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Elections & Endorsements

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...
Harrell is flanked by his executive team including Deputy Mayors Kendee Yamaguchi and Monisha Harrell and Director of Strategic Initiative Tim Burgess to the right and Policy Director Dan Eder to the left.

Harrell Pledges Bold Agenda in Inaugural Speech

Styling himself a progressive rather than a moderate, Mayor Bruce Harrell promised to enact a bold agenda and pledged to listen and work with...
Mayor Durkan with Ferris wheel and Seattle waterfront in background

Durkan Leaves Behind a Mess After Four Rudderless Years

Today is Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan's final day in office and attention is turning to her legacy as she passes the baton to her...
Juarez speaks at a podium with a hockey jersey with the City Seal in the background.

Harrell, Seattle Times Lobby for Electing Juarez Council President

Next month the Seattle City Council will appoint a new Council President with the departure of Lorena González, who ran for mayor but lost....

Sawant’s Recall Maps Show Familiar Path to Victory Through Capitol Hill and Central District

Apartment-heavy areas continue to see lower turnout rates, but enough voted to eke out a win for Sawant. Earlier this month, Councilmember Kshama Sawant survived...
Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda with colleagues Tammy Morales to right and Lorena Gonzalez and Kshama Sawant to left during election rally at Amazon Spheres. (Credit: Teresa Mosqueda)

What Sawant’s Close 310-Vote Recall Victory Means for Seattle Politics

Business leaders just can't get rid of Kshama Sawant no matter how hard they try. Seattle's firebrand socialist city councilmember prevailed in her fourth...
A photo of a single family dwelling and an apartment building separated by an alley.

Voter Turnout Maps Tell Tale of Two Cities: Urban and Suburban

We've covered how the 2021 election didn't go progressives' way in three key Seattle races, despite a late surge in progressive ballots. But new...