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

Pedestrian Chronicles, Scott Kubly Chronicles, and Sally Bagshaw Is Not Running for Mayor

SDOT director settles for $10,000 in ethics investigation.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/01/2016

Morning Fizz

Majority of 43rd District State House Candidates Disagree with Chopp (Kinda) and Howard Behar Loves Developers (Kinda)

A flip-flop in the 43rd District race and more commentary from former Starbucks head Behar.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/30/2016

Morning Fizz

Retiring Lieutenant Governor Owen Blasts State Senator Seeking His Seat

In lengthy letter, Owen Accuses Habib of making exaggerated and partisan campaign promises for largely parliamentarian job.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/29/2016

Morning Fizz

Former Starbucks President Howard Behar Blasts City Council

Former Starbucks head protests secured scheduling proposal, U.S. Supreme Court affirms Washington pharmacy rules.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/28/2016

Morning Fizz

Jayapal Scores Progressive Endorsement

Fuse for Jayapal, Times for Shih, Supreme Court for choice.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/27/2016

Morning Fizz

Campaign Themes Emerge as Sound Transit Sends $54 Billion Measure to Ballot

Sound Transit sends light rail measure to voters.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/24/2016

Morning Fizz

Internal Sound Transit Emails Reveal Confused Parking Strategy, UW Acknowledges U-Pass Not Working

PubliCola public records request shows how Sound Transit thinks about parking estimates, and UW outlines troubled U-Pass program.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/23/2016

Morning Fizz

Walkinshaw, Macri, Housing Levy Strong in 43rd District

Influential Seattle district makes primary endorsements.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/22/2016

Morning Fizz

U-Pass Program in Jeopardy?

Transit cuts, transgender rights, and tricky wording.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/21/2016

2016 Election

Transforming the Democratic Party

Transgender rights and delegates take stage at this weekend's state Democratic Party convention.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/17/2016

Power Lines

Seattle’s Transgender Activists Want to Transform the DNC

Progressive language from the 1970s is marginalizing today's LGBTQ community. Meet the activists who want a rewrite.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/17/2016

Morning Fizz

Sawant to Speak at Chamber Breakfast

A political first, a taxing discrepancy, a new model, and an old column.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/17/2016

Morning Fizz

Surprise Testimony at City Hall: Please Tax Us

Airbnb hosts tell council to tax them rather than regulating them out of business.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/16/2016

Morning Fizz

Community Council Full of S— with Poop Concerns?

City reacts to sewage "canard" and housing affordability advocate reacts to Airbnb proposal.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/15/2016

Morning Fizz

Neighborhood Council Freaked Out About Extra Poop that Comes with Density

SPD blast balls, neighborhood poop, new campaign ads, and neck to neck contributions.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/14/2016

Morning Fizz

Republicans Target Transgender Rights Again

Tense hearing slips into campaigning for antitransgender initiative.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/13/2016

Morning Fizz

Republican State Senator Rejects Parent's Suggestion to Close Tax Breaks and Consider Capital Gains to Fund Education

Republican task force member shuts down funding recommendation.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/10/2016

Morning Fizz

Sanders Delegates Plan to Take Over State Convention

Sanders delegates, Clinton superdelegates, and trans delegates.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/09/2016

Pedestrian Chronicles

Money from Parking Garage Should Go to Pedestrian Investments

City's rosy spin on parking garage downplays ill-advised choice to subsidize parking.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/08/2016

Morning Fizz

Seemingly Modest New Renters' Rights Law Represents Major Victory and Significant Tactical Shift for Sawant

By taking an iterative approach, Sawant may have her biggest impact yet.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/07/2016
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