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September 17, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Food policy consultant launches Seattle City Council bid

Politics are heating up in South Seattle, where a new City Council candidate is calling her neck of the woods “neglected” in terms of public safety and economic development. Tammy Morales, 45, who runs a food policy consulting business and who lives in Seward Park with her husband and children, announced Wednesday she will run for the…


Comments | More in Local government, Politics Northwest, Seattle City Council | Topics: 2015 Seattle City Council elections, Bruce Harrell, education

February 27, 2013 at 4:31 PM

King County seeks power to raise sales tax without voter approval

King County officials are pushing legislation in Olympia that would allow them to raise the local sales tax to pay for human services and public safety expenses — without asking for voter approval. Counties are currently allowed to ask voters for a public-safety tax increase of up  to 0.3 percent, and 10 counties have successfully won…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: King County, public safety, sales tax