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Lawsuit Challenges Anti-Safe Drug Site Initiative

The suit argues that this public health decision lies outside the authority of a public referendum.

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.

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.

O’Brien Pitches Diversion Program for Vehicle Dwellers

His draft proposal would help people avoid tickets and impounded vehicles in hopes of breaking the cycle of homelessness.

Oliver Again Inches Up on Moon

Oliver now trails by just more than 1,300 votes.

Four Walls, a Roof, and Harold

One man’s journey from sweeps to a tiny home.

Latest Ballot Results Show Nikkita Oliver Gaining on Cary Moon

But with only about 18,000 votes left to count, the window for overtaking Moon for second place in the mayoral primary is closing fast.

The After Hours at the North Star

Best 24-Hour Eats: North Star Diner

What Makes a Good Budtender … Other Than Good Weed?

Best Budtender: (tie) Jay Berger & Jordan Zenisek

Muslim Advocates Allege Seattle Police Favored ‘Anti-Sharia’ Protesters at June Rally

The counter-protesters have asked for an investigation of SPD’s tactics.

With Joint Committee, Murray Parries Call for Resignation

A mayoral/council joint committee will decide how (and possibly when) Mayor Ed Murray leaves office.

Housed Neighbors Lobby to Keep Tent City 5 in Interbay

Activists are asking the Port and City Council to provide a new location for the authorized encampment in the neighborhood.

Murray Orders Cops to Wear Body Cameras, But ACLU Warns They Could Be a Trojan Horse

Privacy advocates say stricter rules are needed around when police can turn their camers off.

Council Split On Mayor’s Fate Following New Abuse Revelations

Murray says: “I am not going to resign.”

Should Landlords Be Allowed to Discriminate Against Former Prisoners?

A Seattle bill would prohibit blanket-exclusions of former prisoners, and may prohibit criminal background checks by landlords on prospective tenants.

City Allows Grant and Mosqueda to Raise More Money to Keep Up With Nelson

The candidates are subject to fundraising caps under the Democracy Voucher program. But the cap goes away when opponents raise big bucks.

Jenny Durkan Stands Alone In Not Opposing the Hotel Industry’s Anti-Labor Lawsuit

At the same time, she got a major union endorsement Tuesday, complicating the business-vs.-labor dynamic in the mayor’s race.

Years of Prep Preceded Lightning Fast Passage of Seattle Income Tax

Activists say the new law has its roots in past failed efforts … and Trump.

With Eye on Revolutionizing Tax Code, Seattle City Council Passes Income Tax on Rich

The council unanimously approved a 2.25 percent tax that only applies to income over $250,000 yearly.

McGinn Presses For ‘Realistic’ Progressive Tax Plan

While he supports the income tax, the candidate says there are simpler ways to make Seattle’s tax code more fair.