Casey Jaywork

Inside the Grassroots Effort to Give Renters More Political Power

An incremental approach to renters’ rights paid a dividend this week.

Mayoral Candidates React to Police Killing of Young Mother

Candidates in the mayor’s race called for an independent investigation and further reforms.

With an Eye on Seattle, Medical Associations Get Behind Safe Drug Sites

They’re not even built yet, and our pilot safe drug sites are already having national repercussions.

At First Hearing, Loud, Repetitive Support for a Tax on the Rich

Of 65 public comments over more than two hours, only a handful were against the income tax.

Murray, Sawant and Herbold Unveil Ordinance to Tax the Rich

The income tax would apply on earnings over a quarter million dollars at a rate of 2 percent.

Nationwide, Pro-Muslim Counter-Protests Overwhelmed ‘Anti-Sharia’ Rallies

Seattle wasn’t the only city to stand behind Muslims.

Seattleites Stand Up Against ‘Anti-Sharia’ Rally

The latest battle in America’s culture war ended in a street brawl, with no apparent serious injuries.

Militia ‘Security’ at ‘Anti-Sharia’ Rally Will Carry Weapons, According to Event Permit

The xenophobe-friendly rally has been moved to City Hall Plaza—just around the corner from police HQ.

So, Are Lattes Included In the Soda Tax, or Not? It’s Still Unclear

The bill was rushed through council to head-off a possible ballot challenge.

A Beginner’s Guide to Guerrilla Gardening

Vacant lots make great vegetable patches.

Sawant Bill Would Have Landlords Offer Voter Registration Info to Tenants

The bill aims to help renters, especially people of color, navigate Washington’s vote-by-mail system.

Seattle City Council Passes Tax on Sugary Beverages

The tax on sugar products, which cause obesity, will pay to bring healthy food to poor neighborhoods.

Both Sides Are Urging Peace, but the Upcoming ‘Anti-Sharia’ Rally Feels Ominous

The event comes at a time of increased hostility between an emboldened right and energized left.

RV Campers Prep for Eviction, Again

The city’s plan is to keep evicting homeless campers until they agree to enter the shelter system.

‘Trying to Dig a Hole to China’: Officials Grapple With Another Year of Big Homeless Numbers

Despite redoubled efforts, more than 11,000 people were experiencing homelessness in King County during this year’s count.

Locking Kids Up Is Evil. But Is It Necessary?

The movement to end youth incarceration is gaining momentum as Seattle grapples with one of its most difficult questions.

City Council Passes Bill to Allow Activists to Appeal New Youth Jail

The bill fixes a technical error that accidentally exempted the youth jail project from administrative challenge.

Seattle Expected to Take Up Housing Protections for Former Prisoners This Summer

A fair housing task force is figuring out how to implement one of HALA’s toughest recommendations.

UW Demands Nike Allow Labor Investigators Unprecedented Access to Sweatshops

Otherwise, threatens UW President Ana Mari Cauce, she’ll cut the school’s contract with Nike.

How We Got Here: Six Years of Wrangling Over Police Reform In Seattle

It’s been a long road to an imperfect solution.