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

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