"It's completely changed my belief in fairness," says Amy Sterner Nelson.
Though state laws in both places have not yet adapted, consumers of "entheogenic" plants and fungi are now less likely to be arrested and prosecuted in the two cities.
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Seattle Just Became the Largest U.S. City To Approve Quasi-Decriminalization of Natural Psychedelics
The resolution urges police to refrain from arresting people for noncommercial production and distribution as well as possession.
New bills passed earlier this week require landlords to give tenants 180 days' notice before raising rents and pay relocation expenses to low-income tenants who move in response to rent hikes.
A homeless man’s truck was impounded in Seattle and he couldn’t afford the costs to get it back. That’s unconstitutional, justices rule.
More and more cities have taken preliminary steps toward allowing "missing middle" housing options in once exclusive single-family neighborhoods, but the devil is in the details.
Seattle is taking steps in the right direction, but the state legislature is dragging its feet.
One complainer managed to shut down a popular local business.
City-level requirements that grocery stores pay wage premiums during the pandemic could prompt layoffs, price hikes.
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Peace will come only from leaving other people alone on the condition that they do the same for us.
A new lawsuit argues that the city and state's eviction bans are an unconstitutional impairment of contracts unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The city has passed a new payroll tax on large employers that is expected to raise over $200 million a year.
Seattle police have arrested dozens of protesters during their sweep of the so-called Capitol Hill Occupied Protest.
The plaintiffs argue that the city's tolerance of the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest has resulted in lawlessness and lost business.
Seattle Says It Will Ask Protesters To Voluntarily Leave 'Autonomous Zone.' What Happens If They Don't?
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Police unions exist to protect cops at the expense of the public.
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Is the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone a brave experiment in self-government or just flash-in-the-pan activism?
A previous version of the tax was repealed a month after it was passed in 2018.
When educators don't see their parents and students as customers, they make some really stupid decisions.
The officer was suspended for only six days.
The Seattle festival's organizers argue that banning signs referring to state-licensed cannabusinesses violates the state and federal constitutions.
The legislation is far from perfect, but does move the city in the right direction.
Institute for Justice to city: Show probable cause, guys.
Booming Construction and Falling Rents in Seattle and Portland Show Laws of Supply and Demand Still Apply to Housing
Despite the claims of NIMBY activists, cities can build their way out of a housing crunch
Seattle's Amazon Tax Was Going to Raise $20 Million For Affordable Housing. Now the City is Getting Sued for $40 Million for Stopping a Housing Project.
The city's attempt to save the famed Showbox music venue has predictably resulted in a lawsuit.
Seattle's Socialist City Council Member Thinks Housing Is a Human Right—Unless it Comes at the Expense of Music Venues
Khsama Sawant is doing everything in her power to kill a 442-unit apartment project because it would replace an iconic concert hall.
The baseball team says it will only sign a long-term lease to remain at Safeco Field if the county ponies up.
The latest environmental craze claims another victory.
Advocates hope a straw ban will be the first step toward broader plastic prohibitions.
Employee head taxes are enjoying an undeserved popularity.
Tax proponents folded rather than defend the tax from a increasingly popular voter initiative to repeal the tax.
The city's leftists are becoming increasingly unhinged in the face of broad resistance to a tax on hours worked.
City officials seem dedicated to driving away the businesses that create prosperity.
Business and labor join forces to oppose an employee head tax.