County Council Split on Metro Cuts

The King County Council splits along surprising lines on how, and how much, to cut Metro transit service.

06/03/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


Metro Measure is About Something Bigger Than Saving Bus Service

A unanimous bipartisan vote reflects King County solidarity.

02/25/2014 By Josh Feit


Candidate Ratings 2013: King County Executive

We're not telling you how to vote, but ...

07/30/2013 By PublicolaPicks

King County

State Rep. Upthegrove Likely to Run for Retiring KC Council Member Patterson's Seat

As King County Council member Julia Patterson announces she won't seek reelection, state Rep. Dave Upthegrove looks like a likely contender for her seat.

04/26/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Monday Jolt: The County Council and the Arena

The day's winners and losers.

02/11/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

Election 2013

As Redistricting Commissioner, King County Council Hopeful Dembowski Argued for Boundaries Placing His House in District

As a member of the King County redistricting committee, potential Bob Ferguson successor Rod Dembowski argued for changes that placed his house in Ferguson's former district.

01/23/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Session Obsession

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring Rodney Tom's credibility, Dow Constantine's pick, Bruce Harrell's announcement, and lots more.

01/14/2013 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Rules Were Amended

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: map overlays, conspiracy theories, and rule changes.

12/19/2012 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: After You Call the Governor-Elect's Office...

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: election maps; political appointees; and holiday parties.

12/03/2012 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Hundreds of Public Comments

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring greens vs. greens; homeless advocates vs. homeless advocates and more.

11/27/2012 By Morning Fizz

On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs: Manufacturing News, Losing Diversity

Our daily roundup.

11/26/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Nuking Democratic Control

Caffeinated News and Gossip featuring: Money, lists, and choices.

11/13/2012 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

City, County Approve Arena

The city and county councils give their final approval to Seattle hedge-fund manager Chris Hansen's half-billion-dollar arena proposal.

10/15/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Tuesday Jolt: Hansen's (Limited) Guaranty

The day's winners and losers.

10/02/2012 By Afternoon Jolt


County Council Pushes Back on Arena Agreement

The King County Council pushes back on the proposed arena agreement, suggesting amendments that would preclude bumping arena-related transportation projects to the top of the list for state require the city and county to consider a Bellevue alternative.

10/02/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Tuesday Jolt: The Sheriff and the Secretary of State

The day's winners and losers.

07/24/2012 By Afternoon Jolt


King County Council Moves Arena Forward

The King County Council fast-tracks arena discussions.

07/23/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Thursday Jolt: The Arena

The day's winners and losers.

07/12/2012 By Afternoon Jolt


Jail Changes Could Cost County $5 Million or More a Year

Changes to the way the state and county punish parole violators could result in less recidivism---but they're also impact the county's bottom line.