News & Comment Newsletter

Murray Drops Re-Election Bid, Will Finish Term

The move comes more than a month after sex abuse allegations against the mayor emerged.

 

So You Want to Protest: A Beginner’s Guide

Ten tips on taking to the streets and changing the world.

 

What Seattle’s New Left Wants

The platform, strategies, victories, and future of Seattle’s growing movement.

Alexa and the Dawn of So-What Surveillance

Amazon, the biggest retailer of web-connected microphones, works for the CIA. Should that bother you?

A Badly Needed Conversation About Homeless Spending

In considering a homeless tax levy, Seattle must avoid the typical pro-tax/anti-tax battle lines.

A First Shot in the White House’s Possible War On Weed

As the Trump administration indicates increased enforcement of federal law, an industry shudders and local politicians prepare for a showdown.

This Seattle-Based Startup Looks to Capitalize on #DeleteUber

The rideshare app Moovn comes with a humanitarian credo its founder hopes will resonate with customers.

Why Ed Murray Can’t Quit the Catholic Church

The mayor has made his faith a central part of his public persona. But the Church has not always been an easy institution for the gay, liberal politician to be a part of.

Cyclists, Business Groups Reach Compromise on Burke-Gilman ‘Missing Link’

A safe bike lane on a deadly stretch of road comes after more than a decade of obstruction.

Council OKs Police Body Cams Despite Concerns

Who watches the watchmen? Not body cams, warns ACLU-WA, unless they come with tougher policies.

Can Seattle Indivisibles Replicate the Tea Party’s Fury? They Aim to Find Out.

Following an anti-Obama playbook to fight Trump.

So You Wanna Be a Socialist? In Seattle, You’ve Got Options

Making sense of the Socialist rainbow.

Washington Prosecutors Still Won’t Be Able to Take Down Killer Cops

A bill that would have made it possible to convict cops who make bad kills died in committee.

Mayor Murray Pitches New Tax on Soda

He says it will help the city raise $16 million for education services for students of color.

Inside the Fight to Bring Parole Back to Washington State

Nearly 3,000 people are serving life sentences in Washington prisons. Should they be offered a chance at freedom?

“Don’t Shoot Anyone.” Another Video of UW Shooting Suspect Surfaces

Marc Hokoana, who turned himself in following the shooting, is seen calming his wife in YouTube clip.

Murray Announces $55 Million Tax Measure for Homeless Services

The measure, which would need the approval of voters, could be on the August ballot.

A Week After Dreamer’s Arrest, Local Latinos Are Fearful For What’s to Come

And local politicians are divided on what a “sanctuary city” really is.