City

Metro Changes Impact Dozens of Routes, Including 42

The King County Council votes on a new Metro plan---including the elimination of the contentious Route 42 and cuts to the route that replaced the waterfront streetcar.

01/31/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Testing Their Rhetoric

Wednesday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: Reining in Microsoft tax breaks; making fun of Tim Burgess; supporting credit unions; and plastic bags.

01/17/2012 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

County Council, With Dunn's Support, Endorses Marriage Equality

King County Council endorses state legislation allowing same-sex marriages.

01/09/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City

County Council Limits Pay Increases

King County Council opts to lower its annual pay increases.

01/09/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Well, There Was an Amendment to Support Gay Marriage

Tuesday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip featuring skittish Republicans, land use, Occupy the Port, Richard Conlin, and more.

12/13/2011 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

County Committee Votes to Appoint Pollet to State House

Despite rumors of last-minute lobbying, the King County Council appeared poised this morning to appoint Hanford activist Gerry Pollet to the state senate seat formerly held by Scott White, who died suddenly in October.

12/05/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Seattle Times: County Adopts $5 Billion Budget

Seattle Times: King County Council adopts the county executive's budget mostly intact. However, additional cuts could be on the horizon.

11/10/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

PubliCola Candidate Ratings: King County Council Member Jane Hague

PubliCola's take on King County Council District 6 member Jane Hague.

10/20/2011 By PublicolaPicks

City

Sammamish Patch: Lambert Explains Her Vote for the Transit Fee

Sammamish Patch: King County Council Republican Kathy Lambert explains her vote in favor of enacting a $20 vehicle license fee o preserve Metro transit service.

08/16/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City

Photo of the Day

Photo of the day, King County Council edition.

08/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Extra Campaign Fizz: County Edition

Today's local campaign roundup.

08/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City

Dunn Pushes Council Republicans to Oppose Metro Deal

King County Council member Reagan Dunn is reportedly pushing two fellow council Republicans to switch their vote and oppose a deal to save Metro transit service.

08/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Seattle Transit Blog: Get Rid of Ride-Free Area

Seattle Transit Blog: Getting rid of the ride-free area won't hurt transit performance.

08/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Jolt

Afternoon Jolt: The Metro Deal

The day's winners and losers.

08/12/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

News

Campaign Fizz: The Challengers, the Money, and the Tunnel

The day's local campaign roundup.

08/10/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City

Survey Says: Majority Want Council to Save Transit

The overwhelming majority of those who testified on a proposed $20 license fee to pay for transit support the fee, and a strong majority want the King County Council to pass the fee without putting it on the ballot.

08/09/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City

Some of Metro's Highest-Ridership Routes Slated for Cuts

Comparing Metro's highest-ridership routes to the routes that could be cut if the county fails to adopt a two-year, $20 vehicle license fee.

08/08/2011 By Josh Feit

News

Campaign Fizz: Council Edition

Today's local campaign roundup, city and county council edition.

08/02/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City

Women's Group: Bus Cuts Will Hurt Homeless Women's Access to Health Care

In a letter to county council members today, the Seattle Women's Commission says cutting bus service will disproportionately hurt homeless women who rely on transit to get to health care.

07/26/2011 By Erica C. Barnett