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Anti-Trans Bill Dies in Statehouse, But More Threats Are En Route

A citizen’s initiative and a pending Supreme Court case threaten to gut discrimination protections for trans people.

 

Mayor Murray Pitches New Tax on Soda

He says it will help the city raise $16 million for education services for students of color.

 

In Its Very Tone, Ed Murray’s State of the City Address Rebuked Trump

Where many see gloom, the mayor pointed out the good.

 

Inside the Fight to Bring Parole Back to Washington State

Nearly 3,000 people are serving life sentences in Washington prisons. Should they be offered a chance at freedom?

“Don’t Shoot Anyone.” Another Video of UW Shooting Suspect Surfaces

Marc Hokoana, who turned himself in following the shooting, is seen calming his wife in YouTube clip.

Murray Announces $55 Million Tax Measure for Homeless Services

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

A Week After Dreamer’s Arrest, Local Latinos Are Fearful For What’s to Come

And local politicians are divided on what a “sanctuary city” really is.

How Good is “Good”? Digging Into Those Food Safety Emojis

As the signs proliferate across King County, questions remain on whether food safety should be graded on a curve.

Solidarity Striking at Volunteer Park

GIFs from Friday’s strike in support of education workers’ right to collective bargaining.

State Republican Asks DoJ to Stop Seattle’s Planned Safe Drug Site

Sen. Mark Miloscia sent a letter asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to intervene in local drug policy.

Judge Kicks Can on Whether Feds Can Jail and Deport DACA Recipient

A federal magistrate judge today declined to release Danield Ramirez from ICE custody.

‘They Have to Start It!’: UW Shooting Suspect Seen In Video Shortly Before Confrontation

The suspect’s Samsung has been cleared of data, but police are looking through video from others’ phones for clues to what happened Jan. 20 in Red Square.