City Council

Council Bars Landlords from Using Criminal Records

"Regardless of my criminal history, I deserve housing. We all deserve housing."

08/14/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Week in Review: Election Results, Seattle's Gun Tax, and Westlake Rallies

A wrap-up of last week's news in politics.

08/14/2017 By Liz Weber

City Council

Seattle Public Schools to Get $2.3 Million from SDOT Traffic Safety Funds

The money will allow public schools to switch to a two-tier bus system this year.

08/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

International District Resolution Prompts Backlash for Removing "Manilatown"

A substitute version of the resolution struck out "historic Manilatown" from a sentence recognizing neighborhoods in the district.

08/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Election 2017

What You Need to Know About Primary Election Night

The biggest developments and what to expect in the next few days.

08/02/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8 Race

Mosqueda and Grant Lead for General Election

Teresa Mosqueda is solidly in the lead with 30.8 percent of the votes.

08/02/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Sawant Urges Murray to Resign

"I think the first step is for the city council to show the political will to do what's needed."

07/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8 Race

Candidate Profile: Sara Nelson

"The bottom line is that I am a policy wonk, and I miss public service."

07/29/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8 Race

Candidate Profile: Charlene Strong

“Upholding the rights of all citizens is a valuable part of what we do not only in our state but in our city."

07/28/2017 By Kendall Candioglos

City Council Position 8 Race

Candidate Profile: Sheley Secrest

“A lot of communities feel that they’ve been left out.”

07/27/2017 By Kendall Candioglos

Election 2017

Still Having Trouble Deciding on Votes? Find All Candidate Profiles Here

Ballots for the primary election are due Tuesday. It's not too late to vote.

07/27/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8 Race

Candidate Profile: Teresa Mosqueda

"It's about finding that common ground and finding a pathway forward."

07/26/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8 Race

Candidate Profile: Mac McGregor

"The last election really propelled me to say it's time. People like me are not going back to the shadows again."

07/26/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Mayoral Candidate Is Banned from City Hall for a Year

Alex Tsimerman won't be allowed to enter city hall until July 13, 2018, according to the city.

07/20/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Mayor, City Council Take Steps for More Police Reform

Seattle mayor Ed Murray signed an executive order requiring body cameras; and council members codified bias-free policing.

07/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

The Charter Challenge in Removing Murray

Council member Lorena González in a press release Monday asked Murray to consider stepping down.

07/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

A Change to Income Tax Bill Pits Sawant Against González, Herbold

The city council unanimously passed the city income tax legislation on Monday.

07/10/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Seattle Income Tax Heads to Council for a Vote

The city council approved the bill out of the finance committee on Wednesday.

07/05/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Housing and Homelessness

A History of Homelessness in Seattle

#SEAHomeless is raising awareness to Seattle's homeless problem. Here's a history of the past 12 years.

06/28/2017 By Hayat Norimine