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Morning Fizz

Lawsuit Against City Raises Issue of Density and Affordable Housing

Developer sues city, no pot in Southeast Seattle, OneAmerica parties, and still no answer from Murray.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 04/11/2016

Guest Opinion

It's Time for Republicans to Get Voting Rights Right

A Democratic response to an undemocratic voting system.

  • By Pramila Jayapal and Tina Podlodowski
  • Published 04/08/2016

Morning Fizz

The Past, Present, and Future of Transportation in Seattle

Read it and weep: Back in 1967, Seattle's mayor made a prophetic pitch for subway rapid transit.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 04/08/2016

Morning Fizz

Slave to the Spine: The Politics of Building Light Rail to the Suburbs

Ridership numbers and minority commuters, email privacy protections, and Democratic dollars.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 04/07/2016

One Question

Why Is Sound Transit Proposing a Light Rail Plan That Won't Be Ready for Another Quarter Century?

Sound Transit's director of planning explains why light rail won't run from West Seattle and Ballard to Downtown Seattle before your grandson's bris.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 04/06/2016

Morning Fizz

Comprehensive Housing Affordability Agenda Takes Center Stage at City Hall in Murray Organizing Coup

Murray's housing levy and HALA plan sync up in evident organizing effort.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 04/05/2016

Morning Fizz

Sound Transit Survey Gets Political

Suspect ST3 survey, charter school victory, and big day at City Hall.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 04/04/2016

Morning Fizz

Local 2016 Races Start to Heat Up Too

McDermott camp goes after Jayapal fundraising, Herbold stumps for Macri, and Jayapal goes after racist names.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 04/01/2016

Afternoon Jolt

Sound Transit Plan Reins in Parking Costs

$1 billion earmark for parking spaces cut in half.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/31/2016

Opinion

Approving and Improving Sound Transit Three

Ten recommendations for making ST3 even better.

  • By Rob Johnson and Joe McDermott
  • Published 03/31/2016

Morning Fizz

Legislators Reach Budget Deal, and Disappointment in Olympia

Democrats vote no on final budget.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/30/2016

Morning Fizz

After Caucus Results, Patty Murray, Jay Inslee Stand by Clinton

U.S. senator wants to "break this glass ceiling" and SDOT chief of staff goes on sabbatical.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/29/2016

Opinion

Light Rail Revelations

Light rail has been an option for seven years, but now it's a choice.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/28/2016

Morning Fizz

Sanders Supporters Want Superdelegates to Follow Caucus Vote

Superdelegates, financial services, and outside accounts.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/28/2016

Morning Fizz

Sound Transit Proposes $50 Billion Regional Light Rail Expansion

Seattle to Everett to Issaquah to Tacoma transit proposal includes new lines in Seattle and $1 billion in new parking infrastructure.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/25/2016

Morning Fizz

Sound Transit Expansion Plan Likely to Include Large Investment in Parking Facilities

ST3 on table, Starbucks under scrutiny, and SDOT in new light.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/24/2016

Morning Fizz

Clinton in Seattle, Investigation at SDOT, and Costs in the Suburbs

Murray introduces Clinton in Sanders-friendly Seattle, city takes serious look at Kubly ties to Pronto, and Sound Transit review panel notes suburban costs.

  • By Josh Feit and Josh Kelety
  • Published 03/23/2016

Morning Fizz

New Housing Data Challenges Conventional Liberal Wisdom in Seattle

New rental market data, a new approach to drug addiction, and a new cause for labor.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/22/2016

Morning Fizz

Light Rail Opens, Housing Levy Discussion Begins

Thirty thousand boardings on opening day, $290 million (or more) housing levy on the way.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/21/2016

Morning Fizz

Mayor Murray Communications Director Shelton Leaving After Year in Job

Murray lead spokesman Viet Shelton leaving for high paying Microsoft job.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/18/2016
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