Urban Upgrade

Dow Constantine Will Save Metro If the Legislature Won’t

The King County executive is going it alone. Call it tactical localism.

02/25/2014 By Josh Feit

Power Lines

Mike O’Brien Rising

Mike O’Brien, the longtime ally of former mayor Mike McGinn, is poised to set his own course on the Seattle City Council.

02/24/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Power Lines

David Rolf: Man in the Middle

All sides of the increased minimum wage debate need the support of SEIU labor leader David Rolf. He’s fine with that.

02/01/2014 By Josh Feit

Urban Renewal

The Bell Street Park Project Proves Sharing the Road Can Be Fun

Between First and Second Avenues, cars and pedestrians mingle. And everyone gets along.

01/02/2014 By Josh Feit

Mudroom

2014 Will Be the Year of the Gun in Washington State

With two dueling gun control initiatives on this November’s ballot, 2014 is shaping up to be a statewide firefight over firearms.

01/02/2014 By Matthew Halverson

Political Agendas

Ed Murray's To-Do List

Nine civic leaders, policy wonks, and activists share their priorities for the new mayor of Seattle.

01/02/2014

Quote Unquote

C. R. Douglas Has Loved Politics Forever

Q13’s ace political reporter was quite the well-informed grade schooler. Like, he could name all nine Supreme Court justices by age 10.

11/01/2013 By Matthew Halverson

Article

Washington Brewers Battle Tax

Washington’s laid-back beer industry finds its political voice with a rally in Olympia.

07/01/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Article

SPD Takes Steps to Diversify

But the need for change to the department’s culture will start beneath the skin.

07/01/2013 By Matthew Halverson

Article

Seattle’s Mayoral Race Is Bereft of Legitimate Female Candidates Again

It’s been 75 years since the city has had a female mayor. Why?

05/22/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Article

Legends of the Fallen

A magnificent Douglas fir stood for more than 300 years at the edge of the Olympic National Forest. When Reid Johnston looked at it, all he could see was money.

04/17/2013 By Matthew Halverson

Article

A Microsoftie Helps Moroccans Keep Their Government in Line

Govpinion.com is like Yelp for politicians and public institutions.

04/17/2013 By Alexis Rehrmann

Article

Meet the Candidates: Bruce Harrell

Seattle City Council member Bruce Harrell, jumping into the mayor’s race, says incumbent McGinn “doesn’t have a clue.”

02/20/2013 By Erica C. Barnett and Josh Feit

Article

How the SoDo Arena Could Decide the Mayor’s Race

Chris Hansen’s $490 million proposal has become an issue of civic pride versus fiscal responsibility.

02/20/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Article

A Health Care Surcharge on Seattle Menus?

Chefs are bracing for a backlash as they consider adding a menu surcharge to pay for employee health plans.

02/20/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Article

Wait, How High Am I?

Now that I-502 has legalized marijuana, there are a few enterprising chemists out there who want to help us all get stoned with confidence. (Okay, and educate us along the way.)

02/20/2013 By Matthew Halverson

Article

Weed Won’t Show Up in Restaurants Anytime Soon

Why pastry chefs aren’t high on pot as an ingredient.

01/23/2013 By Danielle Zorn

Article

Same-Sex Marriage Opponent Lashes Out at Starbucks

The National Organization for Marriage takes the coffee giant to task.

12/19/2012

Article

The Education of Ed Murray

The biggest winner of the 2012 election wasn’t even on the ballot, but he’s poised to be the most powerful man in Olympia, and Seattle.

12/19/2012 By Josh Feit

Article

White Center’s Annexation Fight

November’s vote on annexing White Center to Burien has blown up into angry battle pitting neighborhood against neighborhood—and neighbor against neighbor.

10/09/2012 By Matthew Halverson