Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Election Results, Joe Fain, and a Protest to Protect Mueller Investigation

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

11/14/2018 By Anne Dennon

Q&A

Rob Johnson on His One-Term Seattle City Council Legacy

"I fundamentally believe that the challenges we face as a growing city have a lot to do with restrictive land-use policies."

11/09/2018 By Hayat Norimine

#MeToo

State Senate Leaders Plan Investigation for Rape Allegation Against Joe Fain

Candace Faber said the election "became an excuse for not taking meaningful action."

11/08/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Midterm Election

Kim Schrier Is the First Democrat to Represent the Eighth Congressional District

"We all want a future that is better for our children, and we want civility back."

11/08/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

A Recap of General Election Night

Catch up on what you missed Tuesday.

11/07/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Election 2018

Seattle Voters Approve Education Levy

Council members celebrated after voters approved the city's largest $600 million-plus education levy.

11/07/2018 By Emma Scher

Election 2018

Carbon Fee Initiative Fails

The I-1631 campaign vows to keep fighting the oil industry after Tuesday night results.

11/06/2018 By Jaime Archer

Midterm Election

Kim Schrier Leads Dino Rossi in First Night of Returns

Schrier's campaign said it expects later ballot counts to turn in her favor.

11/06/2018 By Hayat Norimine

ELECTION 2018

Voter Turnout Is a Deciding Factor in Eighth Congressional District Race

This year’s most expensive House seat in the country will largely rely on who turns in their ballots.

11/06/2018 By Emma Scher

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Matt Shea, Prostitution Stings, and Initiatives

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

11/06/2018 By Anne Dennon

Election 2018

Seattle Met’s Guide to Last-Minute Voting

King County’s November ballot is stacked.

11/02/2018 Edited by Hayat Norimine

City Hall

What You Need to Know About Proposition 1

Another property tax hike in Seattle, but for the sake of equity in education.

11/02/2018 By Anne Dennon

Election 2018

A Guide to the State Initiatives on November's Ballot

The state initiatives alone will be enough to turn out voters this November.

11/02/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Election 2018

Yes, You Should Care About This State Supreme Court Justice Race

Steven González was ranked "exceptionally well-qualified" by 10 of the state's bar associations. Nathan Choi is a conspiracy theorist.

11/02/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Election 2018

What You Need to Know About Advisory Vote 19

What even is an advisory vote?

11/02/2018 By Emma Scher

Going Green

Questions Answered on the Carbon "Fee" Initiative

What you need to know about I-1631 before you vote.

11/02/2018 By Hayat Norimine

The City Budget

Sawant Wants to Reallocate $48 Million of Durkan's Budget Plan to Housing

"It's been months later and we haven't seen a plan B," Sawant said.

10/24/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Seattle Police Contract, Regressive Taxes, and Backyard Cottages

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

10/22/2018 By Anne Dennon

Election 2018

In 34th Legislative District Senate Race, Candidates Make Their Case on Representation

Shannon Braddock and Joe Nguyen are both vying for a Senate seat in one of the most progressive legislative districts in the state.

10/22/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Progressive Taxation

Report: Washington State Taxes Are Still the Most Inequitable in the Country

Families who make less than $24,000 a year—the poorest 20 percent of the state—pay an estimated 17.8 percent of their income toward taxes.

10/17/2018 By Hayat Norimine and Christina Ausley