Casey Jaywork

Fire Devours Three Tents At the Field; Fast-Thinking Campers Contain Blaze

Homeless campers have been asking Seattle for fire extinguishers for months.

State House Bill Would Stop the Bleeding In King County Budget

The bill, in committee this morning, would enable the county’s taxes to keep pace with inflation and population growth.

Local Leaders Begin to Bend on New Youth Jail

But they haven’t broken. Not yet, at least.

ACLU WA Asks for Restraining Order to Stop Seattle Homeless Sweeps

The civil liberties group is already suing Seattle over the sweeps, arguing they violate the Constitution.

Reform Plan Would Let Civilians, Not Cops, Oversee Police Conduct

Many of the proposed reforms still need to be bargained with the police unions.

Social Media, Social Activism and Trump: A Recipe for Mass Action

The protest at Sea-Tac Saturday could become a common scene in Seattle.

Seattle City Council Unanimously Passes ‘Welcoming City’ Resolution

Seattle welcomes Muslims, immigrants, refugees, and the homeless, according to the resolution.

“We Will Fight.” Thousands Gather in Westlake to Protest Immigration Ban

The momentum from Saturday night’s standoff at SeaTac Airport carried into orderly protests Sunday night.

Trump Orders Funding Cuts to Sanctuary Cities, Promising a Showdown With Seattle

He also directed Homeland Security to deputize local police to enforce federal immigration laws.

Sawant Blasts Secret Federal Surveillance Cameras on Seattle Utility Poles

The cameras have been used, among other things, to spy on restaurant workers suspected of illicitly dumping grease.

Sawant Calls for Removal of Secret FBI Cameras in Seattle

This afternoon Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is calling for the removal…

Police Reformers Back Frockt Bill to Allow Prosecution of Killer Cops

The bill would create objective standards for whether an officer shooting was reasonable.

Middle School Students Explain Why They Protested Against Trump Today

Today’s inauguration of Donald Trump as President has seen massive protests across…

County Health Board Unanimously Endorses Safe Drug Sites

The two pilot sites would be the first in the country.

Bill to Protect Against Muslim Registry Enters State Senate

SB 5308 would narrowly prevent state agencies from giving out personal religious information to the feds.

So You Want to Protest: A Beginner’s Guide

Ten tips on taking to the streets and changing the world.

Miloscia Sponsors Bill to Block Safe Drug Sites

But it’s unlikely to become law.

County Strikes Deal to Help Transgender People Pay For Name Changes

With the Trump administration imminent, trans people are scrambling to get their papers in order.

Progress Slow and Garbage Woe At City Homelessness Meeting

Seattle’s limited efforts to address homelessness are slowly manifesting.

EPIC Appeals ‘Youth Jail’ Permit

More than 60 social justice organizations have joined the appeal against the new ‘Justice Center.’