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Trump Administration Backs Down on Sanctuary City Bluster. King County Says It’s About Time

The County reaffirms its commitment to immigrants and refugees and is unlikely to lose funding.

 

Which Seattle Mayoral Candidate Are You?

Take our quiz to figure out which of Seattle’s leading mayoral candidates is most like you.

 

How We Got Here: Six Years of Wrangling Over Police Reform In Seattle

It’s been a long road to an imperfect solution.

 

As Special Session Comes to a Close, Very Little Accomplished

State lawmakers failed to pass a budget or find an answer for McCleary.

Making Sense of 21 Candidates: Seattle’s Mayoral Race By the Numbers

$100,000 raised in a single week and other fun facts about Seattle’s mayoral candidates.

Critics Say Police Reform Legislation Doesn’t Go Far Enough

And then there are some that say it goes too far.

Established Labor Is Pissed At Seattle’s New Left

With ally Ed Murray on his way out, local labor is losing its patience for leftist upstarts.

Bellevue Police Launch Internal Investigation Following Tasering of Teen

“Anytime there’s a use of force, such as a Taser, there is an automatic review.”

State Lawmakers, Governor to Get a Pay Raise This Fall

And, no, they legally cannot refuse the bump.

Dan Satterberg Takes a Stand Against Jeff Sessions’ War on Drugs

The county prosecutor joined 30 of his peers in signing a letter opposing the Attorney General’s recent order.

Are the Upzones Working? Rob Johnson Claims Early Victory

Some developers are making a point of participating in the new affordable housing program. But critics still see little to get excited about.

Alaska Airlines Plans to Fly Out of Everett in 2018

A proposed two-gate passenger terminal would allow up to a couple dozen flights a day, but it’s not yet a done deal.

Relief From Car Tab Fees Runs Into a Legislative Jam

As a legislative inquisition into the taxing scheme for Sound Transit 3 gets under way, a question arises: Did Olympia lawmakers read the fine print?

Seattle Congressional Reps Keep Powder Dry On Trump Impeachment

Pramila Jayapal and Adam Smith are taking a wait-and-investigate-and-see approach toward the President.

County Prosecutor Ready to Defend Safe Drug Sites In Court

Dan Satterberg says his goal is to “get out of the way” of public health professionals.

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.

The Stabbing That Tore Open the Debate Over Weapons, Race, and Retaliation

A two-year-old fight continues to cast a shadow over the two men involved.

AG Ferguson Files New Amicus Brief Supporting Transgender Rights

Ferguson and other Democratic attorneys general continue to fight a Trump agenda.