Casey Jaywork

‘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.

Established Labor Is Pissed At Seattle’s New Left

With ally Ed Murray on his way out, local labor is losing its patience for leftist upstarts.

Dan Satterberg Takes a Stand Against Jeff Sessions’ War on Drugs

The county prosecutor joined 30 of his peers in signing a letter opposing the Attorney General’s recent order.

Seattle Congressional Reps Keep Powder Dry On Trump Impeachment

Pramila Jayapal and Adam Smith are taking a wait-and-investigate-and-see approach toward the President.

County Prosecutor Ready to Defend Safe Drug Sites In Court

Dan Satterberg says his goal is to “get out of the way” of public health professionals.

Lorena González Will Not Be Running for Mayor

The first-term councilmember considered throwing her hat into the wide-open mayor’s race, but won’t.

With Seattle’s ‘Safe Lots’ for RVs All But Gone, Campers Are Creating Their Own

A new, unauthorized homeless camp is trying to get organized.

Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan to Jump Into Mayor’s Race

Seattle Councilmember M. Lorena González is rumored to also be planning to run.

Seattle Seems to Be Dodging the Fentanyl Epidemic, But Researchers Are Still Worried

A study looks at 41 drug-related deaths in King, Snohomish, Pierce and Spokane counties last year.

Did Murray Go Far Enough? Two Opponents Argue the Mayor Should Resign Altogether

Cary Moon and Mike McGinn say the sex abuse lawsuit compromises Murray’s ability to lead. Nonsense, says Murray camp.

Affordable Housing Now! (And Somewhere Else!)

When will someone do something (elsewhere) about this crisis!

Murray Drops Re-Election Bid, Will Finish Term

The move comes more than a month after sex abuse allegations against the mayor emerged.