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

The Biggest Sinners of 2015

Seattle politics in 2015, as explained by the Seven Deadly Sins.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/24/2015

Morning Fizz

Key Homelessness Advocate Abruptly Leaves City Job

After just five months, all star homelessness advocate leaves city gig.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/23/2015

Morning Fizz

Civil Rights Takes Center Stage at City Hall

New council members bring a new agenda to city hall, but does it include transit?

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/22/2015

Morning Fizz

Freshman City Council Members Pick Up Key Committee Assignments

Transit nerd Rob Johnson lands plum assignment.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/21/2015

Transportation

Sound Transit Says There Is High Demand for Park and Rides

Sound Transit explains high number of new parking stalls on ST3 project list.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/18/2015

Morning Fizz

Sound Transit Three Looks at Nearly $1 Billion for New Parking Stalls

Sound Transit's parking agenda and the city council's legislative agenda.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/18/2015

Morning Fizz

State Legislature Gets a C+ on Racial Justice

The best and worst legislators according to social justice group Washington Community Action Network.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/17/2015

Election 2016

Can Walkinshaw Raise the Millions It Will Take to Challenge Incumbent McDermott?

With the exception of unions, a survey of recent donors shows little overlap between McDermott and his new adversary Walkinshaw.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/15/2015

Morning Fizz

Council Challenges Uber on Worker Rights, Murray Challenges UW on Affordable Housing

O'Brien legislation would allow collective bargaining in "gig economy," Murray letter admonishes UW

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/14/2015

Morning Fizz

More Sound Transit Money and Less Upzoning

A bigger tax bill for Sound Transit Three and fewer upzones in the grand bargain for housing?

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/11/2015

Morning Fizz

The Case for Lidding I-5

McDermott votes to oppose visa restrictions, Seattlish annotates Seattle Weekly, and Northwest Urbanist makes a compelling case for a central park.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/10/2015

Morning Fizz

City Says It Can't Disclose Recipients of Tax Breaks

Tax breaks and Trump.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/09/2015

Afternoon Jolt

Look Who's Relevant Now

Jimmy Carter's prescient policies.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/07/2015

Morning Fizz

Unusually Opinionated Sound Transit Staff Presents New Ballard-to-Tacoma Light Rail Option

More options and more money on the table in latest light rail plan.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/07/2015

Afternoon Jolt

Subarea Equity Is Dead, Long Live Subarea Equity

Rare editorializing from the Sound Transit staff at board meeting as it lays out surprise Ballard-to-Tacoma line.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/04/2015

Morning Fizz

Braddock Congratulates Herbold, Jim McDermott Welcomes Challenger, and Sound Transit Ridership Increases

Herbold maintains lead after recount in West Seattle race.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/04/2015

Afternoon Jolt

DelBene Turns Tables on GOP Planned Parenthood Investigation

Asked if she's "monkey wrenching" the GOP's special committee on Planned Parenthood, DelBene reframes the debate.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/03/2015

Morning Fizz

State Representative Brady Walkinshaw to Challenge Longtime U.S. Representative Jim McDermott

Young state representative will take on veteran liberal congressman.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/03/2015

Afternoon Jolt

Charter Battle Heats Up in Olympia (Between Democrats)

Seattle Democrat Pollet takes anti–charter school stand as Tacoma Democrat Sawyer says they offer a solution.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/02/2015

Morning Fizz

City Locks in Corporate Tax Exemption, Daugaard Protests, and Blethen Tweets

City to leave a couple million dollars on table in tax revenue.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/02/2015
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