High School Student on Trial for Rape Allowed to Play Football (UPDATED)

18-year-old Tyler Smith has been charged with the rape of two women. He is scheduled to face trial in December, but in the meantime is continuing to play on the football team of Hoquiam High School in Washington state. One might expect this to be yet another story of a winning football team being more important than… » 10/15/14 3:30pm 10/15/14 3:30pm

Washington Will Probably Run Out of Weed This Week

Washington pot retailers are finally getting to open up shop after legalizing marijuana in 2012, and already, they're worried about running out of product. While Colorado's retail stores opened up in January, racking up around $114 million within the first four months, Washington's been facing some hurdles in getting… » 7/06/14 4:20pm 7/06/14 4:20pm

Republicans Let a Woman Talk So Obviously They Don't Hate Women

Last night, the GOP's response to the President's State of the Union made history: a woman delivered it. Two women, actually. See? They're not alienating to women at all, unless you count the other stuff they did yesterday, which includes passing a bill that would make it all but impossible for many women to pay for… » 1/29/14 11:40am 1/29/14 11:40am

Turns Out Folks Love Legal Same-Sex Marriage in Washington State

As of today, gay marriage has been legal in Washington state for exactly one year. Has Seattle morphed into an Orwellian dystopia where weeping heterosexual couples are broken up and reassigned to same-sex partners? Are weddings now an underground affair, conducted under the cover of darkness? Let's check in. » 12/06/13 11:00am 12/06/13 11:00am

Kids With Cancer Being Turned Away From Treatment--Thanks, Shutdown!

Conservatives can't seem to be able to get their story straight on the government shutdown — some are claiming it's No Big Deal, while others are wringing their hands and wailing that it's the Obamapocalypse and that soon we'll all be personally bludgeoned to a pulp by bureaucrats wielding death panels. Both groups… » 10/02/13 4:30pm 10/02/13 4:30pm

Who's Really to Blame for the Looming Government Shutdown? Sluts.

And they say that in 2013 women still don't have any power. Behold, the US government, steward of the most powerful and wealthy country in the world, is about to be brought to its knees by a group of post-fertile conservatives who, more than anything, fear a loosening of their demographic's grip over the choices of… » 9/30/13 12:40pm 9/30/13 12:40pm

Washington State Bill Would Require All Health Insurers to Cover…

A reproductive rights-related bill that wouldn't shut down every Planned Parenthood clinic in the state, make women wait approximately 10,000 years to get an abortion or otherwise effectively overturn Roe v. Wade miraculously passed the Washington State House and might very well pass the Senate. It's almost as if the… » 4/02/13 10:25am 4/02/13 10:25am

GOP Offers Women an Olive Branch By Appointing Men to Chair Every…

The Republican Party might as well rename itself The Sausage Party. After a series of very important meetings, House of Representatives' majority party has chosen the legislators who will occupy the all-important roles of committee chairs during the next session. And, to the surprise of no one, every person they… » 11/28/12 11:50am 11/28/12 11:50am

Terribly Reasonable Pro-Gay Marriage Ad Threatens the Sanctity of…

In November, voters in Washington will decide whether or not gay marriage should be legal in the state. Groups on both sides are revving up for a heated battle ("Let people who love each other do what they want!" vs. "But, ew!") but a new ad puts the rhetoric in a plain, difficult to argue with, and straightforward… » 8/06/12 4:20pm 8/06/12 4:20pm