News & Comment

Murray Doubles Down On His Original Defense. Here’s Why That’s an Offense.

Not all sex-abuse accusations lead to criminal charges. That doesn’t mean they didn’t happen.

How One Seattle Woman’s Assault Led to Proposed Legislation Nationwide

In 2014, Leah Griffin was raped. Now she’s helping survivors in Washington and beyond.

Murray Orders Cops to Wear Body Cameras, But ACLU Warns They Could Be a Trojan Horse

Privacy advocates say stricter rules are needed around when police can turn their camers off.

Council Split On Mayor’s Fate Following New Abuse Revelations

Murray says: “I am not going to resign.”

Should Landlords Be Allowed to Discriminate Against Former Prisoners?

A Seattle bill would prohibit blanket-exclusions of former prisoners, and may prohibit criminal background checks by landlords on prospective tenants.

Times: Child Welfare Caseworker Determined Murray Abused Foster Child In ’80s

The new documents risk plunging the Murray administration back into crisis mode.

Family Demands Answers About Kent Police Shooting Death of Giovonn Joseph-McDade

“It has been weeks after police fatally shot Giovonn and they are still not providing answers.”

Jessyn Farrell, Tim Eyman Spar Over Light Rail, Car Tabs

Farrell is using Eyman’s new ballot measure to trumpet her mass transit bona fides; Eyman’s using Eyman for Eyman.

Divest City Pensions From Fossil Fuels? Probably Not

The SCERS Board did not vote either way Thursday. But financial advisers say: Don’t do it.

Sheriff to Attend Public Forum About Tommy Le, 20-Year-Old Killed By Deputy in Burien

Le was holding a pen when he was shot and killed by a deputy last month. The sheriff’s office says the pen was mistaken for a knife.

City Allows Grant and Mosqueda to Raise More Money to Keep Up With Nelson

The candidates are subject to fundraising caps under the Democracy Voucher program. But the cap goes away when opponents raise big bucks.

Plans for a Public Bathroom in Pioneer Square Get Flushed … Again

The Seattle Process is alive and well when it comes to putting a toilet in the historic neighborhood.

With Initiative Push, Eyman Takes on Car Tab Fees—and Sound Transit

The conservative activist is collecting signatures in an attempt to overturn what Puget Sound voters approved last November.

Our Endorsements for Seattle’s August 1 Primary Election

A complete guide to all the 2017 races.

Vote Calkins, Abdi, and Persak for Port of Seattle Commissioner

These candidates for will bring strong environmental and labor perspectives to the commission.

Vote Dow Constantine for King County Executive

Constantine hasn’t ducked the hard fights as County Executive. Plus, his opponents are anti-light-rail, anti-vax, and Goodspaceguy.

Vote Jon Grant for City Council Position 8

Ubiquitous and consistent, he has the bold agenda Seattle needs right now.

Vote M. Lorena González for City Council

She has been an important voice on police reform and immigration on the council. Let’s give her another term.

Vote Mack, Helmstetter, and Patu for Seattle School Board

These candidates have the outlook and experience that will make Seattle schools better.

Vote Nikkita Oliver for Mayor

In these trying times, the candidate from the Peoples Party of Seattle is the leader we all need.