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King County sues to stop appeal of new youth jail

In May, the City of Seattle passed an ordinance to allow opponents of King County’s new Children and Family Justice Center — simply the Youth…

Court ruling delivers blow to new youth jail

In a victory for opponents of King County’s new $210 million youth detention center, the appeals court of Washington State ruled Tuesday that the county…

Mayor Burgess presents 2018 budget, both the good and the bad

In what will likely be his most important job of his 71 days as mayor, Mayor Tim Burgess delivered his proposal for Seattle's new budget to…

Worth millions: Seattle mayoral candidates discuss their wealth

In a neighborhood expensive even by Seattle standards, mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan’s partner, Dana Garvey, is building a house. When it’s finished, the couple will…

Seattle has a new new mayor: Tim Burgess

For the second time in five days, Seattle has a new mayor. Veteran City Councilmember Tim Burgess was appointed to the office Monday afternoon with a…

Seattle gets a new mayor today

The tenure for Seattle’s first Asian-American mayor will likely end Monday, after only five days in the job. Mayor Bruce Harrell, who was sworn in…

How Murray’s resignation impacts the next mayor

First will come the emails. The moment either Cary Moon or Jenny Durkan is crowned mayor-elect in November, they will arrive by the hundreds, even thousands.…

Bruce Harrell is mayor but that could change

Seattle, meet Mayor Bruce Harrell. The councilmember of ten years — son of a Japanese-American mother and African-American father, a onetime linebacker and captain of…

Durkan, Moon: Not so similar after all

The rapid-fire and wonky discussion in the much-anticipated first mayoral debate between Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon on Tuesday had been predicted to be the day’s biggest political…

Mayor Ed Murray resigns; Seattle braces for turmoil

Completing a stunning fall from grace, Mayor Ed Murray is resigning following accusations of sexual abuse by five men. “I am announcing my resignation as…

Why am I a threat?

One day last fall, a month before Donald Trump was elected president, Lassana Magassa disappeared from his job with Delta Airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.…

City takes a ‘therapeutic’ approach to housing discrimination

Last year, the city of Seattle found more than a fifth of landlords seemed to be discriminating against potential renters. Out of 97 apartment building…

He was already mourning. Then his brother was shot by police.

Seven months before his brother was shot and killed by Kent police officers, Ephraim Nelson, 21, was on the floor giving CPR to his mother.…

How the 3rd-place finisher changed the mayor’s race

Attorney Nikkita Oliver’s campaign for mayor began quietly last winter, developing out of low-key meetings in the wood-floor backroom of the Central District’s 109-year-old Washington…