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Seattle riot police face off against #BlackLivesMatter marchers. Photo by Casey Jaywork.
                                 Seattle riot police face off against #BlackLivesMatter marchers. Photo by Casey Jaywork.

Federal Judge Stays Out of Police Labor Claim, For Now

“[The] complaint…does not satisfy the consent decree for judicial intervention,” says Judge Robart.

Seattle riot police face off against #BlackLivesMatter marchers. Photo by Casey Jaywork.
                                 Seattle riot police face off against #BlackLivesMatter marchers. Photo by Casey Jaywork.
Anti-coal activists packed a public hearing about Longview’s proposed export terminal last May. Photo by Sara Bernard.

Department of Natural Resources Deals Blow to Longview Coal Export Terminal

Coal’s last-last gasp? On Tuesday, the DNR denied a key permit required to build the project.

Anti-coal activists packed a public hearing about Longview’s proposed export terminal last May. Photo by Sara Bernard.

Going Old School to Solve McCleary

As the session gets underway, lawmakers need a history lesson.

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Grant Over-Qualifies for Democracy Voucher Program

The former Tenants Union director says he’s got the requisite 400 $10 donations—and then some.

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So Long, Pam Roach. Don’t Forget Your Roses.

As the long-serving GOP maverick leaves the Senate, it’s progressives, not Republicans, who will mourn.

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What’s Next for the No Youth Jail Movement?

As construction draws closer, opponents prep for a final battle.

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An illustration of the planned project, next door to the new Fire Station 39. Image via City of Seattle.

Old Fire Station and Former Homeless Camp to Become Preschool and Affordable Housing

Fire station 39 in Lake City hosted Nickelsville six years ago. Now, Seattle’s giving it to LIHI.

An illustration of the planned project, next door to the new Fire Station 39. Image via City of Seattle.
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Here Come Democracy Vouchers!

Little slips of civic engagement are heading to a mailbox near you.

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How Politics Surprised Us, and Didn’t, in 2016

Nationally few things were predictable. Locally, few things weren’t.

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Our 10 Most Popular Stories of 2016

Hey, pageviews aren’t everything. But they are a thing.

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Authorities Approve Youth Jail, Leaving the Job of Obstruction to Activists

Is #NoNewYouthJail the new #BlockTheBunker?

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