Ashley Archibald

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Ashley Archibald is a journalist who has written for Real Change News, Union Democrat and Santa Monica Daily News.
Colleen Echohawk with a colorful mural in the background showing an indigenous with a handprint over her lips.
Colleen Echohawk thought long and hard about running for mayor.  The executive director of the Chief Seattle Club — a services organization in Pioneer Square that supports the disproportionately large population of Native people experiencing homelessness — spoke to elders in her community before deciding to take the plunge. One...
Brianna Thomas portrait. She wears glasses and a pearl necklace.
Brianna Thomas is running for Seattle City Council Position 9, a citywide seat that her boss, Council President M. Lorena González, now holds but is vacating to run for mayor. During her years as a legislative aide, Thomas has worked on a myriad of policies including shoring up workers’...
Lorena González smiling in a headshot photo.
If you haven’t heard by now, Council President M. Lorena González is running for mayor. González is a known quantity in Seattle government and governance. She’s currently serving a second term in an at-large council position, races she won with more than 70% of the vote (expect a scramble of...
Terry White at a podium in front of a Metro bus flanked by Metro coworkers at a 2018 event.
It isn’t easy to start a new job in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, much less one that involves running an entire transit system. And yet, that is exactly what Terry White, the new general manager of King County Metro, did. White has ridden Metro since his childhood...
Joe Mayes waited at the Route 7 bus stop on Rainier Avenue S and Mt. Baker Boulevard on New Year’s Day, casually greeting people as they crossed the street in his direction. Mayes, 54, grew up in the Central Area before his family moved to Skyway, an unincorporated part...