SW Editorial Board

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.

HALA Could Be Better. But That’s No Reason to Abandon It.

The idea of halting development in Seattle is delusional.

A Lawsuit Won’t Determine the Fate of Ed Murray. The Electorate Will.

Voters become jurors in cases like this. It’s a job that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

The GOP Wants to Relitigate ST3, Voters Be Damned

The region voted for a badly needed mass transit system. Car tabs don’t change that fact.

For Republicans Backing Trumpcare, Ignoring Is Bliss

Rep. Dave Reichert and his cohort haven’t been listening to concerns raised by the flawed Republican health care plan, but we have.

Don’t Like Poop In the Sound? Don’t Cut the EPA

The federal agency, now facing cuts, helped bring an end to a filthy local practice.

A Badly Needed Conversation About Homeless Spending

In considering a homeless tax levy, Seattle must avoid the typical pro-tax/anti-tax battle lines.

Meet the People, Mr. Reichert

Members of Congress seem to be ducking the public when they should be hearing them.