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Ferguson Sues Northwest Detention Center Operator Over $1-a-Day Wages

The suit against GEO Group alleges violations of Washington state minimum wage law.

No Rest for the Wicked—or the Seattle City Attorney’s Office

An activist City Council makes for boatloads of legal work.

City Begins Sweep of Spokane Street Encampment, Amid Protests

Homeless advocates decry the process and call for deeply affordable housing.

Lawyers for Father of Charleena Lyles File Wrongful Death Suit, Call Inquest a ‘Sham’

The suit is against the two SPD officers who shot her. The City of Seattle will be added later.

International Campaign to #StopSucking Plastic Straws Launches in Seattle

And next summer, Seattle will begin enforcing a law banning all single-use plastics—including straws.

‘It’s Outrageous!’ Ferguson Sues Trump Administration Over DACA Order

On Tuesday, Ferguson said he’d be filing a lawsuit “very, very soon.” On Wednesday, he filed it.

More Sweeps and More Shelter, But Little Housing for Seattle’s Homeless

Authorities continue to evict homeless campers, but permanent housing eludes most.

On the Eve of Commercial Expansion, South Park Prepares

A once-isolated enclave inside Seattle’s industrial corridor, the neighborhood will soon change. What will be lost, and what gained?

Trump Ends DACA, Washington Fights Back

With legislation, lawsuits, and advocacy, Washington leaders vow to have the last word.

As Rideshare Union Vote Gets Delayed, the Portion Of Drivers Who Get to Vote Shrinks

In a bit of irony, efforts to block a union vote among Uber and Lyft drivers may ultimately help the Teamsters.

Judge Tosses Final Lawsuit Against Ordinance Allowing Rideshare Drivers to Unionize

That means the city can move forward with implementing the law. For now.

King County Could Lose DOJ Funding Over Its Immigration Enforcement Policies

Despite objections from 53 Democratic members of Congress.

Why the New Bike Shares Could Actually Make Seattle Streets Safer

Adding thousands of bikes to the road may do more than helmets to save rider lives.

Nikkita Oliver Declares Victory as She Exits Mayoral Race

It will be Cary Moon vs. Jenny Durkan in November, but the Peoples Party and its candidate will continue to move forward.

Oil Blockades Are the Beginning of a Regional Mass Action, Activists Say

The same oil train was blocked in Vancouver and Tenino.

Car-Free Hiking! Metro Launches Shuttle to Select Trails

The Issaquah Alps program could lead to transit service to farther-out areas like Mailbox Peak.

Late Ballots Could Help Nikkita Oliver, But Maybe Not Sara Nelson

Conventional wisdom says the late voters are the far-left voters. Will that sway the election?

Cappy’s Gym Keeps Up the Good Fight

Best Gym: Cappy’s Boxing Gym