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Seattle: lose your ego, get an ambassador

Seattle has an image problem. You certainly hear about it East of the Cascades. On recent trips I’ve heard a litany of complaints. Wenatchee’s skyrocketing…

After massive email leak, the city scrambles

Last summer, a man named Matthew Chapman did what researchers, reporters, lawyers and others do thousands of times a year: He filed a public disclosure…

Accusations fly in King County Sheriff’s race

At a time of ferment about law-enforcement practices and arguments surrounding unjustified police shootings, voters are about to pick a sheriff to lead law enforcement…

Nostalgia: Remembering the Sonics on their 50th anniversary

Half a century ago today, Seattle’s first professional sports franchise, the Seattle Supersonics, played its first regular season game. The basketball team lost 144-116 October…

New council member wants a tax on big business

When now-mayor Tim Burgess was running for Seattle City Council in 2007, he campaigned on repealing the so-called employee head tax, a per-employee, per-hour tax…

All Seattle workers deserve a retirement plan

As a small business owner who supports the landmark steps Seattle has taken to protect its workers in recent years, I was thrilled to recently…

Community leaders want Feds gone on police reform. Feds agree

More than five years after the Department of Justice sued the City of Seattle over what it saw as excessive uses of force by its police…

The prickly race for City Attorney — and why you should pay attention

It's a rare thing for one candidate for office to accuse another of supporting prison labor, but in a debate last month, City Attorney Pete…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

A Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History: Michael Eric Dyson Seattle Public Library's annual A. Scott Bullitt Lecture always brings big names to town who…

Will Democrats control WA? Independents may decide

In a half-filled hall on Microsoft’s Redmond campus, two first-time candidates presented voters with a choice: maintain the balance of power in Olympia or undo…

Election 2017: Want to know whom to vote for? Read this

Election Guide 2017 Mayoral raceCandidates Mayoral raceYou vs. The Candidates BallotAll Races The ballots are in the mail. The candidates are still campaigning. And all…

How Trump mainstreamed the “alt-right”

Seattle-based journalist David Neiwert is an expert in the right-wing extremism that has gained notoriety of late. A "constellation of conspiracist, racist, anti-government hate-mongerers" spawned by our…

Welcome to Seattle! Oh, what, you’re leaving?

The great writer Wallace Stegner, who once lived in rural Redmond, wrote about settlers in the American West. He said they came in two types,…

So how many #metoos is enough?

Somewhere out there is a magic number — a threshold that, once crossed, means that maybe Harvey Weinstein or Bill Cosby or the next as-yet-unnamed…

City Light CEO may lose his bonus for good

For Seattle City Light CEO Larry Weis, his days as the only City of Seattle department head eligible for a bonus — technically, “performance pay”…

City Light CEO may lose his bonus for good

For Seattle City Light CEO Larry Weis, his days as the only City of Seattle department head eligible for a bonus — technically, “performance pay”…

So how many #metoos is enough?

Somewhere out there is a magic number — a threshold that, once crossed, means that maybe Harvey Weinstein or Bill Cosby or the next as-yet-unnamed…

Welcome to Seattle! Oh, what, you’re leaving?

The great writer Wallace Stegner, who once lived in rural Redmond, wrote about settlers in the American West. He said they came in two types,…

Election 2017: Want to know whom to vote for? Read this

Election Guide 2017 Mayoral raceCandidates Mayoral raceYou vs. The Candidates BallotAll Races The ballots are in the mail. The candidates are still campaigning. And all…

Will Democrats control WA? Independents may decide

In a half-filled hall on Microsoft’s Redmond campus, two first-time candidates presented voters with a choice: maintain the balance of power in Olympia or undo…

How Trump mainstreamed the “alt-right”

Seattle-based journalist David Neiwert is an expert in the right-wing extremism that has gained notoriety of late. A "constellation of conspiracist, racist, anti-government hate-mongerers" spawned by our…

The prickly race for City Attorney — and why you should pay attention

It's a rare thing for one candidate for office to accuse another of supporting prison labor, but in a debate last month, City Attorney Pete…

Handmaids take the resistance to Olympia

On a crisp, sunny fall day, more than fifty women gathered in front of the Washington State Capitol in Olympia. Their vivid red stood in…

Community leaders want Feds gone on police reform. Feds agree

More than five years after the Department of Justice sued the City of Seattle over what it saw as excessive uses of force by its police…

Accusations fly in King County Sheriff’s race

At a time of ferment about law-enforcement practices and arguments surrounding unjustified police shootings, voters are about to pick a sheriff to lead law enforcement…

Nostalgia: Remembering the Sonics on their 50th anniversary

Half a century ago today, Seattle’s first professional sports franchise, the Seattle Supersonics, played its first regular season game. The basketball team lost 144-116 October…

All Seattle workers deserve a retirement plan

As a small business owner who supports the landmark steps Seattle has taken to protect its workers in recent years, I was thrilled to recently…

New council member wants a tax on big business

When now-mayor Tim Burgess was running for Seattle City Council in 2007, he campaigned on repealing the so-called employee head tax, a per-employee, per-hour tax…

Seattle: lose your ego, get an ambassador

Seattle has an image problem. You certainly hear about it East of the Cascades. On recent trips I’ve heard a litany of complaints. Wenatchee’s skyrocketing…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

A Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History: Michael Eric Dyson Seattle Public Library's annual A. Scott Bullitt Lecture always brings big names to town who…