City Hall

Council Passes "Milestone" Legislation on Police Accountability

The bill creates civilian oversight of the Seattle Police Department.

05/22/2017 By Hayat Norimine

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

Mayor's Race 2017

Jenny Durkan's Campaign Reports Raising $60,000 in 4 Days

And council member Lorena González said she won't run for mayor.

05/16/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Tax Me If You Can

Will Seattle Be the State’s First Income Tax Experiment?

Seattle loves paying taxes. But the one we may love the most flies in the face of state law.

05/15/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

10 of the Best Tweets After a Flood of Mayoral Candidates

State representative Jessyn Farrell makes 14.

05/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

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

Mayor's Race 2017

Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan Will Run for Mayor

The former U.S. attorney has advised businesses and two former governors, but has never run for office.

05/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Murray's Dropout Leaves 12 Mayoral Candidates, and Counting

Who will make it through the primary? Only time will tell.

05/10/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Murray Says Goodbye to His "Lifelong Love" of Politics

"It tears me to pieces to step away, but I believe it is in the best interest of the city that I love."

05/09/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

State Senator Bob Hasegawa Is Running for Mayor

State senator Bob Hasegawa is another high-profile candidate to join the race as a rumor persists Murray won't run for reelection.

05/09/2017 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

News Roundup

The GOP Health Care Plan, Deadline to Declare, and a Lawyer's Comments on Murray Case

Washington state's Republicans are divided on the GOP health care plan.

05/04/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Another Man Alleges Murray Paid Him for Sex

A 44-year-old man said he was a teenager when he was introduced to the Seattle mayor.

05/03/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Bill Bryant Knows What He Would Do as Mayor, but Says He Won't Run

"It's not so much a platform as what people come up and talk to me about every day," Bryant said Friday morning.

04/28/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Council Could Pass Soda Tax as Early as June

The tax would be enacted in 2018 and is estimated to raise $23 million the first year.

04/27/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Income Tax

4 Legal Challenges to Keep in Mind About the Income Tax

What exactly will the legal fight look like?

04/26/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Federal Judge's Block on Trump Could Help Seattle's Case

Seattle sued the Trump administration last month for its threat to withhold money from sanctuary cities.

04/25/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Murray Accuser's Attorneys Allege Cover-Up; Businesses Want Someone Else

A wrap-up on latest developments to Seattle mayor Ed Murray's bid for reelection.

04/25/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Income Tax

Herbold Wants to Pass Income Tax Legislation by July 10

The council member says the decisions will be based on what council thinks would provide the "strongest legal path forward."

04/24/2017 By Hayat Norimine

2017 Elections

First the City, Then the State: The Fight for an Income Tax Begins (Again)

Advocates for the income tax want the city's legislation to make it to the state Supreme Court.

04/21/2017 By Hayat Norimine