37th District Dems Endorse Thomas-Kennedy for City Attorney, No Mayoral Endorsement

by Emerald staff In a marathon session, more than 100 37th District Democrats met for nearly five hours on Zoom on the evening of Monday, Sept. 13, to make the organization’s general election endorsements. Endorsements require a 60% majority and included:

Mayor Durkan Announces Community-Based Programs, Responding to Gun Violence Spike

by Lizz Giordano and Andrew Engelson As shootings spike in King County, disproportionately impacting Communities of Color, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced last week the City will distribute $12.4 million to organizations working to curb gun violence and improve safety in BIPOC communities.  The year 2020 was particularly deadly for Seattle, recording the highest number … Continue reading Mayor Durkan Announces Community-Based Programs, Responding to Gun Violence Spike

Seattle’s Mayoral Candidates Talk About Post-Pandemic Arts Recovery at Arts Forum

by Mark Van Streefkerk  On Thursday, eight of Seattle’s mayoral candidates shared their plans for reviving the city’s arts communities at an Arts Forum at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. All the candidates agreed that arts and culture recovery is a necessary component in the city’s overall post-pandemic healing, but each had a different … Continue reading Seattle’s Mayoral Candidates Talk About Post-Pandemic Arts Recovery at Arts Forum

Many Top Mayoral Candidates Support Free Transit. Here’s What Corporations Would Save.

By Erica C. Barnett (This article was originally published by PubliCola and has been reprinted under an agreement)  As the leading mayoral candidates establish (and sometimes alter) their positions on major campaign questions, including homelessness, growth, and transportation, a surprising consensus has emerged around an issue that wasn’t even on the table four years ago: … Continue reading Many Top Mayoral Candidates Support Free Transit. Here’s What Corporations Would Save.

In Run for Congress, Burien Deputy Mayor Krystal Marx Makes Housing Her Focus

by Ashley Archibald As deputy mayor of Burien, Krystal Marx has some experience with political disagreement. As an unapologetic progressive, Marx has had to pass legislation in an ideologically diverse council that has exchanged pointed words over issues in the past. But Burien’s elected officials came together to pass tenant protections and hazard pay for … Continue reading In Run for Congress, Burien Deputy Mayor Krystal Marx Makes Housing Her Focus

Mayoral Candidates Discuss Gun Violence in Community Forum

by Ashley Archibald On June 28, one of the hottest days on record in Seattle, a suspect opened fire at Alki Beach killing one person and injuring at least three more, according to the Seattle Police Department. The next day, five mayoral candidates joined a forum to discuss their positions on gun violence in Seattle, … Continue reading Mayoral Candidates Discuss Gun Violence in Community Forum

Mayor and Council Unveil Economic Relief Plan, CD Gets More Affordable Housing

by Elizabeth Turnbull Following a year of economic difficulties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the mayor and some Seattle City Council members have proposed that more than $100 million in federal recovery funds be designated toward critical areas of the local economy such as addressing houselessness and helping businesses recover. The proposal, called the … Continue reading Mayor and Council Unveil Economic Relief Plan, CD Gets More Affordable Housing

Deputy Mayor Casey Sixkiller Announces Run for Mayor

by Erica C. Barnett (This article originally appeared on PubliCola and has been reprinted under an agreement.) Deputy Mayor Casey Sixkiller joined the crowded race for mayor Tuesday, May 4, after months of hinting that he would make an announcement soon. He told PubliCola that, if elected, he would propose a bond measure, backed by … Continue reading Deputy Mayor Casey Sixkiller Announces Run for Mayor

Vivian Hua, Northwest Film Forum Receive 2021 Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Film

by Mark Van Streefkerk Executive Director of the Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) Vivian Hua 華婷婷 (she/they interchangeably) is someone who doesn’t have the stereotypical background of an executive director, but during a year marked by disruptive change caused by a pandemic, that turned out to be a good thing. Throughout last year, the NWFF streamed … Continue reading Vivian Hua, Northwest Film Forum Receive 2021 Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Film