This week, Senator Al Franken said he'll be resigning his Senate seat over accusations of sexual harassment, and some liberals are not celebrating. They want Democrats to resign only when President Trump does. What's the right thing to do?
Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan’s first week in office saw housing help for low-income families, a study of the city’s Race and Social Justice Initiative and a proposal for two years of free community college tuition for public high school graduates. We’ll look ahead to the challenges to come.
Seattle mayor-elect Jenny Durkan assembles her transition team, and the City Council rejects a head tax on big Seattle businesses – for now. We'll cover the latest from City Hall as Durkan's swearing-in fast approaches.
Haven't voted yet? Your ballot is due on Tuesday. We'll catch you up on the latest election news with help from Seattle Channel's Joni Balter , KING 5 political reporter Natalie Brand and Q13 political analyst C.R. Douglas .
Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien is one of the lawmakers proposing to study the idea of tolling -- not just 520 or Highway 99, but Seattle surface streets, too. The new waterfront tunnel is going to have a toll. That toll will cause some drivers to spill onto our already-crowded surface streets and congestion pricing could help with that, but is it the only way to ease downtown traffic?
This week, some Seattle-area leaders told Amazon they'd like to hit the refresh button on their relationship with the company. Is Seattle going overboard with the apologizing? And what does Amazon owe Seattle for its success?
This week rape and sexual harassment got a very public face when we learned that Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is accused of raping several women. He’s been settling sexual harassment claims for decades, and many, many people knew about it and said nothing.
This week one man killed 58 and wounded hundreds of people in Las Vegas using legal weapons — semiautomatic rifles modified with devises that make them act more like machine guns. Will this shooting change our gun laws?
Some NFL players took a knee during the national anthem, or sat. The Seahawks stayed in their locker room. Other players stood and locked arms. What does it all matter if the fans tune them out? Also, Facebook says it will get tougher on fake Russian campaign ads, but what is our responsibility to consume media smartly? And Washington state sues the maker of OxyContin, but pharmaceutical companies say they don't deserve all the blame because it's doctors who over-prescribed and patients...
Bill apologizes to listeners for our interview with the man from this week's viral Seattle-Nazi-gets-punched video, and we look for the lessons. (see the video and read the transcript) Seattle gets a new temporary mayor, and the race to replace Eastside Congressman Dave Reichert gets a well-known Republican challenger.
Seattle mayor Ed Murray resigns after one of the mayor’s cousins becomes the fifth man accusing him of sexual abuse in the past. Meanwhile the two candidates running to replace him, Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon, meet in their first mayoral debate. Tucson, Arizona sends Jeff Bezos a cactus to woo Amazon’s HQ2 to their city. And football’s national anthem protests to call attention to racial inequity get kicked upstairs to the White House when an ESPN anchor calls the President a white...
Amazon tells Seattle it wants to see other cities and announces plans for a second headquarters in another North American metropolis. The only Republican Congressman from the Puget Sound area said this week he won't run for another term. Who will take over for Rep. Dave Reichert?
The true damage of Hurricane Harvey is still unknown, but does that mean you have to wait to criticize some of the victims? Counter-protestors committed violence against Nazi and white supremacists in Berkeley last weekend; are they doing the right thing or only hurting their cause? Jenny Durkan has cribbed notes from Bernie Sanders and is offering a plan for free college, but is that enough to win over the political left? And is the accidental release of tens of thousands of farmed salmon...
The Mayor’s race in Seattle is heating up. King County Democrats have endorsed Cary Moon, so has today’s panelist, former mayor Mike McGinn. Labor unions have come out to support Jenny Durkan. What’s the significance of this latest round of endorsements? The city of Seattle is going to spend at least a quarter of million dollars defending legal attacks against the high earner income tax passed by city council on a 9-zero vote. Is it common that a local or state government agency would pass...
Our panel this week: Bill Radke @kuowradke , host Ron Sims @simsron, retired deputy secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and former King County Executive Sydney Brownstone @sydbrownstone , reporter at The Stranger Rob McKenna @robmckenna , former Washington state attorney general
Seattle is reportedly within range of a North Korean nuclear missile, and there's a war of words between President Trump and Kim Jong-Un. Should we be afraid? Puget Sound is still tucked in beneath a smoky haze from British Columbia wildfires. But has it really "ruined summer?"
Health care reform didn't make it out of the Senate, the military said it won't be taking action yet on the President's tweets about transgender service members and Congress passed a set of sanctions against Russia despite what President Trump has said about sanctioning Russia. So just how powerful is the president?
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray rejects a call for him to resign after a Seattle Times report that an Oregon child-welfare investigator concluded Murray had sexually abused his foster son in the 1980s. Washington's new distracted driving law starts this weekend. You already couldn't hold your phone up to your ear. Now anything more than the "minimal use of a finger" will cost you a $136 fine. And bike share is back in Seattle, with a new idea: leave the bike where ever you want to when you're done...
Seattle's City Council votes to tax the rich, but a court battle looms. We check in on the race to be Seattle's next mayor with just over two weeks to go before the August 1 primary. President Trump defends his son Donald Jr. over a recently disclosed 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton. And Seattle Repertory Theater says it's working on a new musical that would bring grunge to the theater audience.