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Judge Tosses Final Lawsuit Against Ordinance Allowing Rideshare Drivers to Unionize

That means the city can move forward with implementing the law. For now.

Why the Robert E. Lee Memorial Building in Kent Won’t Be Changing Its Name

The home of the Kent Police Department isn’t named after the Confederate general, but the former police chief that the building is dedicated to was.

King County Could Lose DOJ Funding Over Its Immigration Enforcement Policies

Despite objections from 53 Democratic members of Congress.

Effort to Ban ‘Net-Pen’ Fish Farms Ramps Up In Wake of Spill

The same company that released thousands of non-native fish into Puget Sound wants to expand its operations.

Leader of Sanders Political Group to Headline Area Dem Gala

Ticket sales for the fundraiser initially lagged due to displeasure from Clinton supporters.

Totality Is Just as Intoxicating As They Said It Would Be

Scenes from a solar eclipse.

Herbold Asks Bezos to Lead a ‘National Conversation’ On Labor Rights

The Seattle councilmember wants the Amazon boss to help his contract-workers unionize.

Why the New Bike Shares Could Actually Make Seattle Streets Safer

Adding thousands of bikes to the road may do more than helmets to save rider lives.

Cary Moon Tenderly Courts Unnatural Constituents

To meet Jenny Durkan’s institutional support, Moon must woo the young leftists she just beat.

Don’t Abandon Visions for a Denser City

People keep bringing cars to Seattle. But that doesn’t mean we should accommodate them.

Seattle Cops Who Shot Che Taylor Sue Kshama Sawant for Calling It ‘Murder’

Officers Scott Miller and Michael Spaulding say the fiery socialist defamed their reputations.

Paul Ryan to Visit Boeing to Talk Tax Reform

The House Speaker believes Republican plan to slash taxes for businesses will help spur growth. Governor Inslee and machinists union leadership have a different take.

Lawsuit Challenges Anti-Safe Drug Site Initiative

The suit argues that this public health decision lies outside the authority of a public referendum.

The Sights and Sounds of Seattle’s Solar Eclipse

What was said. What was seen.

Grasstastic GanjaGIFs From Hempfest 2017

Fellow cheeba hawks—rest assured that these are the dankest images you’ll see all day.

Cary Moon Agrees to Nikkita Oliver-Moderated Forum; Jenny Durkan ‘Happy to Consider’ It

The unorthodox forum is a calculated risk for both candidates, but in very different ways.

Did Rob Johnson Oversell His Upzone Opt-in Story?

New disclosure suggests yes.

Effort to Launch National People’s Party Has Local Ties, Inspirations

Not to be confused with the Seattle Peoples Party, organizers nonetheless are encouraged by Nikkita Oliver’s success.

The Era of the Bikini Barista Could Be Coming to an End in Everett

Tank top and shorts barista doesn’t have the same ring to it.