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

King County Democrats Vice Chair Floats Idea of Island for the Homeless

Sounding like Trump, protesting Trump, and consulting for the chamber.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/30/2016

Morning Fizz

Queen Anne Emerges as Bulwark Against City's Development Goals

Queen Anne Community Council challenges zoning changes to single family zones.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/29/2016

Morning Fizz

Light Rail Ridership Spikes at 80,000 Passengers in One (Non-Event) Day

Booming ridership, opposition dollars, and an Amazon drive-thru.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/26/2016

Morning Fizz

Homeless Advocates Appeal to Council to Stop Mayor's Sweeps, Bagshaw Receptive to Proposal

Bagshaw says sweeps are making things worse, says she's working with mayor and advocates, and that she has council support.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/25/2016

Morning Fizz

Mayor Murray Holds First Reelection Campaign Fundraiser

With five council members endorsing already, Murray raises $25,000.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/24/2016

Morning Fizz

Social Justice, Environmental, and Labor Coalition Signs Voters' Guide Statement Against Carbon Tax Initiative

The housing crisis, the environmental crisis, and the homelessness crisis.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/23/2016

Morning Fizz

Herbold Looking at New Business Tax Recommendation

Trumpism in Seattle? And city hall looking at new taxes on businesses?

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/22/2016

Morning Fizz

Demolition Data Disputes Liberal Narrative

Transit-oriented development, lacking development, biking development, and myths about development.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/19/2016

Morning Fizz

Candidates Spar Over Environment and Minimum Wage at First Gubernatorial Debate

Bryant uses standard Rossi line against Inslee.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/18/2016

Morning Fizz

Poll: Inslee Leads GOP Opponent Bryant by Double Digits

Bryant faces Trump conundrum as Inslee leads by 12 points.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/17/2016

Morning Fizz

Black Lives Matter Condemns New Police Precinct at Tense Council Hearing

Council votes 7-1 to move ahead with new north Seattle precinct over objections and boos from crowd.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/16/2016

Morning Fizz

Smith Endorses Jayapal, Carlyle Doubles Down on Light Rail Financing Concerns

Jayapal nets major endorsement.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/15/2016

Morning Fizz

Sound Transit Committee Approves Northgate Parking Garage

Seattle City Council member Rob Johnson raises questions about need for parking.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/12/2016

Morning Fizz

A Tale of Two Cities: Dueling Urbanist Thinkers Address Seattle's Affordability Crisis

With contrasting views, local writers in deep conversation about development and displacement.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/11/2016

Morning Fizz

Freshman Council Member Herbold Emerges in Year One as Driving Force

Hey Ed Murray, never mind Lorena González, Mike O'Brien, or Kshama Sawant, District One's Herbold is ascendant.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/10/2016

Afternoon Editorial

In Defense of Getting S— Done

Mayor and council challenge "Seattle Process."

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/09/2016

Morning Fizz

Is the King County Council Relevant?

Questions about the King County Council, the Seattle Times, and landlords.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/09/2016

Morning Fizz

The Latest Results and the Latest Proposal

Democrats in the suburbs, Devil's in the details, questions about the polling, and no comment from the Times.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/08/2016

Morning Fizz

Good News for Walkinshaw in Seattle, Bad Signs for Republicans in Seattle Suburbs

Democrat Wellman in near tie with Republican incumbent Litzow.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/05/2016

Afternoon Jolt

Seattle Times Publisher Pitched a $290,000 Promo to the Port While the Paper Was Editorializing Against SoDo Arena

As the Times was making the Port of Seattle's case against the SoDo arena, it was simultaneously proposing a newspaper promo.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/04/2016
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