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The one group that can rein in Trump? His own party

Congress is on a one-week recess. These breaks are intended to allow members of the House and Senate to return home and listen to the…

Seattle isn’t the national leader it thought it was

On election night 2016, Seattle learned just how much of a national outlier it is. During the previous eight years, the uplifting message of hope…

Patty Murray looks at next steps for resistance

Reflecting what seems to be an unwritten Democratic pledge of reasonability-above-all-else, two prominent progressive Democrats from Washington state Wednesday signaled their willingness to work with…

Local Muslims feel targeted in FBI cold calls

When agent Michael Adams first called Miya, he sounded almost parental. He introduced himself as with the FBI at Sea-Tac Airport, where Miya worked, and…

Seattle’s hills are the worst. Here’s a way to cope.

Seattle’s hills can be daunting for anyone, sometimes even for drivers. And then there are all those construction sites that may push walkers or those…

With land sparse in Puget Sound, a huge win for farmers

Call it a breakfast of champions for the bovine class: fermented grass silage, alfalfa, grain, soybeans, minerals and probiotics to maintain health. At this Puget…

Dave Reichert speaks to constituents, kind of

When U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert appeared on a KCTS 9 livestream Thursday, his message for those constituents demanding he host a public forum was clear:…

Ready to run again, Ed Murray seeks more taxes

While taking his annual State of the City address to a north Seattle mosque to make a point about national policy, Mayor Ed Murray said…

Teachers face layoffs as Inslee urges legislators to act

With a school funding debate largely at a standstill, top Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Jay Inslee voiced concerns Tuesday over a looming deadline they say…

Environmental prospects look iffy in Olympia

OLYMPIA — An abruptly canceled meeting, a moonlighting state senator and the nascent Trump administration all had something to do with killing several high-profile attempts…

Portland erupted over body cam issue. Seattle, not so much.

When former Portland Mayor Charlie Hales pushed forward a police union contract last October, protestors shut down City Hall and two people were arrested. The…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Seattle Asian American Film Festival Now in it’s fifth year, the Seattle Asian American Film Festival just keeps getting better. The theme of this year’s…

Deadly force bill blows key deadline

The fate of a proposal to change Washington law on police use of deadly force dimmed Friday afternoon, as it failed to meet a key…

Make Seattle suck again

I have argued that Seattle should deal with growth in two ways: more housing to increase the supply side, and making ourselves less appealing to…

Could data solve Seattle’s biggest problems?

Dreary winter weather, left-leaning politics, a tech-focused economy: These are all things Seattle and Vancouver (the one in B.C.) have in common. Sure, Seattle may…

Give Washington’s working people a (tax) break

As the deadline looms for the Legislature to fully fund public schools in our state, lawmakers, city and county officials, and community leaders are sharing…

Body cams now standard issue, but cops can turn them off

Opening the door to a new level of police accountability, the Seattle City Council voted 6-2 Monday to release funds to provide body cameras for every…

Make Seattle suck again

I have argued that Seattle should deal with growth in two ways: more housing to increase the supply side, and making ourselves less appealing to…

A future star in Olympia?

It’s mid-morning, and Sen. Rebecca Saldaña is in her office, listening to a briefing from a nonprofit. Somewhere nearby, a phone rings with the odd…

Why Seattle should unload its fossil fuel investments

Given President Donald Trump’s intentions to dismantle all efforts to tackle climate change, it is vital that Seattle respond by doubling-down on policies that protect…

Deadly force bill blows key deadline

The fate of a proposal to change Washington law on police use of deadly force dimmed Friday afternoon, as it failed to meet a key…

With land sparse in Puget Sound, a huge win for farmers

Call it a breakfast of champions for the bovine class: fermented grass silage, alfalfa, grain, soybeans, minerals and probiotics to maintain health. At this Puget…

Environmental prospects look iffy in Olympia

OLYMPIA — An abruptly canceled meeting, a moonlighting state senator and the nascent Trump administration all had something to do with killing several high-profile attempts…

Dave Reichert speaks to constituents, kind of

When U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert appeared on a KCTS 9 livestream Thursday, his message for those constituents demanding he host a public forum was clear:…

Patty Murray looks at next steps for resistance

Reflecting what seems to be an unwritten Democratic pledge of reasonability-above-all-else, two prominent progressive Democrats from Washington state Wednesday signaled their willingness to work with…

Local Muslims feel targeted in FBI cold calls

When agent Michael Adams first called Miya, he sounded almost parental. He introduced himself as with the FBI at Sea-Tac Airport, where Miya worked, and…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Seattle Asian American Film Festival Now in it’s fifth year, the Seattle Asian American Film Festival just keeps getting better. The theme of this year’s…

Portland erupted over body cam issue. Seattle, not so much.

When former Portland Mayor Charlie Hales pushed forward a police union contract last October, protestors shut down City Hall and two people were arrested. The…