City Hall

City Council Raises Questions About Appointment Process

Four former council members have come up as potential candidates to fill the temporary council seat.

09/20/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Appeals Court Upholds Seattle's Use-of-Force Policy in Cops' Lawsuit

More than 120 police officers argued the city's updated use-of-force policy violated Second Amendment rights.

09/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Profile

Is Consensus Gone After Tim Burgess?

Over the past decade, Tim Burgess has clashed and collaborated with colleagues and as a council member left fingerprints on some of the city’s most important legislation. But mostly he has been a consensus builder. What happens when he’s gone?

09/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

Council Votes Burgess to Be Seattle's Next Mayor

Tim Burgess has been a council member since 2008 and will be mayor for 71 days before he retires.

09/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Bagshaw Apologizes to González for Comments on Friday

When asked why the council member supports Tim Burgess over Lorena González as mayor, Bagshaw said González was busy getting married and campaigning.

09/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Tim Burgess, Next in Line to Be Mayor?

"Honestly, he's the right guy," said council member Sally Bagshaw.

09/15/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Top Stories of the Week: Murray, DACA, and a Lawsuit in the Legislature

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

09/15/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

Affordable Housing

Rob Johnson: Citywide Rezoning Should Continue as Planned

Johnson says remaining staffers and department heads will be able to stick with the expected timeline without Murray.

09/14/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Congress

Murray, Cantwell Aren't Backing Medicare for All Bill

The two Washington progressive senators aren't co-sponsors right now, and likely won't be.

09/14/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

Murray Allegations

Bruce Harrell Is Seattle's Mayor

The former council president now has five days to decide whether he wants to stay in the executive office until November.

09/13/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

7 Highlights from the First Major Mayoral Candidate Debate

Mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon faced off on housing and homelessness at a Seattle University debate Tuesday night.

09/13/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

So Murray Is Resigning—What's Next for the City?

Bruce Harrell will be mayor as of 5pm on Wednesday.

09/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Murray Resigns After Fifth Man Accuses Mayor of Sexual Abuse

Mayoral candidate Cary Moon said the city was more willing to "circle the wagons and protect his legacy" than to demand justice for survivors.

09/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Seattle Times: Murray's Cousin Becomes Fifth to Accuse Him of Sexual Abuse

The Seattle mayor again denied the claim.

09/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle Is Set to Ban Plastic Straws and Utensils

"The bottom line is this: We are creating plastic pollution at an unprecedented scale, and we cannot clean or recycle it fast enough."

09/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Charleena Lyles's Father Sues Officers Who Shot Her

Charles Lyles's legal counsel said they would not participate in the inquest hearing organized by the city and King County.

09/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Congress

Pramila Jayapal Fights Back Against GOP Male Lawmaker Who Calls Her "Young Lady"

"You may not know me, young lady, but I'm deeply disturbed."

09/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Human Rights

Pullman Hospital Becomes First in State to Offer Vaginoplasty

"There's a huge backlog of people waiting to get access to care."

09/07/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Business and Labor

6 Questions Answered About Amazon's New HQ

Chamber of Commerce CEO Maud Daudon said the city has implemented policies that are "at best unfriendly, at worst, outright hostile toward the needs of our largest employers."

09/07/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Democracy for America Endorses Moon for Mayor

It's the first time DFA has endorsed a Seattle mayoral candidate.

09/07/2017 By Hayat Norimine