Rodney Tom. Photo by John Stang

Rodney Tom’s Centrist Dance

After party-hopping from Republican to Democrat and back again (and again), can the fiscal conservative woo voters in the 48th?

Rodney Tom. Photo by John Stang
Photo by SounderBruce/Flickr

The Emerald City’s Smoggy Gray

Forest fires, wood smoke, and traffic are making it hard to breathe Seattle’s air.

Photo by SounderBruce/Flickr

Throwing Shade: How a Lack of Trees Hurts Seattle Minorities

Studies show minimal tree canopy cover negatively impacts the city’s vulnerable neighborhoods.

UW’s Storefront Studio Project Revitalizes Historic Northwest Streets

For 15 years, the student-driven program has given new life to thoroughfares in Northwest communities.

A Canadian safe consumption site in Lethbridge. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

County Plans for Second Safe Drug Site Now on Hold

Following intense resistance to the proposal from the suburbs, county officials are taking a wait-and-see approach.

A Canadian safe consumption site in Lethbridge. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge
David Swaintek stands in front of his junk removal truck. Photo courtesy of Hanna Swaintek/JDog Junk Removal Lake Union

Veteran’s Junk Removal Franchise Strives for Environmental Sustainability

In light of China’s recent recycling regulations, JDog Junk Removal could help reduce the burden on landfills.

David Swaintek stands in front of his junk removal truck. Photo courtesy of Hanna Swaintek/JDog Junk Removal Lake Union
Photo by Josh Kelety

King County Bans Chewing Tobacco in Sports Stadiums

Advocates say the ban will keep youth athletes from using dip.

Photo by Josh Kelety

King County Council Passes Renter Protections Bill

The legislation is intended to prevent landlords from discriminating based on the source of a prospective tenant’s income.

Bruce McDonald, foreground, and his 15-year-old daughter, Chloe, join others outside the accesso ShoWare Center on Saturday in signing a banner supporting the Humboldt, Saskatchewan junior hockey team. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
Bruce McDonald, foreground, and his 15-year-old daughter, Chloe, join others outside the accesso ShoWare Center on Saturday in signing a banner supporting the Humboldt, Saskatchewan junior hockey team. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
Westin Hotel workers hold up signs in support of housekeepers’ rights. Photo by Hannah Long-Higgins

Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative Still Awaits Full Rollout

Over a year after voter approval, the law’s framework remains unset and open for public suggestion.

Westin Hotel workers hold up signs in support of housekeepers’ rights. Photo by Hannah Long-Higgins

Activists Begin Collecting Signatures for Carbon Fee Initiative

Following inaction from state legislators, supporters of I-1631 are aiming for the November ballot.

An artist rendering of the Tateuchi Center in Bellevue. Courtesy of the Tateuchi Center

County Funding for Eastside Performing Arts Center in Jeopardy

Bellevue’s long-planned Tateuchi Center could lose $1.2 million.

An artist rendering of the Tateuchi Center in Bellevue. Courtesy of the Tateuchi Center
Photo by Atomic Taco/Flickr

What’s Next After I-940?

Police reform advocates pivot their focus to officer’s interactions with people in mental health crises.

Photo by Atomic Taco/Flickr

King County Sheriff’s Deputies to Carry Naloxone

All 450 deputies are slated carry the heroin overdose antidote by mid-summer.

Redmond Pilots County’s First Community Court

The program’s goal is to connect low-level offenders to resources, as an alternative to jail time.

Kirkland Reporter file photo

Washington Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty Conviction

The case, which hinges on a 2006 quadruple murder, is likely to be appealed to the United States Supreme Court.

Kirkland Reporter file photo
Photo by TheTruthAbout/Flickr

Seattle City Council Seeks Ride-Share Data for Possible Regulations

The city digs into the transit issue, Uber rolls out a new insurance plan for its drivers.

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As part of Bothell’s arts initiative, bronze sculptures like City Kitty populate the entrance 
to the new City Hall. Photo by Katie Metzger
As part of Bothell’s arts initiative, bronze sculptures like City Kitty populate the entrance 
to the new City Hall. Photo by Katie Metzger

The Weed In Review

Catching up on national cannabis news items.

Critics Say Draft Plan From Homelessness Task Force Underwhelms

One Table’s first stab at recommendations leaves some members calling for a bolder, clearly financed plan.