Political Issues

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


Survey: Let’s get real about news and trust

(Kayla Velasquez / Unsplash) UPDATE: Submissions for the survey are now closed. Thanks to everyone who shared their insights! Just one in every five American adults trusts national news organizations, according to the Pew Research Center. And only 1 in 20 trusts the news they see on social media. Considering how important good information is […]

/ April 3, 2018


Why are Seattleites all reading this novel together this spring?

Grab yer reading glasses, folks. The whole dang city is reading and discussing “Homegoing” by Ghanian American author Yaa Gyasi this season.

/ March 23, 2018


This Seattleite wants to bridge political divisions over dinner

“Mealtime is probably the most powerful cultural asset that we have in America,” says Emily Nelson. “And we need to use it now — now more than ever.”

/ March 14, 2018