This Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Deadly Use of Force Law, Sales Tax Credit, and Evictions

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

02/08/2019 By Anne Dennon

Progressive Taxation

Democratic Lawmakers Push a Sales Tax Exemption for Low-Income Households

State lawmakers already approved this program in 2008—but then the recession hit. It was never fully funded.

02/07/2019 By Hayat Norimine

Housing and Homelessness

7 Questions Answered About Seattle's Fight Against Eviction

Seattle City Council members say they plan to combat the "eviction crisis."

02/06/2019 By Haley Gray

In Transit

Lisa Herbold Still Hates the Streetcar

The $285.8 million price tag and $65.3 million shortfall could be her best chance to kill the project.

02/06/2019 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Governor Signs Off on Changes to New Deadly Force Law

Legislators needed a two-thirds majority vote to change an initiative passed by voters.

02/05/2019 By Hayat Norimine

That Washington

State of the Union Guests: Who Are Our Lawmakers Inviting?

Washington's Democratic congressional delegates are sending a message.

02/05/2019 By Hayat Norimine

Housing and Homelessness

Sawant Wants to Change Hiring Process for Human Services Director

The council member blocked mayor Jenny Durkan's appointment choice in committee, demanding instead a different way to hire for the role.

02/05/2019 By Hayat Norimine

Seattle Squeeze

Did the State Get It Wrong on the Viaduct?

Carmageddon didn't happen. Why?

02/02/2019 By Hayat Norimine

Progressive Taxation

Should Washington Ditch a "Tampon Tax"? Here's Why It's Complicated.

Council member Teresa Mosqueda wants Seattle to lead by exempting menstrual products from the sales tax.

02/01/2019 By Anne Dennon

Road Requiem

Viaduct Celebrations Make Way for New SR 99 Tunnel

Seattle pays homage to the Alaskan Way Viaduct and welcomes its replacement.

02/01/2019 By Gwen Hughes

This Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Super Tuesday, Schultz, and Homegrown Weed

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

02/01/2019 By Anne Dennon

Olympia Dispatch

Washington Could Move Up Its Presidential Primary Date

Will this state's vote finally matter in 2020?

01/31/2019 By Hayat Norimine

2019 Election

Lisa Herbold Is Running for Re-Election

The City Hall veteran says she's not done yet.

01/30/2019 By Hayat Norimine

Voter's Guide

What to Know About Seattle's Education Levies

Look out for your February special election ballot. Then vote.

01/30/2019 By Hayat Norimine

Housing and Homelessness

Advocates Call for State Protections Against Eviction

A new study published by Washington Community Action Network surveyed more than 800 tenants about their experiences with rental housing.

01/30/2019 By Haley Gray

2019 Election

Former Police Chief Is Running for Seattle City Council

Jim Pugel built a reputation as an early supporter of police reform.

01/29/2019 By Hayat Norimine

Housing and Homelessness

Seattle City Council Freezes Redevelopment on Mobile Home Parks

Residents of Halcyon Mobile Home Park feared evictions when the property went up for sale.

01/29/2019 By Hayat Norimine

2020 Election

Democratic Party Cries Foul over Howard Schultz's Potential 2020 Run

The former Starbucks chairman told CBS he would run as an independent.

01/28/2019 By Hayat Norimine

This Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Council Members' Re-Election Bids, Inslee's 2020 Aspirations, and Seattle's IT Department

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

01/25/2019 By Anne Dennon

The Seattle Squeeze

Rides on King County Water Taxi Tripled Last Week

West Seattle commuters are discovering that there's a thing called a water taxi, and it is good.

01/25/2019 By Hayat Norimine