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

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

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

Mayor and Unanimous Council Sign Off on Secured Scheduling Law

Seattle leads the country, follows the union.

09/20/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

In Nod to Black Lives Matter, Controversial North Precinct Police Station Taken Off Table in New Budget

Mayor and North Seattle council member Juarez still committed to new station, but agree to further scrutiny.

09/16/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Murray May Go with First Veto if Council Passes Encampment Legislation

New reports on homelessness fuel debate between mayor and council.

09/09/2016 By Josh Feit

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

Morning Fizz

Uber Drivers, Land Use Attorneys, and Trump Voters

A few post–Labor Day questions.

09/06/2016 By Josh Feit

Guest Opinion

Uber Ordinance Doesn't Meet Labor Law Standards

For-hire driver legislation isn't inclusive enough when it comes to who qualifies as legit union member.

09/05/2016 By Ronald Meisburg

Morning Fizz

Homeless Advocates Appeal to Council to Stop Mayor's Sweeps, Bagshaw Receptive to Proposal

Bagshaw says sweeps are making things worse, says she's working with mayor and advocates, and that she has council support.

08/25/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Black Lives Matter Condemns New Police Precinct at Tense Council Hearing

Council votes 7-1 to move ahead with new north Seattle precinct over objections and boos from crowd.

08/16/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Is the King County Council Relevant?

Questions about the King County Council, the Seattle Times, and landlords.

08/09/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Editorial

Just How Silly Has Seattle's Lefty Rhetoric Become?

Public testimony at yesterday's council hearing was out of sync with reality.

08/03/2016 By Josh Feit

City Hall

New Survey Documents Workers' Scheduling Woes, Though Finds Majority "Satisfied" with Status Quo

Following up $15, city council continues to study secured scheduling legislation, though some workers said new rules aren't needed.

07/27/2016 By Spencer Ricks

Morning Jolt

'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee' Slams Sexist Reaction to SoDo Arena Vote

Samantha Bee introduces Seattle's starting five, the five council women who chose "ports before sports."

05/17/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

In Dramatic Vote, Council Rejects SoDo Sonics Deal

Maritime interests win out over new sports arena in 5-4 vote.

05/03/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Bikes Versus Cars: Parking Double Standard at Light Rail Stations

Paying for bike parking at light rail and voting for an NBA stadium?

05/02/2016 By Josh Feit