News and Politics Editor

Josh Feit writes the Power Lines department, which focuses on the latest local political standoffs and the often unseen power structures that make Seattle tick. He also heads up the magazine’s go-to city politics blog, PubliCola, where he provides daily scoops in his Morning Fizz column.

A veteran local reporter, Josh was the news editor at the city’s alt-weekly The Stranger for nine years before founding PubliCola, the first blog in state history to get media accreditation to cover the state legislature. He was thrilled when Seattle Met added him and the blog to the SagaCity family in 2012.

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Morning Fizz

Planning While Black: Keynote Speaker at City Planning Conference Expands Definition of Placemaking

Expanding the definition of city planning, expanding renters' rights, and expanding the downtown streetcar.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/28/2016

Morning Fizz

Protesters Dog Murray Budget Speech

Murray talks directly about Black Lives Matter while protesters kept out of speech.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/27/2016

Morning Fizz

Political Genius

Capitol Hill Housing's renters' summit is the progressive group's latest brainstorm.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/26/2016

Friday Editorial

Mayor Murray Needs to Stop Triangulating on Homelessness

As Murray holds finger in the wind, council holds substantive discussions on encampments.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/23/2016

Morning Fizz

Bagshaw, Burgess, and O'Brien Zoom In on Core Debate Over Encampment Legislation

Bagshaw seems to side with super progressive O'Brien.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/23/2016

Morning Fizz

Less Parking, More Light Rail, and No Solution for Homelessness

I've got some more advice for SDOT.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/22/2016

Morning Fizz

SDOT, Mayor Murray, Mike O'Brien, and Kshama Sawant Don't Get It

Capitol Hill Housing proposal gets cold shoulder from City Hall.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/21/2016

Morning Fizz

Mayor and Unanimous Council Sign Off on Secured Scheduling Law

Seattle leads the country, follows the union.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/20/2016

Morning Fizz

Transit Activists Spoof Seattle Times

As Seattle Times sides with suburbs, Seattle Subway questions paper's relevance.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/19/2016

City Hall

Friday LIKES & DISLIKES: Renters, Bike Share, Heroin, Electric Cars, the North Precinct, Antisemitism, and More

Lots of people's opinions about this week's news.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/16/2016

Morning Fizz

In Nod to Black Lives Matter, Controversial North Precinct Police Station Taken Off Table in New Budget

Mayor and North Seattle council member Juarez still committed to new station, but agree to further scrutiny.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/16/2016

Morning Fizz

Council Committee Greenlights Jungle Sweep, Cues Up Larger Fight Over Unsanctioned Encampments

Council committee votes 4-2 to sweep East Duwamish Greenbelt

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/15/2016

Morning Fizz

Sound Transit Three Campaign Kicks Off with Big Agenda and Nagging Footnote

Progressive coalition comes together at dynamic kickoff. But will the region sign off?

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/14/2016

Laissez F'Airbnb

Is AirBnb Making Matters Worse For Affordable Housing?

The city council wants to regulate Airbnb more aggressively. A real affordable housing solution—or just real political theater?

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/14/2016

Morning Fizz

SDOT Shoots Down Parking Reform Recommendation

Urbanists push back against SDOT decision to pass on Parking Benefit Districts.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/12/2016

Morning Fizz

Murray May Go with First Veto if Council Passes Encampment Legislation

New reports on homelessness fuel debate between mayor and council.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/09/2016

Afternoon Jolt

Key Public Testimony Cuts Through Politics of Homelessness Crisis

Council votes to take up ACLU legislation against homeless sweeps.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/06/2016

Morning Fizz

Uber Drivers, Land Use Attorneys, and Trump Voters

A few post–Labor Day questions.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/06/2016

Morning Fizz

Obscure Hearing Could Determine Major Seattle Housing Issue

The Queen Anne Community Council challenges city's backyard cottage proposal.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/02/2016

Morning Fizz

City Department Directors Reject Alternative Proposal to End Homeless Sweeps

Mayor's department heads say lefty proposal would prevent city from addressing unsanctioned encampments.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/01/2016
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