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By Bryce McKay September 21, 2010

1) Morning Fizz was packed today!
2) King County Exec Dow Constantine says if we don't get the sales tax, his cuts will come from domestic violence treatment and prevention programs.
3) Chris Kissel has a huge story (a case study even) on how Democrat-on-Democrat infighting, not the GOP vs. the Tea Party, is the 2010 story in Washington state.
4) A correction: We didn't mean to say statewide conservatives at the BIAW were supporting Mike Heavey, we meant to say local conservatives at the King County BIAW affiliate were supporting Mike Heavey.
5) A GOP filibuster against the Defense Authorization Act not only sank the hopes of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal, but also killed a measure championed by Sen. Patty Murray that would have made the DOD consider Airbus' unfair advantage—$15 billion in illegal government subsidies—when considering the next air tanker contract.
6) The city has chosen a Waterfront design team: james corner field operations. The New York company beat out Seattle-based Gustafson Guthrie Nichol.
7) Our daily roundup: On Other Blogs Today!
8 ) Afternoon Jolt!
9) A Tale of Two Speeches: Mayor Mike McGinn is "rumored" to be preparing two speeches for his big budget announcement this week.
10) Afternoon Fizz: Bill Gates, Jr. agrees with Bill Gates, Sr. on I-1098.
11) Like demographics? And color coding? Check out these dot maps which show the racial populations of American cities. Including Seattle's.
12) Cary Moon files a Cola Op/Ed: The city's choice for the central waterfront design firm rocks.
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