Elections & Endorsements

Despite Flawed Redistricting Process, 2022 Map Favors State Democrats

Redistricting is sure to have a big impact on elections this fall, and overall Washington State Democrats continue to be in a strong position. This...

The Case Against Approval Voting — And For Real Democracy Reform in Seattle

A planned initiative from Seattle Approves would like us to stop asking voters who they want representing them and instead ask voters to approve...

Harrell Pledges SPD Staffing Surge in State of City Speech

The Mayor asked for budget cuts from other city departments to close an anticipated $150 million funding gap next year. Mayor Bruce Harrell delivered his...
A flyer reading Propositions 1 and 2 building on success with a photo of kids wearing masks in a classroom.

Vote Yes on 2022 Seattle and Tacoma Public School Levies

Ballots for the 2022 Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Capital Levy are due tomorrow, Tuesday, February 8th. To be accepted, they must postmarked or deposited...
A photo of King County ballot drop box on a sunny day.

Odd-Year Elections Suppress Tenant Votes but Even-Year Election Bill Can Fix That

Municipal and county elections are held on odd years in Washington State, but some lawmakers want to change that. Rep. Mia Gregerson (D-SeaTac) introduced...
Proposed changes to Briarcrest/Hamlin Park include an open lawn and picnic area.

Shoreline Parks Bond Returns for February 8th Ballot

After being 122 votes short from being validated in the April 27, 2021 special election, the Shoreline Parks Bond is back for another shot...

Third Cruise Terminal Cancelled, Activists Call on Port of Seattle to Phase Out Cruise...

"Is your port doing business with a dangerously unregulated industry?" If you live in Seattle, a city that prides itself on protecting workers' rights...

Council Elects Juarez President, Swears In Nelson, Mostly Keeps Same Committee Assignments

Yesterday the Seattle City Council unanimously elected Debora Juarez as Council President after a unusually concerted and public campaign that included lobbying from Seattle...