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Bellevue Vote Proves the County-Wide Ban on Safe Drug Sites Is Unnecessary

Local jurisdictions can say “no” to the pilot program. Voters shouldn’t ban Seattle from saying “yes.”

O’Brien Pitches Diversion Program for Vehicle Dwellers

His draft proposal would help people avoid tickets and impounded vehicles in hopes of breaking the cycle of homelessness.

Oliver Again Inches Up on Moon

Oliver now trails by just more than 1,300 votes.

Four Walls, a Roof, and Harold

One man’s journey from sweeps to a tiny home.

Oil Blockades Are the Beginning of a Regional Mass Action, Activists Say

The same oil train was blocked in Vancouver and Tenino.

Oliver Again Gains on Moon, But Her Path to Victory Is Narrow

An Oliver victory will rely on an extremely strong showing with very few ballots.

Lanterns Shine Light in the Darkness During “From Hiroshima to Hope”

Thousands of Seattleites gathered at Green Lake to commemorate 72 years since the nuclear bomb.

Sound Transit’s Property Tax Problem Is Still a Problem

Some property owners are being forced to pay the tax despite not being able to vote on the agency’s most recent project.

Latest Ballot Results Show Nikkita Oliver Gaining on Cary Moon

But with only about 18,000 votes left to count, the window for overtaking Moon for second place in the mayoral primary is closing fast.

Late Buses Could Spell Trouble for Denser Development in Seattle

A ruling that has put a Phinney project on ice could have wide repercussions.

Oliver Campaign Looks to Challenged Ballots For Late Push

Signature issues have caused about 2,000 ballots from Seattle voters to not be counted.

Still No Late-Voter Surge for Nikkita Oliver

Cary Moon retains second-place position; Oliver running out of time to catch up.

Car-Free Hiking! Metro Launches Shuttle to Select Trails

The Issaquah Alps program could lead to transit service to farther-out areas like Mailbox Peak.

Advocates Call for Puget Sound Energy to Speed Up Coal Plant Closure

“If we’re going to make any progress on climate, it’s going to have to come from the state level and the single most important thing we can do in this state to act on climate is to shut down Colstrip.”

Washington Voters Will Be Asked to Weigh In on New Taxes

The advisory measures are nonbinding, but the architect of the ballot items says they could change the conversation around future taxation.

Late Ballots Could Help Nikkita Oliver, But Maybe Not Sara Nelson

Conventional wisdom says the late voters are the far-left voters. Will that sway the election?

Best of Seattle: 2027

Our predictions about what will be great about the city in 10 years.

Hanging With the Winners and Losers in Tuesday Night’s Mayoral Primary

Durkan went German, McGinn went Vegan, and second place went way up in the air.