Burien voters will decide whether to revoke “sanctuary city” law

Burien's "sanctuary city" law — blocking officials from asking people about immigration or religion — will be in the hands of voters.
Aug 8, 2017

Changing Eastside demographics — and big money — affect state senate race

The 45th District will determine which party controls the State Senate — and the candidates reflect the Eastside's shifting demographics and politics.
Jul 26, 2017

The Seattle Globalist asks the Mayoral Candidates

For the 2017 primary, we asked Seattle's Mayoral Candidates to answer six questions on topics of interest to Seattle Globalist readers.
Jul 12, 2017
The wall of old signs inside of Thompson Signs' warehouse serves as a visual reminder of the mostly white, male political candidates in the northwest. (Photo by Lucas Anderson / UW Election Eye)

Democracy voucher advocates aim to diversify Seattle politics

Supporters hope the program boosts the diversity of people involved in politics either by getting behind a candidate or by running for office themselves.
Jul 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

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

Macron wins French presidency, to European allies’ relief

Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist.
May 8, 2017

Trump’s Army Secretary nominee sparks criticism from the LGBTQ community

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

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

Resisting the urge to “otherize”

If I believe there is more to me than the identities I wear, then shouldn't I extend that belief to others?
Mar 14, 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 political Town Hall lacks politicians — and audience diversity

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
Wrestlers from Lucha Libre Volcánica perform in Tacoma for "Lucha de Sound." (Photo by Olivia Fuller)

Lawmakers ready to rumble over pro wrestling regulations

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

Philippine Ex-President Marcos’ “hero’s burial” serves a modern agenda

What's behind the effort to bury the demons of Ferdinand Marcos' past?
Dec 18, 2016

For female mayors in Guatemala, facing discrimination is part of the job

Of the 71 community mayors currently serving in Sololá municipality in southwestern Guatemala, only four are women.
Dec 12, 2016

Young women of color wonder what Trump presidency will bring

And what kind of country did we have?
Nov 9, 2016

Election 2016 in Seattle in photos and video

The Seattle Globalist was out in Seattle election day, to capture the reactions of residents throughout the area.
Nov 8, 2016

The New Voters: Immigration and environment are personal

A 19-year-old in Bellingham will cast her vote this Nov. 8 for the first time, along with a record 3.2 million U.S.-born Latino millennials.
Nov 3, 2016

Business owners weigh effects of I-1433 minimum wage measure

Despite the potential burdens of raising the minimum wage, there are small business owners who are backing the statewide measure.
Nov 2, 2016

The New Voters: Frustrated by discrimination

A 27-year-old registered to vote for the first time this year to combat discrimination and this year's racially charged political rhetoric.
Nov 1, 2016