Jenny Durkan Claims Victory, Will Become Mayor of Seattle Later This Month

A second ballot drop widened her lead and pushed opponent Cary Moon to concede.

Initial Returns Point to a Power Shift in the State Senate

With a 25-24 advantage, what will Democrats do?

Jenny Durkan Emerges From Election Night With Seemingly Insurmountable Lead

But the Cary Moon campaign refuses to quit in the fight to become mayor.

Money On the Table for a Safe Drug Consumption Site in Seattle

As other cities in King County balk, Seattle’s City Council preps for a major public-health effort.

Seattle police car. Photo by Dmitri Fedortchenko, Flickr Creative Commons

Advocates Wonder If One Aspect of a Police Union Contract Could Erode Reforms

A tentative agreement creates an additional appeals process for disciplined police officers.

Seattle police car. Photo by Dmitri Fedortchenko, Flickr Creative Commons

One Year Later, Some Anti-Trump Seattleites Still Mad Enough to Hit the Streets

There were a couple hundred and not thousands this time. But attendees consider this the beginning.

Photo by Casey Jaywork

As Seattle Takes Big Steps Toward Police Reform, Some Activists of Color Remain Wary

Big news on the consent-decree front. But not everyone’s celebrating.

Photo by Casey Jaywork
Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. Photo courtesy King County

King County Could Ban Solitary Confinement for Youth in Detention

Last week, a lawsuit was filed over the practice; this week, King County scrambled to respond.

Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. Photo courtesy King County
Mercer Island City Council candidate Joy Langley posted a photo of her various credentials — including her Cornell degree — on her website on Friday after a group of residents questioned her education credentials. Photo courtesy of ElectJoy.com

Cornell University says ‘No Record’ of Mercer Island Council Candidate’s Degree

A group of Islanders question Joy Langley’s educational credentials, but she stands by her resume.

Mercer Island City Council candidate Joy Langley posted a photo of her various credentials — including her Cornell degree — on her website on Friday after a group of residents questioned her education credentials. Photo courtesy of ElectJoy.com
Daniel Brown, 37, has been houseless in Seattle for the past three years. He attended the protest because he said he’s “desperate for change in my own life.” Photos by Melissa Hellmann

‘We Sweep Trash, Not People’: Advocates Again Demand an End to Sweeps

On the two-year anniversary of the ‘state of emergency’ on homelessness, some question what’s changed.

Daniel Brown, 37, has been houseless in Seattle for the past three years. He attended the protest because he said he’s “desperate for change in my own life.” Photos by Melissa Hellmann

Welcome to the Bliss Jungle

A party house in Shoreline served as a home base for a community of hippies. It was also, according to multiple alleged victims, the scene of numerous rapes.

Under Threat From Development, Residents of a Mobile Home Park Fight to Stay

Around 200 residents face eviction and an unforgiving King County housing market.

Everett Standing Firm on Bikini Barista Rules

The city filed legislation in response to their legal request to have the ordinances tossed.

A former employee and longtime member of Christian Faith Center, 33645 20th Ave. S., has filed a lawsuit against the church alleging that a pastor sexually harassed her. HEIDI SANDERS, the Mirror

Federal Way Megachurch Slapped With Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

The suit claims that pastor Caleb D. Treat preyed upon employees and members of the congregation.

A former employee and longtime member of Christian Faith Center, 33645 20th Ave. S., has filed a lawsuit against the church alleging that a pastor sexually harassed her. HEIDI SANDERS, the Mirror
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Will Seattle (Finally) Protect Its Tree Canopy?

Tree advocates see hope in recent moves by Burgess and the City Council.

Photo via Seattle Department of Transportation

Kids in King County Jail Are Punished Harshly for Pranks and Sent to Isolation, Lawsuit Contends

Columbia Legal Services filed a lawsuit against the county, alleging violations of due process. The details of the suit paint a picture of severe punishment for acting out.

Kirsten Harris-Talley speaks to reporters after being sworn in as Seattle City Councilmember for position 8. Photo by Casey Jaywork

Why Kirsten Harris-Talley Makes a Point of Using the Word ‘Houselessness’

‘Not everyone has a house, but everyone has a home.’

Kirsten Harris-Talley speaks to reporters after being sworn in as Seattle City Councilmember for position 8. Photo by Casey Jaywork
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Justices Frustrated With State’s Tardiness on Funding of Schools

The high court also struggled to understand how much money is needed to achieve compliance.

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