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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”…

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,…

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…

Lorraine Loomis: ‘A warrior for the tribes’

Lorraine Loomis’ office resides just a short walk from the Swinomish Channel in Skagit County. Across the waterway, with its fishing vessels awaiting their next adventure,…

Washington’s pot industry isn’t as green as you’d think

Washington’s pot is a bit more potent than the national average. And the state’s teens are more likely to smoke marijuana than young people nationwide. Although we have the…

Races and ballot measures | Election Guide 2017

Election Guide 2017 Mayoral raceCandidates Mayoral raceYou vs. The Candidates BallotAll Races Who controls the state Legislature? How left should the Seattle City Council go?…

Mayoral candidates profiles | Election Guide 2017

Election Guide 2017 Mayoral raceCandidates Mayoral raceYou vs. The Candidates BallotAll Races Jenny Durkan jennyforseattle.com Experience In 2009, President Barack Obama named Durkan to be…

Quiz: You vs. the candidates | Election Guide 2017

Election Guide 2017 Mayoral raceCandidates Mayoral raceYou vs. The Candidates BallotAll Races How do your stances compare to those of the mayoral candidates'? Crosscut sent…

City to judge: On police reform, it’s time to move forward

When it comes to police reform, Mayor Tim Burgess and City Attorney Pete Holmes say the city has fulfilled its obligations under a federal mandate…

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…

On Bainbridge Island, female photographers take the spotlight

There are many exquisite images in Women in Photography, the current exhibition at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, but it’s not any single photograph or…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Local Sightings Film Festival Celebrate films from all over the Pacific Northwest at the 20th annual Local Sightings Film Festival. The festival kicks off Friday…

AG Bob Ferguson sues Tacoma’s immigration jail

Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing the private prison company that runs Tacoma's Northwest Detention Center (NWDC), where hundreds of detainees are held awaiting immigration…

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…

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…

A painted diary of the Japanese incarceration

In 1906 Takuichi Fujii left Japan. He boarded a ship in Kobe and three weeks later landed in Seattle, a raw young town a half-century…

If Dreamers were white: Why Washington is suing over DACA

This story has been updated to add new information. At an emotional press conference in downtown Seattle on Wednesday, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced…

Washington protests end of DACA — literally and legally

Hours after the Trump administration announced on Tuesday that it planned to end the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, hundreds gathered…

Ending DACA throws thousands here into limbo

This story has been updated to reflect the Trump administration's announcement on Tuesday concerning DACA.  Paul Quiñonez, a legislative aide in the Washington State House…

On San Juan Island, saving the life of a rare butterfly

Deer graze on tall prairie grass. Bushy-tailed foxes chase rabbits across a windswept landscape. Bald eagles perch along cliffs overlooking the Strait of Juan de…

Another incident involving a Native woodcarver and Seattle police

Virtually on the eve of the seventh anniversary of Native-American woodcarver John T. Williams’ death by Seattle police — an event that helped spur a…

A tail-wagging, post-Hurricane story

As the sun emerged and the water began to recede in parts of flood-ravaged Houston, 35 large dogs from Texas flew to Seattle on Wednesday,…

Everything you wanted to know about Atlantic salmon — in the Northwest

This story originally appeared on EarthFix. Earlier this month, a net pen broke apart near Washington’s Cypress Island. The pen held 305,000 Atlantic salmon, non-native…

I was on Trump’s art committee. Here’s why I quit

Musician. Army veteran. Mom. Lawyer. Citizen. Since resigning from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities with 15 colleagues last week, many are…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Out of Sight The much-buzzed about local contemporary arts celebration, featuring works by 110 artists occupying The Schoenfelds’ Building in Pioneer Square, ends this weekend. So…