Morning Fizz

Booze News

Monday Edition: Lots of news from Olympia; plus Richard Conlin on marimba; and Judy Nicastro for Bobby Forch.

05/23/2011 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

It Gets Worse for the Democrats

Tuesday Edition: McKenna tops Inslee among Independents and in Seattle; Seattle journalist missing in Syria; smoking ban in trouble; and liquor bill gets a hearing.

05/03/2011 By Morning Fizz


State Liquor Stores Expanding

Today's loser. Costco.

04/04/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

This Washington

House Budget Makes Up Shortfall With $4.4 Billion in Spending Reductions

House budget chair Ross Hunter released his version of the 2011-2013 operating budget, which includes $4.4 billion in spending reductions and the privatization of the state's liquor distribution system.

04/04/2011 By Andrew Calkins

Liquor Laws

New Efforts to Get Washington Out of the Booze Business

Different initiatives, same issue. Privatization is back, baby.

03/22/2011 By Jessica Voelker

2010 In Review

The Five Biggest Booze-Related Disappointments of 2010

From Boardwalk Empire to the fluorescent-lit aisles of your local liquor store, these are the booziest bummers of the year.



The State Liquor Monopoly Stays

Voters say no to privatization initiatives.



Liquor Privatization Too Close To Call

But one initiative is out of the race and the other is trailing.


Fact Check Thursday

A Mother Speaks Out, Says Misleading Things

There are some solid public safety reasons to vote no on I-1105 and I-1100. Why advertise with fake ones?



Dry Fly Distilling Says No to Privatization

The Spokane distillery’s influential founders call I-1105 and I-1100 "poorly written" and aimed at benefitting big business alone.



Liquor Privatization Yays and Nays

Editorial boards weigh in on I-1100 and I-1105.



Liquor Initiative Debate

October 19, watch the yes people battle with the other yes people as well as the no people at the Crocodile.



In a New TV Ad, Local Restaurateurs Say Yes to I-1100

Tom Douglas, Linda Derschang, Brian Canlis, and Ethan Stowell appear with peers in a pro-privatization ad.


Seattle Voter’s Crib Sheet

Boozy Ballot Initiatives

Liquor privatization initiatives 1100 and 1105 will appear on the ballot. If one (or both) passes, it will forever alter how liquor is made, moved, and sold here. Let’s look at the nitty-gritty.

09/14/2010 By Jessica Voelker


How Would Privatization Effect Small Washington Wineries?

In a new TV ad, a Woodinville winemaker says I-1100 and I-1105 hurt the small grape guys. Some of his colleagues disagree.


Fact-Check Tuesday

Anti-Privatization Ads Begin

But how accurate are they?



Afternoon Jolt

Winners and losers in this year's initiative battles.

08/24/2010 By Afternoon Jolt

Morning Fizz

At Odds with God's Platform

Fizz is loaded this morning: Controversial endorsements; critical footnotes; the latest in polling; the latest in pooping; and high speeds on N. 125th St.

08/11/2010 By Morning Fizz