The Washington legislative session wrapped up Thursday night. State lawmakers finished their two-month session by passing an operating budget that slightly increased state spending and then heading home without dealing with a plethora of other major issues. Rep. Mike Sells, D-Everett, described it as “a treading-water session.” “It may just be the reality of divided government,” said Sells, “but we have a number of issues in this state we can’t seem to get a handle on.” Read more about what passed and what didn’t.
This stamp rocks: Seattle native and influential musician Jimi Hendrix is the face of the U.S. Postal Service’s newest Forever Stamp, which went on sale Thursday. The limited-edition stamp, designed by artist Rudy Gutierrez, was dedicated at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, Thursday before a celebration concert. The stamp kicks off the 2014 Music Icon series, which will include Janis Joplin later this year.
Is it lunchtime yet? Kaisho, the new kid on the block of Bellevue Way, recognizes no boundaries. On the menu you’ll find gyozas stuffed with smoked brisket, moo shu tacos, and Thai fried chicken with kimchee waffles. Two decades ago, we might have dubbed this East-West mash-up fusion. Here, it’s called global cuisine. Read more of Providence Cicero’s review
Weather: You know those sunny days we had this week? Remember them fondly while it rains over the weekend. National Weather Service forecast
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