Morning Fizz

Increasing Police Accountability? Workers' Wages? and Trees?

Caffeinated news featuring the progressive agenda in Olympia and trees in Seattle

02/02/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Gov. Inslee Delivers Populist State of the State Speech

Caffeinated News featuring Gov. Inslee's class conscious State of the State speech.

01/14/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

An Equal Opportunity Skeptic

Caffeinated News featuring a "die in," a tax break, and a debate.

12/01/2014 By Morning Fizz


Poll: Eyman Minimum Wage Repeal "Below Usual Measure of Viability"

Poll finds Eyman minimum wage repeal with shaky numbers.

10/24/2014 By Josh Feit


What Do We Want? $15! When Do We Want It? In a Little While!

The secret history of Seattle’s minimum wage law.

07/30/2014 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Poll: WA Voters Think $15 Minimum Will Hurt Economy

A new poll shows that statewide voters think a $15 state minimum wage would be more likely to hurt than help the economy. But the results may have something to do with the wording of the question.

07/17/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


Letters to Seattle Met

Precociously fashionable kids and Kshama Sawant’s pragmatism

07/01/2014 By Seattle Met Staff

City Hall

Forward Seattle's Misleading Claims About the Minimum Wage

Forward Seattle signature gatherers make misleading claims about their proposal to overturn the $15 minimum wage.

06/30/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Thursday Jolt: Fighting the Minimum Wage and Fighting Abortion Rights

The day's winners and losers.

06/26/2014 By Afternoon Jolt

Morning Fizz

Thursday Fizz: Still Smarting Over the Minimum Wage Deal

Thursday Fizz featuring the $15 minimum wage, the new deputy mayor, and staffing changes on the second floor of city hall.

06/12/2014 By Morning Fizz

Isn't It Weird That

Isn't It Weird That ...

Some weird things we noticed about the minimum wage debate, the Seattle Times, the Seattle Times, and Clint Didier.

06/11/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Anti–$15 Minimum Wage Group "Proceeding" Despite Rule Barring 2014 Ballot Measure

A group of small businesses opposed to the $15 minimum wage says it's "proceeding as is" with a 2014 ballot measure despite city rules limiting charter initiatives to odd years.

06/09/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Thursday Jolt: "Selfish, Short-Sighted, and Stupid."

Thursday Jolt featuring the minimum wage campaign and the anti–minimum wage campaign.

06/05/2014 By Afternoon Jolt

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Struggling within the Same Broken System

Caffeinated News and Gossip featuring Eyman, SDOT, O'Toole, and Jayapal.

06/05/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

"I Never Believed It Would Really Fall Apart"

Tuesday Fizz featuring a victorious Mayor Ed Murray one day after the historic minimum wage vote.

06/03/2014 By Morning Fizz

Afternoon Jolt

Monday Jolt: Council Passes Highest Minimum Wage in Nation

Over alternating choruses of boos and cheers, the city council passes legislation creating a path toward a $15 minimum wage—the highest in the country.

06/02/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Monday Fizz: Unnecessary and an Additional Hardship

Monday Fizz featuring the minimum wage victory, minimum wage worries, and South End crime concerns.

06/02/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Committee Unanimously Passes Murray Minimum Wage Proposal

A city council committee unanimously approved a compromise version of a $15 minimum wage proposal today with minor amendments; the "yes" vote included 15Now backer Kshama Sawant.

05/29/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

No Business-Backed Minimum Wage Initiative from OneSeattle

OneSeattle, the business-backed group that formed to put pressure on Mayor Ed Murray over his minimum wage proposal, will not file an initiative to compete with the Murray compromise.

05/28/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Wednesday Fizz: Worried That It Will Torpedo the Deal

Wednesday Fizz featuring the minimum wage and higher bus fares.

05/28/2014 By Morning Fizz