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

City

King County Council Hears Pro-Bus Testimony

The King County Council hears testimony in favor of preserving Metro bus service, in advance of a vote on a potential temporary $20 vehicle license fee.

07/25/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City

Mayor, Council Support Metro Fee

City of Seattle officials are united in their support for a temporary $20 fee to fund Metro transit.

07/22/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City

Patterson: "Ready to Support" $20 Metro Fee

King County Council member Julia Patterson comes off the fence on transit fee.

07/19/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City

KC Council Democrat Patterson: "Not Committed to a Yes" on Metro Fee

King County Council member Julia Patterson, who represents South King County, says she may not support a $20 license fee to pay for transit.

06/23/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City

Extra Fizz: Ferguson to Support $20 Metro Fee

Another King County Council Democrat now supports a $20 license fee to pay for transit.

06/23/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

PI.com: Metro Fee May Not Even Go To Ballot

PI.com: Fee to save Metro may be doomed.

05/13/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Hague Opponent: County Council Member "Afraid of Her Own Party" on Transit

Richard Mitchell, the Mercer Island real estate attorney and former counsel to Gov. Chris Gregoire who's challenging King County Council member Jane Hague, jumped on news that Hague won't vote for a temporary vehicle license fee to pay for emergency fundi

04/26/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

KC Council Member Hague Gets Another Opponent

Former Bellevue City Council member challenges King County Council member Jane Hague.

04/06/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Metro Union Officer: County is "Hell Bent on Wrecking" Contract Talks

A Metro union officer accuses King County of being "hell bent on wrecking" contract negotiations between the county and the union.

08/26/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

PubliCola Picks Joe McDermott for King County Council, Position 8

State Sen. Joe McDermott is the clear choice in the race to fill the county council seat formerly occupied by now-King County Executive Dow Constantine.

08/05/2010 By PublicolaPicks

News

King County Council Candidate Barred from Her Former County Office

Diana Toledo, a candidate for the King County Council seat being vacated by Jan Drago, was barred from the county courthouse earlier this year after she received a "proposed layoff letter" from the county, where she worked until this year as an enforcemen

08/03/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

News

County Sales Tax Goes to November Ballot

The King County Council's Democratic majority moves a 0.2-percent sales-tax increase for public safety to a countywide November ballot.

07/19/2010 By Erica C. Barnett