Power Players

The Most Influential People in Seattle Politics

Pramila Jayapal, Girmay Zahilay, and Jay Inslee are among the local leaders who have shaped Washington State most profoundly.

12/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Morning Roundup

Former Ed Murray Spokesman Reportedly Accused of Sexual Harassment in 2016

Your local politics morning digest.

04/24/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Business

Former Tacoma Mayor Will Head the Seattle Chamber

She's known for raising Tacoma's profile and private investments. Now she's on to a new challenge.

02/01/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8

Will Council Members Meet the Deadline to Appoint Someone?

Rumor is that there's an "anyone but Nick Licata" sentiment.

10/06/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Business and Labor

6 Questions Answered About Amazon's New HQ

Chamber of Commerce CEO Maud Daudon said the city has implemented policies that are "at best unfriendly, at worst, outright hostile toward the needs of our largest employers."

09/07/2017 By Hayat Norimine

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 Fizz

Chamber Memo Foreshadows Legal Showdown Over Workplace Rights Fund

With budget vote, council adds more money for affordable housing, but shoots down charge on businesses to fund labor office.

11/17/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

King County Democrats Vice Chair Floats Idea of Island for the Homeless

Sounding like Trump, protesting Trump, and consulting for the chamber.

08/30/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

On Housing Affordability, Seattle Times Has a Sudden Case of Slow Down–ism

Caffeinated news featuring the Seattle Process, chamber money, and the poison pill

07/20/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Overlapping Chamber, Sierra Club Endorsements Blow Up Trite Sound Bite Analysis of Council Races

There's plenty of overlap between conservative and liberal takes on candidates.

05/20/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

New York City Mayor de Blasio: "I ... Like Nick Licata."

Caffeinated News featuring North Seattle council race, North Seattle light rail, friendly protesters, and props to Nick Licata.

12/09/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Chamber Plans for 2015 City Elections

The Seattle Chamber's political arm is planning early for next year's city council elections, when all nine seats will be on the ballot.

08/14/2014 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

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Adversaries by Day

Caffeinated News & Gossip: Look who's supporting Prop. 1

04/22/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: One-Eighth of the Land Mass, but 75 Percent of the GDP

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring votes, quotes, numbers, and awards.

10/17/2013 By Morning Fizz