City Hall

Murray Lays Out "Summer of Safety" Anticrime Initiative

In an unusual (and emotional) speech, Mayor Ed Murray proposes an outline for combating crime in Seattle, especially in the South End.

06/25/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: We Do Talk To Police

Today's picks for civic nerds.

06/25/2014 By Ezra Parter

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Friday Likes and Dislikes

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring How we really feel about this week's news.

06/20/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Many Justifiably Think This is the Wrong Solution

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring taxis, microhousing, minimum wage, and small-lot development.

06/19/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Murray Set to Lift Cap on Rideshare Companies

Another big compromise and victory for Mayor Ed Murray.

06/16/2014 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Thursday Fizz: Still Smarting Over the Minimum Wage Deal

Thursday Fizz featuring the $15 minimum wage, the new deputy mayor, and staffing changes on the second floor of city hall.

06/12/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Seattle's New Deputy Mayor: DSA Head Kate Joncas

Mayor Ed Murray to announce his new deputy mayor: Downtown Seattle Association director Kate Joncas.

06/11/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: A Major Staffing Announcement

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring a new city department head, a costly trip, and a tacky fundraiser.

06/11/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Tuesday Fizz: Based on Hopes and Prayers and Guesses

Tuesday Fizz featuring a Metro veto, KUOW fallout, and a pricey plane ticket.

06/10/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Rideshare Deal, Without Caps, in the Works

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring Uber deal, pre-K funding, DelBene vs. the NSA, and a KUOW resignation.

06/09/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Somber Mayor Murray Addresses Gun Violence "Epidemic"

A week of violence restarts conversation on guns.

06/06/2014 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Friday Likes and Dislikes

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring how we really felt about this weeks headlines.

06/06/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

One Question for Mayor Ed Murray

One question about pot for Mayor Ed Murray.

06/03/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

"I Never Believed It Would Really Fall Apart"

Tuesday Fizz featuring a victorious Mayor Ed Murray one day after the historic minimum wage vote.

06/03/2014 By Morning Fizz

Afternoon Jolt

Monday Jolt: Council Passes Highest Minimum Wage in Nation

Over alternating choruses of boos and cheers, the city council passes legislation creating a path toward a $15 minimum wage—the highest in the country.

06/02/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

No Business-Backed Minimum Wage Initiative from OneSeattle

OneSeattle, the business-backed group that formed to put pressure on Mayor Ed Murray over his minimum wage proposal, will not file an initiative to compete with the Murray compromise.

05/28/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Mayor Murray's Police Nominee Will Be City's First Female SPD Chief

He picked the chick! Mayor Ed Murray chooses former Boston Police Commissioner Kathleen O'Toole as his nominee for police chief.

05/19/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Oblivious Tweets

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring the clueless mainstream media on twitter.

05/19/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Murray Announces Universal Pre-K and Minimum Wage Proposals

In a big week for the mayor, Ed Murray announces proposals to fund universal pre-kindergarten and a $15 minimum wage.

05/15/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Sawant Continues to Take Activist Role on Minimum Wage Debate

City council member Kshama Sawant is among the first to sign a petition for a $15 minimum wage, isolating herself from a likely 8-member council majority in favor of Mayor Ed Murray's proposal.

05/15/2014 By Erica C. Barnett