Olympia Dispatch

Washington State Bans Conversion Therapy for Minors

Washington will be the 11th state to ban the practice.

03/28/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Police Reform Activists Urge City Not to Settle Officers' Claim

"We cannot afford for Seattle to cave into the demands of police officers' hurt feelings."

03/28/2018 By Hayat Norimine

That Washington

Local Officials Speak Out Against a New Citizenship Question on the Census

Blue states would get hit the hardest—both in federal funding and government representation.

03/27/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Gun Violence

Scenes from Seattle's March For Our Lives

Thousands marched from Cal Anderson Park to KeyArena on Saturday.

03/26/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Top 10

Top 10 Stories: Spending Bill, Voter Access, Gun Control

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

03/23/2018 By Grace Madigan

Olympia Dispatch

10 Changes You Should Know the State Legislature Made This Year

What did a Democratic majority accomplish?

03/22/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle Officials Want a Law to Require Gun Owners to Lock Up Their Weapons

"Their message to us as leaders has been clear—we have failed them and we must act."

03/21/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle's Human Services Director Steps Down

Lester in a statement said the decision was "both difficult and personal."

03/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Gun Violence

Scenes Across the State from Yesterday's School Walkout

Public school students across the state walked out of their classrooms at 10am, exactly one month since the Parkland school shooting.

03/15/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Will a $75 Million Head Tax Be Enough?

The task force will push for more than just a tax on big businesses this year.

03/09/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

Legislators Approve Initiative on Police Deadly Force

Goodman said "it's an example for the nation to begin this process of compassion between both sides."

03/08/2018 By Hayat Norimine

#MeToo

NPR: Sherman Alexie's Accusers Come Forward

Three prominent authors spoke on the record.

03/05/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

Bill to Remove State's Deadline to Pursue Charges of Child Rape Fails

"This did not fail on its merit."

03/05/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Top 10

Top 10 Stories: Public Records Veto, Sound Transit's CEO, Carbon Tax

A recap of last week's top political stories.

03/05/2018 By Araz Hachadourian

#MeToo

Sherman Alexie Responds to Sexual Harassment Rumors

There are women telling the truth about my behavior and I have no recollection of physically or verbally threatening anybody or their careers."

03/01/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Public Records, Seattle's Statute of Limitations on Harassment, Gun Regulations

Your local politics morning digest.

02/28/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

Journalists Bring the Fight for Public Records to Inslee

State lawmakers last week overwhelmingly voted in favor of a bill that would exempt them from the Public Records Act.

02/27/2018 By Hayat Norimine

#MeToo

Native American Lit Leader Warns of Allegations Coming Against Sherman Alexie

The prominent Native literary figure seems to be the next man to face a wave of sexual harassment allegations.

02/26/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Murray's Former Foster Son Files a Claim Against Seattle, Says He'll Sue

The claim said city officials encouraged Murray's deflection and "did nothing to stop his abuse of power."

02/21/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

5 Important Takeaways from Durkan's State of the City Speech

"These crises has been years in the making and will not be fixed overnight."

02/20/2018 By Hayat Norimine