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City Hall

City Council Legalizes Ridesharing

The city council passes legislation legalizing ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, while rejecting a proposal to increase insurance requirements.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 07/14/2014

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Pay Close Attention to What the Council Does

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring pot, housing, and cars.

  • By Morning Fizz
  • Published 07/08/2014

City Hall

Murray Proposes New Taxi/For-Hire/Ridesharing Compromise

Mayor Ed Murray announces a compromise on legislation regulating taxis, ridesharing companies like Uber, and for-hire vehicles.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 06/16/2014

Afternoon Jolt

Murray Set to Lift Cap on Rideshare Companies

Another big compromise and victory for Mayor Ed Murray.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/16/2014

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.

  • By Morning Fizz
  • Published 06/09/2014

Afternoon Fizz

Afternoon Fizz: The NBA, the Parks District, Ridesharing, and Broadband

Afternoon Fizz: Non-minimum wage edition.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 05/30/2014

Explainer

Won't You Be My Driver?

Rideshare companies began popping up in Seattle in 2012, simultaneously exciting customers and enraging competition. And with new regulations taking effect this summer, Seattle has become one of the first cities to address the controversy head on.

  • By Genie Leslie
  • Published 05/01/2014

Extra Fizz

Extra Fizz: Spokane Surprise, Seattle Schools, and City Hall Repeal

Jayapal talks about education reform, conservative group shows up on rideshare initiative reports, and Republicans nervous in Eastern Washington?

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 04/16/2014

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: We're in the Middle East

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring first quarter fundraising, signature gathering, and sticking points.

  • By Morning Fizz
  • Published 04/15/2014

City Hall

Complaint: Ridesharing Referendum Isn't Revealing Finances

A complainant alleges that the pro-ridesharing referendum campaign isn't disclosing its financial data.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 03/31/2014

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: A Precautionary Pre-K Measure

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring Pre-K pay, Safeway, and clear cutting.

  • By Morning Fizz
  • Published 03/31/2014

Afternoon Jolt

Friday Jolt: Congressional Investigation and Initiative Irritation

Today's winners & losers.

  • By Afternoon Jolt
  • Published 03/28/2014

One Question

One Question About Ridesharing for Mayor Ed Murray

One question about ridesharing services like UberX and Lyft for Mayor Ed Murray.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 03/27/2014

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Unjustified Optimism

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring Mayor Murray on ridesharing, previous forecasts on current forecasts, and traffic on the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

  • By Morning Fizz
  • Published 03/27/2014

Transportation

Unanimous Council Gives Nod to Ridesharing

Unanimous city council approves new rules regulating ridesharing services like UberX and Lyft.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 03/17/2014

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: "Seattle Needs Comprehensive Transportation Solutions," says GOP state Rep.

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring pot money, ridesharing, and chocolate.

  • By Morning Fizz
  • Published 03/13/2014

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Taken Out of the City's Hands?

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: polling ridesharing regs, ejecting unruly citizens, and disagreeing on technology.

  • By Morning Fizz
  • Published 03/12/2014

City Hall

Council Wants "Verifiable" Uber, Lyft Numbers Before Approving Rideshare Bill

City council members say they want solid numbers from ridesharing services before they pass new rules allowing them to legally compete with taxis.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 03/10/2014

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Internal Data

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring an informed compromise, the adult in the room, and chocolate.

  • Published 03/07/2014

City Hall

Murray: "I Can Support a Reasonable Cap" on Companies like Uber and Lyft

Mayor Ed Murray says that although he's opposed to any caps on ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft in general, he supports a council compromise that limits the number of cars on the road at any one time.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 03/05/2014
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