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Dino Rossi Back To Headlining Foreclosure Conferences

Dino Rossi is back to his old tricks: making sure you know how to profit off foreclosures.

02/24/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Cola for the public. Links after the jump: 1) Your daily Morning Fizz. 2) MSN ranks Columbia City among the top 10 revitalized neighborhoods in the nation. 3) Seattle Port Commissioner Bill Bryant is contemplating a run for governor. 4) Anand Balasubr

02/23/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Dead Bills and Undead Bills: The Good, The Bad

The first cutoff date for policy legislation was Monday. We review the good, the bad, and the dead.

02/23/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Seattle PI: Seattle Port Commissioner Bill Bryant Pondering A Run For Governor

Seattle Port Commissioner Port Commissioner Bill Bryant may take a shot at the governor's seat in 2012.

02/23/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Seattle PI: DC Budget Bill Could Bust State Budget

Budget cutting in DC are set to take valuable funds away from the state.

02/22/2011 By Andrew Calkins

News

Disgruntled Citizens Voice Anger Over Birk Decision At Community Forum

While protesters took to the streets, a forum at the Chief Seattle Club attempted to have a thoughtful and respectful dialogue on police accountability and public safety.

02/21/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

New License Legislation Would Single Out Immigrants

Legislation to create a 'two-tiered' driver licensing system faces opposition from undocumented immigrant advocates.

02/18/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

Amendment Filibuster Hits Signature Gathering Bill

Republican senators sought to dismantle and hold up Sen. Sharon Nelson's initiative reform legislation with a slew of trivial amendments.

02/17/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Dissident Teachers' Union Member Testifies in Favor of Doomed Teacher Evaluation Bill

While his union opposed state Rep. Eric Pettigrew's bill to use teacher evaluations over seniority when making layoffs, Beacon Hill teacher Chris Eide went to Olympia yesterday to testify for it.

02/16/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

Stormwater Cleanup Bill Faces Strong Opposition

Sen. Sharon Nelson is championing one of the environmental community's top priorities—a fee on the oil industry for stormwater cleanup. The oil industry says they're already paying.

02/14/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Edmonds High School Sophomore Suspended for Fiery Speech

A local student gets suspended for an election speech that railed against teachers.

02/10/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

Senate Dems Pass UI Tax Break Bill, Dependent Benefit's Future Unknown

Senate Democrats are hailing the passage of an unemployment insurance tax bill, but have abandoned a labor-backed dependent benefit in the process.

02/04/2011 By Andrew Calkins

City Hall

Police Accountability Forum Turns Into Anti-SPD Rally

Last night's police accountability forum: Lots of shouting, not much dialogue.

02/04/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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The Daily Score: Rep. Liias Introduces Bill To Eliminate Coal at Centralia Plant

Sightline looks at Liias bill to phase out coal.

02/03/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Cola for the public. Links after the jump: 1) Your daily Morning Fizz 2) City Council lays ground for downtown retailers to go with private park-and-rides. 3) More Fizz: Former Murray staffer joins DC lobbying firm. 4) Bobby Forch makes it official: H

02/01/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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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

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Today's lineup after the jump: 1) Your daily Morning Fizz: Council re-election funds and anti-immigrant bills. 2) A new poll confirms what many have already speculated: 53% of drivers will divert to I-90 when SR-520 tolling begins this spring. 3) Despi

01/27/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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The NYT: Local Environmental Group Pushes Back Against Obama's SOTU Salmon Quip

President Obama may have gotten his facts wrong in his quip about salmon regulation in the Pacific Northwest, according to a national environmental group's Seattle-based attorney.

01/27/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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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

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