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

O'Brien Stands Up to Angry Crowd at Council Meeting

O'Brien defends rights of homeless as public anger over unsanctioned camping hits city hall.

10/17/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Trump Effect

Local conservatives cancel fundraiser for GOP candidate, local soccer club spreads disinformation about O'Brien's encampment legislation.

10/13/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

SPD Shooting in Jungle as Council Set to Take Up Revised Encampment Legislation

In face of potential Murray veto, Bagshaw says if she doesn't have council consensus, she won't call for a vote on encampment bill.

10/12/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Chief O'Toole and Council Member Juarez Push Back on Sawant Over North Precinct

Sawant flags $15 million budget item for controversial North Precinct, Democrats flag misleading Republican campaign ad.

10/11/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Council Process Comes Under Scrutiny

Activist influence at city hall isn't as alarming as critics want it to be.

10/05/2016 By Josh Feit

Pedestrian Chronicles

Pedestrian Chronicles: Data Shows Peds and People Below King County Median Income Dominate Light Rail Ridership

Nearly 60 percent of light rail passengers arrive by foot.

10/04/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Email: Seattle Times Reporter Calls Out Paper's Own Anti–Sound Transit Bias

Reporting on Sound Transit and arm twisting for donations.

10/04/2016 By Josh Feit

Pedestrian Chronicles

Pedestrian Chronicles: Increase in Walking Outpaced All Other Modes of Commuting

Number of people walking to work in Seattle leaped by 50 percent.

10/03/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Friday LIKES and DISLIKES: Airbnb, Parking Requirements, and Waterfront Redesign

A roundup of the week in city news.

09/30/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Council to Amend Homeless Encampment Bill by Defining More Spots as "Unsuitable"

Philosophical debate over bill itself dogs discussion.

09/29/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Planning While Black: Keynote Speaker at City Planning Conference Expands Definition of Placemaking

Expanding the definition of city planning, expanding renters' rights, and expanding the downtown streetcar.

09/28/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Protesters Dog Murray Budget Speech

Murray talks directly about Black Lives Matter while protesters kept out of speech.

09/27/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Political Genius

Capitol Hill Housing's renters' summit is the progressive group's latest brainstorm.

09/26/2016 By Josh Feit

Friday Editorial

Mayor Murray Needs to Stop Triangulating on Homelessness

As Murray holds finger in the wind, council holds substantive discussions on encampments.

09/23/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Bagshaw, Burgess, and O'Brien Zoom In on Core Debate Over Encampment Legislation

Bagshaw seems to side with super progressive O'Brien.

09/23/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Less Parking, More Light Rail, and No Solution for Homelessness

I've got some more advice for SDOT.

09/22/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

SDOT, Mayor Murray, Mike O'Brien, and Kshama Sawant Don't Get It

Capitol Hill Housing proposal gets cold shoulder from City Hall.

09/21/2016 By Josh Feit