This Washington

State Supreme Court Strikes Down the Death Penalty

The death penalty has been imposed in an "arbitrary and racially biased manner," the justices ruled.

10/11/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Midterm Election

New Poll: More Women Are Voting for Rossi After the Kavanaugh Hearings

Dino Rossi now has a 10-percentage-point lead over Democrat Kim Schrier, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

10/10/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Hockey, Seattle City Light, and King County Inquest Process

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

10/08/2018 By Anne Dennon

Quote Unquote

Robert Hand Is Washington State’s 2019 Teacher of the Year

Not bad for a guy who almost didn’t go to college.

10/05/2018 By Jessica Voelker

Seattle's Resistance

Protesters Rally Against Kavanaugh in Downtown Seattle

"Our nation can do better than Brett Kavanaugh."

10/05/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Sexual Assault Accusations, Licton Springs, and Durkan's Budget

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

10/02/2018 By Anne Dennon

City Budget

Durkan's Proposed $5.9 Billion Budget Invests in Public Safety, Transit

In the coming months, council members could eye more funding for housing and homelessness.

09/24/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Safeco Field, UW’s Master Plan, and a Win for Tenant Advocates

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

09/24/2018 By Anne Dennon

Mayor's Office

Durkan Creates a New Office, Investigative Unit to Address Workplace Misconduct

A new executive order directs the city to create a new investigative unit to field all workplace complaints within the executive branch.

09/21/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Housing & Homelessness

Tenant Advocates Score a Big Win in Court, Still Want More Protections

A new report details evictions in the city last year and what Seattle should do next.

09/21/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Election 2018

Daron Morris Suspends His Campaign in King County Prosecutor Race

Morris in a statement on Friday said he was dropping out due to medical reasons and asked for privacy.

09/21/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Bumbershoot Blunder

Debunking a Few Seattle Myths

What exactly is the Seattle Freeze? And why does nobody carry an umbrella?

09/21/2018 By Allison Williams

Weed 101

A Crash Course in Legal Marijuana

Recreational marijuana's been legal since 2012, and dispensaries continue to flourish. Now what?

09/21/2018 By James Ross Gardner

Seattle Lexicon

How to Pronounce Puyallup

How to really say local place names, including one that rhymes with “cocaine.”

09/21/2018 By Allison Williams

State Suits

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit over Hanford Worker Safety

The U.S. Department of Energy will pay the state and organizations $925,000 and start testing a new system to eliminate vapors.

09/19/2018 By Hayat Norimine

King County

King County Council Approves $135 Million Funding for Safeco Field

"I think it’s going to feed into the cynicism of the public toward elected officials."

09/19/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Midterm 2018

Primary Republican Candidate Endorses Carolyn Long in Third Congressional District Race

Michael Cortney said he endorsed Long because she believes in climate change.

09/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Housing & Homelessness

Council Members Want More Surplus Property to Be Used for Affordable Housing

A resolution would direct the city to consider any surplus property for affordable housing before it's put on sale.

09/13/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Seattle City Light

Auditor Will Investigate Seattle City Light Billing Practices

The audit follows "numerous" complaints from customers and a request from Seattle council member Teresa Mosqueda.

09/12/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Feature

A Dog Walks into a Grocery Store

A new state law means stiff fines for anyone who falsely claims their canine is a service animal. That hasn’t made entering a restaurant, grocer, or airplane any less confusing.

09/11/2018 By Hayat Norimine Illustrations by Rami Niemi