How Close Is Seattle to an E-Scooter Pilot Program?

City officials are still struggling to work through the several concerns over safety and regulation.

10/31/2019 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

News Roundup

Top Stories of the Week: City Council Appointment, ICE Arrests, Birth Control Rollbacks

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

10/06/2017 By Araz Hachadourian


PubliCalendar: Ending Homelessness Through "Progressive Engagement"

Today's picks for civic nerds

09/09/2014 By Kristen Farnam

City Hall

Longtime Activist Ejected from Neighborhood Group

Chris Leman, a neighborhood activist who was arrested for assault at a city building in 2009, has resigned his longtime position at a citywide neighborhood group after another "incident."

02/05/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Extra Fizz: Seattle, State Settle Towing Debate

The city of Seattle and the state come to an agreement on towing rates.

03/11/2013 By Erica C. Barnett


PubliCalendar: Poker Chips for Nonprofits and a Carbon Neutral Seattle

Today's picks for political and civic nerds.

01/29/2013 By Katie Vincent


PubliCalendar: I-90 Tolls and a Food Revolution

Today's picks for political and civic nerds.

01/28/2013 By Katie Vincent

This Washington

State: Cities' Concerns About Centralized B&O Tax Are Overblown

In a set of talking points responding to PubliCola's story about a proposal to centralize B&O taxes, the state says cities' concerns about revenue losses are overblown.

01/17/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Murray "Extremely Surprised" To Learn City Officials Unaware of Safeco Loophole

State Sen. Ed Murray says he's disappointed and "extremely surprised" to hear that city officials were unaware of an amendment giving Safeco Field the right to preempt the city's commercial parking tax.

09/30/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


McGinn's Communications Director Moves On

Mayor Mike McGinn's communications director, Mark Matassa, is moving on, and McGinn has tapped Seattle Channel general manager Beth Hester to replace him.

04/20/2011 By Erica C. Barnett