Civic Cocktail: City Hall in Motion

City Hall in Motion Presented in partnership with Seattle Channel Retiring Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess discusses becoming Seattle’s interim mayor, the challenges facing our city, and more. Additional segment TBA Limited tickets available at the door; doors open at 5:30 p.m. Series Sponsor: The Boeing Company Media Sponsors: Crosscut, KUOW Host Sponsor: Tom Douglas Restaurants
Oct 6, 2017

Seattle soda tax to fund education, nutrition programs

Funds from the tax will go towards education and making healthy food more accessible to low-income communities.
Jun 7, 2017
Demonstrators of all ages gathered in the plaza brandishing handmade anti-DAPL signs. (Photo by Aly Brady)

City Council set to divest $3 billion from Wells Fargo over pipeline

Seattle is set to be the first major city to divest from Wells Fargo in protest of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.
Feb 1, 2017

Seattle reacts to Trump’s plans for Dakota Access Pipeline

The Tuesday rally against Trump's action included a protest in front of Wells Fargo, one of the financiers of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Jan 25, 2017

Seattle residents question proposed police North Precinct ‘bunker,’ $160M price tag

Critics called the proposed North Precinct an unnecessary expansion of policing, but Chief Kathleen O'Toole says the north end has growing needs.
Jun 8, 2016

Seattle council supports Muslims with official resolution

Council president Tim Burgess said the resolution was a necessary response to rhetoric vilifying Muslims rising nationwide.
Dec 15, 2015
Taxi drivers Getachew Mersha (left) and Dawit Tesfaye lead a group of drivers and community members on their way to deliver a petition to Mayor Ed Murray's Office requesting rideshare drivers be allowed to unionize. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Seattle council allows Uber and Lyft drivers to form unions

Seattle City Council members unanimously passed the first ordinance in the nation to allow for-hire drivers for app-based services to form unions.
Dec 14, 2015

Trauma trickles down: Confronting the dark legacy of American Indian boarding schools

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution acknowledging the intergenerational trauma caused by American Indian boarding schools.
Nov 26, 2015

5 ways to fix public safety in the Chinatown International District

Will new city council reps like Lorena Gonzalez finally have answers for longstanding public safety issues in the International District?
Nov 24, 2015
Taxi drivers Getachew Mersha (left) and Dawit Tesfaye lead a group of drivers and community members on their way to deliver a petition to Mayor Ed Murray's Office requesting rideshare drivers be allowed to unionize. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers rally for better wages

Uber and Lyft drivers are keeping up the pressure on Seattle elected officials to allow union representation for ride-share services.
Nov 18, 2015

Tammy Morales concedes Seattle District 2 race

Tammy Morales overcame a 36 percentage point deficit in the August primary and came within 354 votes of Seattle Councilmember Bruce Harrell.
Nov 17, 2015
“We need to start small and think big,” organizer Michael Charles said, emphasizing get out the vote efforts for 2016. (Photo by Laura Bernstein)

10 ways to make Seattle politics more inclusive in 2016

Voter turnout was a top priority for the panel of young politicos of color who gathered for some post-election analysis of Seattle politics.
Nov 11, 2015

Tammy Morales pulls close to Bruce Harrell in Seattle District 2 race

Seattle City Council District 2 challenger Tammy Morales’ vote totals have pulled close to incumbent Bruce Harrell’s, as results continue to pour in. As of Monday night, Morales has come within 401 votes of Harrell as the King County continues to count returns. Harrell has 8,520 votes to Morales’ 8,119 votes, or 51.1 percent to 48.7 percent. Morales […]
Nov 9, 2015

Seattle incumbents Sawant and Harrell lead in early results, Initiative 122 passing

Initiative 122, a campaign finance reform initiative that would set contribution limits in Seattle and also create a voucher system for public campaign financing, appeared to be leading easily in early returns Tuesday night. More than 100 people celebrated the early returns at an Honest Elections event at Grim’s, with Seattle Councilmember Nick Licata and State Rep. […]
Nov 3, 2015
Members of anti-racist group holding a sign at the City Council committee hearing on Wednesday. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Globalist asks the Candidates: What next for the youth justice center?

What can the city do to change the youth justice system? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.
Oct 17, 2015

Globalist asks the Candidates: Rent control in Seattle?

Should Seattle have rent control and if so, what should it look like? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.
Oct 15, 2015
Pamela Banks (right) is challenging incumbent Kshama Sawant (left) for City Council District #3, which includes the Central District and Capitol Hill.

Xenophobic words by Pamela Banks a low point in 3rd district race

Comments from Pamela Banks seem to imply that her opponent, Kshama Sawant, doesn't understand the legacy of racial discrimination because she's an immigrant.
Oct 14, 2015
Celebrations at Daybreak Star marking the first Indigenous Peoples' Day in 2014. (Courtesy photo)

On second Indigenous Peoples Day, more work to be done

Last year Seattle made history by establishing Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday in October. Find out what's planned for year two.
Oct 11, 2015
The Uber logo on a vehicle in San Francisco. (Photo by REUTERS / Robert Galbraith)

Should I stop using Uber?

With Uber drivers complaining of dismal hourly earnings, how should a well-meaning Seattleite get across town?
Sep 20, 2015
UW student Michael Moynihan spoke to the council about his own positive experiences alternatives to youth detention. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Update: resolution to stop youth jail passes unanimously in City Council

The City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday that could block the construction of a new youth jail in Seattle.
Sep 17, 2015