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Opioid Addicts Say Kratom Helps Them Kick the Habit. So Why Is the DEA Banning It?

At the end of the month, the Vietnamese botanical goes bye-bye (in the legal market, at least).

 

A Seattle riot officer at a recent May Day anticapitalist march. Photo by Casey Jaywork.

For Some Cop Critics, A Bigger Police Force Is the Solution, Not the Problem

Facing budget season, advocates ask: are police dysfunctional public servants, or an occupying army?

 

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Sawant Memo Shows Money Tabbed For North Precinct Could Help Pay for Housing Instead

The finding contradicts prior assessments by mayor’s budget chief.

 

Friends and family gather to remember the victims of the Mukilteo shooting. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AG Ferguson Says There’s No Time to Wait for Assault Weapon Ban

“I just felt, ‘Well, screw it. If I believe it, I should propose it.’”

Friends and family gather to remember the victims of the Mukilteo shooting. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Four Years After Legal Weed, Seattle’s Black Market Still Thrives

Meet the dealers, buyers, and patients ducking the 502 shops.

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Overlooking Auburn, one of the cities that convened a task force on opioid addiction. Photo via Wikipedia

Safe Drug Sites Could Be a Tough Sell Outside Seattle

Will rural King County get behind real drug reform?

Overlooking Auburn, one of the cities that convened a task force on opioid addiction. Photo via Wikipedia
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Mike Daisey Takes on the Donald and His Enablers With ‘The Trump Card’

The monologist knows you would love for him to tear the Republican presidential candidate apart. He’s not going to do that.

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Photo by Michael O’Leary/The Herald

Carbon-Cutting I-732 Would Deliver a Tax “Windfall” to Boeing. Should We Care?

The perils of fiddling with taxes in a state where aerospace plays by its own rules.

Photo by Michael O’Leary/The Herald
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#BlockTheBunker Has Shown the Black-Lives Movement for the Potent Political Force It Is

Last week’s events should silence critics who argue BLM doesn’t have the political savvy to affect change.

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#BlockTheBunker Shuts Down Council, Demands No Youth Jail and Fewer Police

They want Seattle to invest in public housing and services.

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Protesters in city hall. Photo by Alex Garland.

Bunker? Blocked.

The mayor and some councilmembers walked back a proposed, expensive new police station. For now.

Protesters in city hall. Photo by Alex Garland.