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Meet the Washington Electors Planning to Go Rogue

They are part of a longshot effort to deny Trump the presidency.

Valve-turners speak at a fundraising event in Seattle on Monday.

Activists Who Closed the Emergency Shutoff Valves on Tar Sands Pipelines: “This Is an Emergency”

Five activists now face steep felony charges for temporarily closing five pipelines in four states.

Valve-turners speak at a fundraising event in Seattle on Monday.
City Councilmember Brenda Fincher poses for a portrait at Holy Spirit Parish in Kent, Washington on December 9, 2016.

Searching for a New Central District in Suburban King County

Kent’s African-American population is booming. Will community follow?

City Councilmember Brenda Fincher poses for a portrait at Holy Spirit Parish in Kent, Washington on December 9, 2016.
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Sounders Fans Sound Off at the MLS Cup Victory Parade

GIFs from yesterday’s sea of blue and green soccer fans streaming through Seattle’s streets.

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What Seattle Will Lose, and What it Could Gain, After Burgess

The council stalwart won’t run for re-election next year, almost assuring another leftward shift at City Hall.

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Judge Rules Against Pioneer Square Developer, Blocking Alaska Way Complex

The project would add an 11 story building to Pioneer Square on Alaska Way, a location expected to be in high demand once the viaduct comes down.

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Republican Senator Vows Bill Blocking Safe Drug Sites

Mark Miloscia wants the state government to stop Seattle and King County from opening a pilot site.

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Tim Burgess. Photo via Seattle Channel.

Tim Burgess Won’t Run for Re-Election to Seattle City Council

First elected in 2007, Burgess will serve through the end of 2017.

Tim Burgess. Photo via Seattle Channel.
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Council to Vote on Limits to Renter Move-In Fees

The bill will likely pass at Council’s 2 p.m. meeting today.

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Nine-year-old Theo. Photos by Sara Bernard.

Kid Climate Activists Still Planting Trees, Inspiring Grownups

“Kids save the future!” says nine-year-old Theo Faloona.

Nine-year-old Theo. Photos by Sara Bernard.
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As Expected, Libertarian Party Denied ‘Major Party’ Status in Washington

Party name-checks Harambe in lament over Secretary of State’s decision.

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Statehouse Republicans Pre-File ‘Genitalia of a Different Gender’ Bill

Voters just rejected transgender discrimination, so now Republicans are legislating it.

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