Thursday news roundup

King County gets another threatening letter from the DOJ, and more.

Also, Murphy Brown is coming back — and I can’t wait to see her take on the Trump Administration.

The Seattle Times, The Stranger, MyNorthwest, Capitol Hill Times, South Seattle Emerald, and the Seattle Globalist report on the letter King County received from the US Department of Justice yesterday demanding that the county hand over documents related to its  support of “sanctuary city” policies.

SeattleMet covers the state legislature’s hearing earlier this week on rescinding the statewide ban on residential rent control.

The Sightline Institute looks at who votes in Seattle elections, and what the city could do to encourage more people to vote.

SeattleMet looks at whether Seattle should try to open a municipal bank.


One comment

  1. RE: Sightline

    The only way one can claim folks are disenfranchised is if they were not mailed ballots or there was some nefarious plot to under-report local elections among certain groups. If people choose not to vote, that does not equate to them “having no say.” There is a level of personal accountability in being an engaged citizen. A ballot arrives and it’s then up to a voter to decide if they want to vote and for whom. Whether any of the candidates are compelling enough to vote for is an entirely different (though valid) question…but it’s not one of disenfranchisement.

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