The Other WA

Washington's Congressional Delegation Is a Big Deal Right Now

The women, specifically, are becoming national names.

01/14/2021 By Allison Williams

News Wire

How Washington State Politicians Reacted to the U.S. Capitol Invasion

A harrowing day prompted plenty of response from local pols.

01/07/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Ballot Busters

A Very Serious List of Candidates for Seattle Mayor

City Hall chair swapping? Boring. Let's have some fun in 2021.

12/08/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

2020 Election

Did Trump Lose or Gain Support in Washington?

Scouring the state’s election results now that they're officially official.

12/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Group Chat

Should Washington Embrace a Four-Day Workweek?

A bill to trim our 40-hour norm didn’t gain traction in Olympia this year. But a political backer and two early adopters say the pandemic may change some minds.

12/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

2020 Election

Bummed about Biden? Celebrate These Local Progressive Wins

The president-elect's record shouldn't overshadow down-ballot triumphs for Puget Sound region progressives.

11/10/2020 By Christy Carley

GET OUT THE VOTE

If You Miss Those 'I Voted' Stickers, Try This Local Merch

Those free stickers are cool. But they don't give out beer and sweatshirts at polling places.

10/26/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Defy Donald

Covid-19 Prevention Should Continue to ‘Dominate’ Behavior in Seattle

Don’t let political theatrics and some sunny stats trump science.

10/06/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Uprising Review

Seattle's Summer of Protest for Black Lives: A Timeline

More than three months of calls for police to end brutality against Black and Indigenous Americans.

09/04/2020 By Stefan Milne

Wonk Wagers

Seattle’s New Payroll Tax Is a Gamble

City council's latest business legislation levies companies the region is counting on to lead its recovery. Will they stay?

07/21/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

FACE VALUE

Why Did Washington Finally Get a Mask Mandate?

Wearing a mask divides some Washingtonians along party lines—but the reason behind the mandate is strictly apolitical.

07/02/2020 By Zoe Sayler

2020 Election

The Washington Primary Just Got a Whole Lot More Interesting

Super Tuesday didn’t end the Democratic race. It tightened it.

03/04/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

LEGISLATIVE PALATE

Complimentary Wine in Your Airbnb Is... Illegal?

Pretty much. But a local short-term rental operator is pushing to change that.

02/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

PRIMARY CARE

Washington Dems Ditched the Caucus. Will That Make Our Votes Count?

By switching to an earlier, mail-in voting system, the state’s Democratic leaders hope Washington becomes a primary season destination.

02/21/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

2020 Election

Attention, Seattle Voters: Primary Ballots Are in the Mail

It actually counts this time. We swear.

02/21/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

CITY STATE

3 Takeaways from Durkan’s 3rd State of the City Address

The Seattle mayor recently launched her 2021 reelection campaign. Yesterday’s speech offered a preview.

02/19/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege