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Patty Murray looks at next steps for resistance

Reflecting what seems to be an unwritten Democratic pledge of reasonability-above-all-else, two prominent progressive Democrats from Washington state Wednesday signaled their willingness to work with…

Local Muslims feel targeted in FBI cold calls

When agent Michael Adams first called Miya, he sounded almost parental. He introduced himself as with the FBI at Sea-Tac Airport, where Miya worked, and…

Is Dave Reichert getting a bit comfy in his district?

Dave Reichert lives in a castle, and its walls are tall. The congressman doesn’t actually live in a castle, of course, but his 8th Congressional…

State’s attorneys: Win protects law, individuals

The state of Washington's attorneys celebrated a federal appeals court refusal to reinstate President Donald Trump’s partial immigration ban as a legal victory for constitutional…

Can cities lead the #resistance?

The Seattle City Council’s decision on Tuesday to cut its ties with Wells Fargo over the bank’s financing of the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline…

Political football: Should Trump fear Russell Wilson?

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has long been criticized for saying little of substance. His press conferences are filled with platitudes. He looks great and…

State Senate and EPA: Can Doug Ericksen balance it all?

The Trump administration has already directly affected Washington’s lawmakers in at least one way: Wednesday, the state Senate found itself waiting on Washington, D.C. Or,…

Washington will take a swing at Trump’s order

In a new legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking a federal court to declare…

Stop that plane: The frantic race to halt a deportation

When Courtney Gregoire read about the chaos unfolding in New York’s John F. Kennedy airport Saturday morning, she began to wonder how President Donald Trump’s…

Protesters descend on SeaTac to decry Trump’s immigration ban

The abrupt ban on immigration from seven Muslim nations hit Washington state Saturday, with an unconfirmed number of foreign nationals being detained at Sea-Tac Airport.…

Inauguration 2017: Dispatches from Seattle — and Trump Country


Best of 2016: Everett is Trump’s kind of town

In 2004, Sen. John Kerry, the Democratic presidential nominee, rallied a crowd of mostly white, working class supporters at what is now Everett’s Xfinity Arena.…

Dreams deferred? Immigrants ponder life in Trump’s America

Simon Mendoza-Moreno’s first day on the job, serving as a physician assistant at a community clinic in Wenatchee, began uneventfully on Election Day. At home…

What Ben Carson, Trump could mean for affordable housing

There is hardly a bigger issue for Seattle than the lack of affordable housing and its unfortunate cousin, homelessness. And on no other issue have…

The feds lost an airtight case against the Bundys. Here’s why

This article originally appeared in High Country News.  On Oct. 27, in federal district court, a jury delivered a not-guilty verdict for Ryan and Ammon…

The real reasons Eastern Washington voted for Trump

Dennis Chamberlain knows what I want to ask. Chamberlain is a lean 53-year-old who’s lived in rural parts of the Northwest for most of his…

‘They voted to ruin people’s lives’ — students on Trump’s win

On the night of Nov. 9, hundreds of students marched through the streets of Seattle. To the din of “Not my president” and “Pussy grabs…

Trump couldn’t woo Washington’s working class

Last week, Donald Trump pulled out an unlikely win. Although Trump will likely lose the popular vote by a record margin for a winning candidate,…

Pramila Jayapal is the anti-Trump

There wasn't much for left-leaning Seattle to cling to. In the first 24 hours after the liberal nightmare became a reality, the Bernie Sanders and…

Data sharing between Seattle police and feds receives new scrutiny after election

As the Seattle Police Department looks to begin rolling out body cameras on officers by the end of this year, a persistent question among skeptics…

UW student’s vote could put Hillary in White House

As the election approaches, a UW student is thinking a lot about her big role: As a member of the state's Electoral College delegation pledged…

D.C. wants to steal our state’s name. They can have it

In an advisory vote Tuesday, the people of Washington, D.C. will decide whether to drop the name New Columbia from their statehood push. Their new…

Trump could win this, UW prof says

A number of national polls show Donald Trump gaining ground on Hillary Clinton. Could Trump win? University of Washington political science professor Christopher Parker thinks…

How Brady Walkinshaw could pull a surprise win for Congress

This is the second profile on the 7th Congressional District race. Read about Pramila Jayapal here. Brady Walkinshaw’s campaign office feels a bit like an…

Tearing down walls this election year, not building them

This election season seems to have a theme of walls. Donald Trump has proposed building a tall, “beautiful” wall along the United States’ border with…