City Council Approves Tax On Soda, Sugary DrinksThe Seattle City Council has approved taxing soda and other sugary beverages to pay for nutrition and education programs.
Protesters Fight Seattle City Council Proposed Police PrecinctThe Seattle City Council meeting was interrupted by protesters trying to join a meeting about the proposed $149 million North police precinct.
Seattle City Councilmember Resigns To Take Job At UWSeattle City Councilmember Sally Clark is stepping down from her position to take a job at the University of Washington.
Former Soldier Charged With Stealing $250,000 In BenefitsA former Idaho National Guard soldier who is also an official in the Washington city of Snoqualmie has been indicted on charges that he lied his way to a Purple Heart and more than $250,000 in government benefits.
Mayor Proposes More Tent Cities For The Homeless In SeattleSeattle Mayor Ed Murray says the city needs more tent cities to respond to homelessness and illegal camping.
Deal Would Lift Cap On Rideshare Cars In Seattle A deal brokered by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray would lift a cap on the number of rideshare cars allowed on the road at one time.
Portland Utilities To Grant Unprecedented Access To WatchdogCity commissioners Nick Fish and Steve Novick have sponsored a resolution allowing a consumer group to analyze Portland's water and sewer services.
Seattle Elects Socialist To City Council Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history.
Socialist Candidate Takes Lead In Seattle City Council RaceVoters in left-leaning Seattle, where police recently handed out snacks at a large marijuana festival and politicians often try to out-liberal each other, are close to electing a Socialist candidate to the City Council.
Seattle Mayor Supports $15 Minimum WageThe idea of a $15 minimum wage continues to build momentum in the Seattle area, with Mayor Mike McGinn saying he would support an effort to set the standard even higher.
Seattle Mayor Orders Police Department To Abandon Plan To Use DronesSeattle's mayor on Thursday ordered the police department to abandon its plan to use drones after residents and privacy advocates protested.
Washington Town On Brink Of Extinction Due To Financial ProblemsFinancial problems have pushed the Snohomish County town of Gold Bar to the brink of extinction — at least as a local government.

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