Morning Fizz

King County: Syphilis Is Up 54 Percent Since 2010

King County's tax burden, King County's syphilis rates, and the King County Council's big choice.

9:07am By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Pro- and Anti-Union Uber Drivers Face Off at Raucous City Hall Meeting

Drivers disagree over union representation rules and Democrats may go with all-white picks to fill legislative vacancies.

12/07/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Musical Chairs at City Hall and in the State Legislature

Gonzaléz loses top staffer, Rossi back in state senate, and Uber rules take center stage.

12/06/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Final Votes Are In: Bellevue Officially Sides with Light Rail

The 1990s are over in Bellevue, the 2000s are back in the 45th Legislative District, and women march against Trump.

12/05/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Jolt

DelBene Slams Republican "Witch-Hunt"

DelBene denounces $800,000 resolution to keep Planned Parenthood investigation going and Murray announces new homeless encampments.

12/02/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Homeless Encampment Debate 2.0, the Head Tax 2.0?, and Tim Burgess 4.0?

Murray is ready to propose new sanctioned encampment sites and Burgess was probably ready to retire, but...

12/01/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Burgess Rival Jon Grant Announces 2017 Council Bid

Affordable housing advocate to run for at-large seat again.

11/29/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Podlodowski May Challenge Ravens for State Democratic Party Chair

A new state party chair? And new Uber unionizing rules?

11/28/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Moving In and Moving Out at City Hall

Gardheere in at city, Kiker out at Bike Club, Sage out of Murray coalition, renters in at lower costs, and neighbors out of Local Improvement District?

11/23/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

U.S. Rep. DelBene Challenges Trump, State Rep. Frame Challenges State Democrats

Fighting a Muslim registry, fighting Democratic losses, and a win for charter schools.

11/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Defying SDOT, Council Puts Parking Benefit District Back in Play

Keeping parking revenue in the neighborhood, Saldaña running in the 37th, and setting the record straight on labor fund proposal.

11/18/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Chamber Memo Foreshadows Legal Showdown Over Workplace Rights Fund

With budget vote, council adds more money for affordable housing, but shoots down charge on businesses to fund labor office.

11/17/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Hanauer Urges Council to Pass Business Fee

Lefty investor backs dedicated fund to pay for labor enforcement.

11/16/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Jolt

Senate Republican Urges State Attorney General to "Take Action" Against Seattle on Rent Control

Vancouver state senator Don Benton condemns Seattle for thinking "they have the authority to supersede state law."

11/15/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Minimum Wage Measure Outperforms Clinton in Blue Washington

1433 does better than Clinton in Washington state, ad hoc anti-Trump meetup on Capitol Hill

11/14/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

2 Videos to Watch Before Election Day

These two videos make it clear why election day is a big deal.

11/07/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Washington State AG Ferguson Wins Major Campaign Finance Case Against Grocery Association

Superior court judge blasts food industry for breaking campaign finance laws, issues $18 million fine.

11/03/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Early Ballot Returns Give Democrats Big Lead in Key State Senate Battles

Good news for Democrats on early ballot returns, city budget news today, and sad news about state Republican senator Andy Hill.

11/02/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Republicans Outspending Democrats in Key Suburban Seattle State Senate Race

More pot money, less Inslee money, and more GOP independent spending.

11/01/2016 By Josh Feit