Watchdog Says Sheriff Is Holding Back County Police Reform

Oversight director says staff still can’t get information it needs to fully vet law enforcement.

Kudos to Transparency

At activists’ urging, the council did the right thing in opening up Burgess’ council seat to all.

Yellowing larch trees glisten as sunlight reflects off their skinny branches near Washington Pass in the North Cascades National Park. Ian Terry / The Herald
                                Yellowing larch trees glisten as sunlight reflects off their skinny branches near Washington Pass in the North Cascades National Park. Ian Terry / The Herald

So You Want to Go Look at a Larch

When trees with needles turn yellow, all bets are off.

Yellowing larch trees glisten as sunlight reflects off their skinny branches near Washington Pass in the North Cascades National Park. Ian Terry / The Herald
                                Yellowing larch trees glisten as sunlight reflects off their skinny branches near Washington Pass in the North Cascades National Park. Ian Terry / The Herald

Activists Pressure City Council to Find Nickelsville a New Home

The mayor’s homelessness czar says the city has found a new site for the camp.

Kirsten Harris-Talley speaks to reporters after being sworn in as Seattle City Councilmember for position 8. Photo by Casey Jaywork

Kirsten Harris-Talley Appointed Interim Seattle City Councilmember

The appointment comes after a week of public meetings instigated by the Transparent Seattle coalition.

Kirsten Harris-Talley speaks to reporters after being sworn in as Seattle City Councilmember for position 8. Photo by Casey Jaywork

Senate Panel Probes Role of Sound Transit in 2016 Campaign

The legislators blasted the agency’s release of ORCA card holders’ email address.

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Why Do Self-Driving Cars Get Climate Cred?

Local experts weigh in on why cars could (maybe) be (part of) the answer.

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Possessions get cleared from the Spokane St. encampment. Photo by Sara Bernard

Federal Judge Won’t Stop the Sweeps As He Considers Lawsuit

The judge also sounded skeptical note on the merits of the suit.

Possessions get cleared from the Spokane St. encampment. Photo by Sara Bernard
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State Gets an Earful on Legalizing Home-Grown Marijuana

Unique among the states that have legalized cannabis, Washington bans homegrows.

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With a Win on the Eastside, Democrats Could Flex Political Muscles Fast

The deadlock in Olympia is leading to layoffs and frustration, but perhaps for not much longer.

Even in King County, the Republican Party Is One Big Gun Silencer

We can’t stay quiet on guns, even if those in power do.

Two Cantankerous Old White Men Talked Over Everyone at the First Forum for Filling Tim Burgess’ Seat

The real winner Tuesday night was the moderator, who somehow kept things moderately civil.

What Becomes of Animal Rights Activists After the Action Is Over?

Peter Young and Justin Samuel helped launch a new era in the fight against fur. Then they went their separate ways.

‘Honest Elections’ Rules on Political Money Make Waves In Mayor’s Race

The Honest Elections ballot initiative that Seattle voters passed in 2015 is…

U.S. Rep Adam Smith speaks at a press conference for the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act. Photo courtesy Smith’s office

An End to Private Prisons? Washington Reps Introduce Act to Phase Out Immigration Detention

“Our broken immigration system … is a profit-making enterprise of large, private corporations.”

U.S. Rep Adam Smith speaks at a press conference for the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act. Photo courtesy Smith’s office

Challenging Decades of Conventional Wisdom, City Makes Case For Income Tax

A motion filed Friday lays out how the city plans to defend its controversial tax plan.

Patty Murray Wants Action, Not Thoughts and Prayers, On Gun Reform

The U.S. Senator responded to the recent sniper massacre in Los Vegas by calling for action.

Sixteen Apply to Fill Burgess’ Council Seat, Including Nick Licata

The Council plans to vote on Friday.