Posted inUnscheduled Programming

Al Rosellini: 1910–2011

Gov­er­nor Albert D. Roselli­ni, who served as Wash­ing­ton State’s chief exec­u­tive in the late 1950s and ear­ly 1960s, died today from com­pli­ca­tions of pneu­mo­nia, his fam­i­ly announced today. He was a hun­dred and one years old. Since leav­ing office at the end of 1964, Roselli­ni has been a friend and men­tor to gen­er­a­tions of Demo­c­ra­t­ic leaders. […]

Posted inEconomic Security, Policy Topics

Netflix finally listens to its members, drops plans to spin off DVDs-by-mail as Qwikster

Net­flix is stay­ing Net­flix. The com­pa­ny announced this morn­ing that it was drop­ping its ill-con­­ceived plans to spin out its DVDs-by-mail into a sep­a­rate web­site called Qwik­ster, after weeks of get­ting irate emails and phone calls from its mem­bers. Dear Mem­ber: It is clear that for many of our mem­bers two web­sites would make things […]

Posted inElections, Policy Topics, Public Planning

Tim Eyman is wrong: Variable tolling is fair

On occa­sion, Tim Eyman inad­ver­tent­ly does us all a ser­vice by devi­at­ing from his well-rehearsed talk­ing points and reveal­ing just how lit­tle he knows about the sub­ject mat­ter of his own ini­tia­tives. This hap­pened again last week, when Eyman sent out a mis­sive attack­ing vari­able tolling, which is cur­rent­ly per­mit­ted by state law, but would […]