Light A Fire 2015

Lifetime Achievement: Donald “Donnie” Chin

Chin tirelessly served the International District community for more than 40 years, patrolling the streets, providing meals for the elderly, and helping raise neighborhood kids.

10/18/2015 By Josh Kelety

City Hall

District Five Sidewalk Brawl: Brown Versus Juarez

Brown proposes a special taxing district to pay for North Seattle's infamously MIA infrastructure.

10/07/2015 By Josh Kelety

City Hall

Council Backs O'Brien Ordinance Allowing Ride Share Drivers to Unionize

O'Brien ride share legislation sets up future legal fight.

10/05/2015 By Josh Kelety

Afternoon Jolt

O'Brien, Council Quietly Put Changes to Single-Family Zones Back on the Agenda

O’Brien amendment seeks to allow more density in single-family neighborhoods.

09/25/2015 By Josh Kelety

Afternoon Jolt

Burgess Passes Rent Resolution, Sawant Claims Victory

Burgess excludes rent control language, criticizes Sawant rhetoric.

09/21/2015 By Josh Kelety

Afternoon Jolt

Council Committee Splits Vote on Rent Control

Rent control resolution will go to full council despite split vote.

09/17/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Friday Likes and Dislikes: Council Candidates Discuss Gender and Racial Inequities

City council candidates try to solve racial and gender inequities in two-minute responses.

09/11/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

The Silent Majority

Supporters of HALA housing recommendations turn out in force at city hall public hearing.

09/10/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Rob Johnson Addresses Outside Money, Seattle Teachers Strike

City council candidate Rob Johnson says he didn't promise anything to lobbying groups and Seattle teachers strike over wages, school day length

09/09/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Housing "Grand Bargain" Resistance and a Labor Day Protest

City council will hear comments on housing recommendations Wednesday evening, Space Needle workers protest for job security.

09/08/2015 By Josh Kelety


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

Back at Ya?

State Republicans label supreme court sanctions “unconstitutional.”

08/21/2015 By Josh Kelety


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

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

Black Lives Matter Protesters Shut Down Bernie Sanders Speech at Westlake

Local Black Lives Matter protesters commandeer the microphone at a Sanders speech and demand focus on racial justice.

08/10/2015 With Josh Kelety


Hookah Blowback

Murray's crackdown on hookah lounges draws criticism from the East African community.

08/06/2015 By Josh Kelety

Afternoon Jolt

Federal Court Upholds Washington Contraceptive Mandate

Religious pharmacists say they will appeal landmark ruling

07/24/2015 By Josh Kelety


Segregation by Design?

HALA members see race in current zoning

07/20/2015 By Josh Kelety

Afternoon Jolt

With Sharp Drop in Pod Apartment Production, HALA Report Calls on Council to Revisit Regs; O'Brien says it's not a Priority Right Now

DPD numbers show a 97 percent drop in pod apartments since new regulations approved last summer

07/17/2015 By Josh Kelety

Afternoon Jolt

DPD Map Shows Largely White Single Family Neighborhoods

DPD Overlays Demographic and Zoning Data

07/16/2015 By Josh Kelety