Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to resign after fifth allegation of sex abuse surfaces

The accusers say that they were teenagers when the alleged abuse occurred in the 1970s and 1980s. Murray maintains that the allegations are not true.
Sep 12, 2017

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray drops bid for second term

Murray says the allegations of sexual abuse are not true, but that the issue would distract from the campaign and city business.
May 9, 2017
Andres Salomon talks with a supporter outside the UW Light Rail Station Wednesday after announcing that he's running for mayor. (Photo by Katie Anastas)

Andres Salomon drops out of Seattle mayor race

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

Lawsuit accuses Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing teen in 1980s

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

Seattle sues Trump over order to withhold funding from ‘sanctuary cities’

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

Seattle, King County brush off Sessions’ pledge to cut federal funds over ‘sanctuary’ policies

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for an end to cities' and counties' so-called "sanctuary" policies.
Mar 28, 2017

Lawyer, activist and poet Nikkita Oliver enters Seattle mayoral race

Nikkita Oliver announced her candidacy for Seattle mayor on Wednesday.
Mar 9, 2017

Seattle votes to affirm commitment to immigrants, push back on federal orders

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

Seattle defies Trump, vows to remain a sanctuary city

Seattle officials say it will retain its "sanctuary" policies and remain a city that welcomes all immigrants.
Jan 25, 2017

23rd Ave construction has immigrant-owned businesses on the brink

Central District businesses suffering during 23rd Ave Construction are hungry for financial help promised by the city. But some say it's too little, too late.
Mar 11, 2016

Nominee for Seattle community development office brings immigrant perspective, holistic approach

Sam Assefa, with a history of planning policy in San Francisco and Chicago, is nominated for Seattle's new Office of Planning and Community Development.
Mar 9, 2016

Seattle MLK celebration a reminder to keep moving forward

Keynote speaker Marcus Green said while our nation has made progress because of King, in many ways, racism has become increasingly hidden yet pervasive.
Jan 18, 2016

Everyone in Seattle is homeless for the holidays

What does it really mean for Seattle — a city with wealth and resources — to have a homeless "emergency?"
Dec 24, 2015

Seattle shines at COP21 — despite mayor’s absence

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray skipped COP21, but the city still had plenty of representation and leadership at the Paris climate talks.
Dec 11, 2015

Women veterans brave unemployment and homelessness

As the U.S. makes a historic move allowing 220,000 women in the U.S. Armed Forces to serve in combat, women veterans in Washington face new challenges.

Community policing is the safety solution the ID needs

Two API community leaders say the SPD should really be more like Donnie Chin: truly protect and serve through community policing.
Sep 9, 2015
Cloud 9 in the Central District is one of 11 hookah lounges around the city that appear to be in violation of state laws that prohibit smoking in places of employment. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Replace hookah lounges with safe, healthy spaces for East African youth

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

Seattle backs down on hookah crackdown (for now)

Hookah lounges can remain open as city officials and hookah lounge owners open dialogue.
Aug 28, 2015
A sign posted in the window of Cloud 9 hookah lounge in the Central District frames the crackdown as an "assault on our Black communities." (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

The hookah lounge crackdown needlessly targets East Africans

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

South Seattle transportation plan sparks hope and skepticism

South Seattle residents weigh pros and cons of the city's new "road diet" transportation plan for high-fatality Rainier Avenue.
Aug 4, 2015