Washington Attorney General Challenges Immigration Ban

The state of Washington has been at the forefront of activism and legislative activity ever since President Donald Trump’s inauguration by standing against the president’s directives despite federal pressures. PHOTO VIA JOE MABEL The current Attorney General of Washington, Bob Ferguson. The City of Seattle chose to remain a sanctuary city even at the cost […]

Salmon Give New Life to Elwha River

Often we think nature is weak, that the damage we’ve caused is irreversible, but scientists are optimistic after salmon were spotted over the summer making their way upstream in the Elwha River, which began its recovery five years ago when two dams blocking its waters were demolished and the 45-mile-long river was set loose across […]

State Initiative Aims to Get Big Money Out of Local Politics

This November, Washington voters will be voting on Initiative 1464, a statewide measure that would establish a publicly funded campaign finance system. CECI ESTELA • THE SPECTATOR If it’s passed, Washington state residents will receive three $50 vouchers to direct towards eligible state campaigns. To fund this, Initiative 1464 will repeal the sales tax exemption […]

Nation’s First Carbon Tax on Washington Ballot

No state in this country has a tax on carbon emissions. That might change in November if Washington state voters approve Initiative 732, a ballot measure that would establish a carbon emission tax on certain fossil fuels, reduce the state sales tax by one percentage point, increase a low-income exemption and reduce certain manufacturing taxes. […]

Seattle U Hosts Gubernatorial Debate

Republican Bill Bryant and incumbent democrat Jay Inslee squared off in a heated gubernatorial debate held in Pigott Auditorium on Monday. With general elections closing in, this was an opportunity for both candidates to make their positions clear and pin down any undecided voters. But that’s not really how it went. Instead the debate became […]

Support for the MRC Student Coalition Grows

On Monday, day 13 of their sit-in protest at the Casey Building, the Matteo Ricci College (MRC) Student Coalition testified in front of Academic Assembly and presented two binders full of testimonies, emails and other documents detailing complaints against the college, some dating back to 2008. Nick Turner • The Spectator MRC Student Coalition members […]

Meet Your 2016 Seahawks Draft Picks

The 2016 NFL Draft was held last weekend, April 29 – May 1, in Chicago and there will be some new faces around the VMAC when the rookie minicamp kicks off this Friday. Who are all these new faces? Germain Ifedi – OT, Texas A&M (First Round, Pick No. 31) Seattle hasn’t used their first […]

I-1520 Aims to Keep Films and Money in Washington

Seattle has made a lot of notable appearances on film and television, which is no surprise considering its famous associations with alternative music, coffee and breathtaking views. But the real Seattle has actually hosted very few physical movie shoots. Seattle based films such as “Paycheck,” “Firewall,” “Shooter,” “Battle in Seattle,” “88 Minutes” and “50 Shades […]

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