Stories with 'politics' tag

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


Here’s why people are mad at Washington legislators over our public records law

At least 12 Washington news organizations have condemned the State Legislature’s emergency bill to bury some public records.

/ February 27, 2018


13 tips on how to have difficult conversations without losing your cool

Tense conversations are hard, and we believe that the decision to engage in one, or stay in one, or see any value in one, is entirely personal.

/ February 7, 2018


Seattleites: Don’t vote for candidates’ policies. Vote for how they’d actually lead

What if we evaluated politicians based on how nimble and adaptable they are rather than their policy platforms?

/ October 3, 2017


What should every Seattleite know? Help us make a top ten list

A project focused on creating a list of things that every American should know inspired us to ask you this: What should every Seattleite know?

/ August 31, 2017


This lawn sign is all over Seattle. Here’s where it came from

Lawn signs with political and social messages are showing up in neighborhoods all over the city. Where did they come from? Here’s the story behind one.

/ August 25, 2017


Nikkita Oliver: ‘I have to have friends who disagree with me’

Days after Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant drew cheers for keeping Republicans distant, Seattle mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver told a crowd that she not only has Republican friends, but feels that she has to.

/ June 9, 2017


Six major candidates for Seattle mayor, and four of them are women

The Seattle City Council isn’t the only political group that’s got a female majority. Now our slate of major candidates looking to head up Seattle as mayor is also dominated by women. At least, for now.

/ May 12, 2017


Seattle really can work better for everybody. Here’s how.

Seattle is growing and changing fast. So how can we locals make sure it’s headed in a good direction? Paul Gambill, a project manager and member of The Evergrey Writing Group, has a proposal.

/ May 8, 2017


Ask a Republican: Seattle’s left and right meet in a Capitol Hill living room

Ten people met for tacos and tense conversation when Maddy Vonhoff invited locals and Seattle progressives to chat with Republicans in her Capitol Hill apartment.

/ April 27, 2017