2021 Election

Police gathered in large numbers to ensure houseless were swept and cleared in rapid fashion with no interruption from encampment residents or their allies. (Photo by Enrico Doan)

Consent Decree Judge Contemplates Police Reform under a New City Attorney

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On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge James Robart summoned City Attorney Pete Holmes and Court Monitor Anthony Oftelie to his courtroom to get an update...

Progressive Trend Emerging in Late Primary Election Returns

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Primary results have been a Rorschach test for pundits, with moderates divining a moderate resurgence and lefties seeing progressives well-positioned. Late returns have strongly...

2021 August Primary Election Results: Early Returns

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As of 8pm this evening, the early returns for the 2021 August Primary have been posted. Counting will continue over the coming weeks, usually...
Bruce Harrell sits at a desk signing some orders at City Hall with a dozen supporters looking on.

Centrists Turn to Old Formula: Crime Fears and More Money for Cops

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The progressive wing of Seattle politics is having a vigorous debate about the future of the city with plenty of new policy ideas bouncing...
Ryan calkins stands in front of cranes on the Seattle waterfront.

Ryan Calkins 2021 Questionnaire – Seattle Port Commission Pos. 1

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Ryan Calkins is running for his second term on the Port of Seattle Commission. He won his Position 1 seat in 2017, earning The...

Stephanie Bowman 2021 Questionnaire – Seattle Port Commission Pos. 3

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Stephanie Bowman is seeking a third term on the Seattle Port Commission. Bowman is executive director of Washington ABC, a nonprofit focused on asset building...

Hamdi Mohamed 2021 Questionnaire – Seattle Port Commission Pos. 3

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Hamdi Mohamed is running for the Seattle Port Commission Position 3 against incumbent Stephanie Bowman. Mohamed served as Deputy District Director for Congresswoman Pramila...

Peter Steinbrueck 2021 Questionnaire – Seattle Port Commission Pos. 4

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Peter Steinbrueck is seeking his second term on the Seattle Port Commission Position 4. Steinbrueck was a Seattle City Council member from 1997 to...