Effort Afoot to Bring Ranked-Choice Voting to Seattle

Backers say it would give non-establishment candidates more of a shot at power.

Sparks and Mud Fly at City Attorney Debate On Homeless Policy

Former Ed Murray advisor Scott Lindsay credits himself with reforming homeless evictions.

Ferguson Sues Northwest Detention Center Operator Over $1-a-Day Wages

The suit against GEO Group alleges violations of Washington state minimum wage law.

Betsy DeVos Is Headed to Bellevue. Protesters Surely Are As Well.

DeVos is the first Trump cabinet member to appear publicly in Washington.

Man Pleads Guilty to ‘Reckless Burning’ of Bellevue’s Islamic Center of the Eastside

The Center will hold a meeting next week to discuss reconstruction efforts.

Interim Mayor Tim Burgess Should Stop the Sweeps

His two-month tenure presents a unique opportunity to do the right thing.

Making Sense of the Rape Allegation Against King County’s Top Cop

The sheriff says it’s bogus. His accuser says it’s been buried.

Tim Burgess Appointed 55th Mayor of Seattle

The question now becomes who to appoint to fill Burgess’ seat. Nick Licata says he wants a shot.

No Rest for the Wicked—or the Seattle City Attorney’s Office

An activist City Council makes for boatloads of legal work.

Two Activists Arrested Protesting Homeless Evictions

The Neighborhood Action Coalition is stepping up the fight against sweeps.

Harrell Will Be a Five-Day Mayor, But He Hopes to Leave a Mark

Harrell announces executive orders clamping down on trash, cozying up with Amazon, and envisioning a future without a youth jail.

González Faulted For Not Appearing At Enough Debates During Primary

Appearing beside opponents is a requirement of Democracy Vouchers. The city has ruled Gonzalez didn’t meet it.

As Bruce Harrell Is Sworn in as Mayor, Uncertainty About the Future of the Office

The City Council president has five days to decide whether he will continue in the interim position.

Port of Seattle to Let Tent City 5 Move Onto Property in Interbay

The authorized tent city has been happily settled in Interbay for almost two years.

A Triumphant Press Conference Plays Central Role In Murray’s Downfall

In declaring vindication in June, Murray laid the groundwork for his demise.

After Months of Scandal, Murray’s Support Finally Dries Up

A fifth abuse accusation left the mayor with no option but to step down—some say months too late.

Making Sense of Amazon’s HQ2 News

When reading the Amazon tea leaves, not all explanations are created equal.

Moon Says Stop the Sweeps, Durkan Says Save HALA, In First Debate

The candidates largely avoided discussing Murray in the 90 minute forum.

City Begins Sweep of Spokane Street Encampment, Amid Protests

Homeless advocates decry the process and call for deeply affordable housing.