News & Comment

Ferguson speaks at protest during Betsy Devos’ visit to Bellevue. Photo by Nicole Jennings

AG Ferguson Has Sued the Trump Administration 17 Times

And we doubt he’ll stop there.

 

Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal

What to Look For Next Week When the State Supreme Court Hears the Latest McCleary Case

As each side argues over school funding, the schools chief pushes for more special education money.

 

Nikkita Oliver at a campaign’s-end press conference at Washington Hall on August 15. Photo by Sara Bernard

Nikkita Oliver Will Moderate a Mayoral Debate On Oct. 29

Oliver announced plans to hold a debate during her concession speech in August.

 

Bellevue Votes to Permanently Ban Safe-Drug Sites

Leaders say the sites make “no sense” for their city.

Cary Moon. Photo by Alex Garland

Cary Moon Wants to Crack Down on Real-Estate Profiteers. Will That Help?

Experts are split on whether non-resident buyers are hurting Seattle’s affordability.

Cary Moon. Photo by Alex Garland

Re-Elect Court of Appeals Judge Micheal S. Spearman

At first glance, this race appears to be between a qualified incumbent…

Re-Elect M. Lorena González to the Seattle City Council

As the daughter of Mexican immigrants and a president emeritus of OneAmerica,…

Re-Elect Pete Holmes City Attorney

But make he do a better job this time around.

Sweep the Sweepers! Our Endorsements For the Nov. 7 Election

What you need to know about every race on the ballot.

Vote Calkins, Abdi, and Shridhar For Port Commission

COMMISSIONER POSITION 1: Ryan Calkins Incumbent John Creighton has a fairly impressive…

Vote Cary Moon For Mayor

What Moon lacks in bureaucratic experience she makes up for in vision.

Vote Dow Constantine For King County Executive

We endorsed incumbent Dow Constantine in the primary, and we do so…

Vote John Urquhart for King County Sheriff

We understand, and in many cases agree with, the critiques of John…

Vote Jon Grant For City Council Position 8

In our endorsement for the August primary, we wrote that “The race…

Vote Mack, DeWolf, and Patu For Seattle School District

DIRECTOR DISTRICT 4: Eden Mack Eden Mack co-founded Washington’s Paramount Duty, which…

Vote Yes On King County Proposition 1

It could have been better, but this measure is a slam-dunk as is.

What Jenny Durkan’s Time as U.S. Attorney Says About Her As a Candidate

She made some progressive reforms. But she also leaned on activists and declined to prosecute anyone involved in the WaMu collapse.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Affordable Housing

It’s as much about power as it is about housing.

Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon on stage at Seattle U on September 12. Photo by Casey Jaywork

Moon Campaign Calls Out Big Corporations for Quietly Funding Durkan Campaign

Though both mayoral candidates have plans for supporting small businesses in Seattle.

Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon on stage at Seattle U on September 12. Photo by Casey Jaywork
Judge Veronica Alicea-Galván’s courtroom just after hearing arguments on the I-27 lawsuit on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. From left to right: Mark Cooke of the ACLU-WA; State Rep. Drew Stokesbary, serving as counsel to the defendants; Bothell City Council member and I-27 organizer Joshua Freed; Jeff Slayton, counsel from the Seattle City Attorney’s Office; court staff; and the brown-coated shoulder of Dr. Bob Wood, former director of the HIV/AIDS Program at Public Health Seattle/King County. Photo by Casey Jaywork

Judge Blocks I-27, Saves Supervised Consumption Sites

The ballot initiative would have prohibited supervised consumption sites (CHELs) throughout King County.

Judge Veronica Alicea-Galván’s courtroom just after hearing arguments on the I-27 lawsuit on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. From left to right: Mark Cooke of the ACLU-WA; State Rep. Drew Stokesbary, serving as counsel to the defendants; Bothell City Council member and I-27 organizer Joshua Freed; Jeff Slayton, counsel from the Seattle City Attorney’s Office; court staff; and the brown-coated shoulder of Dr. Bob Wood, former director of the HIV/AIDS Program at Public Health Seattle/King County. Photo by Casey Jaywork