When someone hits you up for your name on an initiative petition, how much of it do you read before deciding whether to sign?
Some people probably read almost nothing, and sign just to get away from the signature gatherer. Others may read just the ballot title, or the first few lines or check out the signatures to see if there’s anyone they know.
Fans of Washington’s public charter schools had reason to celebrate in the last week after the Legislature’s plan to keep them afloat with lottery money became law.
Opponents probably didn’t celebrate, but likely nodded in agreement, when some of their members announced a few days later they'd challenge that law.
Among the beneficiaries of Washington’s current divided Legislature and the animus that bloomed during its rush to close up shop last week are people with the dangerous habit of drinking too much then getting behind the wheel of a car.
Washington supporters of Bernie Sanders are taking to social media to demand the state’s superdelegates back him after his overwhelming victory in the precinct caucuses Saturday. Those who don’t should face retribution in their own coming elections, some commenters say.