Mayor’s plan not enough for May Day marchers
by Seth Halleran
Thousands of marchers wound their way through Seattle Thursday afternoon to advocate for worker and immigrant’s rights — and to protest Mayor Ed Murray’s brand new proposal for a $15/hour minimum wage phased-in over seven years. “Every year of a phase-in is yet another year a worker has to live in poverty!” Socialist City Council member Kshama […]
May 3, 2014
Minimum wage increase has immigrant small business owners fretting
by Senhao Liu
Monday’s historic city council vote unanimously approving $15/hour minimum wage was meant to reduce growing income inequality in Seattle. But one group has been particularly outspoken in opposition to the wage hike — immigrant small business owners. “I think it is unreasonable. The cost of my restaurant is rising rapidly and I nearly do not earn money now,” said […]
Jun 4, 2014
The hookah lounge crackdown needlessly targets East Africans
by Fathi Karshie
Falsely equating hookah lounges with crime, and with East African culture, has many young East Africans feeling unfairly targeted by the city government.
Aug 25, 2015
Replace hookah lounges with safe, healthy spaces for East African youth
by Abdi Mohamed
A loud minority is demanding hookah lounges get a special exemption from anti-smoking laws. The city shouldn't cave to their pressure.
Sep 2, 2015
Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers rally for better wages
by Jovelle Tamayo
Uber and Lyft drivers are keeping up the pressure on Seattle elected officials to allow union representation for ride-share services.
Nov 18, 2015
Seattle shines at COP21 — despite mayor’s absence
by Greg Scruggs
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray skipped COP21, but the city still had plenty of representation and leadership at the Paris climate talks.
Dec 11, 2015
What you missed at the Block Party at the Station
by Jovelle Tamayo
The block party at The Station Coffeehouse on Saturday was a breath of fresh air in a city with increasingly inaccessible public festivals.
Jun 20, 2016
Is internet access a social justice issue?
by Reagan Jackson
Fifteen percent of Seattle households don't have internet access and many more are stuck in the slow lane. Is it time to make internet a public utility?
Oct 26, 2016
Seattle votes to affirm commitment to immigrants, push back on federal orders
by Agatha Pacheco
With the "Welcoming City" resolution, Seattle stands by refugees and immigrants — and its efforts to push back on Trump's executive orders.
Jan 31, 2017
Ecuadorian immigrant, bike advocate Andres Salomon announces run for mayor
by Katie Anastas
In his campaign to unseat Ed Murray as mayor, software developer Andres Salomon looks to tie housing affordability and transportation to immigrant rights.
Feb 1, 2017
Lawsuit accuses Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing teen in 1980s
by Venice Buhain
A 46-year-old man sued Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, accusing him of sexual abuse over several years in the 1980s. Murray denied the accusations.
Apr 6, 2017
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