Olympia Dispatch

State Will Uphold Its Ban on Rent Control

Nicole Macri's bill to repeal the state ban failed to make it out of committee on Friday.

02/05/2018 By Hayat Norimine

2017 Election

Ex-City Council Candidate Faces Criminal Charges in Voucher Program

City attorney Pete Holmes filed charges against Sheley Secrest on Wednesday.

02/01/2018 By Hayat Norimine

The Women's Issue

Seattle City Council Is a Bastion of Female Political Power

Say hello to the supermajority.

01/31/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Sawant's Resolution to Oppose Tacoma LNG Plant Heads to Juarez's Committee

"Tribes are not an interest group."

01/30/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Mayor Durkan Will Review City's Harassment and Discrimination Policies

Durkan said a team of officials and labor representatives will recommend changes by the end of May to address harassment and discrimination complaints.

01/25/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

Public Hearing on Rent Control Draws a Large Crowd from Both Sides

Rent control in Washington state has been illegal since 1981.

01/24/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

The City Has an Even Shorter Statute of Limitations for Sexual Harassment

Employees have just 180 days to file a sexual harassment claim in the city.

01/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Did Seattle Jump the Gun on a World Cup Bid?

The city got on board with a North American bid months ago.

01/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

City's Inauguration Ceremony Filled with Trump Censures and Pats on the Back

"Seattle, sadly, was not immune from the realities of the national conversation about sexual assault."

01/08/2018 By Hayat Norimine

This Washington

What to Watch in Local Politics This Year

Here's what will be big news in politics in 2018.

01/03/2018 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

A Review of Seattle's Craziest Year in Politics

Seattle's had some major challenges—from Trump's agenda to the fallen mayor.

12/29/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Soapbox

Seattle Tried to Reform Campaign Finance with Democracy Vouchers. It Didn’t Work for Everyone.

Despite an increase in donor participation, the new program has some big flaws.

12/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Seattle Imposes Limits on Short-Term Rentals

A cap on short-term rental units accompanies a tax to take effect in 2019.

12/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Durkan Signs KeyArena Renovation Plan

The $600 million renovation plan aims for an October 2020 completion date.

12/07/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle's New Mayor, City Council Member Sworn In

"We have looked into the future, and the future is ours."

11/28/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Attorney's Office

As Expected, Superior Court Rules Against Seattle's Income Tax

The income tax's legal battle is just beginning.

11/22/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

"I'm the Accidental Mayor": Burgess Says Goodbye to City Hall

Tim Burgess gave a farewell speech on Wednesday before Thanksgiving break.

11/22/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Highlights to the City Council's Budget Changes

Eight of the major changes council members made to the budget on Monday.

11/21/2017 By Hayat Norimine

License to Speak Ill

Should Seattle Defend Kshama Sawant?

Lawyers fear the defamation lawsuits against the council member could stifle free speech.

11/20/2017 By Hayat Norimine