You’d think it would be a slow week for politics, and yet:
1. Seattle City Council OKs budget with added social-services spending, Socialist Kshama Sawant votes against it.
2. Gov. Inslee pushes incentives for electric cars. (Phuong Le/AP)
3. NRA intends to lobby against new background-check law.
4. Viet Shelton will be Seattle mayor’s new communications director.
6. Outoing Rep. Doc Hastings won’t collect his congressional pension. (Rob Hotakainen/McClatchy)