News & Comment

Nikkita Oliver Drove the Debate at the First Mayoral Forum

The other three serious candidates were largely reacting to Oliver’s activist agenda.

 

Without Budget Deal, Lawmakers Prepare for Special Session

And no one’s surprised.

 

Murray Proposes Income Tax On Rich Seattleites

The tax will likely trigger a precedent-setting state Supreme Court case.

The Bitter Life and Sudden Death of Arcan Cetin

The Cascade Mall shooter claimed a sixth life this week. His own.

Carbon Tax Now, or Carbon Tax Later? Some Say It’s Just a Matter of Time

A new carbon tax bill just landed in the state legislature – the fourth one this session.

There’s Plenty of Blame to Go Around for This Year’s Special Session

But when in doubt, just blame Sound Transit.

Bigger Than Bertha: Tunnel Foe Cary Moon On Why She Should Be the Next Mayor of Seattle

Moon supports safe drug sites, city taxes on the wealthy, and greater density in single-family zones.

A Seattle Activist Tried to Reach Seattle’s LGBT Immigrants. It Wasn’t Easy.

Jacque Larrainzar found 50-some people to share their stories, providing deep insight into the challenges of gay and transgender immigrants and refugees.

HALA Could Be Better. But That’s No Reason to Abandon It.

The idea of halting development in Seattle is delusional.

Has Seattle’s Love Affair With Tax Measures Come to An End?

Seattle has long been known for never meeting a tax hike it didn’t like. Now some aren’t so sure.

Resentment Toward Homeless Finds Voice at Policy Panel

At a Town Hall this morning, multiple commenters lamented Seattle’s tolerance of the homeless.