News & Comment

Judge Considers Jailed Immigrant’s Plea for a Day in Court

Daniel Ramirez’s petition for habeas corpus may set a precedent for Trump’s deportations.

Bob Ferguson’s Good Month Continues

The state Supreme Court today ruled against the Richland florist who wanted to refuse flowers to gay couple; then the Trump administration withdrew its ‘travel ban’ executive order.

Spokane Senator Proposes Rollbacks of New State Minimum Wage

Baumgartner wants to dilute labor protections for minors, nonprofit workers and everyone outside King County.

Who’d Pay Taxes Where Under the Dueling McCleary Plans in Olympia

Carbon polluters, investors, or people living in ritzy neighborhoods?

If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Tropical Butterfly House

A life-and-death trip to the Pacific Science Center attraction.

Meet the People, Mr. Reichert

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

The Maddening Allure of KIRO Radio

The radio station makes a sport of flouting liberal pieties. So why can’t we tune out?

Upthegrove Calls for Free Drunk Buses On Boozy Holidays

The wheels, and riders’ perception of gravity, will go ‘round and ‘round.

Are Uber and Lyft Plotting an End Run On Seattle Regs?

TNCs want the state of Washington to create the rules, not cities like Seattle.

Fire Devours Three Tents At the Field; Fast-Thinking Campers Contain Blaze

Homeless campers have been asking Seattle for fire extinguishers for months.

GIFs From Kent’s Planned Parenthood Protest Face-Off

An alliance of Womxn’s Marchers and Satanists counter-protested Christian picketers on Saturday.

State House Bill Would Stop the Bleeding In King County Budget

The bill, in committee this morning, would enable the county’s taxes to keep pace with inflation and population growth.