Morning Fizz

Picking Up More Council Support, Murray Set to Offer Homeless Encampment Guidelines of His Own

O'Brien ally Johnson tells constituents he's shifting away from O'Brien bill and toward Murray.

10/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Real Difference Between the Competing Homeless Encampment Proposals

Is the city making a credible offer of shelter and services to the homeless?

10/20/2016 By Josh Feit

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

SPD Shooting in Jungle as Council Set to Take Up Revised Encampment Legislation

In face of potential Murray veto, Bagshaw says if she doesn't have council consensus, she won't call for a vote on encampment bill.

10/12/2016 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

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

Less Parking, More Light Rail, and No Solution for Homelessness

I've got some more advice for SDOT.

09/22/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Council Committee Greenlights Jungle Sweep, Cues Up Larger Fight Over Unsanctioned Encampments

Council committee votes 4-2 to sweep East Duwamish Greenbelt

09/15/2016 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

Guest Opinion

Getting Home

Using data to guide our fight against homelessness.

09/08/2016 By Mark Putnam

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

City Department Directors Reject Alternative Proposal to End Homeless Sweeps

Mayor's department heads say lefty proposal would prevent city from addressing unsanctioned encampments.

09/01/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

King County Democrats Vice Chair Floats Idea of Island for the Homeless

Sounding like Trump, protesting Trump, and consulting for the chamber.

08/30/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Editorial

Mayor Ed Murray: It's Time for a Long-Term Plan to Address Homelessness

New director of Homelessness will coordinate city departments, service providers, non profits in comprehensive strategy that measures how many people we are ultimately getting into homes.

08/25/2016 By Ed Murray

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

Mayor Murray Holds First Reelection Campaign Fundraiser

With five council members endorsing already, Murray raises $25,000.

08/24/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Social Justice, Environmental, and Labor Coalition Signs Voters' Guide Statement Against Carbon Tax Initiative

The housing crisis, the environmental crisis, and the homelessness crisis.

08/23/2016 By Josh Feit

Snap Judgment

Should It Be Legal to Pitch a Tent on the Sidewalk?

Seattle is monitoring a new Portland project to address homelessness.

06/22/2016 By Scott Johnson