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Tacoma mulls the fate of an immigrant prison

For those who want to make Tacoma a welcoming city to immigrants and refugees, the Northwest Detention Center is a tumor. For those who manage…

At first candidates’ forum, Murray moves left

If energy equals votes, Nikkita Oliver will be the next Seattle mayor. In what could have been a sleepy first forum with a panel of…

Waterfront advocate Cary Moon is running for mayor

Cary Moon made her name advocating for a tunnel-free waterfront. Now, she’s running for mayor of Seattle. She’s the second person to declare since The…

The rematch: 6 things to look for in Murray v. McGinn

An extra 8,450 votes. That's what former-Mayor Mike McGinn would have needed to win re-election against now-Mayor Ed Murray in the 2013 race. And now that…

Ex-mayor McGinn leaps in to race against Ed Murray

“Keep Seattle.” Those two words have catapulted former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn back into the public eye as he announced another run for head honcho…

A Tax March, a Black Lives Matter rally take over downtown

It was a mid-April day for a pair of marches: the first, a demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns; the second, for…

Washington’s list of judges: Does Trump approve?

Acknowledging an urgent need to fill three vacancies in Western Washington's federal court, Washington Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray sent five candidates to the…

Amid calls to resign, Murray is resolute but isolated

In a room much smaller than his office in City Hall, Mayor Ed Murray stepped up to a plain podium lacking the seal of Seattle…

Murray’s lawyer: Doc’s exam disproves abuse claims

In perhaps the strangest press conference in Seattle history, Mayor Ed Murray's attorney on Tuesday revealed what he called "game-changing" information in the sexual abuse lawsuit against…

Will the arts funding proposal survive?

The King County proposal to fund more arts and education has been pulled from the budget committee, “effectively killing the legislation,” according to budget chair…

‘I will continue to be mayor,’ vows Ed Murray amid accusations

Responding personally to allegations that he had sexually exploited a teenager in the 1980s, Mayor Ed Murray today called the statements untrue and painful. He…

Stunned by scandal, a city asks: Now what?

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray never misses a chance to celebrate. So when he canceled a police-reform victory lap set for Thursday afternoon, issued in a hastily-written…

Major police reform milestone met, but bias still a worry

The Seattle Police Department has limited its use of force to acceptable levels, says the monitor overseeing the police reform agreement between Seattle and the Department…

For asylum seekers, life hangs on a doctor’s note

Dr. Richard Kovar answered the phone; an attorney friend was on the line. A man named Phillips sat jailed in the Northwest Detention Center in…

Murray calls Jeff Sessions’ threats ‘empty’

Twenty-four hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to unravel federal agreements addressing police reform efforts nationwide, Mayor Ed Murray promised Tuesday to fight in…
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