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 Labor Council Endorses Jayapal

Democrats agree on everything (almost), Republicans agree with nothing (except tax breaks).

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/17/2016

Morning Fizz

Black Votes Matter

Last night's presidential primary and two dissident letters.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/16/2016

Morning Fizz

Council Approves Pronto Deal, Ethics Questions Linger

A big win for bike share, though mayor never formally cleared SDOT director's role.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/15/2016

Morning Fizz

It Takes a City

The urbanist moment in Chicago.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/14/2016

Morning Fizz

Democrats Help Pass Charter Schools Bill, Special Session Likely as Budget Negotiations Continue

Last days in Olympia as Democrats and Republicans squabble over supplemental budget.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/10/2016

Afternoon Editorial

A Bike Policy for Adults

Why SDOT's hands-on approach to bike sharing makes more sense than sending commuters to Target for a deal.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/09/2016

Morning Fizz

Important Immigrants' Rights Bills Fail in Olympia

Significant bills meet their demise in final week of legislative session.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/09/2016

Morning Fizz

Last Minute Tax Breaks in Olympia

Chopp's inconsistent position, pregnant workers' insecure position, and the open position in the 43rd.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/08/2016

Morning Fizz

Mike McGinn, Light Rail, and Eight Other Defining Stories of the Last Decade

The most important events of the last 10 years and the most important votes in Olympia on Friday.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/07/2016

Friday Editorial

Bike Sharing Is Bike Infrastructure

A public investment in bike infrastructure should include bikes.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/04/2016

10 Years That Changed A City

2010: Seattle Veers Hard Left

Seattle has always been left of center, even an exemplar left coast city. But it wasn’t until recently that the fierce left was a legit force to be reckoned with.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/04/2016

10 Years That Changed a City

2009: Sound Transit Connects Downtown to Sea-Tac

Seattle hasn’t only outgrown its 1970s parochialism—it’s also outgrown its city limits and evolved into a bona fide metropolitan region.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/04/2016

Morning Fizz

Economic Security Tops Voters' Concerns, Council Vote Devolves into Saturday Night Live Skit

Homelessness, rent, affordability, and the economy worry voters; bike sharing weirds out council.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/04/2016

Morning Fizz

Council Agrees Bike Sharing Is Good, but Finds Little Common Ground During Tense Pronto Hearing

Divided committee sends bike sharing proposal to full council.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/02/2016

Power Lines

Lorena González Has an Agenda of Her Own

Both the left and right want to claim the new city council member as their own. Boy, are they in for a surprise.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/01/2016

Morning Fizz

House Speaker Frank Chopp Made Me Do It

Democratic leader stops Democratic amendment, Herbold wants to stop SDOT bike share plan, and transgender candidate is a go for state house.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/01/2016

Morning Fizz

Republicans Versus Republicans, Democrats Versus Democrats, and Herbold Versus Bike Share?

Republican candidate condemns Trump, house Democrats challenge Chopp, and freshman council members differ on bike share.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/29/2016

Morning Fizz

State Budget Proposal Earmarks $1 Million to "Clean Up" the Jungle

Money from Olympia, statements from Highline, endorsements from unions, and a regional proposal.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/26/2016

Morning Fizz

Chopp Has Amendments to Murray Housing Bill

Chopp only wants tax breaks for affordable housing nonprofits, Republicans want to exclude nonprofits from pregnancy worker fairness act, and Republicans have to dismiss independent investigator for over-the-top email.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/25/2016

Morning Fizz

Chopp May Block Affordable Housing Bill

Murray housing bill in trouble in Olympia.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/24/2016
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