This Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: A Regional Homelessness Response, Lynnwood Light Rail, and T-Mobile Park

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

12/21/2018 By Anne Dennon

Sanctuary City

Seattle City Council Approves $12 Million in Grants It Rejected on Monday

Earlier this week, a council member's opposition to an ICE reimbursement inadvertently sank a routine bill.

12/19/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Public Transit

Durkan Nominates Sam Zimbabwe as New SDOT Leader

If approved, the transportation director would take the helm as SDOT faces a range of upcoming challenges.

12/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Growing Pains

Here Are the 10 Affordable Housing Developers That Just Got Funding from Durkan

The mayor announced a plan to spend $75 million and create 1,200 new affordable housing units Monday.

12/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine

The Bezos Bubble

Amazon Got the Scrutiny in New York It Never Faced in Seattle

New York City council members don't want Queens to turn into Seattle.

12/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

This Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Inslee's Budget, UW Plan Approval, and "Opportunity Zones"

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

12/14/2018 By Anne Dennon

This Washington

Inslee's Capital Gains Tax Excludes Sale of Investment Homes

The proposed biennial budget plays it safe.

12/13/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Explainer

This Road Closure Is About to Wreck Your Commute

January's shutdown of State Route 99 will be the longest in Seattle history.

12/13/2018 By Jaime Archer

Growing Pains

5 Things to Know About the University of Washington Master Plan

Here's how UW plans to mitigate growth in the next 10 years.

12/12/2018 By Hayat Norimine

#MeToo

Advocates Push Again for a Bill to Remove the Deadline to Prosecute for Rape

The bill would allow rape survivors to pursue criminal charges regardless of the time passed since the crime. Earlier this year, it died in the Senate.

12/11/2018 By Hayat Norimine

This Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Safe Injection Sites, Police Accountability, and Seattle Hockey

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

12/07/2018 By Anne Dennon

KeyArena

Seattle Is Getting a Hockey Team

It's official.

12/04/2018 By Hayat Norimine

This Washington

State Legislators Plan to Pass Original Revisions to Deadly Force Initiative

"It really does remarkable work of improving our relationships with law enforcement."

12/03/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Election 2019

Who Is Running for Seattle City Council?

Catch up on the latest campaigns for the 2019 election.

12/03/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Upzoning

Ruling Supports Most Findings in FEIS for Seattle's Affordable Housing Plan

Council member Rob Johnson said the appeal has already cost the city $87 million in affordable housing funds.

11/22/2018 By Hayat Norimine

This Washington

What's Next for Washington to Address Climate Change?

"We don't need to let carbon pricing suck out all the oxygen from the room the way it has in the past."

11/20/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Orca Whales, Amazon's HQ2, and Gun Laws

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

11/20/2018 By Anne Dennon

House of Cars

More Homeless Seattleites Live in Their Vehicles Than Ever Before

But city officials are back to square one.

11/20/2018 By Hayat Norimine

2019 Budget

Seattle City Council Passes $5.9 Billion Budget

The biennial budget focused on sustaining city services, but council members found room for some small additions.

11/19/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Criminal Justice

Report: No One Knows How Many Native Women Are Missing or Murdered

"I'm not going to wait for the state," Echo-Hawk said. "Our women deserve justice now."

11/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine