No, it's not really news, since it was a foregone conclusion. But here's hoping our local daily's editorial board follows the lead of its newsroom in describing what really happened in Olympia today:

Republicans officially took control of the state Senate on Monday after voting down a Democratic proposal to split power down the middle.

Democratic Sens. Rodney Tom, D-Medina, and Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, crossed party lines to give the GOP a 25-24 majority. They call themselves the Majority Coalition Caucus.

That's right. They call themselves the "Majority Coalition Caucus." They can call themselves anything they want. But that's not who really controls the state Senate. The Republicans control the state Senate. And any effort to present this as anything but Republican control is an intentional effort to deceive.