Morning Fizz

Sound Transit Survey Gets Political

Suspect ST3 survey, charter school victory, and big day at City Hall.

04/04/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Democrats Help Pass Charter Schools Bill, Special Session Likely as Budget Negotiations Continue

Last days in Olympia as Democrats and Republicans squabble over supplemental budget.

03/10/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Quietly, SDOT Has Already Written Big Checks to Keep Pronto Afloat

As council considers letting SDOT spend $1.4 million to save Pronto, city has already spent $305,000 on the beleaguered nonprofit.

02/18/2016 By Josh Feit


Extra Fizz: Murray's Grand Bargain Gets Reality Check in Wallingford and Another Democrat for Charters in Olympia

Upzone faces stiff resistance at neighborhood meeting and charter fix passes in Olympia.

01/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

State Legislature Gets a C+ on Racial Justice

The best and worst legislators according to social justice group Washington Community Action Network.

12/17/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Charter Battle Heats Up in Olympia (Between Democrats)

Seattle Democrat Pollet takes anti–charter school stand as Tacoma Democrat Sawyer says they offer a solution.

12/02/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Black Lives Matter Activists Call on Police to Honor Protesters' First Amendment Rights

Black Lives Matter, votes matter, and privilege matters.

11/25/2015 By Josh Feit and Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Sound Transit Options Meet Suburban Skeptics

Antitransit voices dominate Eastside meeting, Inslee adds pro-immigration voice to national debate, and state attorney general says legislators now have last say on charters.

11/20/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Charter Schools Supporters Stage Olympia Teach-In

Charter schools, Sound Transit, and another tragic homeless death.

11/19/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Precarious Situation

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring taxes, charters, and Boeing.

12/13/2013 By Morning Fizz

On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Charter Schools and Cleaning House

Our daily roundup.

01/09/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Boehner Pulls a Baumgartner

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring name calling, labeling, suing, and more.

01/03/2013 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Legislature Should Suspend Unfunded Charter Schools Initiative

Former state legislator Brendan Williams argues that—following the Seattle Times' logic that unfunded initiatives should be suspended—the legislature should overturn the unfunded charter-school measure passed this month.

11/28/2012 By Brendan Williams

Morning Fizz

$50,000 in Last-Minute Mailers

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: Rob McKenna dismisses GOTV flap, Conservatives back Seattle Democrat, and Jay Inslee's King County firewall.

11/05/2012 By Morning Fizz

PubliCola Picks

PubliCola Picks No on Charter Schools

Our final batch of endorsements. Some no-brainers (vote for Cantwell) and some big issues: Reject I-1240.

10/29/2012 By PubliCola Picks


Charter Schools Will Help Struggling Students

In a guest Cola op-ed, the manager of the Black Education Strategy Roundtable argues that charter schools are public schools.

10/10/2012 By Rosalund Jenkins

On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: The Greenest Governor in the Nation

Our daily roundup.

10/08/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Our Public School Kids Deserve Better than I-1240

In a guest op/ed, former state senator Brendan Williams (D-22) calls the charter-school initiative "a social science experiment funded by the 1% that the 99% will ultimately pay for,"

10/03/2012 By Brendan Williams

Morning Fizz

It's Not Any Less Damning

Caffeinated News & Gossip starring: fiscal mismanagement, debates, priority endorsements, and the great parking lot compromise.

09/27/2012 By Morning Fizz