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

Developer Pronounces Pod Apartments Dead

Council regulations have killed pod apartments, urban planner wants to kill I-123, and Murray faces Seattle Times hysteria for killing district councils.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/22/2016

Afternoon Editorial

Denouncing Mayor's Call for Broader Community Outreach, Seattle Times Defends "Tradition" and White Privilege

Times says marginalized communities simply "chose" not to get involved.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/21/2016

Morning Fizz

Council Pushes Limits on Airbnb as Hosts Say Tax Us Instead

Debate over Airbnb centers on affordable housing stock.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/21/2016

Afternoon Jolt

New Council Proposal Would Ban Future Airbnb Hosts from Renting at Secondary Properties

Burgess scraps cap for outright ban on new Airbnb hosts in secondary market.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/19/2016

Morning Fizz

Sawant Effort to Bypass Voters on Hotel Workers Initiative Fails

Sawant's procedural move would have allowed council to approve union measure next week.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/19/2016

Farewells

What’s Congressman Jim McDermott’s Real Legacy?

Legislative success—or simply the the soft liberalism of low expectations.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/18/2016

Morning Fizz

District Council Sends Out SOS

District council sends "open invitation" to begin organizing against Murray plan.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/18/2016

Morning Fizz

Jayapal, Walkinshaw Head into Primary with Big Media Endorsements

Jayapal nets Stranger endorsement, Walkinshaw picks up Seattle Times.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/15/2016

Morning Fizz

Murray's Executive Order Challenges Traditional Neighborhood Council Model

A year after failing to challenge Seattle's single-family zone status quo, Murray tries a different approach.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/14/2016

Morning Fizz

Plastic Bag Ban Noncompliance, District Councils Not Working

A radical change at the department of neighborhoods, disappointing stats on the plastic bag ban, and big business all in on ST3.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/13/2016

Morning Fizz

Pedestrian Chronicles, Scott Kubly Chronicles, and Sally Bagshaw Is Not Running for Mayor

SDOT director settles for $10,000 in ethics investigation.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/01/2016

Morning Fizz

Majority of 43rd District State House Candidates Disagree with Chopp (Kinda) and Howard Behar Loves Developers (Kinda)

A flip-flop in the 43rd District race and more commentary from former Starbucks head Behar.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/30/2016

Morning Fizz

Retiring Lieutenant Governor Owen Blasts State Senator Seeking His Seat

In lengthy letter, Owen Accuses Habib of making exaggerated and partisan campaign promises for largely parliamentarian job.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/29/2016

Morning Fizz

Former Starbucks President Howard Behar Blasts City Council

Former Starbucks head protests secured scheduling proposal, U.S. Supreme Court affirms Washington pharmacy rules.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/28/2016

Morning Fizz

Jayapal Scores Progressive Endorsement

Fuse for Jayapal, Times for Shih, Supreme Court for choice.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/27/2016

Morning Fizz

Campaign Themes Emerge as Sound Transit Sends $54 Billion Measure to Ballot

Sound Transit sends light rail measure to voters.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/24/2016

Morning Fizz

Internal Sound Transit Emails Reveal Confused Parking Strategy, UW Acknowledges U-Pass Not Working

PubliCola public records request shows how Sound Transit thinks about parking estimates, and UW outlines troubled U-Pass program.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/23/2016

Morning Fizz

Walkinshaw, Macri, Housing Levy Strong in 43rd District

Influential Seattle district makes primary endorsements.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/22/2016

Morning Fizz

U-Pass Program in Jeopardy?

Transit cuts, transgender rights, and tricky wording.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/21/2016

2016 Election

Transforming the Democratic Party

Transgender rights and delegates take stage at this weekend's state Democratic Party convention.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/17/2016
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