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

State Issues Report on Life Expectancy by Legislative District

Income inequality impacts life expectancy rates.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/12/2016

Morning Fizz

Joe McDermott Wins Endorsement from 34th District Democrats

Endorsements in the 7th congressional district, tolling on I-405.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/11/2016

Afternoon Jolt

Attempt to Repeal Transgender Rights Fails in Republican Senate

Three Republican senators from Seattle's eastside suburbs vote with Democrats against bathroom bill.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/10/2016

Morning Fizz

Key Affordable Housing Legislation Moves Forward in Olympia

Murray bill makes cutoff, Murray makes snarky comments, GOP makes unions nervous, and Metro director makes it to Vancouver.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/10/2016

Morning Fizz

Murray's Affordable Housing Bill Faces Criticism in Olympia

Critics call Murray bill a developer giveaway, critics call Peterson firing an ideological temper tantrum.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/09/2016

Afternoon Jolt

On Homelessness, Sawant Likens Council Colleagues to Olympia Republicans

Sawant warns council not to throw stones from glass houses.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/08/2016

Morning Fizz

Criminalizing Homelessness

Council hears from homeless advocates, angry neighbors, and Democrats sorta defend Lynn Peterson.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/08/2016

Friday Editorial

Peterson Responds to Firing, Republican Senator Threatens "More Heads Are Going to Roll"

Class act versus crass act.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/05/2016

Afternoon Jolt

Republican Senate Fires State Transportation Director Lynn Peterson

Democrats accuse GOP of election year move for surprise firing.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/05/2016

Morning Fizz

Homelessness Takes Center Stage in City Hall and Olympia

Macri running in 43rd, Harris talking at city hall, and Nelson seeking emergency aid in Olympia.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/05/2016

Morning Fizz

Doubling Last Levy, Mayor Rolls Out $290 Million Affordable Housing Proposal

Murray on affordable housing, Republicans on minimum wage.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/04/2016

Morning Fizz

Democrats Give in to Road Rage in Olympia

Democrats abandon transit advocates, council ponders bike sharing.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/03/2016

Morning Fizz

Burgers, Bike Bail Out, and Bus Rapid Transit at City Hall

City council puts cheery spin on transit hurdles and troubles.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/02/2016

Morning Fizz

The McDermott Race, the Bernie Race, and the Greenspace

Running for Jim McDermott's seat, endorsing Bernie or Hillary, and slowing down the bike trail.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/01/2016

Morning Fizz

Seattle Police Acknowledge "Concerning" and "Consistent" Slower Response to Domestic Violence Calls

Response times to 911 calls, rent control, and Clinton versus Sanders.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/28/2016

Morning Fizz

Mayor Faces Off with Critics of Neighborhood Upzones at Packed City Hall Meeting

Murray's housing affordability recommendations take center stage at city hall.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/27/2016

Morning Fizz

City Calls on Sound Transit to Fund More Transit, Republicans Abandon McCleary Plan

Council sends letter to Sound Transit, Republicans send message to Democrats, and Olympia not interested in rent control.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/26/2016

Morning Fizz

Where the Congressional Candidates Stand on the Great Bernie-Hillary Divide

McDermott wannabes fess up on Bernie versus Hillary debate, Sightline jumps in to Murray versus NIMBY debate, and the return of Darcy Burner?

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/25/2016

Politics

Video of the Week: "A Black or Brown Paper" on Racial Justice?

Uncomfortable laughter at King County Council policy committee meeting.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/22/2016

Morning Fizz

Judge Rules Eyman Measure Unconstitutional, Mayor's Office Responds to Wallingford Meeting, and Showdown in the 43rd District

Judge accuses Eyman of bullying, mayor's office defends housing plan, and trans rights and homelessness advocates queue up for the state house.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/22/2016
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