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It’s in the Times

blue house

In the window, in the Blue House/Stapilus

What you see here is the Blue House, a former residential building located a block or so from the Washington statehouse. It is where what remains of the statehouse press corps has its offices, a non-extravagant but functional place for the reporters. (And, from time to time, Bob the Cat.)

Directing your attention to the windows to the right of the doorway, you'll be looking at the Olympia office of the Seattle Times. Now look to the center window, and you'll see a patch of red. That is an old newspaper dispenser formerly used - and still painted for - the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which has quit printing its paper editions. The P-I's slogan long was, "It's in the P-I."

Can't be helped: Now, it appears, the P-I is in the Times.

Economy getting you down?

Well, the Olympian has a remedy, more or less.

Try this video from Olympian reporter Adam Wilson. Maybe the funniest take we've seen lately on the local state of the economy. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll cringe . . .

How things work, local/state . . .

There's a complex little story in the new post on Adam Wilson's Olympia blog, about the lines of intersection between the state legislature and government, and the surrounding (and surrounded) city of Olympia.

The specific issues are parochial, having to do with control of the pretty Capitol Lake which the statehouse overviews, and with a legislative staffer running for Olympia elective office. But the linkages and bounces are well worth the read.

Olympia catblogging

Jeff Kropf

Bob the Cat

Now, if this cat could talk . . . well it does, sort of. It blogs . . .

Bob the Cat has been a fixture around the Washington statehouse territory, notably around the Blue House where the statehouse reporters are based. Bob became popular among the ink-stained wretches, who proceeded to do two things. First, they ascertained whether he had a home (by attaching a note to his collar; and yes, he did, nearby). Second, writers that they are, they set him up with a blog.

If you have a couple extra minutes, you might see what's on Bob's mind . . .