The mayoral candidate endorsed an approach, most famously used in New York City, that virtually guarantees shelter on demand. That could require adding tens of...
Jonathan Martin is an assistant metro editor responsible for coverage of homelessness. He has been a reporter, editorial writer and columnist covering social services, politics, prisons and marijuana since joining the Seattle Times in 2002.
Bob Rondeau’s pending retirement is an end of an era, in many ways.
GOP property-tax plan will only widen the urban-rural divide | Jonathan Martin / Times editorial columnist
The GOP-backed education property tax could make the urban-rural divide worse, writes Jonathan Martin.
Builders, not residents, should pay for Seattle’s explosive growth | Jonathan Martin / Times editorial columnist
Impact fees are a populist anthem that is being ignored by the city of Seattle. Why?
Sadly, King County still needs juvenile-detention beds: Don’t scrap new youth jail | Jonathan Martin / Times editorial columnist
Regardless of Seattle’s efforts to turn back the clock on the new King County Children and Family Justice Center, it is an unfortunate necessity, writes...
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s attacks on his accusers’ histories sends a terrible message to sexual-abuse victims, writes columnist Jonathan Martin.
What’s behind Dow Constantine’s illogical arts-levy proposal? | Jonathan Martin / Times editorial columnist
King County Executive Dow Constantine’s proposed arts levy says a lot about his priorities, writes columnist Jonathan Martin.
The Trump playbook leans on fake news, and assumes we’ll nod credulously and play along, writes Jonathan Martin.
Rare red tide on the coast for Republicans — how will Democrats respond? | Jonathan Martin / Times editorial columnist
Washington’s most reliably Democratic county went red for the first time in nearly a century. How will Democrats respond?