Morning Fizz

Murray's Affordable Housing Bill Faces Criticism in Olympia

Critics call Murray bill a developer giveaway, critics call Peterson firing an ideological temper tantrum.

02/09/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

More Tolling Data, Another Bertha Fiasco, and a Bigger Polling Firm

Eastside Democrat Cyrus Habib signs on to GOP antitolling bill.

01/15/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Sawant Critical of $15 Oversight Plan (and $140 Million Tunnel Contingency Plan)

Caffeinated News featuring the tunnel, the $15 minimum wage, and Kshama Sawant

02/10/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

WSDOT Map Shows Worst Damage

Caffeinated News featuring sinking, parking, and poverty.

12/11/2014 By Morning Fizz

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Updates on SR-520 Plans

Today's picks for civic nerds

09/11/2014 By Kristen Farnam

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Ending Homelessness Through "Progressive Engagement"

Today's picks for civic nerds

09/09/2014 By Kristen Farnam

This Washington

Another Delay In Tunnel Project

Tunnel contractor says the project will be delayed again, adds that his firm is "hopeful" that dispute with the state over who pays "never gets to [lawsuit] stage."

07/28/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Transportation

WSDOT Head: "We Are Concerned" About Future of Tunnel Project

State transportation secretary Lynn Peterson says she's "concerned" about the future of the tunnel, "given the history of issues on this project."

04/30/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Transportation

WSDOT: Tunneling Won't Start Until March of Next Year

The state Department of Transportation now says the tunnel-boring machine, which the state initially said might start up again in September, won't get back to work until March 2015.

04/21/2014 By Afternoon Jolt

Transportation

WSDOT: Tunnel Repairs Likely More Extensive Than Previously Anticipated

The state transportation department's tunnel manager says the tunnel contractor has told WSDOT it will have to replace a larger part of the tunneling machine than previously thought.

04/03/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

One Question

One (Unanswered) Question for WSDOT on the Tunnel

One unanswered question for WSDOT on the deep-bore tunnel.

03/13/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Transportation

WSDOT: More Details on Tunnel Machine Test, Repairs

At a press briefing today, WSDOT provided details about testing the tunnel machine in Japan, and says it's still unclear who will pay for repairs.

03/04/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Transportation

WSDOT Tunnel Lead Unfamiliar With Report Finding Poor Communication between Agency and Contractor

The head of WSDOT's tunnel project says he's unfamiliar with a state report concluding that the state and the tunnel contractor have failed to communicate with each other.

02/27/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Transportation

That Sinking Feeling: Tunnel Manager Says No Need to Worry About Sinking Viaduct

Tunnel project manager says the public shouldn't be concerned about revelations that the Alaskan Way Viaduct is sinking due to a contractor's work on the tunnel.

02/25/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Transportation

Tunnel Update

A couple of updates on the deep-bore tunnel machine (spoiler alert: Still stalled!)

02/17/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Fizz

Friday Fizz: Social Media Edition

Some late-Friday Fizz, courtesy of social media.

01/31/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

WSDOT: Contractor Had "Responsibility" to Remove Pipe in Front of Tunnel Machine

The state department of transportation says the tunnel contractor had a "responsibility" to remove the pipe that's at least partially responsible for blocking the tunnel boring machine downtown.

01/16/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Tunnel Contractor: WSDOT Statements Could "Adversely Affect" Ability to Finish Tunnel Work

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED. In a scathing letter, tunnel project manager accuses state DOT of putting tunnel contractor "on trial in the court of public opinion."

01/16/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

One Question

One Question for Gov. Jay Inslee

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED. One question about the transportation budget for Governor Jay Inslee.

09/03/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

A Cola Q&A With New WSDOT Head Lynn Peterson

PubliCola has some questions for the new state transportation department head, Lynn Peterson.

03/29/2013 By Erica C. Barnett