One Question

One Question for Pramila Jayapal and Louis Watanabe

One question about density in Southeast Seattle for two 37th District state senate candidates.

06/09/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Transportation

County Council Likely to Adopt Republican Metro Proposal

The King County Council appears poised to adopt a Republican-backed Metro cuts proposal. However, KC Executive Dow Constantine could veto the deal, and Democrats have offered an 11th-hour compromise.

06/06/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Parks District Opponents Win Parks Election Changes

Opponents of the proposed parks district ballot measure win changes to the ballot description voters will see in August.

06/04/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Carrasco Could Get $100,000 Raise

City council utilities chair Sawant critical of huge pay boost for City Light director Jorge Carrasco.

06/04/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Mount Baker Upzone Moves Forward

Over protests from neighbors opposed to density, a council committee approves a long-overdue upzone near the Mount Baker light rail station.

06/04/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Puts Off Microhousing Decision

A council committee puts off a decision on microhousing regulations to give stakeholders more time to weigh in.

06/03/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Transportation

County Council Split on Metro Cuts

The King County Council splits along surprising lines on how, and how much, to cut Metro transit service.

06/03/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

One Question for Mayor Ed Murray

One question about pot for Mayor Ed Murray.

06/03/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Monday Jolt: Council Passes Highest Minimum Wage in Nation

Over alternating choruses of boos and cheers, the city council passes legislation creating a path toward a $15 minimum wage—the highest in the country.

06/02/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Isn't It Weird That

Isn't It Weird That...

A weird thing we noticed about KOMO's reporting on long commutes.

06/02/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Fizz

Afternoon Fizz: The NBA, the Parks District, Ridesharing, and Broadband

Afternoon Fizz: Non-minimum wage edition.

05/30/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Committee Unanimously Passes Murray Minimum Wage Proposal

A city council committee unanimously approved a compromise version of a $15 minimum wage proposal today with minor amendments; the "yes" vote included 15Now backer Kshama Sawant.

05/29/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

SPD Patrol Officers File Civil Rights Suit Against DOJ-Imposed Use of Force Policies

126 SPD officers have filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the Department of Justice, charging that federally-mandated use of force policies violate their rights and endanger officers and civilians.

05/28/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

No Business-Backed Minimum Wage Initiative from OneSeattle

OneSeattle, the business-backed group that formed to put pressure on Mayor Ed Murray over his minimum wage proposal, will not file an initiative to compete with the Murray compromise.

05/28/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

EMC Poll Finds Support for Universal Preschool. But...

A new poll finds strong support for funding universal preschool. But there are a couple of caveats.

05/27/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

State Supreme Court

Supreme Court Decision on Religious Freedom: Lefty Advocates Say They're "Pleased"

As the Washington state Supreme Court rules that employers are obligated to accommodate employees' religious practices, the reproductive rights group Legal Voice says they support the decision.

05/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Debates Potential Minimum Wage Amendments

The city council debates potential changes to the mayor's minimum-wage proposal, both from the right and left.

05/22/2014 By Erica C. Barnett