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.

Housing

Landlords Sue Seattle Over New Law Barring Criminal Background Checks

The complaint argues that the ordinance violates landlords' free speech and due process rights.

05/01/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

May Day, Kathy Nyland, and Bailey Stober

Your local politics morning digest.

05/01/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Cops & Courts

City Files a Motion to Vacate All Marijuana Convictions

Durkan said Seattle must do its part to give its residents "a clean slate."

04/27/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Former Ed Murray Spokesman Reportedly Accused of Sexual Harassment in 2016

Your local politics morning digest.

04/24/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Best of the City

7 Gyms and Fitness Classes That Are Worth the Sweat

From the athlete to the fitness novice, there’s a way to stay healthy for everyone.

04/24/2018 By Hayat Norimine

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