City Hall

New SDOT Director Meets the Press

New SDOT director nominee Scott Kubly faces the press at his first public appearance this morning.

07/02/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Mars Hill, City Light, Light Rail, and More

Our daily roundup.

07/01/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Article

The Best Takes on Yesterday's Hobby Lobby Decision

A few takes on the Supreme Court's decision yesterday to allow companies to refuse to pay for emergency contraception.

07/01/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Former Chicago Transportation Deputy Reportedly Up for SDOT Gig

Former Chicago transportation department deputy director Scott Kubly is reportedly Mayor Ed Murray's pick to head the Seattle Department of Transportation.

07/01/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Opinion

Hobby Lobby Contraception Case Sets Devastating Precedent

Supreme Court rules against women's right to contraception.

06/30/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Forward Seattle's Misleading Claims About the Minimum Wage

Forward Seattle signature gatherers make misleading claims about their proposal to overturn the $15 minimum wage.

06/30/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Murray: OPA Independence "Not a No-Brainer"

Mayor Ed Murray explains why he wants to take police oversight out of the police department, and the challenges that presents.

06/30/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

One Question

One Question About the Tunnel for Mayor Ed Murray

One question about the tunnel for Mayor Ed Murray.

06/27/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Friday Jolt: Podlodowski Out at Mayor's Office

The day's winners and losers.

06/27/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Murray on Tunnel: "We're Going to Have to Look at Alternatives."

Mayor Ed Murray says that if the state and its contractors can't fix the tunnel machine, the city will look at alternatives to the deep-bore tunnel.

06/27/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Extra Fizz: When Roger Met Sally

Roger Valdez vs. Sally Clark on affordable housing.

06/26/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Murray Lays Out "Summer of Safety" Anticrime Initiative

In an unusual (and emotional) speech, Mayor Ed Murray proposes an outline for combating crime in Seattle, especially in the South End.

06/25/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

The C Is for Crank

Microhousing Opponents: They Shouldn't Be Allowed to Live Like That

The C Is for Crank: Microhousing opponents' main arguments aren't legal or logical, but emotional.

06/25/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Tunnels, Theft, and The Working People

Our daily roundup.

06/24/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Two Preschool Proposals Headed for Ballot

The city council put two competing preschool proposals on the November ballot yesterday. Here's what you'll be voting on.

06/24/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Adopts Mount Baker Upzone, with Harrell Dissenting

After months of heated hearings, the city council votes 8-1 to increase heights around the Mount Baker light rail station.

06/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

The C Is for Crank

The C Is for Crank: But Who Will Speak for Big Business?

The C Is for Crank: Who Will Speak for Big Business on the Minimum Wage? The Seattle Times, for One.

06/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett