News Roundup

Top Stories of the Week: Mayor Burgess, Russian Hackers, and Dino Rossi

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

09/22/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

Midterm 2018

Dino Rossi Is Running for Congress

"I'm not kidding myself; it's going to be a tough race."

09/22/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Public Can Apply for Temporary Council Seat

Council president Bruce Harrell on Thursday released a proposed timeline to choose Tim Burgess's temporary replacement.

09/21/2017 By Hayat Norimine

The Shade Index

The 7 Most Haunted Places in Seattle

Forget those tales of paranormal activity at the Moore and rumors about Alice B. Toklas’s ghost at the Sorrento hotel. These are the truly spooky spots around the city…

09/21/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Habitat

How to Make Your Home Smarter

Save time, energy, and your bank account with a few tech purchases—or go big and automate everything.

09/21/2017 By Darren Davis

City Hall

Council Vacancy Raises Questions About Appointment Process

Four former council members have come up as potential candidates to fill the temporary council seat.

09/20/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Neck and Neck

No Surprise Here: Woodland Park Zoo Babies Are Social Media Gold

The zoo's baby animals get drafted into the commerce of cute.

09/20/2017 By Jaime Archer

Snap Judgment

Who Will Be Seattle's Next Mayor?

The city’s on the cusp of electing its first female mayor in 91 years. But who has the edge?

09/20/2017 By Kendall Candioglos

Explainer

Is Seattle Ready for Safe Injection Sites?

Earlier this year, city and county officials proposed opening the first spaces in the United States for the supervised use of illegal drugs. Depending on whom you ask, the proposition is a life saver or an unconscionable enabler of substance abuse.

09/20/2017 By Allison Williams

A Greener Footprint

How Tesla STEM High School Defied Trump’s Paris Climate Accord Decision

If he wouldn’t reduce carbon emissions, they would.

09/20/2017 By Ciara O'Rourke

Police Accountability

Appeals Court Upholds Seattle's Use-of-Force Policy in Cops' Lawsuit

More than 120 police officers argued the city's updated use-of-force policy violated Second Amendment rights.

09/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Take a Bike

In Seattle, Bike Shares Never Say Die

Except, Pronto is dead! So what's Seattle's cycling prognosis?

09/19/2017 By Rosin Saez

Iambic Ambassadorships

Seattle, Say Hello to Your New Civic Poet

Anastacia-Reneé caps off a big year with a literary arts ambassadorship.

09/19/2017 By Darren Davis

Profile

Is Consensus Gone After Tim Burgess?

Over the past decade, Tim Burgess has clashed and collaborated with colleagues and as a council member left fingerprints on some of the city’s most important legislation. But mostly he has been a consensus builder. What happens when he’s gone?

09/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

Council Votes Burgess to Be Seattle's Next Mayor

Tim Burgess has been a council member since 2008 and will be mayor for 71 days before he retires.

09/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Bagshaw Apologizes to González for Comments on Friday

When asked why the council member supports Tim Burgess over Lorena González as mayor, Bagshaw said González was busy getting married and campaigning.

09/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Tim Burgess, Next in Line to Be Mayor?

"Honestly, he's the right guy," said council member Sally Bagshaw.

09/15/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Top Stories of the Week: Murray, DACA, and a Lawsuit in the Legislature

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

09/15/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

Affordable Housing

Rob Johnson: Citywide Rezoning Should Continue as Planned

Johnson says remaining staffers and department heads will be able to stick with the expected timeline without Murray.

09/14/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Congress

Murray, Cantwell Aren't Backing Medicare for All Bill

The two Washington progressive senators aren't co-sponsors right now, and likely won't be.

09/14/2017 By Araz Hachadourian