Politics and Government

Breaking Down the New Seattle City Council Map Proposal

Magnolia is getting split in two in the first official proposal (interactive map here) from the redistricting commission deciding the borders for Seattle's seven...
The Capitol building in Olympia is marble colored and include pillars and a dome in the classic style.

2022 August Primary Election Results: Early Returns

As of 8pm this evening, the early returns for the 2022 August Primary have been posted. Counting will continue over the coming weeks, usually...

The Urbanist 2022 Questionnaire Responses: Eastside, North Sound, and the Rest

The Urbanist Elections Committee invited candidates throughout the Puget Sound Region to submit a questionnaire response. This post will go through the remaining responses,...

Bellevue Ordinance for Supportive Housing Passes Along a Divided Council

Months of work by Bellevue's city staff, Planning Commission, and City Council finally concluded Monday evening when Council voted to permanently allow permanent supportive...

The Urbanist Elections Committee Endorses Initiative 135 to Advance Social Housing

Seattle voters may have a unique opportunity this November to support a new model of providing affordable housing, and they should take it. Initiative...

No Sign of Republican Wave, Washingtonians Turn to Democrats for Housing Fixes

Washington State Democrats enjoy a resounding 20-point edge in a generic state legislature ballot, according to a recent Crosscut/Elway poll. Neither President Joe Biden...

The Urbanist 2022 Questionnaire Responses: South Sound

The Urbanist Elections Committee invited candidates throughout the Puget Sound Region to submit a questionnaire response. This post will go through responses from Legislative...

2022 Primary Election Endorsements

Saying the stakes are high might be more of an understatement than an exaggeration this year. A renegade Supreme Court is goose-stepping toward fascism,...