Casey Jaywork

Local Voters Would Be Less ‘Tax Fatigued’ If We Taxed Income Progressively

But will local leaders take their chance to pass one? Hold your breath.

Seattle Evicts the Homeless Encampment That It Created While Evicting ‘the Jungle’ Last Year

Last year, campers fled from the Jungle to the Field. Now they’re fleeing the Field.

Councilmembers Ask Mayor to Hold Off On Eviction of ‘The Field’

Several city councilmembers are asking the mayor to give homeless campers a week to clean things up.

Hearing Examiner Dismisses Appeal of Youth Jail Building Permit

Anti-racist organizers were told they could appeal, but that isn’t what happened.

Seattle Rents Continue to Rise

Seattle median rent rose 3.4 percent during February.

Cyclists, Business Groups Reach Compromise on Burke-Gilman ‘Missing Link’

A safe bike lane on a deadly stretch of road comes after more than a decade of obstruction.

Council OKs Police Body Cams Despite Concerns

Who watches the watchmen? Not body cams, warns ACLU-WA, unless they come with tougher policies.

Can Seattle Indivisibles Replicate the Tea Party’s Fury? They Aim to Find Out.

Following an anti-Obama playbook to fight Trump.

Washington Prosecutors Still Won’t Be Able to Take Down Killer Cops

A bill that would have made it possible to convict cops who make bad kills died in committee.

Anti-Trans Bill Dies in Statehouse, But More Threats Are En Route

A citizen’s initiative and a pending Supreme Court case threaten to gut discrimination protections for trans people.

A Week After Dreamer’s Arrest, Local Latinos Are Fearful For What’s to Come

And local politicians are divided on what a “sanctuary city” really is.

State Republican Asks DoJ to Stop Seattle’s Planned Safe Drug Site

Sen. Mark Miloscia sent a letter asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to intervene in local drug policy.

Judge Kicks Can on Whether Feds Can Jail and Deport DACA Recipient

A federal magistrate judge today declined to release Danield Ramirez from ICE custody.

Judge Considers Jailed Immigrant’s Plea for a Day in Court

Daniel Ramirez’s petition for habeas corpus may set a precedent for Trump’s deportations.

Spokane Senator Proposes Rollbacks of New State Minimum Wage

Baumgartner wants to dilute labor protections for minors, nonprofit workers and everyone outside King County.

Upthegrove Calls for Free Drunk Buses On Boozy Holidays

The wheels, and riders’ perception of gravity, will go ‘round and ‘round.

Fire Devours Three Tents At the Field; Fast-Thinking Campers Contain Blaze

Homeless campers have been asking Seattle for fire extinguishers for months.

State House Bill Would Stop the Bleeding In King County Budget

The bill, in committee this morning, would enable the county’s taxes to keep pace with inflation and population growth.

Local Leaders Begin to Bend on New Youth Jail

But they haven’t broken. Not yet, at least.