City Hall

Sawant Wants City to Investigate Allegations of May Day Retaliation

The council member said she'll continue to follow up with the claim that two security officers contracted by Amazon had their hours cut after May Day.

05/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Afternoon Editorial

Paying to Regulate Local Labor Standards with a Fee on Businesses

Council proposal has been incorrectly characterized as a tax.

11/22/2016 By Jennifer L. Robbins


Preschool Precaution

Seattle schools blogger Melissa Westbrook raises lots of questions about the city's preschool plan.

09/16/2014 By Melissa Westbrook

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Separate Signals

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring Jolts!, Likes!, and resignations.

08/21/2014 By Morning Fizz


Unions ask City Attorney to Separate Pre-K Funding Measures

Both measures will make the ballot, but will they be in competition?

07/10/2014 By Casey Jaywork

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The First Female Police Chief of Seattle

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring approval and disapproval.

06/24/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

O'Brien Definitive on $15 Now

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH A QUOTE FROM MIKE O'BRIEN City Council Member O'Brien commits to $15 campaign.

02/06/2014 By Josh Feit

Extra Fizz

Extra Fizz: A Warning from Inslee, Praise from SEIU, and a Moratorium from Bellevue

Inslee nudges conservation group, Rolf applauds Murray, and Bellevue thwarts cheap rentals.

09/25/2013 By Josh Feit and Erica C. Barnett


It's Time to Invest in Washington's Home Care Workers

Two home care workers explain why it's time for the state to invest in our nationally recognized home care system.

02/19/2013 By Sherry Hunter and Pamla McCarthy

Morning Fizz

"It is Therefore of Great Importance."

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: Tim Eyman and other dreamers.

08/15/2012 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

"I Promptly Offered My Resignation."

Wednesday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip.

03/28/2012 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

"I Have a Very Stressful Job"

Friday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip.

02/23/2012 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Thank You for Letting Me Know Your Views on This Issue

Tuesday Edition: Caffeinated news & gossip featuring abortion, Marxism, and singing monsters.

12/20/2011 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

The Rejoinder from the Union?

Monday Edition

12/19/2011 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Republican Budget Leader Proposes Batch of Reforms

Sen. Joe Zarelli backs up reform rhetoric with list of recommendations.

12/08/2011 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

McGinn Just Can't Win

Thursday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip starring: Mike McGinn, Christian Sinderman, Occupy Seattle, and Aaron Reardon.

11/17/2011 By Morning Fizz


Campaign Fizz: Republicans Hold Fundraiser for Balducci Opponent

Your one-stop shop for today's local campaign news, gossip, and analysis.

10/18/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

No Need to Rewrite Health Care Initiative Statement

The state's office of financial management overrules a request to rewrite the fiscal statement for the home health care worker training initiative.

09/01/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

SEIU Spokesman: Transportation Package "Misplaced Priorities" Without Revenue for Other Services

SEIU spokesman: The state shouldn't pass a transportation measure next year unless it also adopts a revenue package that restores cuts to health care, social services, and education.

08/30/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

That Washington

Labor Groups Stage "Unemployment Line" Outside Rep. Reichert's Office

The Great Recession as the Great Depression at US Rep. Reichert's office.

08/18/2011 By Lummy Lin