Josh Kelety

Locked Up and Poor

King County and Seattle courts use money bail to incarcerate defendants before trial. Should the system be reformed?

Daron Morris Suspends Campaign for King County Prosecutor

After running as a reformer, medical issues are preventing Morris from finishing the race.

Democratic incumbent Rep. Adam Smith of Washington’s 9th Congressional District (right) and challenger Sarah Smith discuss the issues facing the district during a forum the Mirror hosted on Sept. 19. Andy Hobbs/staff photo

Smith vs. Smith: Two Democrats Clash in 9th Congressional District Forum

Democratic socialist Sarah Smith seeks ‘bold new progressive vision’ in bid to replace incumbent Adam Smith.

Democratic incumbent Rep. Adam Smith of Washington’s 9th Congressional District (right) and challenger Sarah Smith discuss the issues facing the district during a forum the Mirror hosted on Sept. 19. Andy Hobbs/staff photo

It’s Official: Safeco Field Will Get $135 Million in Taxpayer Funds

Critical King County Councilmembers call plan “a fleecing” and “irresponsible.”

King County Moves to Expand Pre-Booking Diversion Program

Three cities could get money to link low-level drug offenders to services and keep them out of jail.

Tourism Organizations Lose in Safeco Field Funding Plan

Money previously intended for Seattle and South King County organizations might go to stadium maintenance.

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Safeco Field Will Get a New Name Next Year

Seattle Mariners could make over $100 million from naming rights.

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King County Council Approves $135 Million Public Investment in Safeco Field

A council committee voted to advance a last-minute “compromise” plan to fund stadium maintenance.

Public Funding for Safeco Field Upkeep Could Go Before Voters

King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski wants the public to weigh in with an advisory vote

Officials Warn of More HIV Transmissions Among Homeless Drug Users

A group of eight recently homeless and heterosexual injection drug users in North King County were diagnosed with HIV by county health officials over the… Continue reading

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No Decisions Yet From King County Council on Safeco Field Investment

After questioning representatives of the stadium’s management and hearing testimony, a council committee punted a vote on the plan to spend roughly $180 million on stadium upkeep

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Best of Seattle 2018: Out & About

Best Park Green Lake Park With its almost-three-mile concrete path snaking around the lake’s entire edge, always-active basketball and tennis courts, a sports field, boat… Continue reading

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Report: Sheriff’s Office Mishandled Use-of-Force Complaints

Analysis is the second of two reports documenting frequent missteps in how the department handles citizen complaints

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Housing Crisis Fuels Opposition to Safeco Field Investment

Coalition calls on King County Council to divert public money away from stadium maintenance and put it toward affordable housing

Internal Review Finds Deputy’s Shooting of Tommy Le ‘Within Department Policy’

Lawyers representing the Le family slammed the assessment as biased and subjective.

Groundbreaking for the Filipino Community Village project is slated to begin in 2019. The four-story building will include 94 affordable housing units designed for low-income seniors. The project started nearly a decade ago and has involved the purchase of seven parcels of land near the community center in Southeast Seattle. Rendering courtesy of the Filipino Community of Seattle

King County Assessor Pushes for Building Housing on Public Land

John Wilson argues that a slew of underutilized properties owned by local governments can be used for affordable housing

Groundbreaking for the Filipino Community Village project is slated to begin in 2019. The four-story building will include 94 affordable housing units designed for low-income seniors. The project started nearly a decade ago and has involved the purchase of seven parcels of land near the community center in Southeast Seattle. Rendering courtesy of the Filipino Community of Seattle