Daniel Person

Steve O’Ban, ST3 Foe, Is Paving the Way for a New Tax to Support Drive-On Ferries

O’Ban has been a leading critic of the transit plan, but doesn’t seem to mind the idea of a new tax to help fund people’s car trips to a South Sound island.

Capitol Hill Synagogue Vandalized With Alternative Facts

Spray-painted message says ‘The Holocaust is fake history.’ It’s not.

Three (or Four) Ways the U District Upzone Could Go

The mayor signed the legislation on Thursday. Now comes the fun part.

Why Ed Murray Can’t Quit the Catholic Church

The mayor has made his faith a central part of his public persona. But the Church has not always been an easy institution for the gay, liberal politician to be a part of.

A Pot Crackdown Could Be a Huge Gift to Trump’s ‘Bad Hombres’

Legalization efforts have been seen as a scourge to Mexican drug cartels’ profit margins.

Inslee Says No State Law Enforcement Can Join In on Trump’s Immigrant Roundup

The executive order comes two days after the Trump administration moved forward with more aggressive enforcement plans.

Murray Announces $55 Million Tax Measure for Homeless Services

The measure, which would need the approval of voters, could be on the August ballot.

Bob Ferguson’s Good Month Continues

The state Supreme Court today ruled against the Richland florist who wanted to refuse flowers to gay couple; then the Trump administration withdrew its ‘travel ban’ executive order.

The Maddening Allure of KIRO Radio

The radio station makes a sport of flouting liberal pieties. So why can’t we tune out?

This Week in Congress: Dreamers, Muslims, and ‘Holy Crap’

How Western Washington lawmakers are reacting to Trump.

How the Trump Administration Plans to Shame Seattle For Its Immigration Policy

An explainer on why King County doesn’t honor ‘detainer’ requests from ICE.

Washington Secretary of State, Again, Slaps Down Trump’s Voter Fraud Claims

Kim Wyman, a Republican, also rebuked Trump during the election.

Activists Plan ‘Emergency Mass Action’ In Westlake to Protest Keystone, DAPL

Trump today signed executive orders reversing Obama’s actions on the controversial projects.

Can Rob Johnson, Fifth Generation Seattleite, Sell Seattle on a Highrise Future?

The mild-mannered councilmember will be at the center of the anti-density storm as he shepherds the U-District upzone through Council.

Seattle Group Hopes to Stage ‘Social Media Blackout’ On Inauguration Day

‘To protest the apparent intentions of the Trump presidency and to demand that more is done to combat fake news stories on social media.’

This 29-Year-Old Is On a Mission to Get More Millennials Into Washington Politics

Brayden Olson argues his generation is suffering in today’s economy, and needs a seat at the policy table to fix it.

City Slaps Airline Caterer With $335K Fine for Minimum Wage Violation

Meanwhile, the minimum wage is hitting $15 an hour for some employees in Seattle.