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Could Democrats pick up Reichert’s seat in 2018?

It was the echo heard across the Cascades. The recent retirement announcement by seven-term U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert opens Washington’s first truly competitive congressional race…

Trump could turn back clock on tribal land ownership

During President Barack Obama’s eight-year tenure, tribal sovereignty, the power by which tribes govern themselves, was a prime concern. But under the Trump administration, that…

Patriot Prayer leader dislikes racists, but they seem to hear a whistle

Editor's note: Patriot Prayer said Friday afternoon that it is canceling a planned rally in San Francisco on Saturday for safety reasons, but authorities were…

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.…

Seattle’s man in middle of Watergate scandal weighs in on Trump’s

It looks like Watergate, it smells like Watergate, but is it Watergate? For answers, Seattle can turn to an expert, a man who worked for…

Pramila Jayapal grapples with the strange realities of D.C.

Impeach Trump? Not so fast, says freshman U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat from Seattle. In a Crosscut Facebook Live interview Tuesday afternoon, Jayapal told KCTS/Crosscut…

Others being interviewed but Dave Reichert would consider FBI job

Is Congressman Dave Reichert, the Eastside’s long-time Republican representative, a candidate to become the next FBI director? Politico’s Playbook Power Briefing has listed the 8th…

Tax reform will get more scrutiny than Trumpcare, Reichert says

U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert predicts that a massive upcoming tax reform package will go through more scrutiny in Congress than the House’s recently passed Trumpcare…

Washington is ‘shockingly’ unprepared for a nuclear attack

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…

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…

Murray calls Jeff Sessions’ threats ‘empty’

Twenty-four hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to unravel federal agreements addressing police reform efforts nationwide, Mayor Ed Murray promised Tuesday to fight in…

Seattle sues Trump over sanctuary city threats

Days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to withhold grant money from so-called sanctuary cities, Seattle is hitting back: Mayor Ed Murray and City Attorney…

Disorder in the Court: GOP wants to break up the 9th Circuit

This story originally appeared in High Country News What could have been a bland hearing by the House Judiciary Committee last Thursday was cast in…

Hey Sen. Ericksen, here’s what Trump is paying you

This article originally appeared on Earthfix. Washington state Sen. Doug Ericksen was paid $11,438 for his first four weeks working for the Trump administration’s Environmental…

Trump is axing NPR, PBS money

The Trump administration plans to eliminate all funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, according to the federal budget that is expected to be released…

Dreamer stuck in detention, but case stays in federal court

The 24-year-old undocumented Mexican man who was arrested last month despite a belief the government had permitted him to move out of the shadows will remain…

Ferguson: We saw Trump in court, and we conquered

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson expects to decide in the next few days whether his office will launch a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s latest…

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…