Morning Fizz

Social Justice, Environmental, and Labor Coalition Signs Voters' Guide Statement Against Carbon Tax Initiative

The housing crisis, the environmental crisis, and the homelessness crisis.

08/23/2016 By Josh Feit

Snap Judgment

Should It Be Legal to Pitch a Tent on the Sidewalk?

Seattle is monitoring a new Portland project to address homelessness.

06/22/2016 By Scott Johnson

Morning Fizz

Economic Security Tops Voters' Concerns, Council Vote Devolves into Saturday Night Live Skit

Homelessness, rent, affordability, and the economy worry voters; bike sharing weirds out council.

03/04/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

State Budget Proposal Earmarks $1 Million to "Clean Up" the Jungle

Money from Olympia, statements from Highline, endorsements from unions, and a regional proposal.

02/26/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

On Homelessness, Sawant Likens Council Colleagues to Olympia Republicans

Sawant warns council not to throw stones from glass houses.

02/08/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Criminalizing Homelessness

Council hears from homeless advocates, angry neighbors, and Democrats sorta defend Lynn Peterson.

02/08/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Homelessness Takes Center Stage in City Hall and Olympia

Macri running in 43rd, Harris talking at city hall, and Nelson seeking emergency aid in Olympia.

02/05/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Skeptical Council Evaluates Mayor's Homeless Sweeps

City policy to clear homeless encampments comes under fire from council.

01/19/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Protesters Confront Pot Shop Owner, Legislator Confronts Teens, and Council to Confront Mayor

Pot, gentrification, virginity, and homelessness.

01/19/2016 By Josh Feit

Editor's Note

Putting a Face on Homelessness

Rex Hohlbein’s methods have made a difference in the lives of individuals, but they’re also an inspiration in another way.

01/05/2016 By James Ross Gardner

Morning Fizz

The Biggest Story of 2015

With 10,000 homeless people in King County and at least 67 deaths on the streets, homelessness was the local story of the year.

12/30/2015 By Josh Feit


The Anatomy of a Crisis

The one night count in King County.

12/29/2015 By Seattle Met Staff

Photo Essay

Generous Exposure

Photographer Rex Hohlbein is capturing the region’s homelessness crisis, one portrait at a time.

12/29/2015 Photography by Rex Hohlbein


Can Seattle Make Homelessness Rare?

Declaring an emergency is one thing. Doing something about it is another.

12/29/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Key Homelessness Advocate Abruptly Leaves City Job

After just five months, all star homelessness advocate leaves city gig.

12/23/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Charter Schools Supporters Stage Olympia Teach-In

Charter schools, Sound Transit, and another tragic homeless death.

11/19/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Council Shoots Down Signature Sawant Budget Amendments

Twelve-week paid parental leave, municipal broadband, homeless shelter beds, and LGBTQ community center unsuccessful in big budget vote.

11/17/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Last-Minute Budget Battle Focuses on Homelessness and LGBTQ Center, Northwest Film Forum Focuses on Abortion

An LGBTQ center on Capitol Hill, surplus money, Jim McDermott's seat, and Shout Your Abortion.

11/16/2015 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