That Washington

Jayapal on the State of the Union: We're the Reason It's Strong

The congresswoman boycotted President Trump's speech to attend the State of Our Union at the National Press Club instead.

01/30/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Sawant's Resolution to Oppose Tacoma LNG Plant Heads to Juarez's Committee

"Tribes are not an interest group."

01/30/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Fossil Fuels

Inslee Sides with State Regulators, Opposes a Massive Oil Terminal in Southwest Washington

A plan for a massive oil terminal along the Columbia River project is looking less likely after Inslee's decision on Monday.

01/29/2018 By Manola Secaira

Quote Unquote

Jenny Durkan: “When Donald Trump Was Elected, the World Started Spinning Differently for Me”

She's the first woman mayor Seattle's had in nearly a century, and her to-do list is mighty.

01/26/2018 By Jessica Voelker

City Hall

Mayor Durkan Will Review City's Harassment and Discrimination Policies

Durkan said a team of officials and labor representatives will recommend changes by the end of May to address harassment and discrimination complaints.

01/25/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Q&A

Q&A with the Prosecutor on the Bellingham Serial Rape Case

"People need to realize that when something bad happens, they should be able to talk about it."

01/25/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Gender X

Washington's New Birth Certificate Option Gives Nonbinary Natives an Official Identity

"I am both equally male and female in my person."

01/25/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Snap Judgment

Should Seattle Open a Public Bank?

Many a politician has backed a municipal bank over the years, but now that Seattle has dedicated $100,000 to study its feasibility, a city-run institution that invests in small businesses, green energy, and more may no longer be just a fantasy.

01/25/2018 By Jaime Archer

Olympia Dispatch

Public Hearing on Rent Control Draws a Large Crowd from Both Sides

Rent control in Washington state has been illegal since 1981.

01/24/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Immigration

Can ICE Come to the Women's March? A Guide to Protecting Immigrants

What qualifies as a "sensitive location"? It's a pretty short list.

01/19/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

The City Has an Even Shorter Statute of Limitations for Sexual Harassment

Employees have just 180 days to file a sexual harassment claim in the city.

01/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Feature

Rape Survivors in Washington State Run Against a Ticking Clock

Most people sexually assaulted in ­Washington state have just three years to pursue criminal charges against their ­assailant. A bill to remove the statute of limitations would change that. Until then, survivors who seek justice are racing against time.

01/17/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Did Seattle Jump the Gun on a World Cup Bid?

The city got on board with a North American bid months ago.

01/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Immigration

Despite Deportation Order, Immigration Activist Pledges to Keep Fighting

"I won't be quiet, I won't be silent, and I will continue working."

01/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

White House

Jayapal Will Boycott Trump's State of the Union

Seattle's congressional representative boycotted Trump's inauguration last year.

01/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Civil Rights

Seattle Activists Had a Lot to Protest on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

"We are here because of violence and poverty."

01/15/2018 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Top Stories: A Deal on Short-Term Rentals, Inslee's Address, and ICE Agents at 7-Eleven

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

01/12/2018 By Araz Hachadourian

Immigration

Attorneys: State Officials Warned About DOL Sharing Info with ICE

Matt Adams, a legal director for Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, said advocates told officials DOL was sharing information with ICE nearly a year ago.

01/12/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

A House Bill Would Remove the Statute of Limitations for Felony Sex Offenses

"As survivors and loved ones of survivors, we live with this every day."

01/09/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

City's Inauguration Ceremony Filled with Trump Censures and Pats on the Back

"Seattle, sadly, was not immune from the realities of the national conversation about sexual assault."

01/08/2018 By Hayat Norimine