Morning Fizz

Talk About an Enthusiasm Gap

Friday Fizz: Why aren't the Democrats endorsing the Democrat?; why is Eyman's sugar daddy sitting out this year's initiative campaign?; how much money has big oil contributed to GOP state senate challenger?; and other mysteries solved!

10/15/2010 By Morning Fizz

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"I'm Willing to Take Responsibility for a lot of Things, [but] McGinn is Not One of Them."

Thursday Fizz: Grading Jaime Herrera and Denny Heck; quoting state ledge candidates from Seattle's Eastside burbs; listening to city budget hearings in South Seattle; and writing angry letters.

10/14/2010 By Morning Fizz

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Nearly 20 Independent Expenditures Supporting GOP Candidates

Wednesday Fizz: The infamous Koch Industies started spending in Washington state ledge races this week; so did a Democratic independent group; Sally Bagshaw explains why she foiled a council resolution against liquor privatization; and Mike McGinn rallie

10/13/2010 By Morning Fizz

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That Brings the American Beverage Association's Total Contribution to Over $16 Million.

Tuesday Fizz: The American Beverage Association contributes another $2.3 million; the council won't take a position; Gregoire hates on Eyman; Firefighters mack on Burgess; and more.

10/11/2010 By Morning Fizz

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The Office of Funny Math

Monday Fizz: Vasectomies, abortions, endorsements, debates, and quotes. Crazy weekend.

10/11/2010 By Morning Fizz

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Specifically on Ideological Grounds

Friday Fizz: Is the city setting itself up to get sued by the phone-book companies? Plus: Slade Gorton vs. Bill Gates, Sr.; LawNerd vs. MecKenna; and the latest numbers in Rossi vs. Murray.

10/08/2010 By Morning Fizz

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Gauge the Applause-o-Meter

Your Thursday Fizz: Challenging Burgess; challenging Reichert; challenging Sanders; challenging Murray; and challenging city budgets.

10/07/2010 By Morning Fizz

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A Pretty Classy Move

Your daily caffeinated news & gossip. This morning: Why did city council member Mike O'Brien bounce a check for nearly $4,000?; why was Chuck Ayers' really dismissed as the head of the Cascade Bicycle Club?; why did outspoken blogger Sable Verity lose her

10/06/2010 By Morning Fizz

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Outlining the Definition of "Co-Lead"

Tuesday Fizz: More drama at city hall; more irony at city hall; more donations from the BIAW; and checking in with Mike Heavey about that donation from Liberty Mutual.

10/05/2010 By Morning Fizz

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"This Guy Doesn't Have a Clue How to Run a City."

Monday Fizz: The Seattle Times gets it wrong; the Democrats finally get something right (three cheers for Jason Bennett); and Bellevue property owner Kemper Freeman says McGinn doesn't get it at all. Plus our favorite new twitter account.

10/04/2010 By Morning Fizz

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Among Other Cuts

Friday Fizz: Seattle Times picks Republican in key state legislature race; Arianna Huffington at Oddfellows Hall last night; Mayor McGinn at the Rainier Beach Community Center; city departments at the brink; and a Seattle Channel poll on I-1098.

10/01/2010 By Morning Fizz

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Dispatches from Last Night's City and County Budget Hearings

Thursday Fizz: New Rossi-Murray poll (it's a tie!); Kathy Lambert is "sick to my stomach"; the "Lindy Hop" at a budget hearing in Northgate; and the final word on the great sales tax deduction debate.

09/30/2010 By Morning Fizz

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Working to Turn Out Conservative Voters

Wednesday Fizz. Your daily dose of caffeinated news and gossip. Today—are liberals trying to turn out conservative voters?!? Plus: The city goes after young library scofflaws. And the Rossi and Murray camps meet at a bar in Belltown. We've got pictures.

09/29/2010 By Morning Fizz

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Based on the Latest Census Data

Tuesday Fizz: Washington State is poised to add a 10th congressional district; Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes is against I-1100; Sally Bagshaw is for the space shuttle; our complete Conlin vs. McGinn coverage; and our NerdHour with the Murray and Rossi

09/28/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

McGinn v. Conlin: The Fleece Vests Come Off!

Monday Fizz: If you didn't read PubliCola this weekend, you've got a lot of catching up to do. The standoff between Mayor Mike McGinn and the city council totally escalated. Meanwhile: The Times vs. the PI on labor laws circa 1911; O'Brien's carbon neutra

09/27/2010 By Morning Fizz

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"We Can No Longer Deliver the Entire Sound Transit 2 Program."

Friday Fizz: Erica has a special report from yesterday's devastating Sound Transit board meeting. Also: McGinn + Real Change; Jaime Herrera + privatized social security; and McGinn vs. Richard Conlin.

09/24/2010 By Morning Fizz

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Were You Aware of the Cost Overruns Provision?

Your Thursday Fizz: surveillance cameras; more on that tunnel poll; another Murray vs. Rossi poll; the PI makes a big endorsement; and more.

09/23/2010 By Morning Fizz

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Illegal Behavior

Wednesday Fizz, another overflowing edition: Rossi agrees with Murray! (At least on one amendment); a new poll; a new Seattle-Vancouver border tariff; and lobbying city hall.

09/22/2010 By Morning Fizz

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The Committee of the Grownups

Full Fizz this morning: Canceled campaign fundraisers; rescheduled public safety hearings; new and improved political action committees; shutting down blogs; an alarming police "phenomena," and Fitzgibbon vs. Heavey. Also: Don't Ask Don't Tell? Rossi won

09/21/2010 By Morning Fizz

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File This One Under Embarrassing Flub

Monday Morning Fizz: Rossi gaffe in Freeland, WA; McGinn gaffe in N. Seattle; I-1098 gaffe in general; and more.

09/20/2010 By Morning Fizz