This Washington

State Will Offer a Nonbinary Gender on Birth Certificates

The rule change will take effect as of January 27.

01/04/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Donald Trump

Local Officials Respond to Federal Enforcement on Weed

Governor Jay Inslee said officials will "vigorously defend our state's laws" against federal enforcement.

01/04/2018 By Hayat Norimine

This Washington

What to Watch in Local Politics This Year

Here's what will be big news in politics in 2018.

01/03/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

City Settles Lawsuit with Ed Murray's Accuser

City attorney Pete Holmes said the city is taking a step in "putting this sad chapter behind us."

12/30/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

A Review of Seattle's Craziest Year in Politics

Seattle's had some major challenges—from Trump's agenda to the fallen mayor.

12/29/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

De-Escalate Washington Campaign Delivers Signatures to the State

“Action on this issue is long overdue."

12/28/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Top Stories: Amtrak Derailment, Travel Ban, and Radiation at Hanford

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

12/22/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

Transportation

Could Downtown Tolling Affect Low-Income Seattle Workers the Most?

Low-income workers forced to drive downtown could be the unintended victims of a congestion pricing policy.

12/22/2017 By Jaime Archer

The Plot Thickens

Of Course Trump Is Threatening Seattle’s City of Literature Status

Seattle finally snagged a City of Literature designation from UNESCO. But the president could very well pull the U.S. from the peace-building organization entirely.

12/19/2017 By Rosin Saez

Soapbox

Seattle Tried to Reform Campaign Finance with Democracy Vouchers. It Didn’t Work for Everyone.

Despite an increase in donor participation, the new program has some big flaws.

12/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

That Washington

Bob Ferguson Is Suing Over Net Neutrality

Because of course he is.

12/14/2017 By Hayat Norimine

That Washington

Seattle's Congresswomen Are Pretty Happy About Roy Moore's Loss

Alabama "loudly rejected one of the most troubling and unfit candidates for Senate that I can recall," U.S. Senator Patty Murray said.

12/13/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle Reacts to the Death of San Francisco Mayor, Seattle Native Ed Lee

"Just an incredible loss for the Asian American community."

12/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

That Washington

Transgender People Will Be Allowed to Serve in the Military

A federal judge on Monday ruled that barring transgender service members "is likely unconstitutional."

12/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Rural America

Is the End of Coal in the Northwest Near?

For environmentalists, the settlement signals a turning point for Washington’s dependence on coal.

12/11/2017 By Manola Secaira

City Council

Seattle Imposes Limits on Short-Term Rentals

A cap on short-term rental units accompanies a tax to take effect in 2019.

12/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Attorney's Office

Seattle's Response to Jeff Sessions's Letter on Its Sanctuary City Policy

The eight-page letter said the city was in full compliance with federal law.

12/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Durkan Signs KeyArena Renovation Plan

The $600 million renovation plan aims for an October 2020 completion date.

12/07/2017 By Hayat Norimine

That Washington

Washington's Senators Call on Franken to Resign

"It's time for him to step aside."

12/06/2017 By Hayat Norimine

2017 Elections

Nonvoters Aren't Participating in the Democracy Voucher Program

More people are donating, but it's still the same group of voters engaged in politics.

12/05/2017 By Hayat Norimine