2021 Mayoral Race

What M. Lorena González and Bruce Harrell Said in First TV Debate

The Seattle mayoral candidates tried to delineate their positions on homelessness, policing, Amazon, and zoning.

10/18/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

City Hall

New Seattle Law Requires Gun Owners to Lock Up Firearms

"This is the kind of action we need to save lives."

07/10/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Progressive Taxation

Seattle City Council Passes a $47 Million Head Tax

Starting in 2019, the city will tax top businesses $275 per employee per year.

05/14/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Former Ed Murray Spokesman Reportedly Accused of Sexual Harassment in 2016

Your local politics morning digest.

04/24/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Progressive Taxation

Council Members' Proposed Head Tax Hits Big Businesses Hard for Housing

Three-fourths of the revenue from a proposed 26-cent head tax would be designated for housing.

04/20/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

What's Next for Mayor Durkan's Education Levy?

Expect Seattle council members to have their eyes on elementary schools, child care, and student homelessness.

04/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Homelessness

In South Seattle, the Number of Homeless Students Tripled Since 2010

“Students experiencing homelessness need a place that is stable, a place where they are supported and nurtured. For some, that place is school.”

04/12/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle Officials Want a Law to Require Gun Owners to Lock Up Their Weapons

"Their message to us as leaders has been clear—we have failed them and we must act."

03/21/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Will a $75 Million Head Tax Be Enough?

The task force will push for more than just a tax on big businesses this year.

03/09/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

City's Inauguration Ceremony Filled with Trump Censures and Pats on the Back

"Seattle, sadly, was not immune from the realities of the national conversation about sexual assault."

01/08/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Head Tax Fails to Move Forward, for Now

Council members will have to address a $13 million budget shortfall without the tax and reconvene Wednesday morning.

11/14/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Herbold Wants Another Housing Bond with the Head Tax

Seattle council members could vote to axe the employee hours tax.

11/14/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8 Race

Mosqueda Will Be Seattle's Next City Council Member

Mosqueda promised to be "somebody who’s very thoughtful about policy details and will be there after the ink is dry."

11/07/2017 By Manola Secaira, Jaime Archer, and Hayat Norimine

City Council

González Wants $2 Million Legal Defense Fund Next Year

The city council member announced her plan to double the legal defense fund next year during an API candidate forum.

10/13/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Seattle Reaffirms Support for DACA

A DACA recipient told council members the city should "prepare for the worst, as we undocumented youth have been doing."

10/02/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Bagshaw Apologizes to González for Comments on Friday

When asked why the council member supports Tim Burgess over Lorena González as mayor, Bagshaw said González was busy getting married and campaigning.

09/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Mayoral Candidate Is Banned from City Hall for a Year

Alex Tsimerman won't be allowed to enter city hall until July 13, 2018, according to the city.

07/20/2017 By Hayat Norimine

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

City Hall

As Police Reform Bill Moves Toward Council Vote, Community Police Commission Wants More

CPC members responded to letters from the city attorney and police chief.

05/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

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