News & Comment

Meet the Despised and Emboldened College Republicans of UW

Once teetering on the edge of oblivion, the political club is now bigger than ever and in the spotlight. But who are they?

Jon Grant Says He’s Signing Seattle’s Homeless Up for Democracy Vouchers

The council candidate says the program offers those on the margins an new voice in public policy.

Insurance Commissioner: ‘Trumpcare Is a Case of Robin Hood in Reverse’

It’s still unclear how many people in Washington could lose coverage, but it may be worse than predicted.

Arrested Dreamer Speaks Out: ‘The Government Already Knows I’m Not a Gang Member.’

Daniel Ramirez Medina spent his 24th birthday detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.

Steve O’Ban, ST3 Foe, Is Paving the Way for a New Tax to Support Drive-On Ferries

O’Ban has been a leading critic of the transit plan, but doesn’t seem to mind the idea of a new tax to help fund people’s car trips to a South Sound island.

On the Cold Front Lines of ICE Resistance

Paying witness to immigrant detention in Tacoma.

The Battle That Almost Ended the University of Washington

When President Henry Suzzallo tried to realize his grand vision for the university, he provoked the ignorant philistinism of his rival, Governor Roland Hartley. Here’s the story of their momentous showdown.

Local Voters Would Be Less ‘Tax Fatigued’ If We Taxed Income Progressively

But will local leaders take their chance to pass one? Hold your breath.

Capitol Hill Synagogue Vandalized With Alternative Facts

Spray-painted message says ‘The Holocaust is fake history.’ It’s not.