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Seattle City Council Candidates Eye a Green New Deal

As the Democratic Party wrestles with a Green New Deal and Washington makes climate progress, city council candidates are bringing new urgency to Seattle’s e...

05/03/2019 By Philip Kiefer

Housing and Homelessness

New Study Shows the Racial Impact of Washington's Housing Crisis

In King County, data suggests one in 11 black adults was evicted between 2013 and 2017—and it's even worse in Pierce County.

02/12/2019 By Haley Gray

Housing and Homelessness

7 Questions Answered About Seattle's Fight Against Eviction

Seattle City Council members say they plan to combat the "eviction crisis."

02/06/2019 By Haley Gray

Progressive Taxation

Should Washington Ditch a "Tampon Tax"? Here's Why It's Complicated.

Council member Teresa Mosqueda wants Seattle to lead by exempting menstrual products from the sales tax.

02/01/2019 By Anne Dennon

Olympia Dispatch

10 Bills to Watch for This Legislative Session

Democratic lawmakers will be busy tackling a progressive agenda in the coming months.

01/22/2019 By Hayat Norimine

Feature

Women Erased: How Washington Has Failed Missing Native Women

More Native American women have been counted as missing or murdered here than almost anywhere in the country. But authorities are at a loss on how to track, let alone stop, the trend.

12/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine Photography by Lindsey Wasson

What Happens in Olympia

A Guide to Understanding the 66th Legislative Session

From a capital gains tax to action on climate change, these are the bills to watch during the extra long session.

12/14/2018 By Hayat Norimine

#MeToo

Advocates Push Again for a Bill to Remove the Deadline to Prosecute for Rape

The bill would allow rape survivors to pursue criminal charges regardless of the time passed since the crime. Earlier this year, it died in the Senate.

12/11/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

What You Need to Know About Proposition 1

Another property tax hike in Seattle, but for the sake of equity in education.

11/02/2018 By Anne Dennon

Election 2018

What You Need to Know About Advisory Vote 19

What even is an advisory vote?

11/02/2018 By Emma Scher

Olympia Dispatch

House Democrats Suspend Tacoma Legislator from Committee Post After Harassment Allegations

"It really felt to me that if I wanted to work in the Legislature, this was something I needed to compromise on."

05/10/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

State Won't Eliminate the Statute of Limitations on Adult Rape

The substitute bill approved by the Senate committee would eliminate the statute for only first-degree child rape and child molestation.

02/19/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

House Approves Bill to Remove Statute of Limitations for Rape

State representatives voted 90-8 in favor of the bill.

02/09/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Election 2017

With Dhingra's Win, Democrats Take Control of the State Senate

“Somewhere along the way, these people started making this election about us versus them and I don’t have to tell you, in this story, I was the them."

11/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Election 2017

Joe Biden Endorses Manka Dhingra

The former vice president has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and has been inserting himself into Democratic campaigns all over the country.

10/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Q&A

Jessyn Farrell on the Mayor's Race, State Legislature, and Her Future

The former state representative says she's in mourning—not over the mayor's race, but over losing her legislative seat.

08/24/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Jessyn Farrell Resigns as State Legislator, Will Focus on Mayor's Race

Vacating her seat allows her to raise money for her campaign.

06/01/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

State Senator Bob Hasegawa Is Running for Mayor

State senator Bob Hasegawa is another high-profile candidate to join the race as a rumor persists Murray won't run for reelection.

05/09/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

House Bill Aims to Fix Sound Transit's Inflated Car Values

But the bill would cost Sound Transit an estimated $780 million.

04/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine