Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Oblivious Tweets

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring the clueless mainstream media on twitter.

05/19/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Murray Announces Universal Pre-K and Minimum Wage Proposals

In a big week for the mayor, Ed Murray announces proposals to fund universal pre-kindergarten and a $15 minimum wage.

05/15/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Sawant Continues to Take Activist Role on Minimum Wage Debate

City council member Kshama Sawant is among the first to sign a petition for a $15 minimum wage, isolating herself from a likely 8-member council majority in favor of Mayor Ed Murray's proposal.

05/15/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Minimum Wage Machinations

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring strikes, amendments, and votes.

05/15/2014 By Morning Fizz

Afternoon Jolt

Wednesday Jolt: Sawant More Credible Than Times on Minimum Wage Issue

The day's winners & losers

05/14/2014 By Afternoon Jolt

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Poll Shows Support for Murray Plan, but...

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: Pre-K, $15, Rodney Tom, Andy Hill, and Transit.

05/14/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Mayor Murray Proposes $45 Million Plan to Prevent Seattle Bus Cuts

State fail. County fail. Now, it's the City's turn.

05/13/2014 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Murray's Metro Plan

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring property taxes, endorsements, and 2016.


City Hall

Extra Fizz: A Minimum Wage Love-Fest?

Mayor Ed Murray predicts "at least five [council] cosponsors" for his minimum-wage proposal.

05/09/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Friday Jolt: Metro Property Tax Supporters Likely to Drop Initiative, Back Murray Plan

PubliCola hears that supporters of a property-tax initiative to fund Seattle-only Metro service will drop their proposal to support a non-property-tax option backed by Mayor Ed Murray.

05/09/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Murray: Support My "Methodical" Approach to Transit Funding, not Property Tax

Mayor Ed Murray lays out his argument for a "methodical" approach to funding transit, as opposed to an upstart property-tax ballot proposal.

05/09/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Our Friday Likes and Dislikes

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring how we really felt about this week's news.

05/09/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

As Seattle-Only Bus Measure Moves Forward, Murray Says He'll Announce Competing Proposal Next Week

As supporters of a Seattle-only Metro funding measure collect signatures, Mayor Ed Murray says he'll announce his own temporary funding proposal next week.

05/08/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Fundamental Principles

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring polling, recanting, and surveillance.

05/07/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Global Environmental Impact of Not Building the Project

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: housing, biking, and predicting.

05/05/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Committee Announces Three Police Chief Finalists

The co-chairs of the city's police chief selection committee announce three finalists for the position, with a final announcement expected in mid-May.

05/02/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

With Labor and Business Support, Murray Announces Minimum Wage Plan

Murray announces a minimum-wage proposal that would phase in a $15 minimum over three, four, five, or seven years, depending on the size of a business and what benefits they provide.

05/01/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Morning Fizz: Mayor Murray to Announce Minimum Wage Deal with Supermajority of Committee

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring a $15 minimum wage deal and a new Democratic Party deal.

05/01/2014 By Morning Fizz

News in a minute

One-Sentence Stories

A (really) brief recap of the news you might have missed.

05/01/2014 By Jeremy G. Novak

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Historically Conversant

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring a frantic day of executive orders, candid acknowledgments, and creaking toward a deal.

04/30/2014 By Morning Fizz