This Washington

Costco Conference Call with Grocers Fails to End Dispute Over Liquor Privatization

Independent grocers not persuaded to back off demands for changes to liquor law.

11/15/2011 By Josh Feit

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Washington State Wire: Small Grocers Want In On Liquor Sales

Washington State Wire: Now that voters have privatized liquor sales for Costco, small grocers want in on the action.

11/11/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Wednesday Morning Jolt: State Rejects Both Liquor Distribution Bids

The morning's winners and losers.

11/02/2011 By Afternoon Jolt


Costco Is the 99 Percent

Costco drops another $2.3 million on its campaign to privatize liquor sales.

10/18/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Costco Drops Another $2.8 Million; Times Loves Mini-Marts

Your one-stop shop for today's local campaign news, gossip, and analysis.

10/12/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Tuesday Jolt: Booze Money

The day's winners and losers.

10/04/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

Liquor Laws

Dollars Adding Up Fast on Both Sides of the New Booze Initiative

Publicola has the numbers.


Morning Fizz

Costco Puts in Another $1.4 Million

Wednesday Edition. Caffeinated news and gossip starring Rob McKenna, Mike McGinn, Costco, Jean Godden, and more.

09/14/2011 By Morning Fizz


Campaign Fizz: Booze, Taxes, and Tacoma

The day's local campaign roundup.

08/24/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Trader Joe's Joins Costco as Big Donor to Liquor Initiative

California-based retailer Trader Joe's contributes $50,000 to liquor privatization campaign.

08/09/2011 By Josh Feit


Initiative Roundup

From drinking to egg farming to tolling, here's a roundup of this summer's initiative campaigns.

06/20/2011 By Josh Feit


Should the State Privatize Booze?

Costco is urging the governor to veto a bill that would simply privatize the state's liquor distribution system, so an initiative privatize the whole local industry can take precedent. Is that the way to go?

06/14/2011 By Josh Feit


This Year's Initiatives, By the Numbers

How the 2011 statewide initiatives stack up.

06/13/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Washington State Wire: Liquor Limbo

Is Gregoire getting lobbied to back off liquor distribution bill?

06/09/2011 By Josh Feit

Liquor Laws

Want to Learn More About the New Liquor Privatization Measures?

Head to Liberty this Sunday.



State Liquor Stores Expanding

Today's loser. Costco.

04/04/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

Morning Fizz

Before Costco Started Writing Checks

Caffeinated news and gossip! Today's Morning Fizz: South Park; Clint Didier; the search for a new police chief; liquor privatization; and more.

06/18/2010 By Morning Fizz

Booze News

Costco Backs Liquor Privatization Bill

The warehouse chain begins an in-store signature-collecting effort this week.