King County

Superior Court Judge Throws Out Initiative to Ban Injection Sites

The judge ruled Monday afternoon that I-27 "extends beyond the scope of the local initiative."

6:45pm By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

DOJ Joins Seattle, Says City Is Compliant with Consent Decree

A favorable ruling from U.S. District Judge James Robart would allow the Seattle Police Department to move on to the next phase of reform.

10/13/2017 By Manola Secaira

City Council

González Wants $2 Million Legal Defense Fund Next Year

The city council member announced her plan to double the legal defense fund next year during an API candidate forum.

10/13/2017 By Hayat Norimine

This Washington

Bob Ferguson to Challenge Trump's Third Travel Ban Attempt

Ferguson successfully challenged the first travel ban and has filed more than a dozen lawsuits against the Trump administration.

10/12/2017 By Manola Secaira

City Council

O'Brien, Harris-Talley Propose Head Tax on Big Businesses

The head tax makes another appearance—will it stick this time?

10/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

Burgess Signs Uptown Upzoning Bill, with Murray Watching

Former mayor Ed Murray said he was there watching as a private citizen.

10/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

King County

King County Council Will Likely Reject I-27

Voters in February could be given a two-part option on supervised consumption sites.

10/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

This Washington

Washington Attorney General Sues Trump over Birth Control

Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Seattle over the president's decision to block contraceptive services for women.

10/10/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Top Stories of the Week: City Council Appointment, ICE Arrests, Birth Control Rollbacks

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

10/06/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

City Council Position 8

Kirsten Harris-Talley Appointed to Seattle City Council

"I believe that what government's role is is to actually be a conduit for the voice of the people," Harris-Talley said.

10/06/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Q&A

Chief Seattle Club Plans for Future in Pioneer Square

Colleen Echohawk-Hayashi discusses challenges for the Native community and homelessness.

10/06/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8

Will Council Members Meet the Deadline to Appoint Someone?

Rumor is that there's an "anyone but Nick Licata" sentiment.

10/06/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8

Council Applicants Address Community Questions at City Hall

Twelve applicants showed up to the community-led forum Tuesday night.

10/04/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8

Here Are the Applicants for the Interim City Council Seat

Many of the city council candidates will likely be at the community-led forum tonight at Seattle City Hall.

10/03/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Seattle Reaffirms Support for DACA

A DACA recipient told council members the city should "prepare for the worst, as we undocumented youth have been doing."

10/02/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Seattle: We Are Compliant with Consent Decree

The city is asking the court to declare it fully compliant with the 2012 Department of Justice demands on police reform.

09/29/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Catching Up on Seattle's Mayoral Candidates

Mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon are ramping up their policy game.

09/29/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Seattle Police Will Internally Manage Off-Duty Work

Mayor Tim Burgess signed an executive order to establish an internal, civilian-run office for SPD to oversee officers' secondary jobs.

09/27/2017 By Hayat Norimine