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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Election 2016

Pro-Palestinian Rights Sign Pulled Down During Washington State Delegation DNC Roll Call

Video captures tense moment at convention.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/29/2016

Morning Fizz

Herbold Amendment to Grand Bargain Spooks Developers and Urbanists

Herbold amendment would add fees to account for demolition of existing housing.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/29/2016

Afternoon Jolt

Deputy Mayor Joncas Gets New Job Description in Latest Murray Office Shuffle

FAS director stepping into mayor's office to take on oversight of city departments.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/28/2016

Morning Fizz

Greenways Group Denied Membership at Recent District Council Meeting

District council votes no to pedestrian group, community council says yes to upzones, and Department of Neighborhoods presents the numbers.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/28/2016

Morning Fizz

Email to City Council Accuses Mayor and Neighborhood Director of "Falsified" Report on District Councils

Georgetown leader says Murray and Nyland are misleading the council about district councils.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/27/2016

Morning Fizz

Darcy Burner Plays Sanders Role in Local Race as Democratic House Committee Funds Her Establishment Opponent

Democrats snub Burner, City Council backs hotel workers, and Burgess cites an iffy stat.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/26/2016

Morning Fizz

Urbanist Hopes, Democratic Expectations, and Neighborhood Demands

What Tim Kaine means for the Democrats, what Jim McDermott means for the Democrats, and what West Woodland wants from Ballard.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/25/2016

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
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