Man who accused Seattle mayor of sexual abuse drops lawsuit
The man who sued Seattle Mayor Ed Murray accusing him of paying him for sex when he was a teenager has dropped the lawsuit, his attorney said on Wednesday.
Jun 15, 2017
Rising hate scrapes away Pacific Northwest’s so-called progressive image
by Sharon H Chang
Despite the Pacific Northwest’s reputation as a bastion of left liberal thinking, incidents of hate and bias upend the notion that there is no racism here.
Jun 9, 2017
Inslee signs bill to expand dual language education
by Amy Wong
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill earlier this week that will expand funding for dual-language education in Washington state K-12 schools.
May 9, 2017
Andres Salomon drops out of Seattle mayor race
by Venice Buhain
Andres Salomon, a bicycle activist and software engineer, said he supported both Mike McGinn and Cary Moon, who announced their candidacies this week.
Apr 21, 2017
Trump’s Army Secretary nominee sparks criticism from the LGBTQ community
by Blake Peterson
Mark Green's statements contrast with former Army Secretary Eric Fanning, who is gay and backed measures supporting transgender people in the military.
Apr 17, 2017
Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria
Russia, which received warning ahead of the strike, has military advisers in Syria aiding its close ally Assad.
Apr 7, 2017
U.S. strikes airfield in Syria in response to chemical attack
President Trump ordered the strikes a day after he blamed Assad for a chemical attack that killed at least 70 Syrian civilians, including many children.
Apr 6, 2017
Seattle sues Trump over order to withhold funding from ‘sanctuary cities’
by Venice Buhain
The January order from the Trump administration says that localities that do not give immigration information to federal authorities could lose funding.
Mar 29, 2017
Suicide prevention: It’s not just a counselor’s job, it’s everyone’s job
by Jill Christensen
There are three different bills in the Washington State Legislature the advocates say offer simple means to reduce the number of suicides.
Mar 17, 2017
Students tell Seattle school board Ethnic Studies needed
by Reagan Jackson
More than 50 students, parents and teachers told the Seattle Public Schools that Ethnic Studies should be mandatory in the district's K-12 curriculum.
Courts block revised Trump travel ban; president vows to appeal
A judge found "a reasonable, objective observer ... would conclude that the executive order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion."
Mar 16, 2017
Lawyer, activist and poet Nikkita Oliver enters Seattle mayoral race
by Marcus Harrison Green
Nikkita Oliver announced her candidacy for Seattle mayor on Wednesday.
Mar 9, 2017
Little Saigon community wants greater input on planned homeless center
by Lyra Fontaine
Little Saigon community leaders say Seattle is pushing through the planned Navigation Center, which would provide services for the homeless.
Pacific Island nationals in Washington could get health coverage help
by John Stang
Decades after the U.S. conducted nuclear tests at three Pacific Island nations, citizens still report chronic health issues.
Mar 8, 2017
Seattle Police are trying new approaches to track hate crimes
by Alex Bruell
After an apparent post-election surge, the Seattle Police are trying to increase reporting and track hate crimes more effectively.
Mar 7, 2017
Seattle political Town Hall lacks politicians — and audience diversity
by Agatha Pacheco
A recent grassroots Town Hall lacked both politicians and minority faces in the audience, which demonstrated the difficulties of organizing new movements.
Mar 3, 2017
Lawmakers ready to rumble over pro wrestling regulations
by Grace Kramer
3-2-1 BATTLE!, Lucha Libre Volcanica and other professional wrestling troupes say their sport is not like boxing, but its own unique category.
Mar 2, 2017
Is it time to decriminalize sex work?
by Sylvia Lin
Global organizations like the WHO now recommend governments decriminalize sex work to enhance the safety and human rights of sex workers. Should Washington take their advice?
After ‘Day without Immigrants’ Stanwood immigrants left without jobs
by Elizabeth Alvarado
Two workers at a meat packing plant in Snohomish County were among at least 100 who lost jobs after participating in 'Day without Immigrants' walkouts.
Feb 24, 2017