Morning Fizz

Unintended Consequences

Caffeinated News & Gossip. Featuring: unintended consequences, write-in candidates, and the Republican response.

08/27/2012 By Morning Fizz


Liquor Privatization: The Fallout

The unintended (and intended) consequences of privatizing Washington state liquor sales.

08/21/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Repeal Revelry

Where to Drink on Washington Repeal Day Eve

It’s a holiday in the making: Fifteen local distillers and a fleet of bars bid farewell to state-run liquor sales.

05/31/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Booze News

On Friday: A New Way of Buying Booze

Stores big and small are getting ready for the great unknown of liquor privatization.

05/31/2012 By Brandon L. Bye

This Washington

The Liquor Store Fire Sale, By the Numbers

The state's online liquor auction, by the numbers.

04/23/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Liquor Laws

The First 1183 Milestone Happens Thursday

March 1 brings big changes, but it’s too soon to say what this means for your bar tab.

02/27/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Another Lawsuit Filed to Stop Liquor Privatization Measure

Another lawsuit is filed against the liquor-privatization initiative.

12/07/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

"I'd Rather Govern."

Wednesday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossiop starring: Rob McKenna and Facebook; Democratic Ways & Means Chair Rep. Ross Hunter and the Republicans; the Teamsters and I-1183; and more.

12/07/2011 By Morning Fizz


Extra Fizz: Unions Sue to Block Liquor Law

Unions sue to overturn 1183, arguing that it violates the "single-subject rule" in the state constitution.

12/06/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

A Legal Effort is More Likely

Thursday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip featuring fallout from: the liquor initiative and K-12 budget cuts, plus Herman Cain jokes.

11/30/2011 By Morning Fizz

On Other Blogs

National Attention on Costco Liquor Initiative

DC eyes on Costco initiative as bellwether.

11/07/2011 By Josh Feit


Don't Forget to Vote By Tomorrow

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

11/07/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Incensed by Godden's Accusation

Monday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip starring: Bobby Forch; Jean Godden; Mike O'Brien; liquor taxes; the liquor initiative; and internal polling.

11/07/2011 By Morning Fizz


Wednesday Morning Jolt: State Rejects Both Liquor Distribution Bids

The morning's winners and losers.

11/02/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

Liquor Laws

I-1183 Narrowly Ahead in Washington Poll

Half of the respondents are likely to support the liquor privatization measure.

11/02/2011 By Christopher Werner


Campaign Fizz: "It's Cool, and People Actually Look at It."

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

10/31/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

McKenna Continues to Do Well (for a Republican) in King County

Monday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip (and polling numbers) featuring I-1125, I-1183, and Rob McKenna.

10/31/2011 By Morning Fizz


Campaign Fizz: Campaign Mail Mishap

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

10/26/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Campaign Fizz: City Should Fund Highways, Highway Consultant Says

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

10/25/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


PubliCola's 2011 Election Ratings: I-1183

Our take on I-1183, the measure to privatize liquor.

10/19/2011 By PublicolaPicks