City Hall

Durkan Forms Her Small Business Advisory Council

An executive order sets March 1 as the council's deadline for its first meeting.

02/02/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

A Bill to Abolish the Death Penalty Garners Support in Washington

Can Washington become the next state to permanently ditch the death penalty?

02/02/2018 By Manola Secaira

2017 Election

Ex-City Council Candidate Faces Criminal Charges in Voucher Program

City attorney Pete Holmes filed charges against Sheley Secrest on Wednesday.

02/01/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Business

Former Tacoma Mayor Will Head the Seattle Chamber

She's known for raising Tacoma's profile and private investments. Now she's on to a new challenge.

02/01/2018 By Hayat Norimine

That Washington

Jayapal on the State of the Union: We're the Reason It's Strong

The congresswoman boycotted President Trump's speech to attend the State of Our Union at the National Press Club instead.

01/30/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Sawant's Resolution to Oppose Tacoma LNG Plant Heads to Juarez's Committee

"Tribes are not an interest group."

01/30/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Fossil Fuels

Inslee Sides with State Regulators, Opposes a Massive Oil Terminal in Southwest Washington

A plan for a massive oil terminal along the Columbia River project is looking less likely after Inslee's decision on Monday.

01/29/2018 By Manola Secaira

News Roundup

Top Stories: Aid for Dreamers, Rent Control Debate, and Another Letter from the DOJ

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

01/27/2018 By Araz Hachadourian

City Hall

Mayor Durkan Will Review City's Harassment and Discrimination Policies

Durkan said a team of officials and labor representatives will recommend changes by the end of May to address harassment and discrimination complaints.

01/25/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Q&A

Q&A with the Prosecutor on the Bellingham Serial Rape Case

"People need to realize that when something bad happens, they should be able to talk about it."

01/25/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

Public Hearing on Rent Control Draws a Large Crowd from Both Sides

Rent control in Washington state has been illegal since 1981.

01/24/2018 By Hayat Norimine

The Women's Issue

How Many Women Sit on the Boards of Major Seattle Companies?

Sigh—the numbers are kind of pathetic.

01/19/2018 By Alison Klein

News Roundup

Top Stories: Government Shutdown, Seattle Women's March, and Statutes of Limitation

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

01/19/2018 By Araz Hachadourian

Immigration

Can ICE Come to the Women's March? A Guide to Protecting Immigrants

What qualifies as a "sensitive location"? It's a pretty short list.

01/19/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

The City Has an Even Shorter Statute of Limitations for Sexual Harassment

Employees have just 180 days to file a sexual harassment claim in the city.

01/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Feature

Rape Survivors in Washington State Run Against a Ticking Clock

Most people sexually assaulted in ­Washington state have just three years to pursue criminal charges against their ­assailant. A bill to remove the statute of limitations would change that. Until then, survivors who seek justice are racing against time.

01/17/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Breaking News

Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

Pullman officers discovered his body with a suicide note, according to police.

01/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Did Seattle Jump the Gun on a World Cup Bid?

The city got on board with a North American bid months ago.

01/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Immigration

Despite Deportation Order, Immigration Activist Pledges to Keep Fighting

"I won't be quiet, I won't be silent, and I will continue working."

01/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine