The Seattle City Council introduced legislation to approve the Seattle Police Officer Guild’s tentative agreement with the city on Oct. 15, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Will Seattle’s Police Contract Stand the Test of Reforms?

The Seattle City Council introduced legislation to approve a long-awaited agreement, but not everyone seems satisfied.

The Seattle City Council introduced legislation to approve the Seattle Police Officer Guild’s tentative agreement with the city on Oct. 15, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
Paul Allen, shown in 2015. Courtesy of the Herald

Paul Allen Dead at 65

Microsoft co-founder, developer, and philanthropist routinely struggled with cancer.

Paul Allen, shown in 2015. Courtesy of the Herald
Task force members reveal a gang member’s tattoo during a July bust at an unspecified location. COURTESY PHOTO, U.S. Marshals Service
Task force members reveal a gang member’s tattoo during a July bust at an unspecified location. COURTESY PHOTO, U.S. Marshals Service
Le family attorneys Linda Tran and Jeff Campiche stand on either side of Tommy Le’s parents, Hoai Le and Dieu Ho, at the Dat Lat Quan Vietnamese restaurant in White Center on Oct. 14. Photo by Josh Kelety

‘We’re Not Going to Give Up’: Vietnamese Community Rallies for Tommy Le

Over a year after law enforcement fatally shot the 20-year-old Burien resident, family and community members remain galvanized to seek justice.

Le family attorneys Linda Tran and Jeff Campiche stand on either side of Tommy Le’s parents, Hoai Le and Dieu Ho, at the Dat Lat Quan Vietnamese restaurant in White Center on Oct. 14. Photo by Josh Kelety

County Officials to Use Downtown Seattle Jail as Homeless Shelter

The facility will house between 125 and 150 people, allow for 24-hour access, and likely won’t require that individuals be sober to stay there.

State Supreme Court Strikes Down Death Penalty

All nine justices found the use of capital punishment in Washington state unconstitutional and racially biased.

Incarcerated and Infirmed: How Northwest Detention Center Is Failing Sick Inmates

Inadequate medical care plagues immigrants at the facility, but ICE claims otherwise.

DNA Under Girl’s Fingernail Leads to Attempted Kidnapping Charge

Teen scratched man’s face after he forced her into vehicle near Kent

Executive Constantine Reforms Police Deadly Force Inquest Process

The changes come after community members and advocates called the system biased in favor of law enforcement.

Anita Khandelwal Nominated to Lead King County Department of Public Defense

Prior reporting had indicated that county leaders wouldn’t support her for the job due to her public opposition to the new youth detention center.

Executive Dow Constantine Proposes $11.6 Billion Budget

With King County’s finances already stretched thin, Constantine’s budget largely maintains current services while making investments in transit, law enforcement, and juvenile justice reform.

Secure Gun Storage Ordinance Approved by King County Council

A Bellevue-based gun rights group has already vowed legal action in response.

Cliffhanger Ahead in 8th Congressional District

Polls show Kim Schrier and Dino Rossi in close race for open Congress seat

Seahawks Legend Steve Largent: ‘Football Was a Life-Saving Event’

Q&A with the Hall of Fame wide receiver

The Palouse Wind Farm in eastern Washington. Photo by Chris Weber, Flickr Creative Commons

Report Reveals Inequities of Climate Change in Washington

The poor and communities of color are affected the worst, according to a UW study.

The Palouse Wind Farm in eastern Washington. Photo by Chris Weber, Flickr Creative Commons

King County Courthouse Reopened After Closure Due To Broken Water Pipe

The crucial county government building in downtown Seattle was emptied of personnel and shuttered.

Photo by HyunJae Park/Flickr

King County’s Safeco Funding Package Might Go to Referendum Vote

The initiative, filed by a group called “Citizens Against Sports Stadium Subsidies,” could put the $135 million spending plan on the ballot early next year.

Photo by HyunJae Park/Flickr

Locked Up and Poor

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