Election 2017

A Rundown of the Peoples Party Candidate Debate

A summary of Sunday's forum and how candidates responded to some difficult questions.

10/30/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Attorney's Office

City Will Defend Sawant in Both Defamation Lawsuits

"That is the cost of free speech," Harrell wrote.

10/27/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Council Members Hold Heated Discussion on Head Tax

"That is never the discourse when it's everyday people's money, and it always seems to be the discourse when we talk about business."

10/26/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Highlights from the Mayoral Candidate Debate

Catch up on Tuesday night's mayoral candidate debate.

10/25/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Shade Index

Ill-Advised Seattle Thanksgiving Conversations

Bring on the bird! The stuffing! The locally sourced cranberries! But broach the following topics at your own risk.

10/24/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Murray Allegations

Murray's Accuser Files New Lawsuit, Includes the City

While Heckard's attorneys dropped the sexual abuse lawsuit in May, they promised the case would return next year.

10/23/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Mayoral Aide Wants Lobbying Restrictions for Campaign Consultants

"The interpersonal relationship developed during a heated campaign cycle can be significantly closer than typical office relationships."

10/23/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8 Race

Mosqueda's Response Letter to Seattle Times Endorsement Has 300 Signatures

Jon Grant's campaign manager said the endorsement came down to the differences between their platforms.

10/20/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Q&A

Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim Reflects on Time at City Hall

October 13 was Hyeok Kim's last day in the mayor's office.

10/20/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Explainer

The Fine Print on Jenny Durkan's Free Community College Plan

Jenny Durkan wants to offer free community college tuition for Seattle public high school students. What does the Seattle Promise plan mean—and what would it cost?

10/20/2017 By Darren Davis

American Heroes

Meet the Trans JBLM Soldier Who’s Suing Trump

Staff sergeant Cathrine Schmid isn’t giving up her 12-year army career without a fight.

10/20/2017 By Sydney Parker

Election 2017

Seattle Peoples Party Is Hosting a Candidate Debate

Nikkita Oliver will moderate the debate to be held on October 29.

10/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Environment

Come July 2018, Seattle Says Goodbye to Plastic Straws

This new legislation could cement Seattle's role as a national leader in green policy.

10/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Growing Pains

With Seattle’s Housing Crisis, Could Inaction Be the Best Action?

We’ve tried nearly everything else. But what about trying zilch?

10/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Election 2017

Joe Biden Endorses Manka Dhingra

The former vice president has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and has been inserting himself into Democratic campaigns all over the country.

10/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Congress

Patty Murray, Lamar Alexander Reach Bipartisan Deal on Health Care

"We were able to reach an agreement that I hope will set the health care discussion in Congress on a very different path than the one we have all seen for the last seven years," Murray said.

10/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

King County

Superior Court Judge Throws Out Initiative to Ban Injection Sites

The judge ruled Monday afternoon that I-27 "extends beyond the scope of the local initiative."

10/16/2017 By Hayat Norimine