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38 female mayors elected across Washington this year

For years, Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland would work alongside Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke, never realizing that, outside of their nonpartisan roles in office, they had…

Employees shocked as City Light CEO is ousted

In a surprise, even to employees of Seattle City Light, Mayor Jenny Durkan said Monday Larry Weis, the CEO and General Manager of the massive…

After months of rumor, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole stepping down

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole is leaving her post as head of the state's largest police department at the end of the year, handing the reins to Deputy…

Seattle’s monument fails

As Washington state and the nation wrestle with Confederate monuments, controversial statues and memorials, it turns out that outrage, vandalism and removal are nothing new.…

Rising rent? The story behind Sawant’s new bill to make landlords pay

Before Teresa Banks explains why her rent is increasing by 50 percent, she must first recount the changes she's seen in her 15 years at the…

Dear Seattleites, you’re doing coffee wrong. Try this instead

Seattle: Unsurprisingly voted America’s top city for coffee lovers. It’s the home of Starbucks — there is practically one at every other corner — and…

Test riding Seattle’s bike shares: A guide

Hey Seattle — congratulations! In just five months, you’ve become a leader in bike sharing. Three private companies — Spin, ofo and LimeBike — have dropped 9,000 easily…

Out with the old police chief, in with the new. Or not?

When Seattle was looking for a new Chief of Police in 2014, the three finalists all had one thing in common: They were from somewhere…

Keep Washington’s kids in the classroom, not in jail

During the 2018 state legislative session, Washington should join a growing number of states in ending the outdated practice of detaining — or jailing —…

NHL gives Seattle a real shot at a team

Talk about a power play: About 24 hours after the city signed a deal to develop privately an arena worthy of the NHL, hockey league…

How urban sprawl shapes the critters that crawl our city

A band of raccoons scamper over a downed tree. A coyote sneaks a drink from a mossy pool. The black and white photos that flash…

Is the Northwest’s approach to wolves destined to fail?

The long hunt finally paid off on the night of Aug. 6 for two employees of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. They’d spent…

Bidding farewell to Bakeman’s and a sandwich hero

Every weekday Jason Wang and his crew of hard-working employees start their morning roasting turkey and baking meatloaf for the hundreds of hungry customers who filter…

State water project could get boost from Congress

A pair of Washington lawmakers are trying to fast-track the construction of new dams and reservoirs. Their bill would also push forward a long-sought water…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

This week we have a guest recommender, Sara Marie Ortiz, who is a poet and educator. A member of the Pueblo of Acoma, one of…

Alexa, fix Seattle

Seattle has a lot of problems, but nothing technology won’t fix, right? Amazon has transformed the city. The company’s founder, Jeff Bezos, is now the…

Is I-940 a path to reducing police shootings?

The police action was tragic, fatal, possibly unnecessary. But was it malicious? Probably not. Take your pick: In Ferguson, Missouri, people rioted in the streets…

Washington state should embrace freight rail

A recent recommendation from the Washington state energy council to reject the expansion of Port of Vancouver speaks to a profound anti-business mentality by a vocal…

How urban sprawl shapes the critters that crawl our city

A band of raccoons scamper over a downed tree. A coyote sneaks a drink from a mossy pool. The black and white photos that flash…

Test riding Seattle’s bike shares: A guide

Hey Seattle — congratulations! In just five months, you’ve become a leader in bike sharing. Three private companies — Spin, ofo and LimeBike — have dropped 9,000 easily…

Bidding farewell to Bakeman’s and a sandwich hero

Every weekday Jason Wang and his crew of hard-working employees start their morning roasting turkey and baking meatloaf for the hundreds of hungry customers who filter…

NHL gives Seattle a real shot at a team

Talk about a power play: About 24 hours after the city signed a deal to develop privately an arena worthy of the NHL, hockey league…

Rising rent? The story behind Sawant’s new bill to make landlords pay

Before Teresa Banks explains why her rent is increasing by 50 percent, she must first recount the changes she's seen in her 15 years at the…

Keep Washington’s kids in the classroom, not in jail

During the 2018 state legislative session, Washington should join a growing number of states in ending the outdated practice of detaining — or jailing —…

Is the Northwest’s approach to wolves destined to fail?

The long hunt finally paid off on the night of Aug. 6 for two employees of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. They’d spent…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

This week we have a guest recommender, Sara Marie Ortiz, who is a poet and educator. A member of the Pueblo of Acoma, one of…

38 female mayors elected across Washington this year

For years, Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland would work alongside Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke, never realizing that, outside of their nonpartisan roles in office, they had…

Out with the old police chief, in with the new. Or not?

When Seattle was looking for a new Chief of Police in 2014, the three finalists all had one thing in common: They were from somewhere…

Seattle’s monument fails

As Washington state and the nation wrestle with Confederate monuments, controversial statues and memorials, it turns out that outrage, vandalism and removal are nothing new.…

Dear Seattleites, you’re doing coffee wrong. Try this instead

Seattle: Unsurprisingly voted America’s top city for coffee lovers. It’s the home of Starbucks — there is practically one at every other corner — and…