Wonk Whirlwind

9 of Washington’s Most Extraordinary New Laws

Governor Jay Inslee signed historic legislation to combat climate change, economic inequality, and police misconduct, as well as a few weirder things.

06/01/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Farewell 2010s

Seattle, You've Changed...Here's Why

Between legal weed and "the Cloud," the last 10 years in this city were a purple haze. Here's what happened.

12/30/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Police Accountability

Governor Signs Off on Changes to New Deadly Force Law

Legislators needed a two-thirds majority vote to change an initiative passed by voters.

02/05/2019 By Hayat Norimine

This Washington

State Legislators Plan to Pass Original Revisions to Deadly Force Initiative

"It really does remarkable work of improving our relationships with law enforcement."

12/03/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Police Reform

Carmen Best Will Be Seattle's New Police Chief After All

"I'm committed to safety, equity, unity, and diversity of our city and fair and just treatment for everyone."

07/17/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

Judge Says Legislators Violated Constitution in the Way It Passed Deadly Force Initiative

"I got more than I asked for," Eyman said.

04/20/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Police Reform Activists Urge City Not to Settle Officers' Claim

"We cannot afford for Seattle to cave into the demands of police officers' hurt feelings."

03/28/2018 By Hayat Norimine