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

Mayor's Race 2017

Murray's Chief of Staff Leaving to Join King County Executive

Mike Fong has a job lined up post-Murray.

08/10/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Sawant Urges Murray to Resign

"I think the first step is for the city council to show the political will to do what's needed."

07/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Murray Faces Mounting Pressure on Sexual Abuse Allegations

The LGBTQ Commission is asking for his resignation.

07/25/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Murray Opposes More Human Rights Commission Appointments

"This attitude can only create an echo chamber between the commissions and the city's political branches," the Human Rights Commission wrote to the Seattle mayor.

07/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Candidate Profile: Mike McGinn

The fourth in a series of mayoral candidate profiles.

07/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Mayor, City Council Take Steps for More Police Reform

Seattle mayor Ed Murray signed an executive order requiring body cameras; and council members codified bias-free policing.

07/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

The Charter Challenge in Removing Murray

Council member Lorena González in a press release Monday asked Murray to consider stepping down.

07/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Why Did Murray's Accuser Drop the Lawsuit? Lawyers Say It's Standard

A report by the Seattle Times showed documents lending credence to sexual abuse claims in 1984.

07/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Labor Groups Divided on Endorsements for Mayor

SEIU 775 and the Martin Luther King County Labor Council didn't see eye to eye on the mayor's race this year.

07/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Candidate Profile: Jenny Durkan

This is the first of a series of mayoral candidate profiles.

07/10/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Murray Won't Seek Write-In Campaign, Endorses Jenny Durkan

"I really do not want to see this city go back to the divisiveness that I inherited," the Seattle mayor said.

06/29/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Housing and Homelessness

A History of Homelessness in Seattle

#SEAHomeless is raising awareness to Seattle's homeless problem. Here's a history of the past 12 years.

06/28/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Policy Wonk

What Should We Make of the UW Minimum Wage Study?

UW researcher Jacob Vigdor responds to criticisms of his team's analysis.

06/26/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Black Mother Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

Social justice activists around the world responded to Charleena Lyles's death.

06/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Murray Accuser Withdraws Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

The motion said the plaintiff feels it would be better to wait until next year to bring the case forward again.

06/14/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

City Releases Its Income Tax Proposal

The council will hold a public hearing Wednesday morning.

06/13/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Council Members Divided on Endorsements for Mayor

Mike O'Brien contributed $250 to both Nikkita Oliver and Cary Moon, their campaigns said.

06/05/2017 By Hayat Norimine

That Washington

Murray Joins 60 Mayors Who Promise to Uphold Paris Climate Accord Goals

"We will continue to be a leader in environmental justice as well."

06/01/2017 By Hayat Norimine

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