Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: "The Unfortunate Reality Is..."

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring O'Brien for mayor?, Light rail to Ballard and West Seattle?, and Lady Gaga vs. Speight Jenkins?

08/14/2014 By Morning Fizz


The New Transportation Director's Dress Rehearsal

New city transportation director nominee Scott Kubly answers the council's questions.

08/07/2014 By Erica C. Barnett and Josh Feit


New Public Housing Program Mirrors "Welfare Reform"; Mayor Murray Raises Concerns

A new Seattle Housing Authority proposal would tie housing eligibility to willingness to work and accept services, rather than income.

08/07/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Rumors Are Total Tommyrot

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring second guessing the Democrats, Murray's ongoing council staff raid, and Sawant's ongoing white male staff.

08/07/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Murray: Don't "Demonize" Israel

At a press conference today, Mayor Ed Murray tacitly accused city council member Kshama Sawant of "demonizing" Israel by asking the city to condemn its actions against Hamas.

08/05/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Murray Wants to Overturn Rule Allowing Neighbors to Veto High-Speed Internet

At a press conference this morning, Mayor Ed Murray said he wants to overturn a rule allowing land owners to veto utility boxes that would enable high-speed Internet service.

08/05/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


PubliCalendar: School Supplies

Today's picks for civic nerds

08/05/2014 By Ezra Parter


PubliCalendar: A Parks Vote, a Collection for Kids, and Fighting Crime

Today's picks for civic nerds

08/04/2014 By Ezra Parter

City Hall

Sawant on the Cutting Room Floor: An Outtake from My Seattle Met Feature

Sawant addresses the claim that without union money from the likes of UFCW, a counter-initiative to Murray's $15 proposal was DOA.

07/31/2014 By Josh Feit

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


What Do We Want? $15! When Do We Want It? In a Little While!

The secret history of Seattle’s minimum wage law.

07/30/2014 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Afternoon Fizz: Human Services and Public Pot Consumption

Mayor Ed Murray appoints a new head of human services, and city attorney Pete Holmes says it's time to stop targeting black and homeless people for smoking pot in public.

07/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


PubliCalendar: CPC, SPD, and SPL

Today's picks for civic nerds

07/23/2014 By Ezra Parter


Mayor Holds Parks Press Conference, Shoving Ensues

Prop. 1 Supporter Dave Meinert says he was grabbed and shoved by anti-park district protester.

07/21/2014 By Josh Feit and Casey Jaywork

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Not Part of Its World View

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED. Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: Books, cats, buses, trees, donations, polls, and amendments.

07/16/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Murray Names New Immigrant and Refugee Office Director

Mayor Ed Murray appoints the HRC's Cuc Vu to head the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs; at a press conference, Vu sounds skeptical of municipal ID proposal.

07/15/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


City: Murray Doesn't Plan to Cut Sound Transit Rail Study

City staffers say Mayor Ed Murray does not, contrary to a published report, plan to cut funding for a rail study to pay for buses.

07/08/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Pay Close Attention to What the Council Does

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring pot, housing, and cars.

07/08/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

New SDOT Director Meets the Press

New SDOT director nominee Scott Kubly faces the press at his first public appearance this morning.

07/02/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Former Chicago Transportation Deputy Reportedly Up for SDOT Gig

Former Chicago transportation department deputy director Scott Kubly is reportedly Mayor Ed Murray's pick to head the Seattle Department of Transportation.

07/01/2014 By Erica C. Barnett