City Council

Council Bars Landlords from Using Criminal Records

"Regardless of my criminal history, I deserve housing. We all deserve housing."

08/14/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Week in Review: Election Results, Seattle's Gun Tax, and Westlake Rallies

A wrap-up of last week's news in politics.

08/14/2017 By Liz Weber

Mayor's Race 2017

Murray's Chief of Staff Leaving to Join King County Executive

Mike Fong has a job lined up post-Murray.

08/10/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Seattle Public Schools to Get $2.3 Million from SDOT Traffic Safety Funds

The money will allow public schools to switch to a two-tier bus system this year.

08/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

International District Resolution Prompts Backlash for Removing "Manilatown"

A substitute version of the resolution struck out "historic Manilatown" from a sentence recognizing neighborhoods in the district.

08/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Sawant Urges Murray to Resign

"I think the first step is for the city council to show the political will to do what's needed."

07/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Murray Faces Mounting Pressure on Sexual Abuse Allegations

The LGBTQ Commission is asking for his resignation.

07/25/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Murray Opposes More Human Rights Commission Appointments

"This attitude can only create an echo chamber between the commissions and the city's political branches," the Human Rights Commission wrote to the Seattle mayor.

07/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

A Change to Income Tax Bill Pits Sawant Against González, Herbold

The city council unanimously passed the city income tax legislation on Monday.

07/10/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Week in Review: City Income Tax, McCleary, and Trumpcare Town Halls

A wrap up of this week's news in politics.

07/07/2017 By Liz Weber

City Council

Seattle Income Tax Heads to Council for a Vote

The city council approved the bill out of the finance committee on Wednesday.

07/05/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Housing and Homelessness

A History of Homelessness in Seattle

#SEAHomeless is raising awareness to Seattle's homeless problem. Here's a history of the past 12 years.

06/28/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Black Women Take the Mic at the Hearing for Charleena Lyles

"Every time I mention my daughter's name, I start crying. She's never coming back."

06/28/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Family of Charleena Lyles Won't Attend Public Hearing, Spokesman Says

"We appreciate city council but question the value of this and who it is really about," Andre Taylor wrote.

06/27/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Policy Wonk

What Should We Make of the UW Minimum Wage Study?

UW researcher Jacob Vigdor responds to criticisms of his team's analysis.

06/26/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

5 Questions Unanswered About the Shooting of Charleena Lyles

Here's how officers are already supposed to handle mental health crises.

06/23/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Landlords Are Now Required to Provide Voter Registration Info

Renters are far less likely to have voted if they've lived in their homes for less than a year.

06/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Black Mother Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

Social justice activists around the world responded to Charleena Lyles's death.

06/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

8 Questions Answered About Seattle's Proposed Income Tax

Understanding the city's proposed income tax.

06/16/2017 Photography by Hayat Norimine