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Illustration by Jonny AshcroftIf you’re inclined to trust the polls, the Republican

Illustration by Jonny AshcroftIf you’re inclined to trust the polls, the Republican

Illustration by Jonny AshcroftIf you’re inclined to trust the polls, the Republican Party is poised not only to remain tethered to its majority in the… Continue reading

Illustration by Jonny AshcroftIf you’re inclined to trust the polls, the Republican

A new statewide poll is out and shows that I-594, requiring criminal

A new statewide poll is out and shows that I-594, requiring criminal background checks for people buying firearms at gun shows or on the internet,… Continue reading

Seattle is cracking down harder on employers who ignore the city’s paid

Seattle is cracking down harder on employers who ignore the city’s paid

Seattle is cracking down harder on employers who ignore the city’s paid sick leave law.The city’s Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) has so far filed… Continue reading

Seattle is cracking down harder on employers who ignore the city’s paid
After further review, nothing has changed, and despite all the sound and

After further review, nothing has changed, and despite all the sound and

After further review, nothing has changed, and despite all the sound and fury that erupted last week, culminating in a student walkout, Garfield High School… Continue reading

After further review, nothing has changed, and despite all the sound and
A new study is out today that shows that bicycle fatalities have

A new study is out today that shows that bicycle fatalities have

A new study is out today that shows that bicycle fatalities have accelerated by an alarming rate. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA),… Continue reading

A new study is out today that shows that bicycle fatalities have
The city of Seattle has sent out cease and desist letters to

The city of Seattle has sent out cease and desist letters to

The city of Seattle has sent out cease and desist letters to more than 300 medical marijuana outlets, demanding that businesses engaged in “major marijuana… Continue reading

The city of Seattle has sent out cease and desist letters to
After further review, nothing has changed, and despite all the sound and

Nine weeks into the school year and, for reasons that are anything

Nine weeks into the school year and, for reasons that are anything but clear, the Seattle School District has ordered Garfield High School to shed… Continue reading

After further review, nothing has changed, and despite all the sound and
Meeru Dhalwala will forever remember the orange roughy dish she prepared years

Meeru Dhalwala will forever remember the orange roughy dish she prepared years

Meeru Dhalwala will forever remember the orange roughy dish she prepared years ago. Never could she have suspected that serving this over-fished deep-sea perch would… Continue reading

Meeru Dhalwala will forever remember the orange roughy dish she prepared years
Mayor Ed Murray signs minium wage legislation.

“I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage. I really am. I

“I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage. I really am. I don’t think there’s a mother or a father sitting around the kitchen table… Continue reading

Mayor Ed Murray signs minium wage legislation.
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Last Saturday, a woman named Sharon Agnes Sailly paid a visit to

Last Saturday, a woman named Sharon Agnes Sailly paid a visit to the main branch of the Tacoma Public Library. It was a fairly busy… Continue reading

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For a week now, the world’s largest boring machine has sat idle

Probably not, but you gotta do what you gotta do, and right

Probably not, but you gotta do what you gotta do, and right now, that means digging a 120-foot pit so crews can unearth the $80… Continue reading

For a week now, the world’s largest boring machine has sat idle
Tyrel Oates really is a friend of the working man and woman.

Tyrel Oates really is a friend of the working man and woman.

Tyrel Oates really is a friend of the working man and woman. Either that or he found himself another job.In any case, the 30-year-old Wells… Continue reading

Tyrel Oates really is a friend of the working man and woman.
Source: Rosalind Brazel's Facebook Page

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said the press secretary he reassigned in May

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said the press secretary he reassigned in May “was not well-matched to the demands” of the job and vigorously denied allegations… Continue reading

Source: Rosalind Brazel's Facebook Page
Illustration by Jonny Ashcroft

On a warm late-September afternoon, a war-room atmosphere envelops the downtown headquarters

On a warm late-September afternoon, a war-room atmosphere envelops the downtown headquarters of the Washington State Democratic Party. The first Tuesday in November is drawing… Continue reading

Illustration by Jonny Ashcroft
Dr. Peter Sandman: "What we are seeing is worried interest."

For some, likely a very small minority of people, Ebola could be

For some, likely a very small minority of people, Ebola could be inspiring irrational fears that might be as damaging, in a psychological sense, as… Continue reading

Dr. Peter Sandman: "What we are seeing is worried interest."
At a news conference this morning, officials at Harborview Medical Center said

At a news conference this morning, officials at Harborview Medical Center said

At a news conference this morning, officials at Harborview Medical Center said the facility is not only ready to manage an Ebola case, but is… Continue reading

At a news conference this morning, officials at Harborview Medical Center said
Owning a home is “the most lyrical of American symbols,” Max Lerner

Owning a home is “the most lyrical of American symbols,” Max Lerner

Owning a home is “the most lyrical of American symbols,” Max Lerner once called one’s quest to purchase a little piece of My Blue Heaven.… Continue reading

Owning a home is “the most lyrical of American symbols,” Max Lerner
“Bertha has been a fiasco.”That very accurate sentiment was uttered Tuesday by

“Bertha has been a fiasco.”That very accurate sentiment was uttered Tuesday by

“Bertha has been a fiasco.”That very accurate sentiment was uttered Tuesday by Andy James, owner of Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, a Seattle waterfront institution where… Continue reading

“Bertha has been a fiasco.”That very accurate sentiment was uttered Tuesday by
We’re pretty sure you’ve never given this a moment’s thought, but researchers

We’re pretty sure you’ve never given this a moment’s thought, but researchers

We’re pretty sure you’ve never given this a moment’s thought, but researchers at the University of Arizona certainly have. With apparently nothing to do, and… Continue reading

We’re pretty sure you’ve never given this a moment’s thought, but researchers
Nothing seems to be working out for Clint Didier, a Tea Party

Nothing seems to be working out for Clint Didier, a Tea Party

Nothing seems to be working out for Clint Didier, a Tea Party darling and former Washington Redskins tight end engaged in an uphill fight to… Continue reading

Nothing seems to be working out for Clint Didier, a Tea Party