Preview: The Seattle Times: Politics
The Seattle Times Local Politics – The Seattle Times
Read political news, from city governments in Seattle and its suburbs to the governor and Legislature in Olympia.
Last Build Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:03:01 -0800
Appeals court won’t put Trump’s travel-ban case on hold
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:49:36 -0800
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not give an explanation for its ruling, but said it would extend until next week the deadline for the government’s opening brief in its appeal.
Mayor’s bid to business on homeless is a stretch
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:00:00 -0800
Does Seattle Mayor Ed Murray take business and Seattle’s strong economy for granted? Maybe not. But he shouldn’t assume the golden goose is invulnerable to outside shocks or policy blunders from City Hall.
Bill on police use of deadly force stalls in Olympia
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:23:53 -0800
Washington lawmakers have dealt a setback to a bill to make it easier for prosecutors to charge law-enforcement officers who use deadly force. But advocates seeking change say there’s still hope for a compromise.
B.C.’s new Trump tower isn’t getting a polite Canadian welcome
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0800
Donald Trump Jr. and his brother Eric visit Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday to open a new Trump International Hotel & Tower, to the dismay of many locals. Also: New Zealand is beckoning U.S. tech workers, and Seattleites are answering. And, Microsoft backs a UW-UBC collaboration.
Podcast: Mayor Ed Murray on the state of the city and a $275m tax boost to aid the homeless
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:00:52 -0800
When looking at Seattle’s homelessness crisis – including the spread of unauthorized encampments throughout the city – Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he had until recently banked on getting federal help. That changed with the Republican wins in November, including the election of President Donald Trump. In his “State of the City” address this week, […]
In a first, Seattle renters could get own voice in City Hall
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:55:39 -0800
A 15-member renters’ commission, which could start meeting as soon as this summer, is believed to be the first of its kind in the country. It would fight for laws to help residents who are increasingly struggling with soaring rents and displacement.
Senator Patty Murray asks DeVos to clarify remarks about Education staff
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:03:06 -0800
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator is expressing concern about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her comments about employees. In an interview last week, DeVos said some Education Department workers could “try to subvert” its mission and promised to act “swiftly and surely” on that matter. Senator Patty Murray, D-Wash., sent a letter to DeVos […]