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Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Fast Burn Rate

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring stress at the mayor's office, agreements and disagreements on a $15 minimum wage, and more Prop. 1 money

  • 04/09/2014
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On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: The Waterfront, the Arena, and Religion

Our daily roundup.

  • 09/09/2013
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Meet the Candidates: Tim Burgess

Seattle City Council member and mayoral candidate Tim Burgess traces his journey from conservative to born-again progressive.

  • 04/17/2013
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Morning FIzz

Morning Fizz: The Highest Bidder

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: Developer dollars, missing lobbyists, a power couple, self-interest, and socialists.

  • 04/05/2013
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How the SoDo Arena Could Decide the Mayor’s Race

Chris Hansen’s $490 million proposal has become an issue of civic pride versus fiscal responsibility.

  • 02/20/2013
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Seattle Mayor's Election 2013

McGinn Defends Arena Review, Hansen Property Purchase

In a PubliCola Q&A, mayor Mike McGinn defends the city's review of potential arena site, says the city "kept quiet" during investor Chris Hansen's land buys to avoid "killing the deal."

  • 02/08/2013
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Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Life and Death of Great American Cities

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring tolling, marrying, and subsidizing.

  • 01/21/2013
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Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Rendering Himself Ineligible

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: Fundraising, condemning, buying, and hiring.

  • 01/10/2013
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Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Unstoppable Political Momentum

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: the arena, the mayor, and a mayoral hopeful. Oh, and the Seahawks.

  • 01/07/2013
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County Council Pushes Back on Arena Agreement

The King County Council pushes back on the proposed arena agreement, suggesting amendments that would preclude bumping arena-related transportation projects to the top of the list for state require the city and county to consider a Bellevue alternative.

  • 10/02/2012
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Tuesday Jolt: Hansen's (Limited) Guaranty

The day's winners and losers.

  • 10/02/2012
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City Hall

Council Approves Sonics Arena; Licata and Conlin Vote No, Port Raises Concerns

The city council passes arena legislation; the Port (and two council members) dissent.

  • 09/24/2012
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On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: McKenna's Health Care Plan, Hansen's Arena Plan, and More

Our daily roundup.

  • 09/14/2012
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City Hall

Council Committee Moves Arena Forward

A city council committee takes a key step toward passing an arena agreement with investor Chris Hansen.

  • 09/13/2012
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City Hall

"KeyArena Fund" Could be Diverted to New Arena

The city's proposed agreement with arena developer Chris Hansen would allow the entire "KeyArena fund" to be diverted to the new arena.

  • 09/13/2012
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PubliCalendar: Drinks On This Man

Our picks for civic nerds.

  • 09/12/2012
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Sporting Gestures

Arena Mastermind Chris Hansen Wants to Buy You a Beer

Seattle City Council has green-lighted Hansen's grand plan. Beers of gratitude will flow Thursday at F.X. McRory's.

  • 09/12/2012
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Morning Fizz

Arena Deal On

Caffeinated News & Gossip. The Seattle Times is now free to become an arena booster.

  • 09/11/2012
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City Hall

The Arena Deal: Council Gets Personal Guaranty From Hansen

The city council releases a modified agreement to build the proposed arena in SoDo. THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM MAYOR MIKE MCGINN.

  • 09/11/2012
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City Hall

City Estimates NBA-Only Arena Will Draw Just 125 Events a Year

The city estimates that Chris Hansen's proposed arena will bring in just 125 events a year if the NHL doesn't sign on (or 171 if they do), as opposed the 200 Hansen has said it could attract. More than half of those 125, moreover, would be "minor" events

  • 08/31/2012
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