Morning Fizz

The Trump Effect

Local conservatives cancel fundraiser for GOP candidate, local soccer club spreads disinformation about O'Brien's encampment legislation.

10/13/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Council Pushes Limits on Airbnb as Hosts Say Tax Us Instead

Debate over Airbnb centers on affordable housing stock.

07/21/2016 By Josh Feit

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Seattle City Light Cuts Back Solar Power Incentive

Solar program is a victim of its own success, Airbnb hosts may be victims of over regulation, and neighborhood district councils say they're victims of Murray attack.

07/20/2016 By Josh Feit and Spencer Ricks

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

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Plastic Bag Ban Noncompliance, District Councils Not Working

A radical change at the department of neighborhoods, disappointing stats on the plastic bag ban, and big business all in on ST3.

07/13/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Surprise Testimony at City Hall: Please Tax Us

Airbnb hosts tell council to tax them rather than regulating them out of business.

06/16/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Council Agrees Bike Sharing Is Good, but Finds Little Common Ground During Tense Pronto Hearing

Divided committee sends bike sharing proposal to full council.

03/02/2016 By Josh Feit

Guns and Ammo

The Fight Over a Tax That Could Curb Gun Violence

It all began with groundbreaking research from doctors at Harborview.

12/28/2015 By Jessica Voelker

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Key Homelessness Advocate Abruptly Leaves City Job

After just five months, all star homelessness advocate leaves city gig.

12/23/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Triad CEO Says Mayor Doesn't Get It

Last minute campaign calls, funding, and complaints.

10/30/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Centerpiece of Sawant's Reelection Platform Aspirational and Likely Unconstitutional

A "misleading" campaign pledge, a contrarian campaign position, and an arty campaign endorsement.

10/07/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Sawant's Grassroots Fundraising Brings in $70,000 in September

Campaign trail roundup: fundraisers, fundraising, and doorbelling.

10/06/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Council Outlines Affordable Housing Priorities, School Board Suspends Suspensions, and the Mariners Speak

Revisiting the Housing and Affordability committee recommendations, the year the Mariners saved baseball, the Pike Street closure, and Sawant’s record.

09/24/2015 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Council President Burgess Questions Kshama Sawant's Record of Accomplishment

In a candid interview, Burgess defends his own progressive record and questions Sawant's.

09/23/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Amazon and Boeing Creating 43 Percent of Local Jobs

Local economy update, council candidate push poll, and some media gossip.

09/23/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Developers Scoff at Both Sawant and Burgess

Rent resolution, neighborhood reaction, Eyman violation, and housing consternation.

09/22/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Burgess Passes Rent Resolution, Sawant Claims Victory

Burgess excludes rent control language, criticizes Sawant rhetoric.

09/21/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

NRA Sues City Over New Gun Tax

Council president Tim Burgess defends city's right to tax gun business, and state representative Ross Hunter compares local levies with what McCleary says the state should be covering.

08/25/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Council Candidates Reintroduce Blanket Linkage Fee on Developers

A handful of council candidates urge council to revisit linkage fee; plus another campaign mailer award

07/30/2015 By Josh Feit