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Bernie Supporters Seem to Be Staging a Revolt in the Washington Democratic Party

Progressives want Tina Podlodowski, not Jaxon Ravens, to lead the state party.

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Seattle Is Creating a Ton of Low-Income Housing. How Do We Decide Who Gets It?

The wait-lists and lotteries of low-income housing in Seattle.

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The Estimated Cost of the Hanford Cleanup Just Went Up By Four *Billion* Dollars

But will the Trump administration go for the plan?

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Seattle hotel workers discuss I-124 at a Hotel Safety Summit hosted by Unite Here Local 8 in July. Photo by Sara Bernard.

Hotel Industry Files Suit Against Hotel Workers’ Initiative

Less than a month after I-124 became law, three hospitality associations sued the City of Seattle.

Seattle hotel workers discuss I-124 at a Hotel Safety Summit hosted by Unite Here Local 8 in July. Photo by Sara Bernard.
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The Homeless People Who Died in King County in 2016

These are our neighbors who died without a place to call home.

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From Fleeing Artists to Harried Hotel Workers, Updates on What We Covered in 2016

A look at the people, places, and things we wrote about after we wrote about them.

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How #ManInTree Showed Us the Reality of Mental Health Treatment in 2016

Cody Lee Miller is finally receiving the treatment he needs. The only question is why he had to do what he did to get it.

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People Thought the New City Council Would Take a Back Seat to the Mayor in 2016. Think Again.

At the start of the year, a slate of new councilmembers elected by district took office. Then they got busy.

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The Fights We’re Looking Forward to In 2017

Trump vs. Seattle! New vs. Old! Murray vs. ???

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Yeah, 2016 Definitely Sucked, But At Least…

The Sounders won! Light-rail expanded! And even Bertha had an OK year.

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Plaintiffs celeberate a temporary win at a hearing in November 2015. Photo by Sara Bernard.

Kids’ Climate Lawsuit Gets Even Bigger, Heads to Trial in 2017

This time, Governor Inslee and the state of Washington will be named as defendants.

Plaintiffs celeberate a temporary win at a hearing in November 2015. Photo by Sara Bernard.
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The Many Santas (And Frosties) Of SantaCon

The worldwide event took over Pike Place Market Saturday.

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