‘Pruitt Blew It’: At the EPA, Resistance Is Just Part of the Job

Current and former staffers say morale is low at the watchdog agency. But that doesn’t mean they’re giving up.

Dems, GOP Sit Down for Serious Talks on Water Rights Law

The Hirst decision was embraced by environmentalists and tribal leaders. Now lawmakers must figure out how to adhere to it.

Jesse Hagopian Honors Black Student Activists For Their Work Against Racism

The Garfield teacher used a $100,000 settlement over police use of force to establish a scholarship fund.

Lawmakers Near Deal on Paid Family Leave for All Workers

The legislature established the program in 2017, but is only now in agreement on how to fund it.

With an Eye on Seattle, Medical Associations Get Behind Safe Drug Sites

They’re not even built yet, and our pilot safe drug sites are already having national repercussions.

Race, Rents, and Burgess-Bashing Dominate Forum for City Council Position 8

A very strong field of candidates somehow got stronger.

Chamber of Commerce, Single-Family Zoning, Youth Jail Are Big Losers at ‘Candidate Jeopardy’

A few quick takes on Wednesday night’s mayoral forum.

At First Hearing, Loud, Repetitive Support for a Tax on the Rich

Of 65 public comments over more than two hours, only a handful were against the income tax.

Murray Declares Vindication in Sex Abuse Lawsuit—And Keeps Door Open for Write-In Run

The lawsuit against him was dropped Tuesday, but lawyers for his accuser say Murray’s overplaying his hand.

GOP Senators Continue Quest to Slash Car Tab Fees

Legislation passed Tuesday lowers the tax rate from 1.1 percent to 0.5 percent and requires Sound Transit to calculate fees using the Kelley Blue Book.

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.

With Trump in Power, Scientists Turned to Activism. Then Things Got Complicated.

For years science has been attacked from the right. Now it’s getting hit from the left.

Murray, Sawant and Herbold Unveil Ordinance to Tax the Rich

The income tax would apply on earnings over a quarter million dollars at a rate of 2 percent.

Seattle Commits to Paris Accord, Calls for End to Coal-Fired Power in Washington

A City Council resolution calls for Puget Sound Energy to stop using coal by 2025.

Nationwide, Pro-Muslim Counter-Protests Overwhelmed ‘Anti-Sharia’ Rallies

Seattle wasn’t the only city to stand behind Muslims.

State Agencies Prep for ‘Unlikely’ Government Shutdown

More than 60,000 public employees have been notified of a potential layoff.

With a Shutdown Looming, State Lawmakers Consider Their Options

“It is really just a math problem.”

Seattleites Stand Up Against ‘Anti-Sharia’ Rally

The latest battle in America’s culture war ended in a street brawl, with no apparent serious injuries.

Judge Upholds Seattle’s Hotel Worker Law

In December, three hotel associations sued over I-124. A ruling released Friday keeps it intact.

Obamacare Has Hit a Snag in Washington. Did the GOP Put it There?

In Grays Harbor County, a Rorschach Test for how people feel about the Affordable Care Act.