News Roundup

Top Stories: Aid for Dreamers, Rent Control Debate, and Another Letter from the DOJ

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

01/27/2018 By Araz Hachadourian

City Attorney's Office

Seattle's Response to Jeff Sessions's Letter on Its Sanctuary City Policy

The eight-page letter said the city was in full compliance with federal law.

12/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Top Stories: Mayor’s Budget, GOP Tax Bill, Sanctuary Status

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

11/17/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

Intentional Strangers

The Region's Fastest-Growing Immigrant Population Might Not Be Getting the Help It Needs

And you don’t have to be undocumented to feel the fear.

05/15/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Council Passes May Day Resolution—without a Crowd

A Latina advocate said immigrants are too busy working to make the 2pm Monday meetings.

04/24/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

How Far Does the City's $1 Million Legal Defense Fund Go?

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project director estimates a cost of $5,000 to $10,000 per case.

04/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle to Set Aside $1 Million of Legal Aid for Immigrants

The money will come from the city's general subfund.

03/30/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle to Sue Trump for Threat Against Sanctuary Cities

Other mayors may soon follow suit.

03/29/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Politics

Seattle Is a Sanctuary City with Big Pockets

Our economic heft means our political resistance sticks.

03/20/2017 By Madeline Ostrander

News

Q&A: City Attorney Pete Holmes on Deciphering What Trump Policies Mean for Seattle

"Trying to interpret federal policy from a tweet is a challenge, to say the least."

02/23/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

News Roundup

The Week in Review

Latest Seattle protests, a court ruling in Valentine's Day spirit, and breakups at the White House.

02/17/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

Sanctuary City

Visit Seattle Has a Message About Protest (and You Know the Tune)

A new video shows the world how mayor Ed Murray's "Shine a Light" initiative lit up Seattle.

02/08/2017 By Allison Williams

That Washington

Rep. Jayapal Joins Local Fight Against Trump's Immigration Actions

“Right now, our legal team is looking at the executive orders to see what exactly might happen to King County if Trump’s executive orders are carried through.”

01/26/2017 By Spencer Ricks

Hope and Resistance

Our Sanctuary City Status Is More Than Just Talk

A 13-year-old ordinance is the basis for this designation—and it's how we welcome immigrants and refugees to Seattle, officially.

01/19/2017 By Madeline Ostrander