Morning Fizz

Are There Already Cost Overruns?

Friday Fizz: Showdown at REI; showdown in Cle Elum; questions answered about Wall Street money; questions asked about $50 million in utility relocation money.

10/22/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Our Goal is to Develop the Sweet Spot

Thursday Fizz: Metro union leader condemns County's "miserly" offer; the Seattle chamber meets with hippies in Suncadia; Tweeting Obama; council condemns mayor's budget; and more.

10/21/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

We Have No Other Way to Bring About the Necessary Changes

Caffeinated News & Gossip: John Koster pulls out of KCTS debate; McGinn cuts victims' advocates program; Eastside vandals; the Cascade Club coup; and more than 50 Cola endorsements for the Nov. 2 election.

10/20/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Some Unintended Consequences of City Budget Cuts

Tuesday Fizz: Nancy Pelosi sneaks into town; Tim Eyman makes stuff up; Dino Rossi makes stuff up; the city freaks out about the budget; and more.

10/19/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

People Who Dislike the Mayor's Policies on Cars

Monday Fizz: Did Rossi win last night's debate?; could Dave Reichert be in trouble?; is the mayor courting the chamber?; how should you vote?; and what's up with this Mike Heavey mailer?

10/18/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Talk About an Enthusiasm Gap

Friday Fizz: Why aren't the Democrats endorsing the Democrat?; why is Eyman's sugar daddy sitting out this year's initiative campaign?; how much money has big oil contributed to GOP state senate challenger?; and other mysteries solved!

10/15/2010 By Morning Fizz

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"I'm Willing to Take Responsibility for a lot of Things, [but] McGinn is Not One of Them."

Thursday Fizz: Grading Jaime Herrera and Denny Heck; quoting state ledge candidates from Seattle's Eastside burbs; listening to city budget hearings in South Seattle; and writing angry letters.

10/14/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Nearly 20 Independent Expenditures Supporting GOP Candidates

Wednesday Fizz: The infamous Koch Industies started spending in Washington state ledge races this week; so did a Democratic independent group; Sally Bagshaw explains why she foiled a council resolution against liquor privatization; and Mike McGinn rallie

10/13/2010 By Morning Fizz

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That Brings the American Beverage Association's Total Contribution to Over $16 Million.

Tuesday Fizz: The American Beverage Association contributes another $2.3 million; the council won't take a position; Gregoire hates on Eyman; Firefighters mack on Burgess; and more.

10/11/2010 By Morning Fizz

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The Office of Funny Math

Monday Fizz: Vasectomies, abortions, endorsements, debates, and quotes. Crazy weekend.

10/11/2010 By Morning Fizz

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Specifically on Ideological Grounds

Friday Fizz: Is the city setting itself up to get sued by the phone-book companies? Plus: Slade Gorton vs. Bill Gates, Sr.; LawNerd vs. MecKenna; and the latest numbers in Rossi vs. Murray.

10/08/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Gauge the Applause-o-Meter

Your Thursday Fizz: Challenging Burgess; challenging Reichert; challenging Sanders; challenging Murray; and challenging city budgets.

10/07/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

A Pretty Classy Move

Your daily caffeinated news & gossip. This morning: Why did city council member Mike O'Brien bounce a check for nearly $4,000?; why was Chuck Ayers' really dismissed as the head of the Cascade Bicycle Club?; why did outspoken blogger Sable Verity lose her

10/06/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Outlining the Definition of "Co-Lead"

Tuesday Fizz: More drama at city hall; more irony at city hall; more donations from the BIAW; and checking in with Mike Heavey about that donation from Liberty Mutual.

10/05/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

"This Guy Doesn't Have a Clue How to Run a City."

Monday Fizz: The Seattle Times gets it wrong; the Democrats finally get something right (three cheers for Jason Bennett); and Bellevue property owner Kemper Freeman says McGinn doesn't get it at all. Plus our favorite new twitter account.

10/04/2010 By Morning Fizz

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Among Other Cuts

Friday Fizz: Seattle Times picks Republican in key state legislature race; Arianna Huffington at Oddfellows Hall last night; Mayor McGinn at the Rainier Beach Community Center; city departments at the brink; and a Seattle Channel poll on I-1098.

10/01/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Dispatches from Last Night's City and County Budget Hearings

Thursday Fizz: New Rossi-Murray poll (it's a tie!); Kathy Lambert is "sick to my stomach"; the "Lindy Hop" at a budget hearing in Northgate; and the final word on the great sales tax deduction debate.

09/30/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Working to Turn Out Conservative Voters

Wednesday Fizz. Your daily dose of caffeinated news and gossip. Today—are liberals trying to turn out conservative voters?!? Plus: The city goes after young library scofflaws. And the Rossi and Murray camps meet at a bar in Belltown. We've got pictures.

09/29/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Based on the Latest Census Data

Tuesday Fizz: Washington State is poised to add a 10th congressional district; Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes is against I-1100; Sally Bagshaw is for the space shuttle; our complete Conlin vs. McGinn coverage; and our NerdHour with the Murray and Rossi

09/28/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

McGinn v. Conlin: The Fleece Vests Come Off!

Monday Fizz: If you didn't read PubliCola this weekend, you've got a lot of catching up to do. The standoff between Mayor Mike McGinn and the city council totally escalated. Meanwhile: The Times vs. the PI on labor laws circa 1911; O'Brien's carbon neutra

09/27/2010 By Morning Fizz