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The Murray case: Is the media getting played?

There is no pretense of due process in the case against Mayor Ed Murray, at least in terms of politics. The stakes, then, of using…

Years of police reform tension blow up city attorney’s race

It’s hard to know when, exactly, City Attorney Pete Holmes lost the support of key members of the Community Police Commission, but a decent guess…

If North Korea attacks, is Washington doomed?

From his offices at Columbia University, Dr. Irwin Redlener spends his days thinking about the unthinkable. An earthquake opens up beneath midtown Manhattan, for example.…

Sickness or safety? A new crisis for immigrants

Last month, the nurses, doctors, dentists, assistants, interpreters, and social workers of Odessa Brown Children's Clinic listened as their boss, Dr. Jeff Sperring, echoed what many had…

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…

Has Seattle finally figured out redevelopment?

Over the last few years, virtually every neighborhood in Seattle has seemingly been inundated with large development projects. Entire blocks have been transformed with new…

Black Student Union is back at Rainier Beach

While taking a leadership class at Rainier Beach High School, Grace Williams was looking into potential groups to lead or start. A black student union…

Legislature back for a second chance on budget talks

After some weekend gamesmanship aimed at embarrassing the opposite party, legislators launch a special today with one big task: writing a state budget for the…

Why Seattleites marched for science

On a drizzly Saturday in Seattle, thousands of scientists, supporters and enthusiasts gathered at Cal Anderson Park and marched to the Seattle Center on the 47th Earth…

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…

Legislature: What, us worry about finishing on time?

Think of a chess game that won’t begin because neither side wants to move the first pawn. That is how Washington state’s Legislature has tackled…

How Seattle’s March for Science came to be

What started out as the internet’s distraught reaction to the Trump administration's proposed environmental budget-cuts and Scott Pruitt's nomination to head of the EPA is materializing…

What’s it like to be undocumented and in the public eye?

When Jose Antonio Vargas arrived in Tacoma recently for a speaking engagement at the University of Puget Sound, he realized how he was only miles…

Lawmakers like the environment. Will they pay up?

Bipartisan. Unanimous. Two words not heard often in contemporary politics describe a pair of bills passed by a divided Washington Legislature to revitalize forests in…

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…

West Coast to Trump: It’s time for a divorce

Driving from Seattle to southern California, one is reminded of the ongoing tectonic shifts in the landscape that have shaped us — rippled hills, volcanoes…

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…

Seattle cops: Fighting crime… and alien space invaders

In 2012, the Seattle Police Department, facing evidence of excessive use of force and patterns of biased policing among its ranks, pledged to clean up its act.…

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…

When it comes to car tabs, how do you spell relief?

The size of future car tab fees for vehicle owners in the Puget Sound region could come down to dueling formulas on how to calculate…

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…

If you give a crap about the environment, pick it up

This story originally appeared in High Country News. When I’m 90, I’ll probably still be haunted by memories of bins overflowing with the remnants of…

The future of KeyArena could look like this

Although much in their plans will get thoroughly nibbled and pecked until decision day June 30, two nationally recognized arena developers Wednesday succeeded in rocking…

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…