Mayor Bruce Harrell to Issue New Executive Order and Extend Eviction Moratorium for 30 Days

Mayor Bruce Harrell to Issue New Executive Order and Extend Eviction Moratorium for 30 Days

Seattle —Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that he will issue an Executive Order to extend Seattle's residential eviction moratorium and small business and non-profit commercial tenant eviction moratorium for an additional 30 days until Februa

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City Council Unanimously Elects Debora Juarez as Council President Making Her the First Indigenous Council President In City History

City Council Unanimously Elects Debora Juarez as Council President Making Her the First Indigenous Council President In City History

Seattle, WA — Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5 — North Seattle) was elected Council President by a unanimous vote of her colleagues during Tuesday's first council meeting of the New Year.

Mayor-Elect Harrell Makes Additional City Leadership Announcements

Mayor-Elect Harrell Makes Additional City Leadership Announcements

Seattle — Today, Seattle Mayor-elect Bruce Harrell announced the latest round of hires joining his administration's cabinet as he prepares to enter office next week and continues to build out his executive department and cabinet.

Mayor-Elect Bruce Harrell Announces First Wave of Administration Leaders

Mayor-Elect Bruce Harrell Announces First Wave of Administration Leaders

Seattle — Today, Seattle Mayor-elect Bruce Harrell announced the first significant hires of his administration — the beginning of a diverse and experienced team of leaders that will support his efforts to unify, inspire, and address the urgent challenges

Nikkita Oliver speaks about running for a citywide Seattle City Council position

Nikkita Oliver speaks about running for a citywide Seattle City Council position

Nikkita Oliver (who uses "they" pronouns) was introduced to Seattle voters in 2017 when they ran unsuccessfully for Seattle mayor. They finished a narrow third in the race, garnering almost 17% of the vote. However, confronting racial and economic injusti

Registering the new voter: Why there's more to it

Registering the new voter: Why there's more to it

The 2018 mid-term elections and the 2020 general elections saw a massive surge of voting, as many people, especially the young, voted at the highest rate since 1900. This huge increase showed, with some unexpected results, that the care and feeding of the

Durkan Digest: one year since the first COVID-19 death

Durkan Digest: one year since the first COVID-19 death

This week, our region is reaching a sobering milestone. February 28, 2021, marks one year since Public Health - Seattle & King County confirmed the first COVID-19-related death in King County.

Before Marjorie Taylor Greene was tossed from House committees, she defended herself with transphobia

Before Marjorie Taylor Greene was tossed from House committees, she defended herself with transphobia

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), a believer in QAnon and other far-right conspiracy theories, has been stripped of her committee assignments in a bipartisan vote of the full House of Representatives.

Tent encampments are here to stay unless...

Tent encampments are here to stay unless...

The tents, dilapidated vehicles, and piles of trash you see in almost every Seattle neighborhood have become an enduring fixture. So has the human suffering.

KC Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announces re-election campaign for Position 5

KC Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announces re-election campaign for Position 5

King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announced today he will seek re-election to the King County Council.

BIDEN INAUGURATED AS 46TH U.S. PRESIDENT

BIDEN INAUGURATED AS 46TH U.S. PRESIDENT

President Joe Biden's Inauguration Speech transcript - January 20, 2021 "Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this: Bringing America together. Uniting our people. And uniting our nation," President Joe Biden said.

Biden's LGBT agenda for Day 1

Biden's LGBT agenda for Day 1

As a journalist covering LGBT issues, this will be the 8th presidential transition I've witnessed, from the Carter Administration to the Biden Administration. Of those 8 president-elects, no one has reached into the LGBT community as President-elect Joe B

Durkan Digest special edition: Our road to reopening and an equitable recovery starts with vaccinations

Durkan Digest special edition: Our road to reopening and an equitable recovery starts with vaccinations

There's no denying that 2020 was a difficult year. We faced so many overlapping crises, from the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic devastation, to the greatest civil rights reckoning in decades, to wildfires that choked our communities.