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After three months in Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center, Mexican-born Jose Moreno was

After three months in Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center, Mexican-born Jose Moreno was headed to Tukwila in the rainy, early morning of February 24 to get… Continue reading

Ask Jessie Conta whether child-care workers should be paid more, and the

Ask Jessie Conta whether child-care workers should be paid more, and the answer is, “Of course!” The Greenwood mom, a genetic counselor at Seattle Children’s,… Continue reading

The race is on for longtime state Senator Adam Kline’s seat. Pramila

The race is on for longtime state Senator Adam Kline’s seat. Pramila Jayapal, best known as the onetime founder of the immigrant advocacy group OneAmerica,… Continue reading

In 2006, political strategist Zach Silk cut his teeth managing the high-profile,

In 2006, political strategist Zach Silk cut his teeth managing the high-profile, if ill-fated, Congressional campaign of Darcy Burner, the former Microsoft manager who became… Continue reading

In Seattle Weekly’s current cover package, we look at Gov. Jay Inslee’s

In Seattle Weekly’s current cover package, we look at Gov. Jay Inslee’s moratorium on the death penalty and its impact on Frank Holden, the father… Continue reading

As revealed yesterday, Mayor Ed Murray and his staff are still short

As revealed yesterday, Mayor Ed Murray and his staff are still short on answers as to what exactly happened with the police discipline cases that… Continue reading

After a week of turmoil over police discipline, Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim

After a week of turmoil over police discipline, Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim told City Council members this afternoon that her boss was fully committing himself… Continue reading

There’s not much Mayor Ed Murray has gotten right in the storm

There’s not much Mayor Ed Murray has gotten right in the storm over police discipline that has erupted over the last week. But one thing… Continue reading

Last March, a young, Harvard-trained attorney named Nick Brown began settling into

Last March, a young, Harvard-trained attorney named Nick Brown began settling into his job as general counsel for the state’s newly elected governor, Jay Inslee.… Continue reading

Yesterday, alleged cop killer Christopher Monfort’s death penalty trial was scheduled to

Yesterday, alleged cop killer Christopher Monfort’s death penalty trial was scheduled to begin on September 5. Today, after Governor Jay Inslee’s dramatic announcement that he… Continue reading

Could the minimum wage issue get any hotter? Doesn’t seem like it.

Could the minimum wage issue get any hotter? Doesn’t seem like it. As the matter continues to simmer in Seattle, and in the aftermath of… Continue reading

As a crusading public defender who has long championed police reform, Lisa

As a crusading public defender who has long championed police reform, Lisa Daugaard is the kind of person you might think would be celebrating the… Continue reading

A checked flannel jacket thrown over his Burger King uniform and scrunched-up

A checked flannel jacket thrown over his Burger King uniform and scrunched-up shopping bags under his arm, Jason Harvey clocks off work at 3 o’clock… Continue reading

This weekend, state Republicans will be meeting in Ocean Shores for an

This weekend, state Republicans will be meeting in Ocean Shores for an annual winter conference. Among the breakout sessions: “Improving Our Image in the Media”… Continue reading

Back in October, when we saw Garfield High teacher Jesse Hagopian on

Back in October, when we saw Garfield High teacher Jesse Hagopian on NBC’s Education Nation Summit, and perused a blog he uses in part to… Continue reading

Reacting to Governor Jay Inslee’s call this week to increase the state

Reacting to Governor Jay Inslee’s call this week to increase the state minimum wage, Republicans had a predictable response.“More people will lose jobs,” Sen. Linda… Continue reading

Kicking off Sunday’s fiery rally for 15 Now, a new group pushing

Kicking off Sunday’s fiery rally for 15 Now, a new group pushing for a $15-an-hour minimum wage, MC Katie Wilson declared: “What we are witnessing… Continue reading

With a new legislative session beginning this week, one question has been

With a new legislative session beginning this week, one question has been on a lot of people’s minds, and it’s not about any upcoming bills.… Continue reading

Last March, Costco CEO Craig Jelinek came out in support of a

Last March, Costco CEO Craig Jelinek came out in support of a bill that would increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. While… Continue reading