Afternoon Jolt

Key Public Testimony Cuts Through Politics of Homelessness Crisis

Council votes to take up ACLU legislation against homeless sweeps.

09/06/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Seattle Times Publisher Pitched a $290,000 Promo to the Port While the Paper Was Editorializing Against SoDo Arena

As the Times was making the Port of Seattle's case against the SoDo arena, it was simultaneously proposing a newspaper promo.

08/04/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Deputy Mayor Joncas Gets New Job Description in Latest Murray Office Shuffle

FAS director stepping into mayor's office to take on oversight of city departments.

07/28/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

New Council Proposal Would Ban Future Airbnb Hosts from Renting at Secondary Properties

Burgess scraps cap for outright ban on new Airbnb hosts in secondary market.

07/19/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Uh-Oh, City Planners Are Challenging Seattle Neighborhood Traditions Again

Saying they don't match the city's changing demographics, Department of Neighborhoods memo questions reliance on District Councils.

06/02/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Transgender Candidate Danni Askini Drops Out of State House Race

Candidate, who could have been Washington state's first transgender state representative, turns focus to fighting bathroom initiative.

05/13/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Hansen's Arena Site Appeared on List of Potential New Port Headquarters

Port documents show their SoDo property assessment included Hansen site.

05/12/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Sound Transit Voters Prefer Park and Rides Over Bike and Pedestrian Access

Poll finds strong support for park and rides at light rail expansions.

05/06/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Vance's Political Consultant Is Trump Delegate and Staffer

GOP U.S. senate candidate distanced himself from Trump today, but his main consultant is all in for Trump.

05/05/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

You Say McDermott, I Say McDermott: Pollsters Claim Joe McDermott's Winning Numbers Aren't Sign of Voter Confusion

According to his pollsters, Joe McDermott's lead increases when voters know he's not Jim McDermott.

05/04/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Pro Choice Group Gets Tough with Democrats

With its nuanced legislative report card, NARAL ends era of grade inflation for status quo Democrats.

04/28/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Council Member Juarez Sends Letter to Sound Transit Pressing for 130th Street Station

Sound Tranist CEO Rogoff has nothing but bad news for North Seattle council member Juarez.

04/15/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Smith Defends Clinton Endorsement

Southeast Seattle congressman pressed by voters about his Clinton endorsement.

04/13/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Southeast Seattle Democrats Withhold Early Endorsement from Incumbent Inslee

Ornery Democrats not kind to Governor Inslee nor Patty Murray.

04/12/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Sound Transit Plan Reins in Parking Costs

$1 billion earmark for parking spaces cut in half.

03/31/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Inslee Threatens Mass Veto Unless Legislature Resolves Budget Standoff and Avoids Another Special Session

Inslee frustrated with legislature's slow pace as Democrats dig in and criticize tax breaks.

03/07/2016 By John Stang

Afternoon Jolt

Attempt to Repeal Transgender Rights Fails in Republican Senate

Three Republican senators from Seattle's eastside suburbs vote with Democrats against bathroom bill.

02/10/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

On Homelessness, Sawant Likens Council Colleagues to Olympia Republicans

Sawant warns council not to throw stones from glass houses.

02/08/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Republican Senate Fires State Transportation Director Lynn Peterson

Democrats accuse GOP of election year move for surprise firing.

02/05/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

GOP Double Play Threatens Environmental Safeguards, Democrats Say

Under Republican control, senate committees pass bills to scale back oversight.

02/03/2016 By John Stang