Straight Out of "the Rand Paul Playbook"

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

11/08/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

The City is Asking State Legislators to...

Tuesday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip featuring: Seattle's agenda in Olympia; Richard Conlin gets all 99 Percent; improper expenses; and an $800 abortion.

11/01/2011 By Morning Fizz


Thursday Jolt: McGinn's Proposed City Department Merger

The day's winners and losers.

10/06/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

Richard Conlin, MLB Superfan?

THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT CONLIN. Council president takes a seventh-inning stretch during last night's budget hearing.

10/05/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Thursday Jolt: The 2013 Mayor's Race

Today's winners and losers.

09/29/2011 By Afternoon Jolt


City, County Officials Want To Help Prostitutes Clear Their Records

City and county officials are readying a legislative push to help former prostitutes clear their records and move on with their lives.

09/27/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee

Morning Fizz

"I Have Concerns."

Tuesday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip starring: Mike McGinn and car tabs; Tim Burgess and the city budget; I-1183 and perfect voters; Bob Ferguson and Reagan Dunn.

09/27/2011 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

McGinn Public Safety Budget: Cop Hiring Freeze; Preserve Advocates, Mounted Unit

Mayor Mike McGinn's budget plan: continued freeze on police hiring, preservation of crime prevention coordinators, victim advocates, and mounted unit.

09/24/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee

On Other Blogs

Burgess: What I Want to See in McGinn's Budget

Tim Burgess: What I'm looking for in Mayor Mike McGinn's budget speech on Monday.

09/22/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Burgess Releases Slick Campaign Video

Tim Burgess' new campaign video has the city council member looking awfully mayoral.

09/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Burgess Nominates Three New Cop Oversight Overseers

Burgess nominates three new members of police oversight oversight board.

09/14/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee

On Other Blogs

Burgess's Solution To the Problem

Tim Burgess thinks he has a solution to's juvenile prostitution problem.

09/12/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


How Burgess Can Win

How city council member Tim Burgess could defeat the mayor in 2013.

09/02/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Stealing Burgess' Thunder

Caffeinated News & Gossip. Thursday edition, starring: Bruce Harrell; the ACLU; Jonah Spangenthal-Lee; another Democrat for congress; and more.

09/01/2011 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

The Tunnel Haters from the Right

Caffeinated News & Gossip. Tuesday (Primary Election Day) edition.

08/16/2011 By Morning Fizz


Burgess Wants to Know What You Think of Potential License Fee

City Council member Tim Burgess asks the public: What do you think of the potential vehicle license fee?

08/11/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Cola Candidate Ratings: City Council Position 7

PubliCola's 2011 candidate evaluations: Seattle City Council Position 7.

08/09/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


City Council Member Tim Burgess: "This Vote Won't Stop the Project."

City Council member Tim Burgess, running virtually unopposed for reelection, talks about police accountability, the tunnel, his controversial panhandling proposal, and whether he's running for mayor.

07/27/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Coming Down to Olympia and Getting Something Done

Monday Edition: Two longtime SDOT employees call it quits; asking McGinn about Burgess; asking state Sens. Brown and Murray about the tunnel; and Mad Homes.

07/18/2011 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

McGinn: Seattle Weekly, Backpage Won't Pull Escort Ads Despite Child-Prostitution Concerns

Mayor Mike McGinn announces the results of a meeting with representatives of Seattle Weekly's classified site,, which has been linked to child prostitution.

07/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett