News & Comment Newsletter

What We Must Do Now

We must fight Trump. But we must also fight the two-party system that delivered him to power.

Will Road Congestion Determine the Sonics’ Fate?

A battle over who has it worse, the proposed SoDo Arena or KeyArena.

A Council Majority Supports Spending Some North Precinct Money on Affordable Housing

With help from Sawant, Herbold has a plan to bond $29 million for low income housing.

Harm Reduction Advocates Are Now Giving Out Snort Kits

“You start talking about snorting kits and people chuckle and laugh, like, ‘Oh, you can’t find a fucking straw?’”

A Year of Emergency

Last November the mayor promised extraordinary measures to fight homelessness. After 12 months of plans and battles, have we made any progress?

Halloween on Rollerskates

GIFs from Seattle anti-rape-culture group No Tolerance’s costumed concert at Southgate Roller Rink.

Marijuana Myths That Just Won’t Die

No, it won’t turn you into a bat, and other common sense.

Strange Sound: The Everett Massacre

One-hundred years ago this week, Washington saw one of the bloodiest labor battles in its history.

Once a Liberal Darling, Bev Harris Still Thinks the Elections Are Rigged

The King County resident says Trump’s criticisms are “inevitable” given the lack of transparency in ballot counting.

Holy S**t! Sheriff’s Department Reports Straight-Up Diamond Heist in Sea-Tac

These people have watched Snatch too many times.

An Apology and a Promise

In this week’s cover story, we invoked the Trail of Tears. We had no business doing that.

Bernie Supporters: If We Write Him In, There’s Still a Chance

Washington is among ten states with no registration required for write-in candidates.

Confident of Victory, Inslee Super PAC Is Focusing On Other Races

The decision by Our Washington to pull its cash out of the governor’s race pretty clearly indicates its confidence of an Inslee victory.

4,000 King County Residents Will Get Free Health Care Today Through Sunday

Even after Obamacare, local demand for affordable healthcare remains unsated.

Activists Stage Slow March for Fast Public Internet at City Hall

Kshama Sawant and Rob Johnson are trying to breathe new life into muni-broadband.

A Brief History of Ice Skating in Seattle

Pro hockey, silver medals, and a frozen over Green Lake.

Bars, Tribes and Writers Band Together to Save Seattle’s Favorite Places

A modest budget proposal would get the ball rolling on a program to save legacy businesses.

From Capitalism to Condos: What We’re Afraid of This Halloween

Who said the only thing to fear is fear itself?

Permit Us to Explain The Tags, Stickers, and Decals You Need to Visit a Sno-Park in Washington

Getting into our green mountains in winter involves some red tape.