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A Brief, Ugly Altercation at the May Day Anti-Communist March

A woman was surrounded and shouted down by Trump supporters, challenging the narrative that all was peaceful at the event.

Anti-Communists Hold Court at May Day Rally In Westlake

The regularly scheduled anti-capitalist march was replaced by a rally for Trump.

Key Sound Transit Deal Back on Track With Budget Agreement

Federal funding for the Lynnwood Link Extension will extend through September, at least.

City Council Passes Resolution to Fast-Track City Income Tax Vote

Details are still light, but the resolution sets up a July 10 vote on a tax targeting the city’s top earners.

Kent School Board Opts to Stop All International Field Trips

Pointing to the federal government’s stance on undocumented immigrants, the board has halted all cross-border travel.

Is a City Income Tax Legally Feasible in Seattle? Your Burning Questions, Answered!

The City Council will vote on a resolution endorsing a local income tax on Monday.

Feds Nab Black Blocker Who Allegedly Threw An Unlit Molotov Cocktail Near Police Last May Day

SPD Chief O’Toole says it’s “entirely coincidental” the arrest occured three days before May Day 2017.

Pay Raises May Be on the Way for Governor, Lawmakers, and Judges

An independent commission is considering increases of 2 to 8 percent.

The Debate Over How to Spend Soda Tax Money

Seattle leaders do not want to buy the world a Coke.

Next Up For Anti-Pipeline Activists: JP Morgan Chase

“I know it makes people uncomfortable. But that’s the only way they’re listening.”

Murray Now Has 10 Challengers. Will He Get Any More?

There is an effort to get Bill Bryant to run.

Soda Tax Will Include Diet Products Because Equity, Say Mayor and Councilmembers

Typically, diet sodas are marketed to upper-class consumers, while the poor drink sugar.

Meet the Brash and Brilliant Lawyer Who Won’t Leave Ed Murray Alone

Lincoln Beauregard’s style isn’t orthodox, but it works.

Voter Access Helps Democrats. So Why Is a Republican Championing It?

It’s about democracy, not Democrats.

Vashon Island’s Unique New Affordable Housing Development

Through a community land trust, residents of the development are purchasing homes for 30 percent of the area’s median home price.

Teen Suspect in Downtown Robbery Charged as Adult

The incident resulted in the death of a 19-year-old suspect and injuries to three SPD officers.

Paul Allen to Donate $30 Million for Seattle Homeless Housing and Resource Center

The Microsoft co-founder and Vulcan chair is partnering with Seattle and Mercy Housing Northwest.

Inslee Names New Department of Corrections Secretary

Can the new guy bring stability to a department that has had four leaders in the last two years?

Was That the Worst Mariners Game Ever?

After getting pounded by the Tigers, the Mariners are without their best hitter and King Felix is in limbo.