Currents

Should Seattle Use Ranked-Choice Voting?

Seattle's crowded primary on August 3, 2021, once again raises questions about whether our current voting system is long for this city.

08/03/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Vote!

A Last-Minute Guide to the August 3 Primary Election

Everything you need to know, procrastinators.

07/30/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Feature

Why Jay Inslee Chose to Stay in This Washington

The governor embarks on a rare third term after leading his home state through its worst public health crisis in a century.

06/21/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Wonk Whirlwind

9 of Washington’s Most Extraordinary New Laws

From the historic to the boozy, the 2021 legislative session had it all.

06/01/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

News Wire

The Price of Seattle’s Hazard Pay Bill? Two QFC Closures

But the $4 hourly bump has also boosted workers’ paychecks across the country.

02/17/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

2021 Election

Who's Running for Mayor in Seattle?

A complete, updated list.

02/08/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Imposter Syndrome

How Among Us Became an Unlikely Mirror for 2020

How the video game from Redmond studio Innersloth went viral in a year of rampant disinformation.

12/09/2020 By Stefan Milne

Ballot Busters

A Very Serious List of Candidates for Seattle Mayor

City Hall chair swapping? Boring. Let's have some fun in 2021.

12/08/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

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