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Seattle’s Transgender Activists Want to Transform the DNC

Progressive language from the 1970s is marginalizing today's LGBTQ community. Meet the activists who want a rewrite.

06/17/2016 By Josh Feit

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David Rolf: Man in the Middle

All sides of the increased minimum wage debate need the support of SEIU labor leader David Rolf. He’s fine with that.

02/01/2014 By Josh Feit


Inside the Anti-McGinn Strategy That Colored the Mayoral Primary Ad Campaign

Some went for the direct approach, and others were cagier. But the message was the same: We aren’t like Mike.

09/03/2013 By Josh Feit


Meet the Challengers: Peter Steinbrueck

The former city council member targets zoning in South Lake Union, police training, and Mayor McGinn’s management style.

03/20/2013 By Erica C. Barnett and Josh Feit


Meet the Candidates: Bruce Harrell

Seattle City Council member Bruce Harrell, jumping into the mayor’s race, says incumbent McGinn “doesn’t have a clue.”

02/20/2013 By Erica C. Barnett and Josh Feit


The Education of Ed Murray

The biggest winner of the 2012 election wasn’t even on the ballot, but he’s poised to be the most powerful man in Olympia, and Seattle.

12/19/2012 By Josh Feit


White Center’s Annexation Fight

November’s vote on annexing White Center to Burien has blown up into angry battle pitting neighborhood against neighborhood—and neighbor against neighbor.

10/09/2012 By Matthew Halverson


Disbanded: No Broadband Utility for Seattle

For years Seattle has welched on its promise to build a municipal broadband network. We may have Tacoma to blame—and thank—for that.

06/20/2012 By Matthew Halverson


St. James’s Father Ryan Is a Spirited Voice for Change

Seattle’s Catholic community has found a spirited voice for change in Father Michael G. Ryan.

05/18/2012 By Laura Dannen


Streetcars Paved with Gold

Local transit mavens make a last-ditch plea to Mayor Mike McGinn and the City Council for faster trolleys, not pricey streetcars, on First Hill.

01/14/2011 By Eric Scigliano


Trolley Folly

If Metro scraps the clean, quiet trolleys Seattle loves, they may not save as much money as they hope.

12/13/2010 By Eric Scigliano


The Holdout

Mayor Mike McGinn and the city council flex their political muscles. But can’t they all just get along?

11/19/2010 By Eric Scigliano


No Clear Cut Solution

Last year the city council delegated the task of drafting a permanent urban forest master plan to the Department of Planning and Development, and it established an Urban Forestry Commission to watchdog the process. It was probably inevitable that a commis

10/12/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Escalation Clause

A Queen Anne jaywalking stop involving Seattle Police Officer Daniel Amador and 17-year-old Joe Wilson turns violent. Have Seattle police forgotten how to put on the breaks? Does the SPD need a refresher course in de-escalation?

08/18/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Whose Bridge Is It Anyway?

The closure of the deteriorating South Park Bridge could be just the beginning of our infrastructure challenges.

07/21/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Wild West Limo Scene

Rogue limo drivers poach fares and menace passengers, while those who play by the rules lose out.

05/17/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Day of the Un-Mayor

Mayor Mike McGinn gets flak for not resembling past mayors, but his vision for Seattle is firmly fixed on the future.

04/21/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Gorilla Warfare

Seattle builders try to distance themselves from their parent organization’s heavy-handed ways.

12/14/2009 By Eric Scigliano


Exit Mayor, Musing

As Mayor Greg Nickels exits the political stage, his concession speech has people rethinking the man behind the desk at City Hall and whether we really ever knew him at all.

09/15/2009 By Eric Scigliano


Desperately Seeking Susan

Just who is Susan Hutchison, the former KIRO TV news coanchor leading the race to fill Ron Sims’s King County executive post? Her campaign runs on fame, game, connections—and a flash of indignation.

07/14/2009 By John Michael Hood