2021 Election

Seattle May Be Progressive, But Its Voters Weren't This Election

Despite a late push from the left, the more moderate candidate prevailed in three of the four citywide races in the 2021 election. Why?

11/15/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Vote!

What You Need to Know about the November 2 General Election

Candidates, ballot logistics, and other essential information for voting on Tuesday.

10/28/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Explainer

We Have a Culture War…in the Seattle City Attorney’s Race?

The down-ballot contest between Ann Davison and Nicole Thomas-Kennedy has become the talk of this election season.

10/27/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

#SaveTheShowbox

Showbox Owner Sues the City

The company alleged that council members violated its constitutional rights.

09/05/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Seattle Police Officer Charged with Assault

City prosecutors alleged officer Martin Harris punched a man twice in the face in responding to a disturbance call.

06/01/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Former Foster Son, the First Accuser, Sues Murray and the City

The complaint alleged defamation and slander, accusing Murray of abusing his power and city officials of "reckless disregard for the truth."

05/04/2018 By Hayat Norimine

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

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

City Attorney's Office

City Settles with West Seattle Homeowners Over Cutting Public Trees

The two settlements together amount to a fine of $5,229 per tree.

02/05/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

City Settles Lawsuit with Ed Murray's Accuser

City attorney Pete Holmes said the city is taking a step in "putting this sad chapter behind us."

12/30/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Attorney's Office

Court Upholds Seattle's Democracy Vouchers

The Honest Elections Coalition on Friday said the lawsuit was a meritless attack aimed at undermining the will of the voters of Seattle."

11/03/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Murray's Accuser Files New Lawsuit, Includes the City

While Heckard's attorneys dropped the sexual abuse lawsuit in May, they promised the case would return next year.

10/23/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

DOJ Joins Seattle, Says City Is Compliant with Consent Decree

A favorable ruling from U.S. District Judge James Robart would allow the Seattle Police Department to move on to the next phase of reform.

10/13/2017 By Manola Secaira

Police Accountability

Appeals Court Upholds Seattle's Use-of-Force Policy in Cops' Lawsuit

More than 120 police officers argued the city's updated use-of-force policy violated Second Amendment rights.

09/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Charleena Lyles's Father Sues Officers Who Shot Her

Charles Lyles's legal counsel said they would not participate in the inquest hearing organized by the city and King County.

09/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Immigration

Seattle Helps Fight Trump's Threat to Pull Funding from Cities That Won't Enforce Immigration Laws

Seattle joined 36 other local governments in support of Chicago's lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

08/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Court Decisions Haven't Stopped Some Uber Drivers from Fighting Unionization

A small group of rideshare drivers continue to protest a law put on hold, but so far ultimately upheld in court.

08/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Attorney's Race 2017

What to Know About the City Attorney's Race

Four major issues that will continue to play out in the months to come.

08/29/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Attorney's Office

Judge Rules in Favor of City, Upholds Seattle Hotel Workers' Rights in Lawsuit

Initiative 124 will remain intact.

06/09/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

As Police Reform Bill Moves Toward Council Vote, Community Police Commission Wants More

CPC members responded to letters from the city attorney and police chief.

05/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine