Catharine Smith is an editor at KUOW focusing on politics, policing, environment and investigations. She has contributed environmental justice reporting for The Guardian and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. She also spent a decade as a reporter and editor for HuffPost in New York City.
Professional Affiliations: Member of Investigative Reporters and Editors; fellow at Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Jaime Herrera Beutler, the incumbent Republican in Washington's 3rd Congressional District, has conceded to Trump-backed challenger Joe Kent.
The race in Washington's 3rd Congressional District in the state's southwest took a dramatic turn Monday evening, sending shockwaves through the local Republican party.
Election officials were still tallying votes in southwest Washington's closely watched 3rd Congressional District, as of Friday evening.
The Associated Press has called the race in Washington's 4th Congressional District.
On Tuesday, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced his pick for the new civilian head of the police accountability office.
A King County inquest jury has found that two Seattle police officers’ use of deadly force was justified when they shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a pregnant mother of four, as they responded to her 911 call in 2017. The jury, which returned its findings Wednesday afternoon, determined that the officers had largely followed department policies and training.