SW Editorial Board

Murray Doubles Down On His Original Defense. Here’s Why That’s an Offense.

Not all sex-abuse accusations lead to criminal charges. That doesn’t mean they didn’t happen.

Our Endorsements for Seattle’s August 1 Primary Election

A complete guide to all the 2017 races.

Vote Calkins, Abdi, and Persak for Port of Seattle Commissioner

These candidates for will bring strong environmental and labor perspectives to the commission.

Vote Dow Constantine for King County Executive

Constantine hasn’t ducked the hard fights as County Executive. Plus, his opponents are anti-light-rail, anti-vax, and Goodspaceguy.

Vote Jon Grant for City Council Position 8

Ubiquitous and consistent, he has the bold agenda Seattle needs right now.

Vote M. Lorena González for City Council

She has been an important voice on police reform and immigration on the council. Let’s give her another term.

Vote Mack, Helmstetter, and Patu for Seattle School Board

These candidates have the outlook and experience that will make Seattle schools better.

Vote Nikkita Oliver for Mayor

In these trying times, the candidate from the Peoples Party of Seattle is the leader we all need.

Vote Yes on King County Proposition 1 (Access for All)

Yes, it’s a regressive tax. But the program it funds is worth it.

In the End, the Republicans’ ‘Tax Relief’ Was for Their Friends Only

Polluters, manufacturers, and investors won in this year’s budgeting marathon.

Don’t Worry About the Income Tax Driving Rich People Out of Seattle

First, it won’t happen. Second, it would be just fine if it did.

Sonics Fans Are Skeptical of the City’s KeyArena Plans, and That Could Be a Good Thing

The pressure is on for the city to ink a KeyArena deal that’s good for taxpayers. That’s usually not the case with sports arenas.

Silencing Protests Gives Bad Ideas An Upper Hand

Shutting down this weekend’s anti-Sharia rally would give it more credence than it’s worth.

Why Land Trusts Are Key In Keeping Seattle Affordable

The organizations are working under the radar to deliver affordable housing to working families.

In Mayor’s Race, ‘Progressive’ Isn’t One Size Fits All

Seattle’s next leader will be liberal. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t important policy differences between the candidates.

The Sugar Industry Is No Friend to the Poor

Efforts to paint a proposed soda tax as an attack on low-income Seattleites ignores food history.

We Can Now Have the Mayor’s Race This City Needs

Murray dropping out of the race allows the courts to seek justice while we seek a leader.

Seattle’s Turn Toward An Income Tax Is Sudden. And Welcome.

When it comes to making our tax system more fair, there’s no time like the present.

It’s Time to Talk About Restorative Justice

The Red Square shooting raises important questions about how the judicial system can serve victims.