Morning Fizz

Friday Likes and Dislikes Featuring Lorena González and Rob Johnson

Outtakes from our interviews with city council race frontrunners, including their opinions on the transportation levy and HALA recommendations.

09/04/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Bill Bradburd Thinks the Overall HALA Recommendations Are "Dumb"

An outtake from our general election endorsement interview with city council Position Nine candidate Bill Bradburd.

09/03/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Pike/Pine Showdown and Uber Standoff

Caffeinated news featuring Uber's response, a retailer's response, and a legislator's resignation.

09/02/2015 By Josh Feit


O'Brien Sets Aside Blanket Linkage Fee, Promotes Housing Compromise

Murray and O'Brien roll out legislation for inclusionary zoning and commercial linkage fee.

09/01/2015 By Josh Kelety

Afternoon Jolt

Driver Stands by Charge that Uber Retaliated Against Him for Union Activism

Pro Union Driver provides documents disputing Uber's claim he was uninsured.

09/01/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

State Representative Ross Hunter's Long Con (In a Good Way)

Hunter's state house legacy: the McCleary verdict.

08/31/2015 By Josh Feit

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


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