City Hall

Health Care Workers Stage "Die-in" at City Hall to Support Safe Drug Consumption Sites

As Seattle officials decide whether to implement the nation's first ever safe injection facilities, a coalition of local health care workers crash city hall to show support for the controversial approach.

12/02/2016 By Cassandra Calderon

Morning Jolt

DelBene Slams Republican "Witch-Hunt"

DelBene denounces $800,000 resolution to keep Planned Parenthood investigation going and Murray announces new homeless encampments.

12/02/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Homeless Encampment Debate 2.0, the Head Tax 2.0?, and Tim Burgess 4.0?

Murray is ready to propose new sanctioned encampment sites and Burgess was probably ready to retire, but...

12/01/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Opinion

Cities' Rights

There's nothing hypocritical about fighting for civil rights.

11/30/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Burgess Rival Jon Grant Announces 2017 Council Bid

Affordable housing advocate to run for at-large seat again.

11/29/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Podlodowski May Challenge Ravens for State Democratic Party Chair

A new state party chair? And new Uber unionizing rules?

11/28/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Moving In and Moving Out at City Hall

Gardheere in at city, Kiker out at Bike Club, Sage out of Murray coalition, renters in at lower costs, and neighbors out of Local Improvement District?

11/23/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Editorial

Paying to Regulate Local Labor Standards with a Fee on Businesses

Council proposal has been incorrectly characterized as a tax.

11/22/2016 By Jennifer L. Robbins

Pedestrian Chronicles

City Waterfront Plan Criticized for Unfriendly Pedestrian Design

Arguing that the current waterfront plan provides inadequate pedestrian access, three local associations file appeals questioning city's Alaskan Way project.

11/22/2016 By Cassandra Calderon

Best Worst Things

Shameless in Seattle, 2016 Edition

The year in stupid. (Can we just blame Trump for all of this?)

11/21/2016 By Matthew Halverson Illustrations by T. M. Detwiler

Morning Fizz

U.S. Rep. DelBene Challenges Trump, State Rep. Frame Challenges State Democrats

Fighting a Muslim registry, fighting Democratic losses, and a win for charter schools.

11/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Defying SDOT, Council Puts Parking Benefit District Back in Play

Keeping parking revenue in the neighborhood, Saldaña running in the 37th, and setting the record straight on labor fund proposal.

11/18/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Chamber Memo Foreshadows Legal Showdown Over Workplace Rights Fund

With budget vote, council adds more money for affordable housing, but shoots down charge on businesses to fund labor office.

11/17/2016 By Josh Feit

Feature

Quiet: A Soldier’s Fight for the Most Silent Place in America

The military’s plan to send newer, more disruptive jet planes over the Hoh and Quinault rain forest region has unraveled not only townspeople throughout the Olympic Peninsula, but the veterans who thought they’d found a refuge.

11/16/2016 By Madeline Ostrander

Morning Fizz

Hanauer Urges Council to Pass Business Fee

Lefty investor backs dedicated fund to pay for labor enforcement.

11/16/2016 By Josh Feit

Quote Unquote

Inderpal Singh Is on a Nationwide Mission to Demystify Sikhism

“This turban represents equality and helping people in need.”

11/16/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Hidden Seattle

You Can Practice Piano Inside the Seattle Public Library

And these private rooms are uniquely Seattle.

11/16/2016 By Josh Feit

Power Lines

How to Fight a Heroin Epidemic

Can the nation’s first safe consumption program end a citywide health crisis?

11/16/2016 By Josh Feit

Hidden Seattle

How Exclusive Are Seattle's Private Clubs?

We took a peek inside to where the members-only fun is.

11/16/2016 By Allison Williams

Back Fence

White Responses Matter

Because there’s only one group that can end white privilege. The privileged.

11/16/2016 By Kathryn Robinson