News Roundup

The Week in Review

A very unpopular Republican health care plan falters, a citywide paid maternity leave plan for Seattle, and a Washington State Supreme Court Justice’s concerns with federal immigration agents near courtrooms.

03/24/2017 By Josh Kelety

City Hall

South Lake Union Upzone Legislation Heads for Final Vote

City council member Lisa Herbold may introduce new last-minute amendment to challenge the Grand Bargain.

03/22/2017 By Josh Kelety

This Washington

Safe Consumption Sites Move Ahead Despite Opposition

Mark Miloscia has asked attorney general Jeff Sessions to crack down on legal drug injection sites, which he compares to crack houses. Meanwhile local proponents prepare to defend the sites as a humane response to the region’s heroin epidemic.

03/16/2017 By Josh Kelety

News

Q&A: City Attorney Pete Holmes on Deciphering What Trump Policies Mean for Seattle

"Trying to interpret federal policy from a tweet is a challenge, to say the least."

02/23/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

News

Mayor Murray to Seattle: We Are on Our Own

State of the City address pits Seattle against Trump, steps up homelessness efforts, proposes new taxes.

02/22/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

News

Syria to Seattle in the Age of Trump

As we wait for Trump’s updated travel ban executive order, a Syrian American shares what the last one meant for her family.

02/21/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

News

Happy Presidents' Day? What to Look for This Week in Seattle Politics

Key council votes, the Uber-union saga continues, and Senator Miloscia raises the stakes in his fight against King County safe consumption sites.

02/20/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

News Roundup

The Week in Review

Latest Seattle protests, a court ruling in Valentine's Day spirit, and breakups at the White House.

02/17/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

Olympia Dispatch

Paid Family Leave: Meanwhile, in the Washington State Legislature

(Maybe) this will be the year a bipartisan effort gets Washington paid leave for new parents.

02/15/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

News

Will Paid Family Leave Become a Reality in Seattle?

City employees have it; now council member Lorena González sets sights on paid family leave in the private sector.

02/14/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

News

A Call to Action in Trump’s America, from Idriss Mosque in North Seattle

“First come visit, then we’ll go from there.”

02/13/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

News

For Seattle Area Warriors of #NoBan, the Work Is Nonstop

Ninth Circuit upholds suspension of Trump travel ban: “For one day, I can breathe a little bit normally.”

02/10/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

News

Seattle's First Navigation Center Is Not Your Average Shelter

Mayor announces location for the Navigation Center, and six things council member Sally Bagshaw saw at the one in San Francisco.

02/09/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

News

Will the Upzone Upend the University District?

As the city moves forward, some fear displacement of social services for homeless.

02/08/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

That Washington

Murray Makes Eleventh-Hour Effort to Stop DeVos Nomination

"I’ve received tens of thousands of calls."

02/07/2017 By Spencer Ricks

That Washington

Jayapal Fighting Against Religious Discrimination of Immigrants

"This is not just an act of resistance against xenophobic policies, but a clear signal to President Trump."

02/03/2017 By Spencer Ricks

That Washington

How Our Senators Will Vote on Trump's Cabinet Nominees

“President Trump said he was going to ‘drain the swamp,’ but he seems to think the way to do that is by filling it with even bigger swamp creatures.”

02/02/2017 By Spencer Ricks

That Washington

Washington Senators Slam Trump's Supreme Court Pick

"The American people deserve a Supreme Court justice who will ensure full protection of all their rights, especially the right to privacy."

02/01/2017 By Spencer Ricks

That Washington

Washington Reps Join Bipartisan Effort to Protect Deportation of "Dreamers"

"Our inhumane immigration system goes against our values. We need to work together to solve this crisis."

02/01/2017 By Spencer Ricks

That Washington

Washington Senators Support Bills to Block Trump's Immigration Order

"President Trump’s executive order on immigration flies in the face of our core American values. These bills will ensure Trump’s executive orders do not go into effect."

01/31/2017 By Spencer Ricks