Explainer

How Washington Survives Without a State Income Tax

Unlike other states, we only file one set of taxes on April 15—so what fills Washington’s coffers?

04/08/2020 By Nicole Pasia

News Wire

This Week, Seattle Made Moves to Help Low-Income Residents

The threat of a coronavirus outbreak looms, but free bus passes and a winter evictions ban offer potential relief in other areas.

02/28/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy and Marisa Comeau-Kerege

2020 Election

Attention, Seattle Voters: Primary Ballots Are in the Mail

It actually counts this time. We swear.

02/21/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

News Wire

Cyrus Habib and Other Local Politicians React to Drone Strike

TLDR: They're a bit concerned.

01/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Glass. Ceiling. Shattered.

Meet the Women Who Fought for Their Place in Seattle Politics

Political pioneers like Bertha Knight Landes, Ruby Chow, and Patty Murray are the real MVPs.

11/26/2019 By Stefan Milne, Courtney Cummings, Lily Hansen, and Sam Jones

Quote Unquote

Citizen University Founder Eric Liu Preaches the Good Word of Civic Engagement

"Democracy works only when enough of us believe democracy works. That’s it!”

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams

Top 10

Top 10 Stories: Spending Bill, Voter Access, Gun Control

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

03/23/2018 By Grace Madigan

New Nations

Could a Cascadian Secession Actually Happen?

Postelection, the meaning of the region’s so-called secessionist movement depends on whom you ask.

05/15/2017 By Jake Bullinger

That Washington

Where Washington State's Congressional GOP Stand on Health Care

The fight for Obamacare supporters is far from over.

03/29/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Introductions

The New Face of PubliCola

Meet Seattle Met and PubliCola's politics reporter.

03/28/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Inauguration Morning Opinion

The Nightmare Scenario

How Trump's perverted populism could translate into a second term.

01/20/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Resistance Begins at Home

A Seattle manifesto just in time for January 20.

01/19/2017 By Josh Feit

Washington to DC

Our Voice in Congress Is Powered by 4 Female Legislators

Here's why they're Donald Trump's worst nightmare.

01/19/2017 By Josh Feit

Pedestrian Chronicles

Enlightened Pedestrian Planning

City planners should use time as a metric as they upgrade downtown's central pedestrian corridor.

01/18/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Spokane Audience Boos Republican U.S. Rep. McMorris Rodgers

Outcry to save Affordable Care Act hints of liberal Tea Party.

01/17/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Jayapal Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

Running for city council, boycotting Trump, and cancelling bike share.

01/16/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Friday LIKES and DISLIKES: Democrats Dislike Democrats

The race for the party chair, transgender rights, Muslim rights, and car sharing.

01/13/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Numbers About Health Care, the Homeless Crisis, Zoning, and Amazon

San Francisco mayor visits Seattle University to discuss the homeless crisis.

01/12/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Affordable Housing Plan Threatened by Fake Math

Sightline pushes mayor to stand by development goals.

01/11/2017 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Big News at Cola HQ

A big change for me.

01/10/2017 By Josh Feit