City Hall

Seattle Reacts to the Death of San Francisco Mayor, Seattle Native Ed Lee

"Just an incredible loss for the Asian American community."

12/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Attorney's Office

Seattle's Response to Jeff Sessions's Letter on Its Sanctuary City Policy

The eight-page letter said the city was in full compliance with federal law.

12/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Top Stories: Seattle City Light CEO's Resignation, KeyArena Renovations, and Al Franken

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

12/08/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

City Hall

Durkan Signs KeyArena Renovation Plan

The $600 million renovation plan aims for an October 2020 completion date.

12/07/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

Seattle City Light CEO Resigns

Mayor Jenny Durkan said the city will be looking to overcome challenges at City Light, "from billing to the workplace environment."

12/04/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

Durkan Takes the First Step Toward Her Free College Tuition Plan

The executive order signed Wednesday creates a framework and a deadline of March 8 to come up with funding sources.

11/30/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Top Stories: Mayor’s Budget, GOP Tax Bill, Sanctuary Status

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

11/17/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

City Hall

Council Votes to Cut Mayor's Office Budget by $1 Million

The mayor criticized the council for not making any comparable cuts to its legislative department.

11/16/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

Mayor-Elect Announces Her Transition Team

Jenny Durkan announced a 61-member transition team that will help plan her time at the mayor's office.

11/13/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Election 2017

A Rundown of the Peoples Party Candidate Debate

A summary of Sunday's forum and how candidates responded to some difficult questions.

10/30/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Highlights from the Mayoral Candidate Debate

Catch up on Tuesday night's mayoral candidate debate.

10/25/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Mayoral Aide Wants Lobbying Restrictions for Campaign Consultants

"The interpersonal relationship developed during a heated campaign cycle can be significantly closer than typical office relationships."

10/23/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Explainer

The Fine Print on Jenny Durkan's Free Community College Plan

Jenny Durkan wants to offer free community college tuition for Seattle public high school students. What does the Seattle Promise plan mean—and what would it cost?

10/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Election 2017

Seattle Peoples Party Is Hosting a Candidate Debate

Nikkita Oliver will moderate the debate to be held on October 29.

10/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Catching Up on Seattle's Mayoral Candidates

Mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon are ramping up their policy game.

09/29/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

7 Highlights from the First Major Mayoral Candidate Debate

Mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon faced off on housing and homelessness at a Seattle University debate Tuesday night.

09/13/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Murray Resigns After Fifth Man Accuses Mayor of Sexual Abuse

Mayoral candidate Cary Moon said the city was more willing to "circle the wagons and protect his legacy" than to demand justice for survivors.

09/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Democracy for America Endorses Moon for Mayor

It's the first time DFA has endorsed a Seattle mayoral candidate.

09/07/2017 By Hayat Norimine