This Washington

Bike Bill Would Raise the Bar for Drivers and Cyclists

Rep. Jamie Pedersen's proposal would place new responsibilities on drivers and cyclists. Most importantly, though, it would make the roads and sidewalks safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

01/04/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

In Case You Missed the Big Item in This Morning's Fizz: Kohl Welles Clarifies Overruns Comment

State Sen. Kohl Welles says she will sign on to Sen. Ed Murray's tunnel oversight bill rather than push a bill of her own to get rid of the "stick-it-to-Seattle" provision.

01/04/2011 By Josh Feit

The C is for Crank

All Together Now: Roads Do Not "Pay For Themselves"

Far from "paying for themselves," roads are subsidized at a rate of nearly 50 percent.

01/04/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

The Olympian: Republicans Name Gorton to Redistricting Committee

Former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton appointed to redistricting panel.

01/04/2011 By Josh Feit

News

Constantine Asks County Council to Preserve Cheap Parking for County Employees

King County Executive Dow Constantine asks to preserve discounted parking for county employees "in a spirit of collaboration with the unions."

01/04/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Tunnel Irony: Protect the Rich

Am I missing something? Why are lefties standing up to protect Seattle's business class?

01/04/2011 By Josh Feit

PubliCola Adds Life

On PubliCola Today

Caffeinated News & Politics. Links after the jump: 1) Your daily Morning Fizz. 2) PI.com: Rep. Jamie Pedersen's bike bill. 3) Education committee report card. 4) In case you missed it in Fizz: Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles backpedals on introducing overruns

01/04/2011 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Common Theme is Overexposure

Monday Morning Great Recession Fizz: Stressed out banks; scapegoats; gambling; and booze.

01/03/2011 By Morning Fizz

Last Night

Last Night: GMK's Beautiful Bright Twisted Fantasy

Seattle rapper emerges in L.A.

01/03/2011 By Josh Feit

News

How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love My $81 ORCA Card

As transit rates increase again, it's worth considering the true cost of the alternative---owning a car.

01/03/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Jolt

Afternoon Jolt: Ed Reformers Lose Top Advocate on Committee

Who the unions supported and who the Waiting for Superman crowd supported: A look at the state senate's education committee.

01/03/2011 By Josh Feit

On Other Blogs

Sightline: The "War On Cars"

At Sightline, Eric de Place investigates the history of the phrase "war on cars."

01/03/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Slog: Medical Pot Bill Cued Up in State Senate

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED. On Other Blogs Today: Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles to propose marijuana dispensary bill.

01/03/2011 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

All The Political Ramifications

Tuesday Fizz: Sen. Kohl Welles on cost overruns (not); Seattle on AMC TV (not); King County on legislative priorities; and more.

01/03/2011 By Morning Fizz