Casey Jaywork

Proposed Income Tax Would Pay for Mental and Public Health Shortfalls

The city council took steps toward offsetting the cuts to Medicaid that Congress is now considering.

State Medicaid Rule Changes Could Restrict Transgender Healthcare Access, Say Advocates

The rule changes are still under consideration by the Health Care Authority.

After Lots of ‘Venom,’ Sanctioned Encampments Get High Marks from City

Neighbors say they hope to see one encampment remain.

Seattle to Award $30 Million in Homeless Services Contracts

Amid a larger shift toward performance metrics, the city will engage in a competitive bidding process for the first time in a decade.

Can ‘Rapid Rehousing’ Work If Rents Keep Soaring in Seattle?

The strategy relies on vouchers for market-rate housing. Critics say that’s not a long-term solution to homelessness in Seattle.

At Public Hearing, Black Women Voice Rage and Grief Over Latest Police Slaying

Tuesday night, Seattle City Council held an intense public meeting on the killing of Charleena Lyles.

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.

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.