How to Bring More Light Rail to Seattle, in Four Not-So-Easy Steps

It’s Seattle vs. Olympia, Seattle vs. the suburbs, and Seattle vs. Seattle.

01/27/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Afternoon Jolt: Mr. Tutta Bella Goes to DC and Transit Voters aren't Just in Seattle Anymore

A closer look at Sound Transit polling and a closer listen to Tutta Bella owner Joe Fugere

01/23/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

New York City Mayor de Blasio: "I ... Like Nick Licata."

Caffeinated News featuring North Seattle council race, North Seattle light rail, friendly protesters, and props to Nick Licata.

12/09/2014 By Morning Fizz


PubliCalendar: Link Connections

Today's picks for civic nerds

11/17/2014 By Darren Davis

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: "The Unfortunate Reality Is..."

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring O'Brien for mayor?, Light rail to Ballard and West Seattle?, and Lady Gaga vs. Speight Jenkins?

08/14/2014 By Morning Fizz


Jolt: Sound Transit Board Votes to Put Maintenance Base in Heart of Eastside's Bel-Red District

Transit-oriented development threatened by Sound Transit board decision.

07/24/2014 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: A Stopgap Measure Against Qdoba

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MORNING'S OIL TRAIN DERAILMENT. Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring Capitol Hill light rail, Pedro Celis and Rush Limbaugh, coal trains, and White House honorees.

07/24/2014 By Morning Fizz


City: Murray Doesn't Plan to Cut Sound Transit Rail Study

City staffers say Mayor Ed Murray does not, contrary to a published report, plan to cut funding for a rail study to pay for buses.

07/08/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Adopts Mount Baker Upzone, with Harrell Dissenting

After months of heated hearings, the city council votes 8-1 to increase heights around the Mount Baker light rail station.

06/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City to Take Up Two Big Density Decisions

The city hearing examiner and its planning department will consider two zoning changes that could significantly affect height and density in several neighborhoods.

06/19/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Mount Baker Upzone Moves Forward

Over protests from neighbors opposed to density, a council committee approves a long-overdue upzone near the Mount Baker light rail station.

06/04/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Mount Baker Upzone Draws Critics, Applause

A proposed upzone around the Mt. Baker light rail station, including a new 125-foot zone at the Rainier Valley Lowe's, draws a crowd with plenty of opinions.

05/06/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Our Friday Likes and Dislikes

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring radical politics, parking lots, education funding, lesbians, math, and U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene

05/02/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: "I Will Have to Pass on Your Offer."

Caffeinated News and Gossip featuring I Told You Sos and No Thank Yous.

04/28/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: I Wanted to Crawl Under My Chair

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring more on the $15 minimum wage standoff, bike lanes, and public disclosure.

04/08/2014 By Morning Fizz


Pedestrian Chronicles: No Stadium Access from Stadium Light Rail Station

Light rail would make more sense if it was pedestrian-friendly.

03/14/2014 By Josh Feit

One Question

One Question for Sen. Marko Liias About Whether Sound Transit Should Subsidize Parking

One question for state Sen. Marko Liias about a proposal to link Sound Transit funding to subsidies for parking in neighborhoods near light-rail stations.

03/05/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Power Lines

Mike O’Brien Rising

Mike O’Brien, the longtime ally of former mayor Mike McGinn, is poised to set his own course on the Seattle City Council.

02/24/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Seattle Mayor's Race 2013

Murray Clarifies Comments on Northgate Ped Bridge, Park-and-Rides. Sort Of.

Mayoral challenger Ed Murray clarifies comments about light rail park-and-ride lots and the Northgate pedestrian bridge. Sort of.

10/25/2013 By Erica C. Barnett