Hayat Norimine, an Eastern Washington native, is Seattle Met’s news and politics hound and PubliCola reporter. She also contributes features and writes politics and culture stories throughout the magazine.

Hayat began her journalism career as an English editor in Amman, Jordan, and later became a local government and Southwest Washington politics reporter at The Daily News in Longview. She has a degree in creative writing at the University of Washington and a master’s degree in journalism at Northwestern University. She now lives in West Seattle with her husband and Bedouin dog.

Olympia Dispatch

Judge Says Legislators Violated Constitution in the Way It Passed Deadly Force Initiative

"I got more than I asked for," Eyman said.

04/20/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Progressive Taxation

Council Members' Proposed Head Tax Hits Big Businesses Hard for Housing

Three-fourths of the revenue from a proposed 26-cent head tax would be designated for housing.

04/20/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

What's Next for Mayor Durkan's Education Levy?

Expect Seattle council members to have their eyes on elementary schools, child care, and student homelessness.

04/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: Syria Airstrikes, Education Levy, SR 99 Tolling

Your local politics morning digest.

04/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Homelessness

In South Seattle, the Number of Homeless Students Tripled Since 2010

“Students experiencing homelessness need a place that is stable, a place where they are supported and nurtured. For some, that place is school.”

04/12/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: The Zuckerbot, "Tax Amazon" Rally, Midterm Elections

Your local politics morning digest.

04/11/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: Base Fare, Gender Wage Gap, Residents Living in Vehicles

Your local politics morning digest.

04/10/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: King County Democrats, Metro, More Sinclair

Your local politics morning digest.

04/09/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: Domestic Workers' Rights, Midterm Elections, Escalators

Your local politics morning digest.

04/06/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: Central District, Congestion Pricing, Opioid Crisis

Your local politics morning digest.

04/05/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: Base Fare for Uber, Tolls on Downtown Roads, MLK Jr.

Your local politics morning digest.

04/04/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Labor

Seattle Outlaws Subminimum Wage for People with Disabilities

"We can't fix all those issues today, but we can fix this one."

04/03/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: Head Tax, Streetcar Expansion, More Sinclair

Your local politics morning digest.

04/03/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Zoning

Seattle City Council Approves Changes to Reduce Parking Requirements

Council members voted 7-1 in favor of the bill.

04/02/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: Seattle's Parking Ordinance, Sinclair, Tariffs

Your local politics morning digest.

04/02/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

Durkan Halts Downtown Streetcar Project Pending Review

The Seattle mayor said there were "too many questions about the true costs of this project and the risks to taxpayers."

03/30/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

How Seattle's New Law Would Change Parking Requirements

Seattle council members will vote on the parking bill Monday.

03/30/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

Washington State Bans Conversion Therapy for Minors

Washington will be the 11th state to ban the practice.

03/28/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Police Reform Activists Urge City Not to Settle Officers' Claim

"We cannot afford for Seattle to cave into the demands of police officers' hurt feelings."

03/28/2018 By Hayat Norimine