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Council OKs Police Body Cams Despite Concerns

Who watches the watchmen? Not body cams, warns ACLU-WA, unless they come with tougher policies.

 

Can Seattle Indivisibles Replicate the Tea Party’s Fury? They Aim to Find Out.

Following an anti-Obama playbook to fight Trump.

 

So You Wanna Be a Socialist? In Seattle, You’ve Got Options

Making sense of the Socialist rainbow.

 

Washington Prosecutors Still Won’t Be Able to Take Down Killer Cops

A bill that would have made it possible to convict cops who make bad kills died in committee.

Death Penalty Abolition, Tighter Gun Controls, Die in Dem-Controlled Committee

AG Ferguson, 2-0 against Trump, goes 0-2 in the House Judiciary Committee

A Pot Crackdown Could Be a Huge Gift to Trump’s ‘Bad Hombres’

Legalization efforts have been seen as a scourge to Mexican drug cartels’ profit margins.

Mexican Universities Say They’ll Take in Any UW Students Who Get Deported

“UNAM Can’t stand on the sidelines.”

Inslee Says No State Law Enforcement Can Join In on Trump’s Immigrant Roundup

The executive order comes two days after the Trump administration moved forward with more aggressive enforcement plans.

As GOP Eyes Cuts to Birth Control Access, Teen Pregnancy Rate Drops 55 Percent in King County

Local leaders see clear connection between the Affordable Care Act and the encouraging numbers.

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.