Morning Fizz

Council Diversity? No Renters on Council Dais

City council members' financial disclosure forms, Pete Holmes's conflicted mission, and unionizing the $15 campaign.

05/24/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

In Dramatic Vote, Council Rejects SoDo Sonics Deal

Maritime interests win out over new sports arena in 5-4 vote.

05/03/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

What to Make of Murray and Sawant's First Joint Proposal

A city hall first reflects changing council dynamics.

04/22/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Council Agrees Bike Sharing Is Good, but Finds Little Common Ground During Tense Pronto Hearing

Divided committee sends bike sharing proposal to full council.

03/02/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Good News and Bad News for Mayor Murray

Council grills Murray staff about treatment of minority businesses on 23rd Avenue, state senate passes Murray's affordable housing bill.

02/17/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Sawant's Revisionist History

Troubles on 23rd Avenue, I-405, and in Wallingford.

02/16/2016 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

Sawant: Maybe Next Year on Rent Control?

Sawant gets the bad news on rent control, city pushes pot delivery, bipartisan bill would preserve affordable housing.

01/20/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

It's Still an 8-1 City Council

In big Amazon vote, Herbold joins majority while leading way on workers' rights and free speech.

01/12/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

More City Hall Hires Cap Off Year for Urbanists, Socialists

Council staffs taking shape at city hall.

12/29/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Council Passes Budget After Skirmish Over Sawant Amendment to Expand Parental Leave

Sawant lone no vote as council passes budget.

11/24/2015 By Josh Kelety

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

Afternoon Jolt

She Won, but the Sawant Show May Be in for a Tough Second Season

Sawant won reelection, but not the election.

11/05/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Soul Train

Capitol Hill is still hopping, voter turnout is slacking, McGinn holds Sawant fundraiser, and candidates call for divestment.

11/02/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Fight on This Capitol Hill, Fight on That Capitol Hill, and Kumbaya at City Hall Between Sawant and Meinert

A report on the street closure, a mockery on Benghazi, and a plan for small businesses.

10/27/2015 By Josh Feit

City Hall

This Year's District Elections Are Not About Districts, They're About...

Never mind the chimeric district revolution, Sawant's revolution is on the line.

10/26/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

A Followup Question for Kshama Sawant

Sawant supports 23rd Avenue redesign in Central District, Murray supports Juarez.

10/26/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Misstatement From Murray Staffer Leads Juarez to Incorrectly Claim Mayor's Endorsement

Fake endorsements, unprecedented alliance, and telling contributions.

10/22/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Murray Amends Wage Law to Meet Union Demand

Murray adds stronger worker protections to wage law, Rasmussen piles on, and unprecedented coalition signs on to affordable housing grand bargain.

10/21/2015 By Josh Feit