News & Comment Newsletter

Nurses and Doctors ‘Die’ at City Hall in Protest for Safe Drug Sites

The mayor and county executive are deciding whether and when to set up pilot safe drug sites.

Libertarians Say They’ll Sue If They’re Denied ‘Major Party Status’

Depending on how you count the vote, Gary Johnson either did or did not get 5 percent of the vote in Washington, which would qualify his party for all sorts of goodies.

Amid Charges of Racism and Rent Spiking, Airbnb Teams Up With Seattle Urban League

The platform says it’s a force for social justice, haters be damned.

City to Sponsor Three More Homeless Encampments

Located in White Center, West Seattle, and Licton Springs, they will shelter more than 200 souls.

The Duwamish Aren’t Holding Out Hope for Last-Minute Recognition By Obama

The tribe doesn’t envision a repeat of 2001, when Clinton granted, then Bush repealed, recognition within hours. But that doesn’t mean it’s done fighting.

Can Turkey Teach Us Something About Democracy?

A Seattle poster exchange with Istanbul looks at which direction each country is going.

For Seattle Taggers, Development Signs Are Just Another Canvas

When you graffiti a sign that no one can understand anyway, does it make a stand?

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In Seattle’s Past, a Harbinger of Standing Rock

What Hiram Chittenden’s life tells us about the government and the land it conquered.

One Man’s Plan to Turn King Street Station Into an Immigrant Culinary Hub

Something’s going to happen with King Street Station soon. The only question is what.

The Bud Money Rolls in for Washington State

But can it keep going?

Victim of Attack on UW Campus: “Explain to Me Why You Have This Hatred”

Nasro Hassan and her mother, Dahabo, speak about the assault on November 15.

Tenants’ Advocate to Run Against Burgess—Again

Lefty Jon Grant is taking another swing at Tim Burgess’ city-wide council seat.

Former Seattle Police Chief: We Could Become a ‘Sanctuary City’ for Marijuana

Whatever a Trump administration decides to do on pot, Norm Stamper says cities like Seattle will have the power to not devote resources to marijuana.

Seattle Doctor at Standing Rock: “It Didn’t Feel Right”

The police violence last Sunday was unexpected and unwarranted, according to a Seattle physician on the scene.

Confronting Racism: Don’t Be a Bystander

How to handle incidents when you see them.

Flipping Off the Gender Gap in Seattle’s Pinball Scene

Enduring mansplaining and misogyny in the arcades.

Welcome to the Green Belt

The West Coast is the weediest coast.

A Father’s Fight to Free His Son from America’s Incarceration Addiction

Nathan Austin needed therapy. What he got was hard time.

What an Obama DOJ Gave Us, and What a Trump DOJ Could Take Away

The prospect of an Attorney General Jeff Sessions poses particular risks to Seattle.

Jamie Ford On the Bitter Talk of Internment in 21st Century America

“We’ve devolved, a little bit, socially.”