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.

Morning Fizz

2 Videos to Watch Before Election Day

These two videos make it clear why election day is a big deal.

11/07/2016 By Josh Feit

Opinion

Vote for a Regional Upgrade. Vote for ST3.

ST3 isn't merely about connecting communities, it's about creating them.

11/04/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Washington State AG Ferguson Wins Major Campaign Finance Case Against Grocery Association

Superior court judge blasts food industry for breaking campaign finance laws, issues $18 million fine.

11/03/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Early Ballot Returns Give Democrats Big Lead in Key State Senate Battles

Good news for Democrats on early ballot returns, city budget news today, and sad news about state Republican senator Andy Hill.

11/02/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Republicans Outspending Democrats in Key Suburban Seattle State Senate Race

More pot money, less Inslee money, and more GOP independent spending.

11/01/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

2 Controversial Council Votes Return: The SoDo Stadium and Bike Sharing

Council likely to revisit the stadium street vacation and saving bike share—both big issues from 2016.

10/31/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Murray Set to Make Announcement About Empty Civic Square Lot

A big announcement about the hole in the ground across from city hall and no big announcements from the NBA.

10/28/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Negative Ads, Negative Balance Sheets, and Negative Emails

Walkinshaw versus Jayapal, Hansen's taxes, and opponents of a safe heroin site.

10/27/2016 By Josh Feit

Opinion

White Guys Sit Back as Candidates of Color Go At It

Walkinshaw ad ignites tense back and forth.

10/26/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Public Money Still on Table in Hansen's New Offer

City could forgo millions in tax revenue in latest proposal.

10/26/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Poll: Inslee Tops 50 for First Time, Minimum Wage Edging Toward Magical 60 Percent

Latest Elway polling shows promising year for Democrats. Duh.

10/25/2016 By Josh Feit

Opinion

Stay Put, Young Hipster

Progressives shouldn't flock to the Midwest, nor should they bail on it.

10/24/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Weyerhaeuser's Mixed Message

Weyerhaeuser moves into the city, debates over urban space, and Obama joins the local debate.

10/24/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Opinion

A Carbon Tax Should Confront Environmental Inequity Not Affirm It

I-732 squanders the power of a carbon tax.

10/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Picking Up More Council Support, Murray Set to Offer Homeless Encampment Guidelines of His Own

O'Brien ally Johnson tells constituents he's shifting away from O'Brien bill and toward Murray.

10/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Questions Answered

Kiersten Grove Is Steering Seattle’s Transportation Future

Over the next 25 years, 116 miles of rapid transit could transform our transportation system and our city.

10/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Real Difference Between the Competing Homeless Encampment Proposals

Is the city making a credible offer of shelter and services to the homeless?

10/20/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Murray Kicks Off Reelection Bid with Westin Luncheon Fundraiser

Murray raises $150,000 at first fundraiser.

10/19/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

With 7 Council Members on His Side, Murray Reaches New Bargain on Original Developer Grand Bargain

Murray saves HALA, council delays Sawant legislation, and O'Brien caught in housing irony.

10/18/2016 By Josh Feit

Dense and Sensibility

Queen Anne Residents Are Challenging the City's Plan to Make Seattle Denser

Is this the single-family neighborhood movement’s last stand?

10/18/2016 By Josh Feit