The C is for Crank

Fact-Checking the Car Warriors

Wherein The C Is for Crank fact-checks the road warriors at last night's "War on Cars" debate.

02/02/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

McKenna Declares Victory, But Ignores the Fine Print

Rob McKenna was quick to claim victory against the congressional “power grab." But was this week's Florida ruling a real victory for McKenna? The details of the decision show otherwise.

02/02/2011 By Advokat

City Hall

Preliminary Data Show Nickerson Road Diet Is Working

Preliminary data show that a controversial "road diet" reducing Nickerson from four lanes to three is accomplishing its traffic and safety goals

02/02/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Light Says Preserving Services Will Require Six Years of Rate Increases

City Light says it will have to increase rates 4.2 percent a year to maintain its services at their current levels.

02/02/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Afternoon Jolt: Mayor McGinn

Afternoon Jolt: Mayor Mike McGinn is today's loser. Or make that, today's noble loser. Which means he's today's winner.

02/02/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

PubliCola Adds Life

PubliCola Comment of the Day

We haven't done this for a while, but we're handing out a PubliCola Comment of the Day today.

02/02/2011 By Josh Feit

On Other Blogs Dem Chair Pelz Gets Raise

Connelly reports that Washington State Democratic Party Chair Dwight Pelz got a $10,000 raise, taking his salary to $113,000.

02/02/2011 By Josh Feit

PubliCola Adds Life

On PubliCola Today

Cola for the Public. Links after the jump: 1) Your daily Morning Fizz, special War on Cars edition. 2) Seattle Transit Blog highlights transportation bills to watch this session. 3) State AG Rob McKenna declares victory on health-care lawsuit. But did

02/02/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Could Lead to Confusion

Tuesday Fizz: Tough questions in city hall; influential lobbyists in Olympia; shenanigans at SDOT; and more.

02/01/2011 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Teachers Union Fights Democratic Legislators on Ed Bills

The teachers union comes out against Democratic state Rep. Eric Pettigrew and Democratic sate Sen. Rodney Tom on education bill.

02/01/2011 By Andrew Calkins


City Will Allow Private Park-and-Rides Through 2015

Legislation before the city council will allow private park-and-rides near light rail stations as late as 2015.

02/01/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Democrats Should Not Underestimate New GOP Chair Kirby Wilbur

Talk radio watchdog, Michael Hood, interviews new GOP Chair and former KVI guy, Kirby Wilbur: "I don’t consider myself an insider," Wilbur tells PubliCola. "I’m from Duvall, not Medina […] I'm not a part of the, what do they call it, the Bellevue Mafia?"

02/01/2011 By Michael Hood