SW Editorial Board

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.”

Best of Seattle: 2027

Our predictions about what will be great about the city in 10 years.

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.

Our Endorsements for Seattle’s August 1 Primary Election

A complete guide to all the 2017 races.

Vote Calkins, Abdi, and Persak for Port of Seattle Commissioner

These candidates for will bring strong environmental and labor perspectives to the commission.

Vote Dow Constantine for King County Executive

Constantine hasn’t ducked the hard fights as County Executive. Plus, his opponents are anti-light-rail, anti-vax, and Goodspaceguy.

Vote Jon Grant for City Council Position 8

Ubiquitous and consistent, he has the bold agenda Seattle needs right now.

Vote M. Lorena González for City Council

She has been an important voice on police reform and immigration on the council. Let’s give her another term.

Vote Mack, Helmstetter, and Patu for Seattle School Board

These candidates have the outlook and experience that will make Seattle schools better.

Vote Nikkita Oliver for Mayor

In these trying times, the candidate from the Peoples Party of Seattle is the leader we all need.

Vote Yes on King County Proposition 1 (Access for All)

Yes, it’s a regressive tax. But the program it funds is worth it.

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.

Why Land Trusts Are Key In Keeping Seattle Affordable

The organizations are working under the radar to deliver affordable housing to working families.

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.