Political Issues

Meet I-5, the freeway that tore Seattle in half

This post is part of a new series we’re calling Seattleisms, a handy glossary of words and phrases unique to our city that’ll help you #livelikeyoulivehere. 

/ July 17, 2018


Cast your vote: Which of your questions about homelessness should we answer first?

You sent in more than 200 honest questions about homelessness in Seattle. Which of these three should we tackle first? Cast your vote and help us decide.

/ July 10, 2018


‘Not allowed in my restaurant ever!’ The Fox News comment that thrust a Seattle dive into a culture war

Fox News readers posted 1-star reviews of Seattle’s 5 Point Cafe when a man they THOUGHT was the owner said he’d “never” let Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in. The 5 Point’s actual owner is David Meinert. And he has his own thought-provoking take on this wild political moment.

/ June 28, 2018


Happy Pride! Here’s a short history of Seattle’s big LGBTQ+ celebration

RAINBOW CONNECTION: Happy Pride Month, all. (📸: Brett Curtiss / Flickr) Seattle celebrated our very first Pride Week in 1974 —  five years after trans and gay rights activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, among others, led the Stonewall riots in New York City and helped spark the fight for LGBTQ+ equality. Although Seattle’s first Pride celebration was small, […]

/ June 21, 2018


‘A stronghold for positive change:’ Your hope for Seattle’s future

Seattle is changing fast. It’s hard to know whether all these changes are leading our city somewhere good. But some of you believe it will. And that’s what‘s keeping you here

/ May 25, 2018


“It has everything to do with power and control”: Seattle women share their #MeToo stories

Seattleites Haleema Bharoocha and Sarah Toce shared their experiences with sexual harassment during the Seattle Women’s Commission’s story slam.

/ May 10, 2018


Seattle, we have a new head tax. Here’s what that means

We asked for your questions about Seattle’s controversial head tax. Now that it’s passed, here are new answers to the thoughtful questions you’ve been asking about it.

/ May 9, 2018


Tell us what questions you have about Seattle’s proposed head tax

This idea for a new tax that’d apply to companies earning at least $20 million annually is creating a perfect storm of the four things Seattleites get most tense about: Amazon, housing, taxes and city growth.

/ May 7, 2018


Sea-Tac’s getting an upgrade as Seattle booms. Here’s what to know

What to know about the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s upgrade plans.

/ April 9, 2018


Why are people so upset about KOMO and Sinclair?

Many of you expressed concerns about Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest broadcast company in the country and the parent company of Seattle’s KOMO-TV. Let’s break it down…

/ April 6, 2018