Morning Fizz

Drawing While Governor, Smoking While East African, Skywriting While Protesting, Discriminating While Renting, and Quitting City Hall

Caffeinated news featuring the unabated hookah crackdown, the unsophisticated governor, unabashed landlords, and unhappy at city hall.

08/31/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Friday Likes & Dislikes: Hookah Edition

Hookah lounge owners unsatisfied after high-level talks with mayor's office.

08/28/2015 By Russell Knight

Morning Fizz

Murray Reaches Out to Hookah Lounge Owners, Sound Transit Board to Decide on ST3 Options

Caffeinated news featuring a change of strategy on hookah lounges, recommended changes to the future light rail line, and abandoning city hall.

08/27/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Anti-Semitism Creeps into Recent Black Lives Matter March

Recent Black Lives Matter rally marred by anti-Semitic rhetoric.

08/26/2015 By Josh Feit

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

Cascade Bike Club to Merge with Washington Bikes, Brown Contributes $10,000 to His Own Campaign

Two bike advocacy groups are to join forces, a city council candidate gives himself a hand, and Pike and Pine closed to cars Saturday nights.

08/24/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Friday Likes & Dislikes: HALA Edition

Progressive groups send letter to council supporting mayor’s affordable housing HALA recommendations.

08/21/2015 By Josh Feit

I'm New Here

A Crib Sheet for Seattle Politics

Some cocktail party conversation starters, if you will.

08/21/2015 By Seattle Met Staff

Morning Fizz

Council Applauds Shared Parking Pilot Project, Court Upholds $15 Minimum Wage at Airport

Caffeinated news featuring parking and paying.

08/20/2015 By Josh Feit

I'm New Here

The Seattle Process

We do things slow here.

08/20/2015 By Hanna Brooks Olsen

Morning Fizz

Brain Drain at City Hall

Departures and existential fretting at city hall.

08/19/2015 By Josh Feit

City

Facing Pro–Hookah Lounge Backlash, Murray Strikes Back

Opposing sides of the hookah lounge ban clash at city hall.

08/18/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Amazonians React, East Africans Disagree, and James Corner Scoffs

Instagram page spoofs New York Times article.

08/18/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Pot vs. Hookahs: Memo Reveals City's Inconsistent Approach

Before the city was trying to shut down hookah lounges, it was trying to open pot lounges.

08/17/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Hopefuls Line Up for 36th District Seat

State representative Carlyle officially states he’ll seek appointment to the state senate as hopefuls queue up for his seat.

08/17/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Our Mayor Murray Week in Review: Latino and East African Businesses Didn't Fare Well

Fact-checking Mayor Murray's cheery weekly report

08/14/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Friday LIKES & DISLIKES from a Candidate Forum and the Supreme Court

Education funding, transit, and housing take center stage again.

08/14/2015 By Josh Feit

Guest Opinion

Court Decision Clarifies McCleary

Today's dramatic decision shouldn't come as surprise.

08/13/2015 By David Frockt

Morning Fizz

Sawant Quiet on Sanders Flap, Banks Applauds Marissa Johnson and Mara Willaford

Banks on Black Lives Matter, Sawant on FDR, Juarez on Ronald Reagan

08/13/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Pro-Hookah Petition Picking Up Steam

A petition defending hookah lounges is closing in on 1,500 signatures.

08/12/2015 By Josh Feit