News & Comment

Paul Ryan to Visit Boeing to Talk Tax Reform

The House Speaker believes Republican plan to slash taxes for businesses will help spur growth. Governor Inslee and machinists union leadership have a different take.

 

Lawsuit Challenges Anti-Safe Drug Site Initiative

The suit argues that this public health decision lies outside the authority of a public referendum.

 

The Sights and Sounds of Seattle’s Solar Eclipse

What was said. What was seen.

 

Grasstastic GanjaGIFs From Hempfest 2017

Fellow cheeba hawks—rest assured that these are the dankest images you’ll see all day.

Cary Moon Agrees to Nikkita Oliver-Moderated Forum; Jenny Durkan ‘Happy to Consider’ It

The unorthodox forum is a calculated risk for both candidates, but in very different ways.

Did Rob Johnson Oversell His Upzone Opt-in Story?

New disclosure suggests yes.

Effort to Launch National People’s Party Has Local Ties, Inspirations

Not to be confused with the Seattle Peoples Party, organizers nonetheless are encouraged by Nikkita Oliver’s success.

The Era of the Bikini Barista Could Be Coming to an End in Everett

Tank top and shorts barista doesn’t have the same ring to it.

Seattle Moves to End Minimum Wage Exemption for Disabled Workers

Some workers now make 36 cents an hour, according to the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities.

Why the Solar Eclipse Is Causing a Surge in Sales at a Welding Supply Store

People are getting creative when it comes to finding eye wear that they can watch the eclipse with.

Is Fremont’s Lenin Statue Celebrating Communism? Its History Suggests Not

Here is the difference between the Fremont landmark and the Confederate monument in Lake View Cemetery.

The Kent City Council Bans Safe Drug Sites, but Allows Room for Reversal

Unlike other King County cities that have passed similar ordinances, the Kent vote was neither unanimous nor permanent.

Revisiting the Relics of a Fearful History, Revived

The fallout of nuclear standoff, then and now.

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.

Trump Cuts Stymie Locally Led Effort to Update Sex Ed Classes Nationwide

A five-year study of the county-developed FLASH program has been put in limbo without explanation.

Nikkita Oliver Declares Victory as She Exits Mayoral Race

It will be Cary Moon vs. Jenny Durkan in November, but the Peoples Party and its candidate will continue to move forward.

Council Approves Protections for Renters With Criminal Records

“Once you pay your debt to society … you deserve a second chance.”

Counter-Protesters Face Off Against Far Right in Tense Rally

One day after the tragedy in Charlottesville, Seattleites show up to shut down white supremacy.

Nonprofit Sees Success Housing Former Prisoners in Vacant Seattle Buildings

Weld offers property owners protection from squatters while easing housing challenges for people with records.

Family Files Claim in Charleena Lyles’ Death

The claim says police lost their “composure,” should have had a plan to deal with Lyles’ mental health.