City Hall

Council Candidate: "I'm Not Going to Sign a Blank Check" On Tunnel

Bruce Harrell opponent Brad Meacham says he'll push for smarter planning on the deep-bore tunnel and stricter oversight of Seattle City Light.

01/26/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Washington State is No. 1 in Bestiality

"The United States of Shame." The 50 states ranked by defects.

01/26/2011 By Josh Feit

Jolt

Afternoon Jolt: Ambulance Company Going for City Contract is Based In (Boycotted) Arizona

One of two ambulance companies being considered for a city contract has run into a problem: The city boycotted their state last year. And today's winner is a local consultant with a client running for city council.

01/26/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

On Other Blogs

Slog: Pot Initiative Filed

Sensible Seattle takes a second hit.

01/26/2011 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Burgess, at Parking Forum: Rates Likely To Go Down

At a forum on solutions to the city's parking problems, city council members and staff confirmed what PubliCola was first to report this morning: The city plans to change controversial parking rates adopted earlier this month.

01/26/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Seattle's War on Cars Is a War on Drivers

Seattle’s discontent with people who drive is reaching beyond the central city and influencing regional decisions that further reduce mobility and harm the economy.

01/26/2011 By Michael Ennis

This Washington

House Republicans Want to Put 1053 Rule in State Constitution

Republican state house Rep. Ed Orcutt wants to enshrine two-thirds rule in state constitution.

01/26/2011 By Andrew Calkins

PubliCola Adds Life

On PubliCola Today

Cola for the public. Drink up. Links after the jump: 1) Your Morning Fizz, with smoked salmon. 2) Seattle area Dems are sponsoring a bill to legalize pot and sell it in liquor stores. 3) Another candidate enters the city council race, this time: Former

01/26/2011 By Andrew Calkins

News

State Now Says It May Not Demolish Pioneer Square Artists' Building

The state department of transportation now says it may seek a "Plan C" that would not require the demolition of an artists' building in Pioneer Square or eviction of its residents for construction of the deep-bore tunnel.

01/26/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Basic Health: Budget Cuts Cost Jobs, Hurt Seniors

If Justin Wilcox loses his Basic Health Plan coverage, he's looking to move his business out of the state. Plus, who gets hurt the most when they lose state insurance? You guessed it: seniors.

01/25/2011 By Bryce McKay

Morning Fizz

What That Means is 1500 Teachers Will be Laid Off

Tuesday Fizz: budgeting; permitting; sign code; and lobbying.

01/25/2011 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Report Shows Impact of Tunnel on Downtown Traffic

The city council gets a report on potential ways to mitigate the traffic impact downtown of the deep-bore tunnel, which will divert an estimated 40,000 to 45,000 cars onto city streets.

01/25/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

PI.com: Cantwell Wants to Make Sales Tax Deduction Permanent

Sen. Cantwell gets ahead of the 2012 election game.

01/25/2011 By Josh Feit

PubliCola Adds Life

Seattle's No. 1 News Nerd Hosts Nerdy Debate: Is There a War on Cars?

Is Seattle's push to rein in vehicle miles traveled integral to jump-starting a 21st century economy or is it an excessive hold on mobility and business? Next Tuesday, some serious wonks will discuss.

01/25/2011 By Josh Feit

That Washington

State of the Union: Two Years into Obama's Presidency. 10 Years into the War.

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH OBMA'S REMARKS ON IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, AND PAKISTAN. I wondered, as the quiet crew on 2nd Ave. read off the names of dead soldiers from Washington State, what Obama would say about Afghanistan tonight.

01/25/2011 By Josh Feit

On Other Blogs

Seattle Times: KVI Kaput

KVI is switching from talk to tunes.

01/25/2011 By Bryce McKay