The Chief Search

Community Advocates Outraged Over Process, Urge Mayor to Consider Best for Police Chief

Members of the search committee said the hiring process was flawed and want the city to consider all five semifinalists.

05/30/2018 By Hayat Norimine

The Chief Search

Carmen Best Won't Be Seattle's New Police Chief. Here Are the Choices.

The interim police chief's institutional knowledge ultimately worked against her.

05/25/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Snap Judgment

Will Democrats Take Over the State’s Congressional Seats?

A lot of factors could make that possible come fall.

05/22/2018 By Grace Madigan

Society by Starbucks

Is Starbucks Still America's Town Square?

It's what the coffee giant set out to be—but its racial bias fiasco may place that in jeopardy.

05/22/2018 By Allison Williams

Progressive Taxation

Coalition of Businesses Launch a Campaign to Overturn the Head Tax

The group filed a campaign, called No Tax On Jobs, with the Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission on Friday.

05/21/2018 By Hayat Norimine

King County

Career Public Defender Will Run for King County Prosecutor

Daron Morris is challenging 11-year incumbent Dan Satterberg.

05/17/2018 By Hayat Norimine

This Washington

State Will Pay for Postage on Ballots for All Voters Outside King County

"This is about leveling the playing field and making elections equal for all citizens of Washington state."

05/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Progressive Taxation

Seattle City Council Passes a $47 Million Head Tax

Starting in 2019, the city will tax top businesses $275 per employee per year.

05/14/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Op-Ed

Pramila Jayapal: Amid Homelessness Crisis, It's Time for Real Shared Responsibility

The Seattle congresswoman says a head tax would get the city closer to an equitable solution.

05/11/2018 By Pramila Jayapal

Progressive Taxation

Council Members Approve $75 Million Head Tax, Reject Durkan's Plan

The long battle for an employee hours tax continues.

05/11/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

House Democrats Suspend Tacoma Legislator from Committee Post After Harassment Allegations

"It really felt to me that if I wanted to work in the Legislature, this was something I needed to compromise on."

05/10/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Progressive Taxation

Head Tax Debate Heats Up

The council has five supporting votes, and the mayor's still a wild card.

05/09/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Congress

Washington Leaders Respond to Trump's Withdrawal from the Iran Deal

U.S. senator Patty Murray said the deal "offers us the best path to safety and security."

05/08/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Council Extends the City's Statute of Limitations for Harassment Claims

Seattle residents or workers will have more time to bring a discrimination complaint forward.

05/07/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Ethics & Elections

Ethics Commission Recommends Loosening Conflict of Interest Rules

"My voice for those who have elected me is very important," council member Sally Bagshaw said.

05/07/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Former Foster Son, the First Accuser, Sues Murray and the City

The complaint alleged defamation and slander, accusing Murray of abusing his power and city officials of "reckless disregard for the truth."

05/04/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Amazon, the Head Tax, and the Waterfront

Council member Kshama Sawant said Amazon was attempting "extortion."

05/03/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Community Organizing

Scenes from This Year's May Day in Seattle

The 19th annual March for Immigrant and Workers Rights began at Judkins Park on Tuesday afternoon.

05/01/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Housing

Landlords Sue Seattle Over New Law Barring Criminal Background Checks

The complaint argues that the ordinance violates landlords' free speech and due process rights.

05/01/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

May Day, Kathy Nyland, and Bailey Stober

Your local politics morning digest.

05/01/2018 By Hayat Norimine