Editorials

Interim Mayor Tim Burgess Should Stop the Sweeps

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

 

Making Sense of Amazon’s HQ2 News

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

 

Don’t Abandon Visions for a Denser City

People keep bringing cars to Seattle. But that doesn’t mean we should accommodate them.

 

There’s Lots to Love About Mike O’Brien’s RV Ordinance

The proposal forces a much needed conversation about those living in cars in Seattle.

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.”

The City Council Is Showing Cowardly Deference to Murray

Councilmembers need to stop talking around the accusations facing the mayor.

Murray Doubles Down On His Original Defense. Here’s Why That’s an Offense.

Not all sex-abuse accusations lead to criminal charges. That doesn’t mean they didn’t happen.

In the End, the Republicans’ ‘Tax Relief’ Was for Their Friends Only

Polluters, manufacturers, and investors won in this year’s budgeting marathon.

Don’t Worry About the Income Tax Driving Rich People Out of Seattle

First, it won’t happen. Second, it would be just fine if it did.

Sonics Fans Are Skeptical of the City’s KeyArena Plans, and That Could Be a Good Thing

The pressure is on for the city to ink a KeyArena deal that’s good for taxpayers. That’s usually not the case with sports arenas.

Silencing Protests Gives Bad Ideas An Upper Hand

Shutting down this weekend’s anti-Sharia rally would give it more credence than it’s worth.

In Mayor’s Race, ‘Progressive’ Isn’t One Size Fits All

Seattle’s next leader will be liberal. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t important policy differences between the candidates.

The Sugar Industry Is No Friend to the Poor

Efforts to paint a proposed soda tax as an attack on low-income Seattleites ignores food history.

Seattle’s Turn Toward An Income Tax Is Sudden. And Welcome.

When it comes to making our tax system more fair, there’s no time like the present.

It’s Time to Talk About Restorative Justice

The Red Square shooting raises important questions about how the judicial system can serve victims.

HALA Could Be Better. But That’s No Reason to Abandon It.

The idea of halting development in Seattle is delusional.

A Lawsuit Won’t Determine the Fate of Ed Murray. The Electorate Will.

Voters become jurors in cases like this. It’s a job that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

The GOP Wants to Relitigate ST3, Voters Be Damned

The region voted for a badly needed mass transit system. Car tabs don’t change that fact.