News & Comment

HALA Could Be Better. But That’s No Reason to Abandon It.

The idea of halting development in Seattle is delusional.

Has Seattle’s Love Affair With Tax Measures Come to An End?

Seattle has long been known for never meeting a tax hike it didn’t like. Now some aren’t so sure.

Resentment Toward Homeless Finds Voice at Policy Panel

At a Town Hall this morning, multiple commenters lamented Seattle’s tolerance of the homeless.

City Council Establishes $1 Million Fund to Help Immigrants With Legal Expenses

The vote comes the same day the King County Council established its own fund.

Skagit County Jury Refuses to Convict Six of Those Arrested During ‘Break Free’ Climate Protests

So far, all the criminal-trespass trials have resulted in convictions. On Friday, the jury hung.

Former Mayor Mike McGinn Wants His Job Back

McGinn is the first major candidate to enter the race since abuse allegations surfaced against Murray.

‘We Care and We’re Aware’: More than 1,000 March Demanding Trump’s Tax Returns

Speakers also demanded higher taxes on the rich.

Bagshaw: ‘I Have Faith In This Mayor’

An emotional moment as city leaders try to restore normalcy in the wake of sex abuse allegations.

Immigration Agency Puts ‘Shame’ Reports on Hold

The reports were intended to call out those who denied requests to detain individuals without a warrant.

There Are Now 750 People on Hunger Strike at the Northwest Detention Center

A rally today will determine whether the strike should continue.

Ed Murray’s Campaign War Chest an Obstacle for Would-Be Challengers

Recent accusations of sexual misconduct open the door for candidates with similar politics, but the mayor’s early fundraising might have drained the pool of potential donors.

Murray Gets Behind Effort to Divest City Pension Fund From Fossil Fuels

“It’s pretty strong—we’re very pleased with the letter and the Mayor’s stance.”

Hotels Challenge ‘Blacklist’ Provision of New Hotel Workers’ Law

A provision of I-124 requires hotels to keep lists of guests accused of sexually harassing or assaulting staff. Is it ‘McCarthy-esque,’ or just good practice?

A Lawsuit Won’t Determine the Fate of Ed Murray. The Electorate Will.

Voters become jurors in cases like this. It’s a job that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Rain City Video Is Closing. But Can It Live On Online?

A brick-and-mortar store pursues a net fix.

The Ave Is Funky, Freaky, and Facing a Reckoning

The University District upzone is threatening the neighborhood’s much-loved commercial heart. But is it worth saving?

Murray’s Lawyer Produces Doctor’s Note Saying Mayor Has No Genital Mole

The mole was the “fingerprint,” in the attorney’s words, for allegations of paying minors for sex.

Proposed County Sales Tax to Fund Arts Held Back in Committee

The county budget chair blocked the executive’s proposal because sales taxes disfavor the poor.