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Seattle City Council Shows Support For City's Striking Teachers

AP | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle City Council has thrown its support behind striking teachers, passing a resolution recognizing the union as the walkout in...

Dave Jamieson

Meet The Fist-Shaking Socialist Behind America's Highest Minimum Wage | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

(Photo: Elaine Thompson/AP) This article is part of a Huffington Post series, on the occasion of the site's 10th anniversary, looking at some ...

Alaska Lawmakers Take Shot at State of Washington Over Arctic Development

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

After sending salvos at President Barack Obama and federal government bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., top Republicans in the Alaska Legislature have a new focus for their ire: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle's mayor and city council, foes who they say would stymie oil development in the Arctic.

From the Cities a Progressive Movement Will Rise

Nick Licata | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Nick Licata

With over fifty percent of the population living in our biggest thirty-five metropolitan areas, it is critical to organize urban areas and pass legislation that demonstrates to the nation that progressive solutions strengthen our democracy.

Sustainable Housing, Politics and a Basic Pride of Place

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 12.23.2014 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

We carry with us the ability to mine pride from place, even in places that are, perhaps, least expected to shine.

Share-Less in Seattle

Michael Beckerman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Michael Beckerman

Companies like Lyft and Uber are not only changing the future of transportation, they are also driving economic growth and job creation in cities all over the world.

Socialist Kshama Sawant Doesn't Call Obama Her Comrade (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Byron Kittle | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

Socialist Kshama Sawant, who was elected this year to the Seattle City Council, said Tuesday she does not count President Barack Obama as a comrade in...

Socialist Candidate Elected To City Council

AP | MANUEL VALDES | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history. Kshama Sawant's lead continued to grow...

Yes, A Socialist Is On The Verge Of Winning A City Council Race

AP | MANUEL VALDES | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — Voters in left-leaning Seattle, where police recently handed out snacks at a large marijuana festival and politicians often try to ou...

There's A New Push To Raise Seattle's Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour

AP | Donna Gordon Blankinship | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business

SEATTLE — Washington already has the nation's highest state minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there's a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15....

Seattle City Council Opposes Coal-Export Ports

AP | PHUONG LE | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday opposing the development of coal-export terminals in Washington stat...

Major City Votes To Ban Plastic Bags

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 02.18.2012 | Green

SEATTLE — The Seattle City Council voted Monday to ban single-use plastic bags from groceries and other retail stores, joining a growing trend a...