SW Editorial Board

Re-Elect Court of Appeals Judge Micheal S. Spearman

At first glance, this race appears to be between a qualified incumbent and an unqualified challenger. Incumbent Michael S. Spearman served as a state judge… Continue reading

 

Re-Elect M. Lorena González to the Seattle City Council

As the daughter of Mexican immigrants and a president emeritus of OneAmerica, González has been an important voice in the city’s resistance to President Donald… Continue reading

 

Re-Elect Pete Holmes City Attorney

But make he do a better job this time around.

 

Sweep the Sweepers! Our Endorsements For the Nov. 7 Election

What you need to know about every race on the ballot.

Vote Calkins, Abdi, and Shridhar For Port Commission

COMMISSIONER POSITION 1: Ryan Calkins Incumbent John Creighton has a fairly impressive environmental resume, but when Shell barged into Puget Sound with its Arctic drilling… Continue reading

Vote Cary Moon For Mayor

What Moon lacks in bureaucratic experience she makes up for in vision.

Vote Dow Constantine For King County Executive

We endorsed incumbent Dow Constantine in the primary, and we do so again. His opponent, Bill Hirt, is a single-issue candidate fighting against light rail… Continue reading

Vote John Urquhart for King County Sheriff

We understand, and in many cases agree with, the critiques of John Urquhart. The sheriff clearly has a background in public relations—he was the department’s… Continue reading

Vote Jon Grant For City Council Position 8

In our endorsement for the August primary, we wrote that “The race for Position 8 is crammed with excellent candidates.” That remains true. Jon Grant… Continue reading

Vote Mack, DeWolf, and Patu For Seattle School District

DIRECTOR DISTRICT 4: Eden Mack Eden Mack co-founded Washington’s Paramount Duty, which lobbies the state legislature to adequately fund public education per the state Supreme… Continue reading

Vote Yes On King County Proposition 1

It could have been better, but this measure is a slam-dunk as is.

Even in King County, the Republican Party Is One Big Gun Silencer

We can’t stay quiet on guns, even if those in power do.

Don’t Punch Nazis—Yet

We have not yet reached the threshold where violence is the answer, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t one.

Interim Mayor Tim Burgess Should Stop the Sweeps

His two-month tenure presents a unique opportunity to do the right thing.

Making Sense of Amazon’s HQ2 News

When reading the Amazon tea leaves, not all explanations are created equal.

Whitlatch Settlement Underscores Need for a New, Better, Police Union Contract

Bad cops shouldn’t get golden parachutes.

Why We Must Give Immigrants Shelter From the Storms

Be they natural or political.

Don’t Abandon Visions for a Denser City

People keep bringing cars to Seattle. But that doesn’t mean we should accommodate them.

There’s Lots to Love About Mike O’Brien’s RV Ordinance

The proposal forces a much needed conversation about those living in cars in Seattle.

Bellevue Vote Proves the County-Wide Ban on Safe Drug Sites Is Unnecessary

Local jurisdictions can say “no” to the pilot program. Voters shouldn’t ban Seattle from saying “yes.”