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Cary Moon Agrees to Nikkita Oliver-Moderated Forum; Jenny Durkan ‘Happy to Consider’ It

The unorthodox forum is a calculated risk for both candidates, but in very different ways.

 

Did Rob Johnson Oversell His Upzone Opt-in Story?

New disclosure suggests yes.

 

Sawant to Help Launch New National People’s Party

Not to be confused with the Seattle Peoples Party, organizers nonetheless are encouraged by Nikkita Oliver’s success.

 

The Era of the Bikini Barista Could Be Coming to an End in Everett

Tank top and shorts barista doesn’t have the same ring to it.

Seattle Moves to End Minimum Wage Exemption for Disabled Workers

Some workers now make 36 cents an hour, according to the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities.

Why the Solar Eclipse Is Causing a Surge in Sales at a Welding Supply Store

People are getting creative when it comes to finding eye wear that they can watch the eclipse with.

Is Fremont’s Lenin Statue Celebrating Communism? Its History Suggests Not

Here is the difference between the Fremont landmark and the Confederate monument in Lake View Cemetery.

The Kent City Council Bans Safe Drug Sites, but Allows Room for Reversal

Unlike other King County cities that have passed similar ordinances, the Kent vote was neither unanimous nor permanent.

Revisiting the Relics of a Fearful History, Revived

The fallout of nuclear standoff, then and now.

There’s Lots to Love About Mike O’Brien’s RV Ordinance

The proposal forces a much needed conversation about those living in cars in Seattle.

Trump Cuts Stymie Locally Led Effort to Update Sex Ed Classes Nationwide

A five-year study of the county-developed FLASH program has been put in limbo without explanation.

Nikkita Oliver Declares Victory as She Exits Mayoral Race

It will be Cary Moon vs. Jenny Durkan in November, but the Peoples Party and its candidate will continue to move forward.

Council Approves Protections for Renters With Criminal Records

“Once you pay your debt to society … you deserve a second chance.”

Counter-Protesters Face Off Against Far Right in Tense Rally

One day after the tragedy in Charlottesville, Seattleites show up to shut down white supremacy.

Nonprofit Sees Success Housing Former Prisoners in Vacant Seattle Buildings

Weld offers property owners protection from squatters while easing housing challenges for people with records.

Family Files Claim in Charleena Lyles’ Death

The claim says police lost their “composure,” should have had a plan to deal with Lyles’ mental health.

United Airlines to Serve Paine Field in 2018, Joining Alaska

The additional service should provide Seattle travelers with more options while promising to bolster Everett business.

Seattle Man Fatally Shot by Kent Police Identified

The incident marks the fourth time Kent police have killed a suspect in the last 10 months.

O’Brien Plan Would Create Dozens of Safe Lots for People Living in Their Cars

O’Brien says he’s not getting rid of parking laws; just allowing for flexibility.

Yet Another King County Community Considers Ban on Safe Drug Sites

The Kent City Council will vote Tuesday night on legislation cribbed from three other cities that have already approved a ban.