News Wire

Washington Reacts to the Overturn of Roe v. Wade

Pramila Jayapal, Patty Murray, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and other elected officials, advocacy groups, and local leaders weigh in on the SCOTUS decision.

06/24/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

2022 Legislative Session

A Missing Indigenous People Alert Is Coming to a Highway, or Phone, Near You

A Washington law is the first of its kind in the country to address the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

04/04/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Washington's About to Enter the "Live with It" Stage of the Pandemic

Officials signed off on the end of vaccine verifications and the indoor mask mandate this week, citing declining case counts and more test availability.

02/18/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Tax Break

So, What Happened to Washington’s Long-Term Care Tax?

Governor Jay Inslee has signed a pair of bills to delay and amend the collection of funds for the new state program.

02/14/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Coronavirus Chronicles

Washington's Mask Debate Heats Up

State schools superintendent Chris Reykdal's comments about lifting the indoor mandate foreshadow a broader conflict about masking in Washington.

02/10/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Power Players

100 of the Most Influential People in Seattle

Our full list of politicians, chefs, scientists, athletes, housing advocates, and other local leaders who made the cut in 2021.

12/09/2021 By Angela Cabotaje, Benjamin Cassidy, Sophie Grossman, Zoe Sayler, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams

Power Players

The Most Influential People in Seattle Politics

Pramila Jayapal, Girmay Zahilay, and Jay Inslee are among the local leaders who have shaped Washington State most profoundly.

12/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Roloviched

How Many Washington Workers Fired Themselves by Rejecting Vaccination?

Seattle's compliance with the Covid vaccine mandate was better than the state's overall, even amongst the Seattle Police Department.

10/20/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Feature

Why Jay Inslee Chose to Stay in This Washington

The governor embarks on a rare third term after leading his home state through its worst public health crisis in a century.

06/21/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

We Finally Have a Vaccine Lottery

Here's how it works.

06/04/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

The Day the Pandemic Changed in Washington State

After May 13, “normal” is finally in sight.

05/14/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Seattle Isn't Rolling Back to Phase 2

Like the rest of King County, the city remains in Phase 3. A few other areas weren't so lucky.

04/12/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Phase 3 Is Almost Upon Us, Seattle

Governor Jay Inslee released a "boatload of good news" on Thursday.

03/11/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Seattle Remains in Phase 2, But What's Next?

The entire state is in a reopening pause. The next stage of our recovery is less clear.

02/26/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Seattle Can Move to Phase 2 of the State's Recovery

Here's what that means.

01/29/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Washington Gets a Vaccine Boost from the Biden Administration

More doses and special syringes are coming soon.

01/27/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Our Vaccine Mobilization Races Against a Coronavirus Mutant

The variant has arrived in Western Washington just as our big companies try to help. Is it too late?

01/25/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

News Wire

How Washington State Politicians Reacted to the U.S. Capitol Invasion

A harrowing day prompted plenty of response from local pols.

01/07/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

The Vaccine Rollout Is Already an Emotional Roller Coaster

Recapping a wild first week.

12/23/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Your New Year's Eve and Holiday Gathering Plans Are Restricted

But you don't have to learn any new rules.

12/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy