News and Politics Editor

Josh Feit writes the Power Lines department, which focuses on the latest local political standoffs and the often unseen power structures that make Seattle tick. He also heads up the magazine’s go-to city politics blog, PubliCola, where he provides daily scoops in his Morning Fizz column.

A veteran local reporter, Josh was the news editor at the city’s alt-weekly The Stranger for nine years before founding PubliCola, the first blog in state history to get media accreditation to cover the state legislature. He was thrilled when Seattle Met added him and the blog to the SagaCity family in 2012.

Who We Are

It's Time Seattle's Car-Loving Transplants Get with the Program

Two wheels forward, four wheels back: Nearly two-thirds of Seattleites under age 35 drive alone to work.

02/23/2017 By Josh Feit

Who We Are

What It Really Means to Be a Seattleite in 2017

Can you feel it? Something is shifting in Seattle. But we’re not talking tectonic transformation. We’re talking about a subtle realignment of how we see ourselves.

02/22/2017 By Matthew Halverson With Josh Feit and Allison Williams

Power LInes

Are High Rents Putting Artists in Danger?

Why the deadly fire in Oakland worries the Seattle arts scene.

01/23/2017 By Josh Feit

Inauguration Morning Opinion

The Nightmare Scenario

How Trump's perverted populism could translate into a second term.

01/20/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Resistance Begins at Home

A Seattle manifesto just in time for January 20.

01/19/2017 By Josh Feit

Washington to DC

Our Voice in Congress Is Powered by 4 Female Legislators

Here's why they're Donald Trump's worst nightmare.

01/19/2017 By Josh Feit

Cities

Why Donald Trump Could Never Run This Town

(It's not just because he wouldn't get our vote.)

01/19/2017 By Josh Feit

Pedestrian Chronicles

Enlightened Pedestrian Planning

City planners should use time as a metric as they upgrade downtown's central pedestrian corridor.

01/18/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Spokane Audience Boos Republican U.S. Rep. McMorris Rodgers

Outcry to save Affordable Care Act hints of liberal Tea Party.

01/17/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Jayapal Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

Running for city council, boycotting Trump, and cancelling bike share.

01/16/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Friday LIKES and DISLIKES: Democrats Dislike Democrats

The race for the party chair, transgender rights, Muslim rights, and car sharing.

01/13/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Numbers About Health Care, the Homeless Crisis, Zoning, and Amazon

San Francisco mayor visits Seattle University to discuss the homeless crisis.

01/12/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Affordable Housing Plan Threatened by Fake Math

Sightline pushes mayor to stand by development goals.

01/11/2017 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Big News at Cola HQ

A big change for me.

01/10/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Patty Murray Vets Sessions, Capitol Hill Vets Streetcar Extension, GOP Vets Trans Rights, and You Vet Buskers

Women's rights, transit, trans rights, and the arts.

01/10/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Candidate Rumors Begin and Artists Take Case to City Council

A lefty showdown in Position Eight and artists show up at City Hall.

01/09/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

A Belated 2016 Year in Review

Good on paper, but ... and other takeaways from 2016

01/06/2017 By Josh Feit

Transportation

SDOT's Numbers Don't Capture Major Transit Increase

About that underwhelming .78 percent stat...

01/04/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Tim Eyman's Conspiracy Theories

Late pick by Republicans leads Eyman to accuse Democrats of delay tactics.

01/04/2017 By Josh Feit