On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Bros, Bikes, Framing, and ... Vote!

Our daily roundup.

08/04/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Israel and Gaza and the Seattle City Council

The war in Gaza hits the Seattle City Council.

08/04/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Election 2014

Parks District Opponents Commandeer 911 Number

Proponents of a proposed Seattle parks district say opponents' claims are false, and that their alleged phone number, which starts with "911," isn't legal.

08/01/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Transportation

No Arrest Made in First Hill Hit-and-Run, Although SPD Knows Driver's Identity

A Cleancapes truck driver hits a Seattle pedestrian on First Hill, killing her instantly.

08/01/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Media

KUOWhat? Steve Scher's Sudden Departure

Steve Scher’s sudden split from the station raises some interesting questions about Seattle public radio.

08/01/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

PubliPola

PubliPola: The Metropolitan Parks District

A poll on the August Metropolitan Parks District vote.

07/31/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Pot, Pam Roach, and the Notorious RBG

Our daily roundup.

07/31/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Josh's Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Feature on the $15 Minimum Wage negotiations

A candid look at the behind-the-scenes, political turmoil during Seattle's historic $15 minimum wage negotiations.

07/30/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Considers New Affordable Housing Proposal

The Seattle City Council considers a new affordable housing proposal.

07/29/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

That Washington

DelBene Aide Named "Most Beautiful," Reichert Omits Half the Population

Washington Congresswoman's aide named one of the Hill's "most beautiful" people; Washington Congressman forgets that women, too, serve our country.

07/29/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Considers Ditching "Incentive Zoning" Program

The city council reconsiders its "incentive zoning" program, which is designed to pay for affordable housing for mid-income tenants.

07/28/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Gigabit, Garfield, Schell, and Sound Transit

Our daily roundup.

07/28/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Another Delay In Tunnel Project

Tunnel contractor says the project will be delayed again, adds that his firm is "hopeful" that dispute with the state over who pays "never gets to [lawsuit] stage."

07/28/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City

Extra Fizz: SPD Gets Religion, Metro Service, a Brief Council Absence, and Oil Train Verification

Extra Fizz featuring SPD, Metro low-income fares, oil trains, and Tim Burgess' brief health-related council hiatus.

07/25/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Ethics Commission Rejects Anti-Parks District Complaint

The Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission rejects a complaint alleging that city council members and the Seattle Channel advocated for parks in violation of city ethics law.

07/24/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Election 2014

Get Ready to Vote on the Monorail Again

Anti-tunnel activist and civic gadfly Elizabeth Campbell files an initiative that would create a new monorail authority in Seattle.

07/24/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Creepy, Dark, and Predictable

Our daily roundup.

07/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Afternoon Fizz: Human Services and Public Pot Consumption

Mayor Ed Murray appoints a new head of human services, and city attorney Pete Holmes says it's time to stop targeting black and homeless people for smoking pot in public.

07/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Sawant Grills City Light Director

Council energy committee chair Kshama Sawant grills City Light director Jorge Carrasco on efforts to burnish his image, his request for a raise, and employee morale.

07/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett