Explainer

Could a Single-Payer Plan in Washington Soon Come to Pass?

As fights over national health care simmer in DC, one local state senator is pushing for a radical old idea: insuring every Washingtonian.

07/13/2017 By James Ross Gardner

Morning Fizz

Murray Kicks Off Reelection Bid with Westin Luncheon Fundraiser

Murray raises $150,000 at first fundraiser.

10/19/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Political Genius

Capitol Hill Housing's renters' summit is the progressive group's latest brainstorm.

09/26/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

In Nod to Black Lives Matter, Controversial North Precinct Police Station Taken Off Table in New Budget

Mayor and North Seattle council member Juarez still committed to new station, but agree to further scrutiny.

09/16/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Pedestrian Chronicles, Scott Kubly Chronicles, and Sally Bagshaw Is Not Running for Mayor

SDOT director settles for $10,000 in ethics investigation.

07/01/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

U-Pass Program in Jeopardy?

Transit cuts, transgender rights, and tricky wording.

06/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Jayapal Scores Statewide Labor Endorsement, Walkinshaw Top Vote Getter in North Seattle

Democrats choose candidates and delegates.

05/23/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Port Irony, the McDermott Race, the SDOT Skeptic, and the New Sound Transit Normal

Barney Frank endorses Walkinshaw, O'Brien to hear from SDOT, and Sound Transit revises spending guidelines.

05/13/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Fired Jayapal Organizer Complains of Discrimination

Jayapal organizer let go over Sabbath conflict, Shih tops fundraising, Starbucks responds, and Trump troubles for GOP.

05/11/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Pronto Plans Jeopardized Again

Good news for car sharing, more bad news for bike sharing.

05/09/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

You Say McDermott, I Say McDermott: Pollsters Claim Joe McDermott's Winning Numbers Aren't Sign of Voter Confusion

According to his pollsters, Joe McDermott's lead increases when voters know he's not Jim McDermott.

05/04/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Council Member Juarez Sends Letter to Sound Transit Pressing for 130th Street Station

Sound Tranist CEO Rogoff has nothing but bad news for North Seattle council member Juarez.

04/15/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Clinton in Seattle, Investigation at SDOT, and Costs in the Suburbs

Murray introduces Clinton in Sanders-friendly Seattle, city takes serious look at Kubly ties to Pronto, and Sound Transit review panel notes suburban costs.

03/23/2016 By Josh Feit and Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Black Votes Matter

Last night's presidential primary and two dissident letters.

03/16/2016 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

Mayor Faces Off with Critics of Neighborhood Upzones at Packed City Hall Meeting

Murray's housing affordability recommendations take center stage at city hall.

01/27/2016 By Josh Feit

Politics

Extra Fizz: Murray's Grand Bargain Gets Reality Check in Wallingford and Another Democrat for Charters in Olympia

Upzone faces stiff resistance at neighborhood meeting and charter fix passes in Olympia.

01/21/2016 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

More Tolling Data, Another Bertha Fiasco, and a Bigger Polling Firm

Eastside Democrat Cyrus Habib signs on to GOP antitolling bill.

01/15/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Constantine Picks New Council Member Johnson to be on Sound Transit Board

Urbanist Johnson beats out lefty Mike O'Brien for Seattle seat on Sound Transit board.

01/07/2016 By Josh Feit