PubliCalendar: Support the Hungry, Advise the Police

Today's picks for civic nerds

07/22/2014 By Ezra Parter


Isn't It Weird That: The Times "Loves" Parks, But...

A weird thing we noticed about the Seattle Times' opposition to this year's parks funding measure.

07/10/2014 By Josh Feit


Be Careful with All the Self-Righteous Urbanism

A left-wing critique of Chris Christie's tax policy shows what may be wrong with Seattle's urban left.


Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Money Laundering is Not Valid Activity

Caffeinated News and Gossip featuring counterclaims, reframing, and recommended questions.

09/30/2013 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Latest Lightning Round

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring: 11th-hour negotiations, unsurprising reports, and fast food strikes

08/29/2013 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Friday (Budget) Jolt: Republicans Add Last Minute Tax Breaks

To reach a final budget deal, the Democrats had to agree to batch of tax breaks.

06/28/2013 By Carryn Vande Griend

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Coming Through the August Primary

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring polling, taxing, messaging, and funding.

06/04/2013 By Morning Fizz

Afternoon Jolt

Monday Jolt: Eyman's Latest Anti-Tax Initiative

Eyman, claiming inspiration from rival Carlyle, shoots back at Democrats with latest anti-tax proposal.

04/22/2013 By Josh Feit

What Is This, Footloose?

Video: Dozens Shimmy, Shake to Protest State "Dance Tax"

Watch the AP video of Monday's "dance-in" at the capitol building in Olympia.

04/02/2013 By Laura Dannen

What Is This, Footloose?

Down with the Dance Tax? Join the Dance-In

Century Ballroom wants to see you at the capitol in Olympia on April 1. All feet welcome.

03/27/2013 By Laura Dannen

What Is This, Footloose?

The Realities of the "Dance Tax"

Sorting out the state tax on "the opportunity to dance."

03/06/2013 By Laura Dannen


The Ball Is in the Legislature's Court

The Democrats have to make the case for raising taxes.

02/28/2013 By Brendan Williams

This Washington

Pictures of the Day

Activists, calling for revenue, descend on Olympia.

02/18/2013 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: A Lack of Clarity

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring same numbers, different interpretations.

02/15/2013 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Washington State Ranked Most Regressive in Country

We already know poor people in Washington get a bad deal on taxes compared to rich people here. Now comes the news that Washington's poor are even worse off than poor people in other states.

01/31/2013 By Carryn Vande Griend

This Washington

Voters in Tom's District Back Up His Anti-Tax Position

Only five Legislative Districts statewide rejected Tim Eyman's anti-tax measure, all of them in Seattle. Dissident Democratic state Sen. Rodney Tom's LD supported the anti-tax measure by 60 percent.

01/22/2013 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: A Negative Piece of Pie

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: demonizing, undermining, and perplexing.

01/22/2013 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Reframe the Debate in Dramatic Ways

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: marriage licenses, parks funding, and new committee chairs.

12/07/2012 By Morning Fizz

Afternoon Jolt

Wednesday Jolt: A Win for Revenue?

House Democrats to reestablish finance committee.

11/28/2012 By Afternoon Jolt