News & Comment

A Guide to Seattle’s New Left

Welcome to the bold new movements, organizers and leaders challenging Seattle’s liberal establishment.

It’s Time to Talk About Restorative Justice

The Red Square shooting raises important questions about how the judicial system can serve victims.

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Order to Defund Sanctuary Cities

“When cities stand with their immigrant and refugee communities, they win.”

Report: Cops in Washington Public Schools Are Untrained and Unaccountable

The state ACLU report also finds that in Seattle, cops tend to work at majority non-white schools.

A Marxist Critiques Identity Politics

A Q&A with Asad Haider, founding editor of Viewpoint Magazine, on an ideology fracturing the left.

Budget Deal Secures Pay Hike for State Troopers

With the state unable to fill vacancies due to low salaries, lawmakers hope the move will attract and retain talent.

What Seattle’s New Left Wants

The platform, strategies, victories, and future of Seattle’s growing movement.

County Must Provide Lawyers to Kids Before Questioning, Council Orders Unanimously

The legislation also requires a court order before county jailers can hand youth over to police.

Councilmember Wants Income Tax Resolution Passed By July 10

The legislation would state the city’s support for such a tax, and likely provoke a lawsuit testing its legality.

Prosecutors Say Red Square Shooter Was Looking For a Fight

Elizabeth Hokoana has been charged with first degree assault for shooting Joshua Dukes in the stomach during the protests spurred by the appearance of Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of Washington.

Lawmakers’ Special Session To-Do List Is More Than McCleary

Overtime begins today and there is a lot on the docket.

Nikkita Oliver Drove the Debate at the First Mayoral Forum

The other three serious candidates were largely reacting to Oliver’s activist agenda.

Murray Proposes Income Tax On Rich Seattleites

The tax will likely trigger a precedent-setting state Supreme Court case.

The Bitter Life and Sudden Death of Arcan Cetin

The Cascade Mall shooter claimed a sixth life this week. His own.

Carbon Tax Now, or Carbon Tax Later? Some Say It’s Just a Matter of Time

A new carbon tax bill just landed in the state legislature – the fourth one this session.

There’s Plenty of Blame to Go Around for This Year’s Special Session

But when in doubt, just blame Sound Transit.

Bigger Than Bertha: Tunnel Foe Cary Moon On Why She Should Be the Next Mayor of Seattle

Moon supports safe drug sites, city taxes on the wealthy, and greater density in single-family zones.

A Seattle Activist Tried to Reach Seattle’s LGBT Immigrants. It Wasn’t Easy.

Jacque Larrainzar found 50-some people to share their stories, providing deep insight into the challenges of gay and transgender immigrants and refugees.