Mayor's Race 2017

Jenny Durkan Is Seattle's New Mayor

Durkan to supporters Tuesday night said running for election "is not for the meek" and promised to be "fierce" against President Donald Trump.

11/07/2017 By Hayat Norimine and Araz Hachadourian

Countdown to Cowabunga

Ice Cream Is Always a Good Idea

Three days until the meat parade.

11/07/2017 By Nosh Pit Staff

Guest Opinion

What to Expect in a Mayoral Transition

Politics professor Marco Lowe explains the transition period and what's at stake.

11/07/2017 With Marco Lowe

Election 2017

Last Day to Vote in a Historic Election

All the reasons procrastinators should remember to vote—get your ballots in by 8pm today.

11/07/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Countdown to Cowabunga

Barbecue in November Is Giving Us Life

Four days until the meaty, protein paradise arrives.

11/06/2017 By Nosh Pit Staff

News Roundup

Top Stories: Campout at City Hall, Sheriff's Allegations, GOP Tax Bill

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

11/03/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

City Attorney's Office

Court Upholds Seattle's Democracy Vouchers

The Honest Elections Coalition on Friday said the lawsuit was a meritless attack aimed at undermining the will of the voters of Seattle."

11/03/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Countdown to Cowabunga

Cowabunga Approaches with Some Serious Seattle Talent in Tow

We are exactly five days away from Seattle's meat fest. Are you ready?

11/03/2017 By Nosh Pit Staff

City Hall

Coalition Demands No Sweeps, Brings a Force for Change on Homelessness

"I don't know what I'm going to do."

11/02/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Guest Opinion

Tenant Advocates on Why They Support Grant

"We’re supporting the ground-up candidate who has organized alongside us."

11/01/2017 With Cha'ron Stewart-Silvano, ChrisTiana ObeySumner, Evan Sugden, and Yusuf Cabdi

City Council

Herbold Includes Head Tax, Allowing Funds for Sweeps in Budget Package

The tax made it into Lisa Herbold budget package but still needs more support from council members.

11/01/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Mayor Nominates New Police Accountability Director

Andrew Myerberg has been the interim director of the Office of Police Accountability since July.

10/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Guest Opinion

Housing Advocates Make the Case for Mosqueda

"Mosqueda is the affordable housing candidate in this race."

10/31/2017 With Nicole Macri, Doris Koo, Michael Maddux, and Erin House

Election 2017

A Rundown of the Peoples Party Candidate Debate

A summary of Sunday's forum and how candidates responded to some difficult questions.

10/30/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Feature

The Russian Spies Who Fooled Seattle

Before hackers tried to sway the 2016 election or word spread that our new president might be compromised, a peculiar couple resided on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Have we really taken stock of the spies who lived among us?

10/30/2017 By James Ross Gardner

City Attorney's Office

City Will Defend Sawant in Both Defamation Lawsuits

"That is the cost of free speech," Harrell wrote.

10/27/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Council Members Hold Heated Discussion on Head Tax

"That is never the discourse when it's everyday people's money, and it always seems to be the discourse when we talk about business."

10/26/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Highlights from the Mayoral Candidate Debate

Catch up on Tuesday night's mayoral candidate debate.

10/25/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Shade Index

Ill-Advised Seattle Thanksgiving Conversations

Bring on the bird! The stuffing! The locally sourced cranberries! But broach the following topics at your own risk.

10/24/2017 By Seattle Met Staff