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How one newspaper resisted internment

When September 11, 2001 occurred, some of us argued that a second date would now “live in infamy.” The first, of course, was December 7,…

Jay Inslee is in the fight of his life

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is well known as a competitor. During his days at North Seattle’s Ingraham High School, his name and image were common in…

Eyman tax cap now has some big supporters seeking relief

The city of Rosalia, about 40 miles south of Spokane, brings in $660 dollars a year in property taxes. A good chunk goes to paying…

Is Dave Reichert getting a bit comfy in his district?

Dave Reichert lives in a castle, and its walls are tall. The congressman doesn’t actually live in a castle, of course, but his 8th Congressional…

Timber! ‘Silent Giant’ tree likely to come down

The “Silent Giant” might be silenced once and for all. On Jan. 25, a Seattle hearing examiner ruled against the group of neighbors known as…

Legislature may let police face shooting charges

Sometimes help comes from the most unlikely places. That’s what happened this week, when a proposal to reform laws protecting police from prosecution for using…

What surviving Nixon teaches us about Trump

When I was a boy, I worshipped the presidents. Some kids collected baseball cards. I ordered a sheet of faux postage stamps from a comic…

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…

Uber, Lyft could score win in Olympia

A proposal in the state Senate would solidify the contractor status of drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft — a win for the companies…

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…

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…

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 not so fiery on Trump 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…

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…

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…

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…

Is Dave Reichert getting a bit comfy in his district?

Dave Reichert lives in a castle, and its walls are tall. The congressman doesn’t actually live in a castle, of course, but his 8th Congressional…

Uber, Lyft could score win in Olympia

A proposal in the state Senate would solidify the contractor status of drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft — a win for the companies…

Timber! ‘Silent Giant’ tree likely to come down

The “Silent Giant” might be silenced once and for all. On Jan. 25, a Seattle hearing examiner ruled against the group of neighbors known as…

What surviving Nixon teaches us about Trump

When I was a boy, I worshipped the presidents. Some kids collected baseball cards. I ordered a sheet of faux postage stamps from a comic…