Morning Fizz: Gone Fishin’

This is our last post at Crosscut. The team here is great — and founder David Brewster has been particularly gracious and supportive, bringing Erica…

Morning Fizz: The Latest Fundraising Stats

1. On Friday, we had the latest fundraising stats on Republican gubernatorial candidate, Attorney General Rob McKenna; he was at $5.8 million raised with $3.2…

Morning Fizz: A noteworthy discrepancy

1. The Seattle Times ran a story this week that pointed out a noteworthy discrepancy: The Democratic Party establishment's early coronation of Suzan DelBene as…

Jolt: “This is highly misleading”

Today's (sorta) loser: The arena proposal.  San Francisco hedge-fund manager Chris Hansen's proposed "self-funding" NBA arena in SoDo isn't exactly a loser today (unlike yesterday,…

Morning Fizz: Seems a little touchy

1. Seattle Times Executive Editor David Boardman alerted the world last night that Republican gubernatorial candidate, Attorney General Rob McKenna, may be a little touchy…

Jolt: The city’s $780,000 annual arena subsidy

Today's loser: Seattle taxpayers.  At a meeting of the city council's budget committee this morning, council members learned that a proposed "self-financing" SoDo NBA arena…

Morning Fizz: Working behind the scenes

1. Moderate Democrat Deb Eddy (D-48, Kirkland), a rambunctious independent Eastside legislator who detests partisanship (as she heads into retirement she's co-chairing Republican state Sen.…

Jolt: Inslee inconclusive; Cascade compelling

Today's Loser: Jay Inslee. The Associated Press' Mike Baker, who recently busted Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna for allegedly campaigning for office on the county…

Morning Fizz: We do not have an endless amount of money

1. At a hastily-called public hearing on the proposed Northgate light rail station last night, Sound Transit staffers fielded question after question about a planned…

Morning Fizz: Not able to settle on a candidate

1. At its convention this weekend, the Washington State Democratic Party was not able to settle on any of the five candidates running in the…

Jolt: Contributions and cab rates

Today's winner: Seattle City Council member Mike O'Brien.  Defying our prediction that he would struggle to raise $10,000 in $10 contributions from 1,000 campaign donors…

Morning Fizz: Sound Transit responded

1. Sound Transit responded yesterday to Cascade Bicycle Club's claim that it plans to build a $40 million, 900-car parking garage at Northgate. In an email…

Jolt: The arena and the governor’s race

Today's loser: The arena proposal The Seattle City Council (much like the King County Council earlier this week) has no intention of rubber-stamping the mayor's…

Morning Fizz: Who’s behind the web site?

Obviously, yesterday's tragic shootings are the top news. PI.com coverage here, Seattle Times coverage here. Here's your daily caffeinated political news and gossip. 1. Chris…

Jolt: Two-thirds rule, extended bar hours both rejected

Today's loser ("Oh, definitely," said Seattle state Rep. Jamie Pedersen, D-43, Capitol Hill): Anti-tax ideologue and initiative hawker Tim Eyman. King County Superior Court Judge…