Fremont Brewing co-owner Sara Nelson officially launched a bid for Seattle City Council Thursday, positioning herself as a comparatively moderate choice who can bring balance.
Sara Nelson is positioning herself as a comparatively moderate candidate.
Seattle City Council President Lorena González is one of seven people who have announced their campaigns since Mayor Jenny Durkan said she won't seek reelection, but she is so far the most high-profile candidate to enter the race.
Colleen Echohawk, who serves on the Community Police Commission, said her campaign will be a "people-first platform to achieve an equitable renewal from the COVID-19 pandemic."
Seattle will cover the legal costs Mayor Jenny Durkan incurred while fighting a recall petition the state Supreme Court rejected.
Washington’s Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected an effort to recall Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.
The Seattle City Council unanimously voted Tuesday on a new pay formula that forces Uber and Lyft to pay their drivers more.
The controversial budget approved by the council includes cutting off funding for roughly 100 police officers, cutting salaries of police command staff, scrapping the city's navigation team and diverting those funds to boost community programs.
It will take seven votes to override the mayor's veto.
The Department of Justice is threatening to withhold federal funds from Seattle, Portland and New York City.
Mayor Jenny Durkan made national headlines this week after a report revealed U.S. Attorney General William Barr considered criminal charges against her over her handling of the Capitol Hill Protest Zone, or CHOP.
The New York Times says the US Attorney General weighed the charges over the mayor's handling of CHOP.
The push to recall Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is arguing that the move to recall her is based on a policy disagreement, not a violation of any law or standard, and her lawyers say the petitioners leading the recall haven’t identified what steps Durkan should have taken in the wake of June’s widespread protests.
“A lot of people believe that a firmer response will lead to restoration of peace,” Mayor Jenny Durkan said. “What we’ve seen in Portland is that’s not the case.”
The mayor has issued an executive order calling for the occupied protest zone in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood to come to an end.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has asked the City Council to investigate socialist Councilmember Kshama Sawant, calling for her to be punished and possibly even expelled from her position over a series of actions surrounding police protests.
The Divide: Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on East Precinct, birth of 'CHAZ'
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced a city-wide curfew from 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. for Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31 after chaos broke out downtown.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has begun a 2021 reelection campaign.
Mayor Jenny Durkan says it will take agility to house more than 500 homeless people over the next 90 days.