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.

Morning Fizz

Protesters Against Youth Jail Demonstrate Outside Mayor's House

Jailing kids, rising rents, and biking with electricity.

12/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Power Lines

The Election of a Mercer Island Democrat May Spell the End of the GOP on the Eastside

Are the Seattle suburbs now forever blue?

12/20/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Leaving Town, Changing Jobs, and Leading the Fight

Longtime pro-pot advocate leaving Seattle, longtime pro-choice advocate takes new job, and Washington's U.S. senators take the lead.

12/20/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

In Dramatic Letter, City Arts Commission Makes Radical Recommendation to Mayor

Two radical proposals and a hate free state.

12/19/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

After Raucous Hearing Last Week, Council Majority Doubles Down on Pro-Union Position for Uber Drivers

Council sends letter to mayor favoring full-time driver status in Uber debate and Jayapal to hold Seattle Center hate free Washington event.

12/15/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Ruling Puts Hold on Adding Density to Single-Family Neighborhoods

The city hearing examiner sides with a Queen Anne Community Council appeal about backyard cottages and mother-in-law apartments.

12/14/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Puget Sound Sage Director Rebecca Saldaña Wins State Senate Appointment

County Council overrides district vote, keeps majority-minority representation intact.

12/13/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Burgess Not Running for Fourth Term

The council's "conservative" won't seek reelection.

12/12/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Patty Murray Set to Challenge Trump on Russian Hack and Cabinet Nominees

Murray versus Trump, Sawant versus landlords, and the King County Council for...?

12/12/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Safe (Cultural) Spaces

Fire, rents, syphilis, and snow.

12/09/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

King County: Syphilis Is Up 54 Percent Since 2010

King County's tax burden, King County's syphilis rates, and the King County Council's big choice.

12/08/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Boeing: "I Don't Know Where He Got the $4 Billion Figure From."

Trump's latest volatile tweet lands in Puget Sound.

12/07/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Pro- and Anti-Union Uber Drivers Face Off at Raucous City Hall Meeting

Drivers disagree over union representation rules and Democrats may go with all-white picks to fill legislative vacancies.

12/07/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Musical Chairs at City Hall and in the State Legislature

Gonzaléz loses top staffer, Rossi back in state senate, and Uber rules take center stage.

12/06/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Neighborhoods Rising

The idea of a Trump administration is reinvigorating Seattle's neighborhood movement.

12/05/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Final Votes Are In: Bellevue Officially Sides with Light Rail

The 1990s are over in Bellevue, the 2000s are back in the 45th Legislative District, and women march against Trump.

12/05/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Jolt

DelBene Slams Republican "Witch-Hunt"

DelBene denounces $800,000 resolution to keep Planned Parenthood investigation going and Murray announces new homeless encampments.

12/02/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Homeless Encampment Debate 2.0, the Head Tax 2.0?, and Tim Burgess 4.0?

Murray is ready to propose new sanctioned encampment sites and Burgess was probably ready to retire, but...

12/01/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Opinion

Cities' Rights

There's nothing hypocritical about fighting for civil rights.

11/30/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Burgess Rival Jon Grant Announces 2017 Council Bid

Affordable housing advocate to run for at-large seat again.

11/29/2016 By Josh Feit