On Other Blogs

Walking in Seattle: Vote for the Worst Intersection in Seattle

Walking in Seattle asks the perennial question: What's the worst intersection in the city?

01/31/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Seattle Weekly: McNeil Island's Most Eligible Predator

Looking for a good old-fashioned New Yorker magazine-meets-New York Post gritty, true crime feature story?

01/31/2011 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Consultant: Trust Us, Contingency on Tunnel is Within "Industry Standard"

A consultant on the deep-bore tunnel project says there's no reason to worry about overruns on the deep-bore tunnel. But tunnel opponents aren't persuaded.

01/31/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Plans to Ditch Controversial Yellow-Pages Recycling Fee

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM CITY COUNCIL MEMBER MIKE O'BRIEN. The city council plans to eliminate a controversial fee for recycling yellow pages, part of Mike O'Brien's legislation allowing citizens to opt out of phone-book delivery.

01/31/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Two Top Environmental Bills Introduced This Week

Environmental advocates are going for it in Olympia this week. Two top priorities—cleaning up stormwater runoff and phasing TransAlta's Centralia power plant plant off coal—are on the legislative docket this week.

01/31/2011 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Pro-Tunnel Staffer Leaves O'Brien's Office

A top staffer for city council member Mike O'Brien says that although she disagrees with O'Brien about the deep-bore tunnel, the tunnel isn't the reason she resigned on Friday.

01/31/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Tacoma News Tribune: White Proposes School District Voting Rights for 14-Year-Olds

Tacoma News Tribune: State Sen. Scott White (D-46) wants to give 14-year-olds the right to vote in their school district elections.

01/31/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Infrastructurist: Suburbs Pollute More than Cities

Infrastructurist: A new report shows that, contrary to conventional wisdom, cities produce less pollution than suburbs.

01/31/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Last Night

Last Night: Soup! And Bread!

Last night: Soup and Bread at the Funhouse.

01/31/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

PubliCola Adds Life

For Transportation Nerds Only

Tomorrow night: Is it a war on cars or a war on the carless? Policy wonks on both sides debate the issue. C.R. Douglas moderates. Erica C. Barnett hosts.

01/31/2011 By Josh Feit

PubliCola Adds Life

On PubliCola Today

Cola for the public. Links after the jump: 1) Your daily Morning Fizz 2) Erica reports on the council's tunnel hearing. 3) Re: the giant story that's unfolding in Egypt. 4) Seattle Weekly goes all true crime for a blockbuster feature story. 5) What'

01/31/2011 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Threatened with Privatization

Friday Fizz.

01/28/2011 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Guest Editorial: Challenging the Myths About Higher Ed Reform

Washington’s state universities are already the most efficient in the country. We rank first in degrees granted per 100 students enrolled. We don’t need to rein in costs, the state needs to rein in the cost shift to our students.

01/28/2011 By Bill Lyne

News

The War On the Carless

The "war on cars" is more like a war on the carless, Grist's David Roberts argues.

01/28/2011 By David Roberts