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Lawmakers Want to Know if Sound Transit Conned Them on Costs

But they didn’t ask for testimony from the transportation committee members who negotiated the bill.

Burgess Seeks to Clamp Down on Police Moonlighting

The order follows revelations that the FBI is investigating SPD officers for working as private enforcers at parking lots and construction sites.

Don’t Punch Nazis—Yet

We have not yet reached the threshold where violence is the answer, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t one.

Governor: ‘Much Work to Be Done’ on Racism in the U.S.

President Donald Trump “never misses a chance to polarize America,” Inslee says.

Mayor Burgess Presents Budget, Seeks ‘Healing Path’

His budget would increase funding for sexual abuse programs and homeless sweeps.

‘Eat With Muslims’ Hopes to Clear Up Fears and Misconceptions, One Bite at a Time

Born after the election, the group hosts dinners for non-Muslims to come, eat, and ask questions.

So Long, Red Apple: A Beloved Central District Staple Set to Close

An icon of the CD officially gives way to new development. It closes on September 30.

Russian Hackers Targeted Washington State Election Systems

Homeland Security confirmed what the Secretary of State already knew.

City Council Will Consider Your Application for Interim Councilmember Now

The council scrapped plans for a quick and easy replacement after rowdy leftists cried foul.

Effort Afoot to Bring Ranked-Choice Voting to Seattle

Backers say it would give non-establishment candidates more of a shot at power.

Sparks and Mud Fly at City Attorney Debate On Homeless Policy

Former Ed Murray advisor Scott Lindsay credits himself with reforming homeless evictions.

Ferguson Sues Northwest Detention Center Operator Over $1-a-Day Wages

The suit against GEO Group alleges violations of Washington state minimum wage law.

Betsy DeVos Is Headed to Bellevue. Protesters Surely Are As Well.

DeVos is the first Trump cabinet member to appear publicly in Washington.

Man Pleads Guilty to ‘Reckless Burning’ of Bellevue’s Islamic Center of the Eastside

The Center will hold a meeting next week to discuss reconstruction efforts.

Interim Mayor Tim Burgess Should Stop the Sweeps

His two-month tenure presents a unique opportunity to do the right thing.

Making Sense of the Rape Allegation Against King County’s Top Cop

The sheriff says it’s bogus. His accuser says it’s been buried.

Tim Burgess Appointed 55th Mayor of Seattle

The question now becomes who to appoint to fill Burgess’ seat. Nick Licata says he wants a shot.

No Rest for the Wicked—or the Seattle City Attorney’s Office

An activist City Council makes for boatloads of legal work.

Two Activists Arrested Protesting Homeless Evictions

The Neighborhood Action Coalition is stepping up the fight against sweeps.

Harrell Will Be a Five-Day Mayor, But He Hopes to Leave a Mark

Harrell announces executive orders clamping down on trash, cozying up with Amazon, and envisioning a future without a youth jail.