Olympia Dispatch

Journalists Bring the Fight for Public Records to Inslee

State lawmakers last week overwhelmingly voted in favor of a bill that would exempt them from the Public Records Act.

02/27/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Nonstarter Home

Seattle Is Still a Seller’s Market. But Who Can Afford to Buy?

We've so been here before.

02/27/2018 By Ciara O'Rourke

#MeToo

Native American Lit Leader Warns of Allegations Coming Against Sherman Alexie

The prominent Native literary figure seems to be the next man to face a wave of sexual harassment allegations.

02/26/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Murray's Former Foster Son Files a Claim Against Seattle, Says He'll Sue

The claim said city officials encouraged Murray's deflection and "did nothing to stop his abuse of power."

02/21/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

5 Important Takeaways from Durkan's State of the City Speech

"These crises has been years in the making and will not be fixed overnight."

02/20/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

State Won't Eliminate the Statute of Limitations on Adult Rape

The substitute bill approved by the Senate committee would eliminate the statute for only first-degree child rape and child molestation.

02/19/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Delvonn Heckard, Man Who Accused Murray of Abuse, Found Dead

Heckard was found dead in an Auburn motel, The Seattle Times reported.

02/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Top 10

Top 10 Stories: Florida Shooting, ICE Identity Fraud, Seattle Silence Breakers

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

02/16/2018 By Araz Hachadourian

Immigration

No Relief for Dreamers After Senate Rejects Immigration Bills

Senators on Thursday struck down immigration proposals and are back to the drawing board.

02/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

A Bill Would Decriminalize Sexting for Minors

"This is a bill that is about 10 years overdue."

02/13/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

House Approves Bill to Remove Statute of Limitations for Rape

State representatives voted 90-8 in favor of the bill.

02/09/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle Will Dismiss All Misdemeanor Pot Convictions

About 500 to 600 people have been convicted for misdemeanor marijuana possession by the city.

02/08/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Understanding the Burke-Gilman Trail's Legal Battle

How 1.4 miles became a neverending saga for the city.

02/07/2018 By Hayat Norimine

King County

King County Sheriff Hires Her Chief of Staff

Liz Rocca, a former broadcast journalist, will be paid $153,803 a year.

02/07/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Fossil Fuels

Seattle Activist Who Shut Off Keystone Pipeline Sentenced to One Year in Prison

Michael Foster traveled to North Dakota in October 2016 to protest the pipeline by turning off one of the valves.

02/06/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

City Will Move Bike Racks Placed to Discourage Homeless Camping

SDOT plans to remove the racks after officials find a new location, a spokesperson said in a statement.

02/06/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Attorney's Office

City Settles with West Seattle Homeowners Over Cutting Public Trees

The two settlements together amount to a fine of $5,229 per tree.

02/05/2018 By Hayat Norimine

This Washington

Lawmakers Want Washington Exempt from Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan

Attorney general Bob Ferguson threatened to sue if the federal government didn't rule out drilling in Washington.

02/05/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

State Will Uphold Its Ban on Rent Control

Nicole Macri's bill to repeal the state ban failed to make it out of committee on Friday.

02/05/2018 By Hayat Norimine