City Hall

Public Can Apply for Temporary Council Seat

Council president Bruce Harrell on Thursday released a proposed timeline to choose Tim Burgess's temporary replacement.

09/21/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Tim Burgess, Next in Line to Be Mayor?

"Honestly, he's the right guy," said council member Sally Bagshaw.

09/15/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Top Stories of the Week: Murray, DACA, and a Lawsuit in the Legislature

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

09/15/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

Murray Allegations

Bruce Harrell Is Seattle's Mayor

The former council president now has five days to decide whether he wants to stay in the executive office until November.

09/13/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

So Murray Is Resigning—What's Next for the City?

Bruce Harrell will be mayor as of 5pm on Wednesday.

09/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Murray Resigns After Fifth Man Accuses Mayor of Sexual Abuse

Mayoral candidate Cary Moon said the city was more willing to "circle the wagons and protect his legacy" than to demand justice for survivors.

09/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Seattle Public Schools to Get $2.3 Million from SDOT Traffic Safety Funds

The money will allow public schools to switch to a two-tier bus system this year.

08/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

International District Resolution Prompts Backlash for Removing "Manilatown"

A substitute version of the resolution struck out "historic Manilatown" from a sentence recognizing neighborhoods in the district.

08/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Council Bill Would Give Schools $2.3 Million for Two-Tier Bus System

The legislation is up for a vote on Monday.

06/09/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Council Member Lorena González Is "Considering" Running for Mayor

Rumors say she has already decided.

05/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Could Murray Reconsider His Run for Reelection?

Sources say another candidate could join the race if Murray is out.

05/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

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

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

Afternoon Jolt

Trailing by Just 6 Votes, Herbold Poised to Pull Ahead in West Seattle Council Race

Herbold trending to win, gets 54 percent of latest batch; Morales stalling, gets 47.6 percent of latest count.

11/10/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Friday Night Update: Morales, Herbold Continue to Make Gains

Morales trails Harrell by just 378 votes and Herbold down by only 104 in latest count.

11/06/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Major Upset Brewing in Southeast Seattle as Morales Pushes Incumbent Harrell to Brink in City Council Race

Challenger Tammy Morales takes 56 percent of latest vote count; Herbold gains in West Seattle.

11/06/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Bagshaw Pushes Back on Sawant

Caffeinated news featuring city council fisticuffs

04/28/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Is Districting Challenging the Incumbent Lock on Council? The Numbers Say Otherwise.

Caffeinated news featuring fundraising, organizing, and housing

04/13/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Harrell Says Sawant Challenger Needs to Be Elected, Sound Transit Committee Says 130th Station Needs to Be in Mix

Caffeinated news featuring taking sides and picking stations

04/10/2015 By Josh Feit