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Is it too little, too late for Bruce Harrell to be mayor?

City Council President Bruce Harrell has always had the authoritative bearing, the smarts and the lifetime knowledge of Seattle to seem like a potential mayor.…

Autopsy shows police shot 20-year-old in the back

Adding dramatic accusations to a summer of questions about local police shootings, the family of a 20-year-old man shot by deputies in Burien made public…

You might miss Dave Reichert when he is gone

We may not see the likes of outgoing U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert again. Whatever else critics on the right and left might say, the moderate…

School funding fix: Not even close, says McCleary lawyer

Can the new state budget live up to its hype of fixing Washington’s education woes? The plaintiff’s attorney in the Washington Supreme Court's 2012 McCleary…

The city that solved homelessness

Construction is everywhere. The economy is booming. And yet Seattle’s homeless problem continues to grow. If we can’t even make progress in good times, the…

Ed Murray vs. the media

The Seattle Times is picking on me, says Mayor Ed Murray. In an op-ed in The Stranger on Friday morning, Murray argued that the city’s…

‘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…

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…

$18 million GMO fine: A victory too late

Three years ago, corporate interests intent on defeating a state initiative to require labeling of GMO grocery products resorted to tactics that recently brought the…

The Northwest braces for its own Standing Rock

As the clash between police and protesters over the construction of a pipeline in North Dakota continues, tribal nations and environmentalists are gearing up to fight…

Colleen Echohawk tackles the traumas of life on the streets

A couple years ago, Colleen Echohawk was settling into her new job as executive director of the Chief Seattle Club, an organization with a long…

It’s do-or-die time for Seattle police reform

Following a rough few weeks that saw a court ruling against the police chief and the resignation of the head of the police union, police…

Election 2016: A quick guide to your primary ballot

It's the middle of summer. Time for enjoying some sun, catching up on some reading and … voting. There's wide agreement that holding a primary…

UW prof speaks of her own homeless experience

University of Washington nursing professor Josephine Ensign brings an unusual depth of perspective to her work teaching health sciences students, many of whom are involved…
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