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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Afternoon Jolt

Skeptical Council Evaluates Mayor's Homeless Sweeps

City policy to clear homeless encampments comes under fire from council.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/19/2016

Morning Fizz

Protesters Confront Pot Shop Owner, Legislator Confronts Teens, and Council to Confront Mayor

Pot, gentrification, virginity, and homelessness.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/19/2016

Morning Fizz

School Board Set to Eliminate Nearly 20 Percent of Onsite Child Care Programs

Meeting the McCleary class size reduction mandate may jeopardize programs for kids.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/18/2016

Urbanism

The City Canon

Finding urbanist politics in awesome movies, music, and books.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/15/2016

Morning Fizz

More Tolling Data, Another Bertha Fiasco, and a Bigger Polling Firm

Eastside Democrat Cyrus Habib signs on to GOP antitolling bill.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/15/2016

Morning Fizz

Republican Anecdotes Versus Actual Stats

Despite data, Republican state senator Andy Hill denounces express lane tolling.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/14/2016

Morning Fizz

The State of the State, Pot, and Bathrooms

City expands pot industry, Inslee cheers minimum wage initiative, and conservative Republican signs on to women's rights bill.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/13/2016

Morning Fizz

It's Still an 8-1 City Council

In big Amazon vote, Herbold joins majority while leading way on workers' rights and free speech.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/12/2016

Morning Fizz

A Radical Republican Bill in Olympia and Some Guerrilla Urbanism in Seattle

The war on women and the war on cars continues.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/11/2016

Morning Fizz

Expediting Bad Design

The suburban office park model is disappearing, but it shouldn't relocate to the city.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/08/2016

Afternoon Jolt

Walkinshaw Announces Key Endorsements

Walkinshaw picks up González and Burgess endorsements.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/07/2016

Afternoon Jolt

Constantine Picks New Council Member Johnson to be on Sound Transit Board

Urbanist Johnson beats out lefty Mike O'Brien for Seattle seat on Sound Transit board.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/07/2016

Morning Fizz

New Polling Says Inslee Is Vulnerable, Jayapal Says She's "Seriously Considering" McDermott Seat

Inslee only leads Bryant (who?) by nine points.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/07/2016

Morning Fizz

It's O'Brien Versus Johnson for Sound Transit Board Appointment

A new Sound Transit board member and a new Elway poll.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/06/2016

Morning Fizz

O'Brien Makes Homelessness Top Issue at City Hall, Empowered Harrell Channels New Council Members

A day of speeches at the new city hall.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/05/2016

Morning Fizz

U.S. Representative Jim McDermott Expected to Announce Retirement Today

Veteran liberal congressman expected to retire, herd of candidates expected to run.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/04/2016

Morning Fizz

The Final Word of the Year from the Year's Biggest Winner

Calling herself an urbanist, brand new at-large city council member Lorena González gets last say on the G-word, growth.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/31/2015

Morning Fizz

The Biggest Story of 2015

With 10,000 homeless people in King County and at least 67 deaths on the streets, homelessness was the local story of the year.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/30/2015

Morning Fizz

More City Hall Hires Cap Off Year for Urbanists, Socialists

Council staffs taking shape at city hall.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/29/2015

Feature

Can Seattle Make Homelessness Rare?

Declaring an emergency is one thing. Doing something about it is another.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/29/2015
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