Kim Wyman and the governors office.
It was my father, an old, small-town Minnesota newspaperman, who taught me the concept of “news.” It was the early 1960s. I was a freshman in high school and eager to write for the school newspaper.
Dear Kids – I thought about letting you write my annual Father’s Day column this year so that you could tell the world exactly what you think of me. In a rare moment of rational thought, I decided that wouldn’t be a good idea.
This week, we’re continuing the ongoing series of examining deep questions that have confused guys for ages by discussing the topic, “What is the actual point of mowing a lawn?”
I own two cats, which, if you do the math, works out to the following number of animals over which I have any influence whatsoever: zero. And that includes the dead lizard they brought into the house, leaving me to notify the next of kin.
Here at The Olympian, we don't promote the racing of ferrets, market our own brand of wine or stage contests between athletic pole dancers. We simply publish a newspaper every day as we have since 1890.
When Olympia Mayor Doug Mah invited me to the new City Hall for a pre-opening tour, my first thought was, where would I park?
I've been thinking about pets lately. A couple of weeks ago, employees of The Olympian, the Olympia Downtown Association and others sat down to begin planning the 2011 Pet Parade. It will take over downtown Olympia on Saturday, August 20.
Steve Niva, a professor of international politics and Middle East studies at The Evergreen State College, was talking about big, surprising waves on Friday.
Before Audrey Marrs had even walked off the stage clutching her first Academy Award last Sunday night, The Olympian's former classified advertising manager, Mike Leonard, was already on the phone, leaving me a voice mail.