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How your U.S. lawmaker voted

Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues during the legislative week ending May 24.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Nation & World


Jay Inslee hits 65,000 donors for his presidential campaign, meeting requirement for first debate

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee had already cleared a relatively low polling requirement to qualify for the first Democratic candidate debate next month. Clearing the donor threshold gives him extra insurance.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Local News, Nation & World Politics


Washington state Sen. Guy Palumbo announces retirement, takes a job with Amazon

Palumbo represents the 1st District, which includes parts of King and Snohomish counties, including parts of Kirkland, Bothell and Mountlake Terrace.
Tags: News, Local Politics


Podcast: Seattle treads cautiously on shareable electric scooters. Are they safe?

While electric scooters are hitting the streets in many U.S. cities, Seattle is taking a go-slow approach to permitting them. In our latest politics podcast, transportation reporter Heidi Groover explains what her reporting shows about the pros and cons of the latest urban-transportation trend.
Tags: Local News, Local Politics, Traffic Lab


80 offenders involved in prison fight at Clallam Bay Corrections Center; warning shots fired

Washington state corrections officers Wednesday night used pepper spray and warning shots to break up a fight involving roughly 80 offenders that injured five inmates.
Tags: Crime, Local News, Local Politics


Big-city growth slows across U.S. — but Seattle still ranks No. 2 in 2018

Some recent cities that saw huge growth, like Atlanta, slumped in population growth this last year. But Seattle's exceptional population gains continue.
Tags: News, Atlanta, Data, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News


Rep. Jayapal says it’s time to start a Trump impeachment inquiry. Other Washington Democrats aren’t there yet.

U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal called this week for the House of Representatives to begin an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, saying that “there are serious, impeachable offenses” outlined in the Mueller Report. So far, Jayapal’s Washington colleagues in Congress do not agree. The rest of Washington’s Democratic congressional delegation, while they had harsh words […]
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, House Of Representatives, Local Politics, Local News, Donald Trump, Northwest, Trump, Pramila Jayapal, Nation & World Politics, Jayapal


Eyman’s co-defendants found liable in AG’s long-running lawsuit

The signature-gathering firm Citizen Solutions and one of its officers have been found liable in a lawsuit that claims they secretly paid anti-tax crusader Tim Eyman from funds they received to gather signatures for Eyman’s initiative drives. Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon granted a motion for default against Citizen Solutions and William Agazarm, […]
Tags: Local News, Local Politics


State’s high court upholds $1,000 fines for rogue electors who didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016

The four electors, three of whom voted for Colin Powell, argued that a state infringes on their free speech rights and interferes with a federal electoral process. A Superior Court judge and the state Supreme Court have disagreed, and now they're considering taking their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Hillary Clinton, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Superior Court, Colin Powell, Nation & World Politics


Tell us: What questions do you want Seattle’s dozens of City Council candidates to answer?

With 56 candidates across seven districts and less than three months before the Aug. 6 primary election, you may be wondering how to make sense of this summer’s Seattle City Council races. We want to help. The Seattle Times will soon be asking all of the candidates to answer a number of questions about their […]
Tags: News, Local Politics, City Council, Seattle, Local News, Seattle Times, Seattle City Council


King County’s crusade against ‘ICE Air’ plays right into Trump’s hands

King County's ban on immigration flights means it's now effectively against even the deportation of convicted felons — a position so extreme it could backfire.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Local News, Trump, Nation & World Politics


Inslee signs budget, tax bills and orders $175M more to help salmon

"The fate of our salmon is intrinsically tied to our tribes, our orca, our economy and our very identity," the governor wrote in a statement directing the state to boost funding for culvert repairs beyond what the Legislature approved.
Tags: News, Education, Environment, Economy, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Legislature, Inslee


‘There is a feeling of fear’: Hundreds rally in Seattle to oppose restrictive abortion laws recently passed in other states

Hundreds of people gathered outside Seattle City Hall on Tuesday to show support for abortion rights after a string of bills were approved in other states restricting access to the medical procedure. “Though we have the privilege in our state of having access, there is a feeling of fear,” one demonstrator said. “It’s important that Seattle show solidarity with women in the states that have enacted bans.”
Tags: Health, News, Nation, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Seattle City Hall, Nation & World Politics


Judge overseeing Seattle police reforms orders officer accountability fix, extends federal oversight

A federal judge has told the city and the Department of Justice to come up with a plan to address an "inadequate" officer-accountability scheme by July 15, and said federal oversight of the department in that area will be extended.
Tags: Crime, News, Local Politics, Department Of Justice, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound


Pave over Sportsmen’s Lodge, put up an Equinox? History buffs, locals lament redevelopment of Valley landmark

A San Fernando Valley icon is gearing up for a $100 million makeover. The owner of the Sportsmen’s Lodge, a New York City-based development firm, says the Studio City landmark’s events center will transform into 94,000-square-feet of shops and restaurants – set to open by fall 2020. The news comes to the chagrin of some community members and local history buffs, who lament the loss of a storied spot both for its rustic roots and golden age as a Hollywood hotspot frequented by the likes of Clark ...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, News, New York City, Sport, Bette Davis, Soccer, Community, Local Politics, Local News, Equinox, Valley, Clark Gable, San Fernando Valley, Studio City, Los Angeles River


New Washington campaign-finance law targets ‘gray money’ PACs

A new Washington law attempts to tamp down the so-called gray money that funnels from one political action committee to the next on its way to election-year advertisements.
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest


Presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand wants to take Seattle’s public campaign finance system nationwide

The U.S. senator from New York recently announced a plan, based on Seattle's Democracy Vouchers system, to give every potential American voter up to $600 in vouchers per election cycle to contribute to U.S. House, Senate and presidential candidates.
Tags: New York, News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Kirsten Gillibrand, Puget Sound, House Senate, Nation & World Politics


Hundreds file to run in local elections, including 56 for Seattle City Council

Seven seats are up for grabs on the Seattle City Council this year. There are 56 candidates running for those seats, in what is shaping up to be the most competitive round of city elections in years. Thirteen judge seats are up for grabs in King County this year. There are 13 candidates running for those […]
Tags: News, Local Politics, Local News, Puget Sound, Eastside, Seattle City Council, King County


Inslee proposes $9 trillion in spending nationally over a decade for clean energy transition

Inslee rolled out his sweeping plan as part of a weeklong cross-country campaign swing in support of his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Tags: News, Environment, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Inslee, Nation & World Politics


$15 million gift will help build ‘affordable high-rises’ for Seattle’s chronically homeless

When people think about public spending on homelessness, they often think of homeless shelters. But that’s not the most costly part of  King County’s response to homelessness. It’s permanent supportive housing, which provides wraparound social services and often serves people with disabilities or serious mental illness. It’s the most expensive way to house someone, but it’s […]
Tags: Health, News, Local Politics, Seattle, King County, Project Homeless


$15 million gift will help build ‘affordable high-rise’ for Seattle’s chronically homeless

When people think about public spending on homelessness, they often think of homeless shelters. But that’s not the most costly part of  King County’s response to homelessness. It’s permanent supportive housing, which provides wraparound social services and often serves people with disabilities or serious mental illness. It’s the most expensive way to house someone, but it’s […]
Tags: Health, News, Local Politics, Seattle, King County, Project Homeless


Same goal, different approaches for Seattle City Council candidates challenging Kshama Sawant

They all want to unseat Kshama Sawant, Seattle's socialist City Council member. But they're running against her from different angles in what could be the year's most important race.
Tags: News, Local Politics, City Council, Local News, Seattle City Council, Kshama Sawant, Kshama Sawant Seattle


Federal judge finds Seattle partly out of compliance with police-reform deal — a major blow to city

U.S. District Judge James Robart told a packed courtroom the city must fix deficiencies in the closed-door appeal process for officers who have been fired or disciplined before it can be released from federal oversight.
Tags: Crime, News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, James Robart


Washington state lawmakers move to address housing affordability and homelessness

But with Seattle's homelessness crisis continuing and the prices of rents and homes still high or growing across Washington, lawmakers says that much more remains to be done.
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, Local Politics, Seattle, Local Business


In Seattle, the socialists are giving big business a run for their money — literally

We had an excellent story in this paper over the weekend about how big business is fed up with city politics and is ready to throw its weight around. Headlined “Business lobby sees opportunity to unseat Seattle City Council’s progressive majority,” the story detailed how the political arm of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce has […]
Tags: News, Local Politics, Seattle, Seattle City Council, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce


UK politicians accused of racist rhetoric against Travellers

MPs and councillors have branded group illiterate and violent over past two yearsPoliticians have been accused of using racist rhetoric against Travellers to help push through sweeping bans against unauthorised encampments.In a range of documents and speeches, Travellers have been branded illiterate, violent and lawless by MPs and councillors over the last two years, as a deepening housing crisis has led to an increase in roadside encampments. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Race, Society, UK News, Local Government, Local Politics, Roma, Gypsies And Travellers


Washington ranked nation’s best state by U.S. News & World Report

Washington has ranked in the top 10 since the inaugural report three years ago.
Tags: News, Data, Local Politics, Local News, Nation & World


Inslee signs bill creating a public option for Washington state’s health-insurance exchange

The Washington governor hailed it as the first such law in the nation and an effort to lower health insurance costs and boost coverage across the state.
Tags: Health, News, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest


City predicts slower growth ahead for Seattle’s economy, tax revenues

The incredible growth of Seattle’s economy in recent years is going to slow, and so is the growth of City Hall’s tax revenue from existing sources, Mayor Jenny Durkan’s budget managers told City Council members Monday. Seattle isn’t in trouble at the moment, because the city has been taking in about as much revenue as […]
Tags: News, Local Politics, City Council, Seattle, Local News, City Hall, Jenny Durkan


Ruling means Seattle can consider plan to ease restrictions on accessory-dwelling units

The city's environmental review was adequate, a deputy hearing examiner has decided, dismissing a legal challenge brought by a neighborhood group.
Tags: Real Estate, News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News