2021 Election

Seattle May Be Progressive, But Its Voters Weren't This Election

Despite a late push from the left, the more moderate candidate prevailed in three of the four citywide races in the 2021 election. Why?

11/15/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

The Big Dark

Patty Murray Wants to Stop Turning Back the Clock

The Washington Democrat has teamed up with Florida Republican Marco Rubio and others to back the bipartisan Sunshine Protection Act.

11/05/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

2021 Election

Reintroducing Bruce Harrell, Seattle's Next Mayor

The former three-term city council member won his race against M. Lorena González after ditching retirement.

11/05/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

2021 Election

The Defund Debate Finally Took Center Stage in Seattle’s Mayoral Race

M. Lorena González and Bruce Harrell sparred over their positions on policing just before Election Day.

11/01/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Vote!

What You Need to Know about the November 2 General Election

Candidates, ballot logistics, and other essential information for voting on Tuesday.

10/28/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Explainer

We Have a Culture War…in the Seattle City Attorney’s Race?

The down-ballot contest between Ann Davison and Nicole Thomas-Kennedy has become the talk of this election season.

10/27/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Vote of Confidence

Secretary of State Kim Wyman Delivers an October Surprise

Washington's Republican secretary of state will resign from her post on November 19 before departing for DC to fight election fraud.

10/27/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

City Council Position, At-Large

This Election Race Is (Probably) Going to Be Seattle’s Tightest

The contest between Sara Nelson and Nikkita Oliver for Seattle City Council Position No. 9 is going to be extremely close, a new poll says.

10/26/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

ICYMI

Kathy Lambert Is Election Season’s First Loser

Even before votes are tallied, the fifth-term King County Council member has forfeited some of her power in ignominious fashion.

10/20/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

2021 Mayoral Race

What M. Lorena González and Bruce Harrell Said in First TV Debate

The Seattle mayoral candidates tried to delineate their positions on homelessness, policing, Amazon, and zoning.

10/18/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Explainer

Seattle Will Have a Recall Election After All. How Will It Work?

Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant faces a recall election on December 7.

10/05/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Doomscroll Diversions

The City of Kent’s Twitter Account Is Wild

The official government account @CityofKent talks ivermectin, the aroma of Tacoma, and chicken tendies.

09/22/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Currents

Should Seattle Use Ranked-Choice Voting?

Seattle's crowded primary on August 3, 2021, once again raises questions about whether our current voting system is long for this city.

08/03/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Vote!

A Last-Minute Guide to the August 3 Primary Election

Everything you need to know, procrastinators.

07/30/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Wonk Whirlwind

9 of Washington’s Most Extraordinary New Laws

Governor Jay Inslee signed historic legislation to combat climate change, economic inequality, and police misconduct, as well as a few weirder things.

06/01/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Climate Change

Environmental Justice Arrives in Washington State Law

Communities closest to pollution have sounded the alarm for decades. This year, Olympia finally said: We hear you.

05/17/2021 By Erin Wong

News Wire

A Capital Gains Tax May Finally Be Coming to Washington State

After years of little traction, a bill has passed out of the Senate.

03/08/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Group Chat

Is Seattle Mayor a Bad Job?

Why nobody seems to stick in our city’s top post.

02/25/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

News Wire

The Price of Seattle’s Hazard Pay Bill? Two QFC Closures

But the $4 hourly bump has also boosted workers’ paychecks across the country.

02/17/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

2021 Election

Who's Running for Mayor in Seattle?

A complete, updated list of candidates in the 2021 election.

02/08/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy