Snap Judgment

Should the Lenin Statue Come Down?

As Southern Confederate monuments topple—or draw defenders—Seattle’s debate turns to its own 16-foot bronze statue of ­Vladimir Lenin, Soviet Russia’s communist revolutionary. Is the Fremont effigy art or a tribute to oppression?

10/20/2017 By Liz Weber

Snap Judgment

Is Secure Scheduling a Success?

In July, Seattle implemented a law requiring large retailers and food service employers to give workers their schedules two weeks in advance, compensate them if their schedules change, and provide 10 hours between opening and closing shifts.

08/18/2017 By Liz Weber

News Roundup

Week in Review: Election Results, Seattle's Gun Tax, and Westlake Rallies

A wrap-up of last week's news in politics.

08/14/2017 By Liz Weber

News Roundup

Week in Review: Chinatown, Election Returns, and Health Care

A wrap-up of last week's news in politics.

08/07/2017 By Liz Weber

News Roundup

Week in Review: Elections, MHA, and Trump's Antitrans Tweets

A wrap-up of last week's news in politics.

07/31/2017 By Liz Weber

Mayor's Race 2017

Candidate Profile: Harley Lever

The seventh in a series of mayoral candidate profiles.

07/28/2017 By Liz Weber

News Roundup

Week in Review: Murray Allegations, No Capital Budget, and Obamacare

A wrap-up of this week's news in politics.

07/21/2017 By Liz Weber

News Roundup

Week in Review: Mayoral Endorsements, Tim Eyman, and Net Neutrality

A wrap up of this week's news in politics.

07/14/2017 By Liz Weber

News Roundup

Week in Review: City Income Tax, McCleary, and Trumpcare Town Halls

A wrap up of this week's news in politics.

07/07/2017 By Liz Weber

News Roundup

Week in Review: Income Tax Proposal, State Budget, and Climate Change Resolution

A wrap up of this week's news in politics.

06/16/2017 By Liz Weber

Snap Judgment

The Debate Over Housing at Discovery Park

Magnolia neighborhood residents successfully sued when the city tried to acquire 34 acres of U.S. Army land abutting Discovery Park for affordable housing. Now council members have inked a five-year lease on the space.

06/12/2017 By Liz Weber

News Roundup

Week in Review: KeyArena, Driverless Cars, and Comey Testimony

A wrap-up of this week's news in politics.

06/09/2017 By Liz Weber

Summer In The City

Seattle Summer Outdoor Movie Guide 2017

Bust out the lawn chairs and curl up with a blanket for some cinema under the stars.

06/09/2017 By Liz Weber

News Roundup

Week in Review: Homeless Count, Sound Transit, and the Paris Climate Accord

A wrap-up of this week's news in politics.

06/02/2017 By Liz Weber

News Roundup

Week in Review: Seattle's Growth Rate, Special Sessions, and the Trump Saga

A wrap-up of this week's news in politics.

05/26/2017 By Liz Weber

News Roundup

Week in Review: End of Filing Week, New Legislation, and All Things Russian

A wrap-up of this week's news in politics.

05/19/2017 By Liz Weber

Tune In

A Handy Guide to 'Twin Peaks' Viewing Parties

This Sunday, witness the return of David Lynch's cult classic at these local watering holes. There will be cherry pie specials and damn fine coffee cocktails, obviously.

05/16/2017 By Liz Weber and Darren Davis

Snap Judgment

Should Sound Transit Rethink the Car Tab Increase?

Voters approved the Sound Transit 3 plan in November 2016, continuing the old—some would say “inflated”—car valuation system and added a tax increase of 0.8 percent. A necessary tax or are Seattle residents being taken for a ride?

05/15/2017 By Liz Weber

News Roundup

Week in Review: Mayoral Candidates, GOP Health Care, and James Comey

A wrap-up of this week's news in politics.

05/12/2017 By Liz Weber

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: May

Make time for outdoor music festivals, traditional canoe races, and maypole dancing.

05/03/2017 By Liz Weber