A Conductor Sues Amtrak, a Family Gets Out of the Movie Business, and Sonic Comes to Kent

Plus, the Eastside comes together in support of its Muslim residents.

Death and Taxes Top of Mind in First Week of Legislature

And guns and climate too.

For Homeless Seattleites, a Reprieve From the Debilitating Burden of Warrants

People lacking a permanent addresses often don’t know when they are supposed to appear in court. And they don’t have the money to pay the fines that follow.

Inslee: ‘It’s Our State’s Destiny … to Fight Climate Change’

In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.

Firs Mobile Home Park residents stand in the King County Superior Court following a hearing on January 4. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Judge Blocks Eviction Cases Brought Against SeaTac Mobile Homeowners

The order buys the about 200 residents more time, for now.

Firs Mobile Home Park residents stand in the King County Superior Court following a hearing on January 4. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

As the DOJ Shifts on Marijuana, Washington Leaders Consider a Counter-Measure

A bipartisan contingent of state officials say they are open to meeting with Jeff Sessions in the future.

Westin Hotel workers hold up signs in support of housekeepers’ rights. Photo by Hannah Long-Higgins

The Office of Labor Standards Sets Plan for Implementation of the Hotel Worker Law

It has been more than a year since the law was approved by voters.

Westin Hotel workers hold up signs in support of housekeepers’ rights. Photo by Hannah Long-Higgins
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at the Museum of History and Industry on May 19, 2016.. Photo by Joe Mabel/Flickr

Local Politicians and Advocates Push for Immigrant Protections

Amid national immigration talks Wednesday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against Motel 6 for discriminatory policies while advocates asked that Congress act on DACA.

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at the Museum of History and Industry on May 19, 2016.. Photo by Joe Mabel/Flickr

What’s Ahead for Washington’s New-Look Legislature

Now in full control, Democrats hope to take care of business, but moderates might muck things up.

Ruling in Seattle Is Likely to Reunite Many Refugee Families

The U.S. District Court decision brings back a process that has helped approximately 2,500 families each year.

Amazon box. Photo by Mike Seyfang, Flickr Creative Commons

Delivery Drivers File Lawsuit Against Amazon for Labor Violations

Two Washington drivers allege that Jungle Trux and Amazon failed to pay overtime or grant them breaks.

Amazon box. Photo by Mike Seyfang, Flickr Creative Commons
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

Judge Delivers Crushing Blow to Inslee’s Clean Air Rule

It was the centerpiece of the governor’s crusade against climate change. Now it’s gone.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter
Ty Nolan, 65, speaks at Tuesday’s visioning workshop on the city’s first LGBTQ-affirming senior housing project. Photo by Alex Garland

LGBTQ Seniors Seek Community in Capitol Hill

Community members shared their vision of the city’s first LGBTQ-affirming senior housing project at Tuesday’s workshop.

Ty Nolan, 65, speaks at Tuesday’s visioning workshop on the city’s first LGBTQ-affirming senior housing project. Photo by Alex Garland
Groundbreaking for the Filipino Community Village project is slated to begin in 2019. Photo courtesy of the Filipino Community of Seattle.

Plans for New Community Village Give Filipino Seniors Renewed Hope

The city announced more than $100 million in investments for affordable housing units Monday.

Groundbreaking for the Filipino Community Village project is slated to begin in 2019. Photo courtesy of the Filipino Community of Seattle.

Homeless Service Providers Refute City’s Reason for Budget Cuts

SHARE/WHEEL testified at City Hall that they had successfully transitioned clients into permanent housing.

Warren Moon. Photo by Gamescore Blog/Wikimedia

Before Warren Moon, a History of Sexual Assault Allegations in Seattle Football

Following a report of misconduct, the Seahawks anouncer asked to be pulled off the air earlier this month.

Warren Moon. Photo by Gamescore Blog/Wikimedia

Error With Recording Device Leads to Dismissal of 61 Cases From Prostitution Bust

One defendant’s attorney discovered the oversight.

Allan Phillips, the former co-owner of Carleton Avenue Grocery, stands outside of the Georgetown establishment on Wednesday. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

After the City’s Oldest Grocery Store Closes, Customers Look Elsewhere for Food and Community

Georgetown’s Carleton Avenue Grocery closed on October 31, leaving the neighborhood with a deeper dearth of food options.

Allan Phillips, the former co-owner of Carleton Avenue Grocery, stands outside of the Georgetown establishment on Wednesday. Photo by Melissa Hellmann