2020 Election

Did Trump Lose or Gain Support in Washington?

Scouring the state’s election results now that they're officially official.

12/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

2020 Election

Mad at the Polls? A Local Pollster Explains What Might’ve Happened

Some criticism is justified. Some is not.

11/06/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

2020 Election

These Washington Races Wrapped Up Early

Even as the national presidential outcome hangs in the balance, our state's initial results put a bow on some local campaigns.

11/04/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Wonk Wagers

Seattle’s New Payroll Tax Is a Gamble

City council's latest business legislation levies companies the region is counting on to lead its recovery. Will they stay?

07/21/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

FACE VALUE

Why Did Washington Finally Get a Mask Mandate?

Wearing a mask divides some Washingtonians along party lines—but the reason behind the mandate is strictly apolitical.

07/02/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Explainer

How Washington Survives Without a State Income Tax

Unlike other states, we only file one set of taxes come spring—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