City Hall

How Far Does the City's $1 Million Legal Defense Fund Go?

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project director estimates a cost of $5,000 to $10,000 per case.

04/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Opinion

Dear Mayor Murray: Don't Blame the Press for Your Problems

An open letter to Ed Murray.

04/14/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Fossil Fuel Divestment

City Retirement System Board to Reconsider Divesting from Fossil Fuels

The topic returns—and maybe it's not dead in the water this time.

04/13/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Murray Calls for Case to Be Dismissed

The Seattle mayor's statement comes after his accuser's attorney requested to depose him.

04/13/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

What Exactly Are the Attorneys in the Mayor Murray Child Rape Allegation Case Up To?

An attorney who specializes in sexual abuse cases answers questions about the process and what to expect next.

04/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Murray's Attorney: There Is No Mole

The Seattle mayor's lawyer said the medical exam confirmed there was no mole described by his accuser.

04/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle City Council Mandates Affordable Housing in South Lake Union, Downtown

The ordinance fell short for many activists who showed up to the council meeting Monday.

04/10/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Should Commissioners for Police Accountability Be District Seats?

Council member Debora Juarez said district representation is "the law of the land."

04/10/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Mayoral Campaigns That Weathered the Storm (or Didn’t) After Allegations

As Seattle's mayor vehemently denies charges of molestation, we examine other high-profile reelection bids that faced troubling accusations.

04/07/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Murray Accuser's Attorney Wants to Schedule Video Deposition Next Week

The goal appears to be confirming some very personal details about Seattle's mayor.

04/07/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Murray Accused of Sexually Abusing Child Decades Ago

The Seattle mayor's attorney said he will "defend this lawsuit vigorously."

04/06/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Housing and Homelessness

How Regressive Is the Mayor's Sales Tax Proposal for Homelessness?

The sales tax is regressive, but experts say just slightly more so than a Seattle property tax.

04/04/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Keystone XL Pipeline Legislation's Amendments Draw Debate

Lisa Herbold said she made the changes to get a unanimous vote.

04/04/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Q&A: Understanding the Keystone XL Pipeline

Questions answered ahead of the City Council vote.

04/03/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle to Set Aside $1 Million of Legal Aid for Immigrants

The money will come from the city's general subfund.

03/30/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle to Sue Trump for Threat Against Sanctuary Cities

Other mayors may soon follow suit.

03/29/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Seattle City Council Could Go Further to Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline

After Wells Fargo divorce, activists want the City of Seattle to cut off all ties to banks doing business with the Keystone XL Pipeline.

03/28/2017 By Hayat Norimine

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

City Hall

Burgess Files for Mayor

City council member Tim Burgess, long rumored to be considering a run for mayor, makes it official.

11/27/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Adopts 2013-2014 City Budget

The City Council adopts Mayor Mike McGinn's budget proposal with minimal changes.

11/19/2012 By Erica C. Barnett