News Roundup

The Week in Review

A very unpopular Republican health care plan falters, a citywide paid maternity leave plan for Seattle, and a Washington State Supreme Court Justice’s concerns with federal immigration agents near courtrooms.

03/24/2017 By Josh Kelety

City Hall

South Lake Union Upzone Legislation Heads for Final Vote

City council member Lisa Herbold may introduce new last-minute amendment to challenge the Grand Bargain.

03/22/2017 By Josh Kelety

This Washington

Safe Consumption Sites Move Ahead Despite Opposition

Mark Miloscia has asked attorney general Jeff Sessions to crack down on legal drug injection sites, which he compares to crack houses. Meanwhile local proponents prepare to defend the sites as a humane response to the region’s heroin epidemic.

03/16/2017 By Josh Kelety

Dispatch from DC

The Women's March on Washington, and Around the World

The march in the U.S. capital united myriad causes in opposition to President Trump, and dwarfed attendance at his inauguration.

01/23/2017 Photography by Josh Kelety

Election 2016

Washington Democrats Counting on Trump Factor to Take Back State Senate

With agenda items like cutting corporate tax breaks to fund education on their docket, Democrats are focusing on four key swing districts.

07/01/2016 By Josh Kelety

Afternoon Jolt

The New York Times Asks if Any City Will Vote for Sanders

Seattle asks do we exist?

04/26/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Clinton in Seattle, Investigation at SDOT, and Costs in the Suburbs

Murray introduces Clinton in Sanders-friendly Seattle, city takes serious look at Kubly ties to Pronto, and Sound Transit review panel notes suburban costs.

03/23/2016 By Josh Feit and Josh Kelety


Mayor Issues Racial Equity Report on Hookah Lounge Policy. Now What?

East Africans speak out in official report, but final policy remains in political and legal haze.

03/10/2016 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Harrell Says Easing Restrictions on Pot Stores Threatens Communities of Color

Legislation aims to disperse pot stores, but Harrell wary of unintended consequences.

12/16/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

City Locks in Corporate Tax Exemption, Daugaard Protests, and Blethen Tweets

City to leave a couple million dollars on table in tax revenue.

12/02/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Black Friday Met with Black Lives Matter Protests

Black Lives Matter protesters make strong showing at annual shopping holiday.

11/30/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Black Lives Matter Activists Call on Police to Honor Protesters' First Amendment Rights

Black Lives Matter, votes matter, and privilege matters.

11/25/2015 By Josh Feit and Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Council Passes Budget After Skirmish Over Sawant Amendment to Expand Parental Leave

Sawant lone no vote as council passes budget.

11/24/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Council Shoots Down Signature Sawant Budget Amendments

Twelve-week paid parental leave, municipal broadband, homeless shelter beds, and LGBTQ community center unsuccessful in big budget vote.

11/17/2015 By Josh Kelety

Afternoon Jolt

Herbold Pulls Ahead by 27 Votes in West Seattle Cliff Hanger

Lefty trend finally nudges Herbold ahead of Braddock in latest vote count.

11/13/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Murray Says Using Rainy Day Fund for "Short-Term Budget Pressures" Would "Set a Poor Precedent"

Homeless services taking center stage in city budget talks.

11/13/2015 By Josh Kelety

Afternoon Jolt

In Slight Reversal, Braddock Now Ahead of Herbold by Just 18 Votes in Dramatic West Seattle Council Race

Braddock and Herbold in West Seattle nail-biter, Harrell maintains 400-plus-vote lead in Southeast Seattle.

11/12/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Once Again, Democrats Will Turn to Courts to Challenge Successful Eyman Initiative

Facing a choice between $8 billion in cuts or a two-thirds rule on raising taxes, state Democrats look to legally challenge I-1366.

11/11/2015 By Josh Kelety

Light a Fire 2015

Best New Nonprofit: 180 Program

1,445 youths have gone through the 180 Program to date.

10/18/2015 By Josh Kelety