Creating Journalism



About PubliCola

PubliCola is a deep dive into backstories and breaking news in Seattle from a team of reporters led by Erica C. Barnett, a Seattle reporter and editor with more than 20 years' experience covering news and politics in Seattle.

PubliCola is a reader-supported website that brings you deeply sourced reports on what's really happening at city hall, in-depth analysis of the planning and land use decisions that will shape Seattle and the region, deep dives on issues like homelessness, police accountability, and housing policy, and insightful interviews with candidates and elected officials about the issues that matter at City Hall.

As local media in Seattle contracts and publications increasingly choose to throw analysis and insight overboard, PubliCola to elevate the discussion and bring you behind the scenes to places no one else will take you, to get the story behind the story, and to bring you breaking news and interviews that surpass anything you'll find on other media outlets.

To do that, and to continue bringing you new, fresh content several times a week, we need your support. 

If you've ever learned anything you didn't know from our site, found your perspective validated or challenged, or enjoyed an insight from one of our posts digging into police discipline reports or campaign finance records, please keep this going by supporting PubliCola at whatever level you can. Thank you.

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