Group Chat

Does Seattle Need Social Housing?

Three wonks mull whether a ballot initiative to create a tenant-run public developer would really cap more rents.

12/12/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy


This Is Seattle's Meta Election

We're voting on voting itself.

10/26/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Two States of Washington

Braver Angels Aims to Mend Our Polarized Relationships

A nonprofit championed by local author Mónica Guzmán says curiosity can help bridge political divides.

09/22/2022 By Marcus Harrison Green


Everybody Hates Seattle

Passive aggression is passé in a city desperate for change.

08/22/2022 By Zoe Sayler

2022 Primary

Jaime Herrera Beutler's Vote to Impeach Trump Casts Her Out of Congress

Will the Republican congresswoman's loss be Democrats' gain—or the far right's?

08/10/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Midsummer Midterms

What Seattle's Voting On in the 2022 Primary

Now that we're not melting, we can focus on casting our ballots again.

08/02/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

This Month in Seattle Tech

The Seattle Tech Workers and Crypto Billionaire Behind Approval Voting

Is voting for more than one candidate the iteration our elections need?

06/30/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

On the Trail

Three Plotlines to Follow in Washington State’s Midterm Elections

We’re already off to the races. But there's still time to catch up.

05/12/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

The View from "Out Here"

Joe Biden’s Seattle Visit Was So Predictable

A visit to big-tech donors and a couple of speeches doth not a memorable presidential visit make.

04/22/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

2022 Legislative Session

A Missing Indigenous People Alert Is Coming to a Highway, or Phone, Near You

Somehow, this did not exist yet.

04/04/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Nickname Dropping

Washington Still Isn't the Evergreen State, Officially Speaking

Come on, Olympia. How hard is this?

03/14/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Quote Unquote

Amelia Bonow Fights for Abortion Rights with Pills

“I think it’s really difficult for people to wrap their minds around this, but Roe v. Wade is toast.”

03/03/2022 By Allison Williams

Group Chat

How Progressive Is Seattle?

An extra-long election season gave us more time to weigh which side of the left we’re really on. In the aftermath, three insiders take our political temperature.

02/15/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Tax Break

So, What Happened to Washington’s Long-Term Care Tax?

Paychecks were supposed to get clipped at the start of the year, but backlash has led to a long delay.

02/14/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

File Them Away

The Wackiest Bills at Washington's Legislative Session

A gubernatorial electoral college, zipper merging, a state dinosaur...it's all (technically) up for debate in Olympia this year.

01/28/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Exit Interview

Jenny Durkan on Those Missing Texts, CHOP, and Covid

Seattle's latest one-term mayor reflects on her turbulent four years in office.

12/21/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

2021 Election

Kshama Sawant's Get Out the Vote Campaign Decided the Recall Election

All that awkward eye contact was worth it for supporters of the Seattle City Council member.

12/20/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Power Players

The Most Influential People in Seattle Politics

Politicians, consultants, and other local leaders who make and shape our laws.

12/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Into the Void

What Happens If Kshama Sawant Is Recalled?

Weighing the possibility with Seattle University professor Marco Lowe.

12/06/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

2021 Election

Seattle May Be Progressive, But Its Voters Weren't This Election

Despite a late push from the left, the more moderate candidate prevailed in three of the four citywide races. Why?

11/15/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy