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Seattle and Washington Sue Big Pharma for Seeding Opioid Crisis Via Fraud

Bob Ferguson and Pete Holmes want to reclaim more than a decade of drug profits from Purdue, among others.

 

Council President Bruce Harrell (left) listens to interim mayor Tim Burgess present his proposed city budget. Photo by Joseph Peha, courtesy of Seattle City Council

Mayor Burgess Presents Budget, Seeks ‘Healing Path’

His budget would increase funding for sexual abuse programs and homeless sweeps.

 

Prisoners clean up trash at ‘the Field,’ an encampment that Seattle authorities destroyed, and later re-created and then re-destroyed, while Scott Lindsay was managing sweeps for Mayor Ed Murray. Photo by Casey Jaywork

Sparks and Mud Fly at City Attorney Debate On Homeless Policy

Former Ed Murray advisor Scott Lindsay credits himself with reforming homeless evictions.

 

Seattle City Council president Bruce Harrell takes the oath of office as acting mayor of Seattle. Left to right: Mayor Harrell, City Attorney Pete Holmes, District 4 Councilmember Rob Johnson, District 5 Councilmember Debora Juarez, and City Clerk Monica Martinez Simmons. Photo by Casey Jaywork

As Bruce Harrell Is Sworn in as Mayor, Uncertainty About the Future of the Office

The City Council president has five days to decide whether he will continue in the interim position.

Seattle City Council president Bruce Harrell takes the oath of office as acting mayor of Seattle. Left to right: Mayor Harrell, City Attorney Pete Holmes, District 4 Councilmember Rob Johnson, District 5 Councilmember Debora Juarez, and City Clerk Monica Martinez Simmons. Photo by Casey Jaywork
An aerial view of the Tsubota site in Interbay, where Tent City 5 will likely move in November 2017. Screenshot via Port of Seattle

Port of Seattle to Let Tent City 5 Move Onto Property in Interbay

The authorized tent city has been happily settled in Interbay for almost two years.

An aerial view of the Tsubota site in Interbay, where Tent City 5 will likely move in November 2017. Screenshot via Port of Seattle
Left to right: Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, mayoral staffer Will Lemke, and Mayor Ed Murray ‘test-drive’ an electric car in September 2016. Screenshot via Seattle City Council

As the World Burns, Mayoral Candidates Differ on Electric Cars

Durkan embraces electric cars, while Moon is more skeptical.

Left to right: Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, mayoral staffer Will Lemke, and Mayor Ed Murray ‘test-drive’ an electric car in September 2016. Screenshot via Seattle City Council
Plaintiff Reavy Washington stands in front of the U.S. District Courthouse. Behind him stands FAS staffer Chris Potter, who manages encampment evictions, while counsel for the city Matt Segal walks out from the spinning doors. Photo by Casey Jaywork

Homeless Go to Court Over Destruction of Property During Sweeps

A lawsuit filed against the city says people have lost medicine, birth certificates, and other goods.

Plaintiff Reavy Washington stands in front of the U.S. District Courthouse. Behind him stands FAS staffer Chris Potter, who manages encampment evictions, while counsel for the city Matt Segal walks out from the spinning doors. Photo by Casey Jaywork
William Wingate, who was arbitrarily arrested by Officer Cythia Whitlatch for using a golf club as a cane, leads a protest march on February 7, 2015. Photo by Kaia D’Albora

City Attorney Says Seattle Settled With Whitlatch So That She’d Never Police Again

The former SPD officer who was fired for racial bias received more than $100,000 from the city.

William Wingate, who was arbitrarily arrested by Officer Cythia Whitlatch for using a golf club as a cane, leads a protest march on February 7, 2015. Photo by Kaia D’Albora
Jenny Durkan. Photo by Nathalie Graham

Durkan Pitches Free Two-Year College for All Seattle Public School Graduates

Funding will come from somewhere in Seattle’s existing budget, Durkan says.

Jenny Durkan. Photo by Nathalie Graham
Cary Moon Tenderly Courts Unnatural Constituents

Cary Moon Tenderly Courts Unnatural Constituents

To meet Jenny Durkan’s institutional support, Moon must woo the young leftists she just beat.

Cary Moon Tenderly Courts Unnatural Constituents
Cary Moon. Photo by Alex Garland.

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.

Cary Moon. Photo by Alex Garland.
Councilmember Lisa Herbold is leading the effort on the council.

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.

Councilmember Lisa Herbold is leading the effort on the council.
Matt Irvin, an RV camper. Photo by Casey Jaywork

O’Brien Pitches Diversion Program for Vehicle Dwellers

His draft proposal would help people avoid tickets and impounded vehicles in hopes of breaking the cycle of homelessness.

Matt Irvin, an RV camper. Photo by Casey Jaywork

Oliver Again Inches Up on Moon

Oliver now trails by just more than 1,300 votes.

Nikkita Oliver on election night. Photo by Casey Jaywork

Latest Ballot Results Show Nikkita Oliver Gaining on Cary Moon

But with only about 18,000 votes left to count, the window for overtaking Moon for second place in the mayoral primary is closing fast.

Nikkita Oliver on election night. Photo by Casey Jaywork
Mayor Ed Murray speaks in the Bush Hotel lobby, with councilmember Sally Bagshaw (far right). Photo by Casey Jaywork.

With Joint Committee, Murray Parries Call for Resignation

A mayoral/council joint committee will decide how (and possibly when) Mayor Ed Murray leaves office.

Mayor Ed Murray speaks in the Bush Hotel lobby, with councilmember Sally Bagshaw (far right). Photo by Casey Jaywork.
Council Split On Mayor’s Fate Following New Abuse Revelations
Council Split On Mayor’s Fate Following New Abuse Revelations
Mike McGinn. Photo by Alex Garland

McGinn Presses For ‘Realistic’ Progressive Tax Plan

While he supports the income tax, the candidate says there are simpler ways to make Seattle’s tax code more fair.

Mike McGinn. Photo by Alex Garland
Photo by Elvert Barnes/Flickr

Inside the Grassroots Effort to Give Renters More Political Power

An incremental approach to renters’ rights paid a dividend this week.

Photo by Elvert Barnes/Flickr
A table showing how much different incomes would owe under the income tax. Screenshot via Seattle City Council

Murray, Sawant and Herbold Unveil Ordinance to Tax the Rich

The income tax would apply on earnings over a quarter million dollars at a rate of 2 percent.

A table showing how much different incomes would owe under the income tax. Screenshot via Seattle City Council
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