Politics

Extra Fizz: Murray's Grand Bargain Gets Reality Check in Wallingford and Another Democrat for Charters in Olympia

Upzone faces stiff resistance at neighborhood meeting and charter fix passes in Olympia.

01/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Sawant: Maybe Next Year on Rent Control?

Sawant gets the bad news on rent control, city pushes pot delivery, bipartisan bill would preserve affordable housing.

01/20/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Harrell Says Easing Restrictions on Pot Stores Threatens Communities of Color

Legislation aims to disperse pot stores, but Harrell wary of unintended consequences.

12/16/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Despite Unanimous Council Vote, Murray Criticizes Ride Share Workers Rights Bill

After 8-0 vote, Murray says Uber bill too costly and burdensome on city.

12/15/2015 By Josh Feit and Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Council Challenges Uber on Worker Rights, Murray Challenges UW on Affordable Housing

O'Brien legislation would allow collective bargaining in "gig economy," Murray letter admonishes UW

12/14/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Murray Says Using Rainy Day Fund for "Short-Term Budget Pressures" Would "Set a Poor Precedent"

Homeless services taking center stage in city budget talks.

11/13/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

In Budget Fight with Mayor Murray, Homeless Advocates Want $2.3 Million from Rainy Day Fund: "It's Raining Now!" They Say

Nick Licata in last-minute budget battle to secure emergency money for the homeless.

11/12/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Seattle Voters Give Green Light to Transportation Levy

A game changing night in Seattle as cranky voters fail to materialize.

11/04/2015 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Juarez May Get Murray Endorsement Just Yet

Miscommunication led to honest mistake from Juarez.

10/22/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Misstatement From Murray Staffer Leads Juarez to Incorrectly Claim Mayor's Endorsement

Fake endorsements, unprecedented alliance, and telling contributions.

10/22/2015 By Josh Feit

Nyhus Communications

Slide Show: Alaska Airlines & Hainan Airlines

On October 20, Alaska Airlines and Hainan Airlines (hainanairlines.com) celebrated their new mileage partnership at the Wing Luke Museum.

10/21/2015

Morning Fizz

Murray Amends Wage Law to Meet Union Demand

Murray adds stronger worker protections to wage law, Rasmussen piles on, and unprecedented coalition signs on to affordable housing grand bargain.

10/21/2015 By Josh Feit

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

Morning Fizz

Developers Scoff at Both Sawant and Burgess

Rent resolution, neighborhood reaction, Eyman violation, and housing consternation.

09/22/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Teachers Support Agreement, 43rd District Endorsements, Q&A with Council Candidate Lisa Herbold, City Passes on Affordable Housing Dollars

City council candidate Lisa Herbold on affordable housing, parking, and Mayor Murray.

09/16/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Friday Likes & Dislikes: Hookah Edition

Hookah lounge owners unsatisfied after high-level talks with mayor's office.

08/28/2015 By Russell Knight

Morning Fizz

Brain Drain at City Hall

Departures and existential fretting at city hall.

08/19/2015 By Josh Feit

City

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

Our Mayor Murray Week in Review: Latino and East African Businesses Didn't Fare Well

Fact-checking Mayor Murray's cheery weekly report

08/14/2015 By Josh Feit

City

Hookah Blowback

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

08/06/2015 By Josh Kelety