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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.

Vote Yes on King County Proposition 1 (Access for All)

Yes, it’s a regressive tax. But the program it funds is worth it.

Jenny Durkan Stands Alone In Not Opposing the Hotel Industry’s Anti-Labor Lawsuit

At the same time, she got a major union endorsement Tuesday, complicating the business-vs.-labor dynamic in the mayor’s race.

Years of Prep Preceded Lightning Fast Passage of Seattle Income Tax

Activists say the new law has its roots in past failed efforts … and Trump.

Inspired by Standing Rock, Native Communities Resist Natural Gas Plant

“Seeds got planted in the hearts of all of us that were there.”

With Eye on Revolutionizing Tax Code, Seattle City Council Passes Income Tax on Rich

The council unanimously approved a 2.25 percent tax that only applies to income over $250,000 yearly.

Anti-Trans Initiative Fails, Again, to Get Necessary Signatures

This is the second time the group Just Want Privacy tried and failed to put trans access to bathrooms to a vote.

Deputy Who Shot and Killed Burien Man Three Weeks Ago On Leave Again After Fatal Collision in Fife

Cesar Molina had returned to work following the shooting of Tommy Le.

New Initiative Seeks to Tighten Laws Around Police Killings

I-940 would change the way police are trained as well as state law on the use of deadly force.

Fear of Ballot Initiative Got GOP On Board With Paid Family Leave

They saw what happened with the minimum wage, and didn’t want to see it happen again.

McGinn Presses For ‘Realistic’ Progressive Tax Plan

While he supports the income tax, the candidate says there are simpler ways to make Seattle’s tax code more fair.

In the End, the Republicans’ ‘Tax Relief’ Was for Their Friends Only

Polluters, manufacturers, and investors won in this year’s budgeting marathon.

14 Long-Shot Candidates Explain Why They’re Running for Mayor

It costs nearly $2,000 to run for the city’s highest office. They think it’s money well spent.

Despite Budget Progress, Legislators Still Have Work to Do

Water rights and car tabs are still on the docket.

How Seattle Leftists Learned to Love the Gun

An ominous environment has some liberals rethinking their views toward firearms.

Following Latest ‘Muslim Ban,’ An Effort to Get More Muslims Involved in Media and Politics

CAIR-Washington launches a program to help launch careers.

Proposed Income Tax Would Pay for Mental and Public Health Shortfalls

The city council took steps toward offsetting the cuts to Medicaid that Congress is now considering.

State Medicaid Rule Changes Could Restrict Transgender Healthcare Access, Say Advocates

The rule changes are still under consideration by the Health Care Authority.