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.

City Hall

Q&A: Understanding the Keystone XL Pipeline

Questions answered ahead of the City Council vote.

04/03/2017 By Hayat Norimine


75 Years Ago, Only One Paper Opposed Japanese American Internment Camps

The Bainbridge Island Review was the only known paper in the area to decry the policy.

04/02/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Week in Review: Seattle vs. Trump, ICE Operations and Votes in Congress

Your weekly mix of local, state and federal news.

03/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Housing and Homelessness

Seattle's First Low-Barrier Encampment Opens in Licton Springs Wednesday

Last year's One Night Count showed a 19 percent rise in homelessness.

03/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Digital Culture

Missed This Facebook Change? Call Representatives with New Town Hall Feature

Contacting elected officials has never been easier.

03/30/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle to Set Aside $1 Million of Legal Aid for Immigrants

The money will come from the city's general subfund.

03/30/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle to Sue Trump for Threat Against Sanctuary Cities

Other mayors may soon follow suit.

03/29/2017 By Hayat Norimine

That Washington

Where Washington State's Congressional GOP Stand on Health Care

The fight for Obamacare supporters is far from over.

03/29/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Seattle City Council Could Go Further to Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline

After Wells Fargo divorce, activists want the City of Seattle to cut off all ties to banks doing business with the Keystone XL Pipeline.

03/28/2017 By Hayat Norimine


The New Face of PubliCola

Meet Seattle Met and PubliCola's politics reporter.

03/28/2017 By Hayat Norimine