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Bruce Harrell sits at a desk signing some orders at City Hall with a dozen supporters looking on.

Bruce Harrell Stakes Claim to Center Lane in Seattle Mayor Bid

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Former City Councilmember Bruce Harrell announced his bid for Mayor of Seattle today. While light on policy specifics, the themes Harrell stressed included decreasing...
Mayor Durkan with Ferris wheel and Seattle waterfront in background

Durkan Is Botching Homelessness Policy and Blaming Journalists for the News

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“My constituents are mad. All of Seattle is mad, and to be honest, I’m mad too," Councilmember Tammy Morales said in a statement Friday....
Protesters react with fists raised in solidarity as Nikkita Oliver takes the stage at City Hall on Wednesday June 3rd. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

This Really Is a Tipping Point Election for Seattle

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Seattle's next mayor faces a tough job. The challenges staring down the city are many and navigating through multiple crises won’t be easy. The...
Mayor Durkan delivers her speech

Mayor Durkan Lays Out Brief Agenda in Brief Speech

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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan's final state of the city speech was just six minutes long. Typically, the annual speech is about four times longer,...
Lorena González smiling in a headshot photo.

Lorena González Envisions a More Equitable City in Mayoral Bid

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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....

Laughably Awful Pedersen Op-Ed Justifies Printing Out Seattle Times

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Paper is compostable. Bad opinions are not. Oh, for an easier assignment than to address the flubs and follies of Councilmember Alex Pedersen’s Seattle Times...
Photo of Andrew Grant Houston looking glum.

Andrew Grant Houston is Running for Mayor of Seattle on a Bold Urbanist Platform

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In an announcement video released last week, Andrew Grant Houston introduced himself as a “queer Black and Latino architect.” He is a regular fixture...
Mayor Jenny Durkan gave soon-to-retire Police Chief Carmen Best some flowers to express her gratitude during a press conference about blocking police budget cuts in the Norm Rice room at City Hall. (Seattle Channel)

Jenny Durkan Is a Failed Mayor

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Every December, Mayor Jenny Durkan releases a list of accomplishments from the year, putting a positive spin on another year of her administration. This...