Public Funding for Safeco Field Upkeep Could Go Before Voters

King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski wants the public to weigh in with an advisory vote

Officials Warn of More HIV Transmissions Among Homeless Drug Users

A group of eight recently homeless and heterosexual injection drug users in North King County were diagnosed with HIV by county health officials over the… Continue reading

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State Supreme Court Upholds Ruling on Deadly Force Initiative

The justices denied police reform advocates’ request that the high court reconsider its order to put the police reform measure alone on the ballot.

Seattle police car. Photo by Dmitri Fedortchenko/Flickr Creative Commons.
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No Decisions Yet From King County Council on Safeco Field Investment

After questioning representatives of the stadium’s management and hearing testimony, a council committee punted a vote on the plan to spend roughly $180 million on stadium upkeep

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Greg DiGiacomo, Judson Kane, and Darryl James (left to right) attend a Seattle Education Association meeting at Benaroya Hall to vote for a strike authorization on Aug. 28, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Seattle Educators Vote to Authorize Strike

Teachers will picket for the second time in three years if an agreement isn’t made with the district by Sep. 5.

Greg DiGiacomo, Judson Kane, and Darryl James (left to right) attend a Seattle Education Association meeting at Benaroya Hall to vote for a strike authorization on Aug. 28, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
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Report: Sheriff’s Office Mishandled Use-of-Force Complaints

Analysis is the second of two reports documenting frequent missteps in how the department handles citizen complaints

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Esther Lucero, the chief executive officer of the Seattle Indian Health Board. Photo courtesy of the Seattle Indian Health Board.

High Rates of Sexual Violence Among Seattle Native Women Shows Need for Greater Resources

Community leaders say that historical trauma has led to a culture of silencing and not holding perpetrators accountable.

Esther Lucero, the chief executive officer of the Seattle Indian Health Board. Photo courtesy of the Seattle Indian Health Board.

Housing Crisis Fuels Opposition to Safeco Field Investment

Coalition calls on King County Council to divert public money away from stadium maintenance and put it toward affordable housing

New citizens at a naturalization ceremony at Grand Canyon National Park on Sept. 23, 2010. Flickr/National Park Service photo by Michael Quinn

Open Letter Calls on Amazon and Microsoft to Withdraw Support for Elimination of Green Card Limit

An Iranian American advocacy group voices concern over proposed changes to the immigration system.

New citizens at a naturalization ceremony at Grand Canyon National Park on Sept. 23, 2010. Flickr/National Park Service photo by Michael Quinn

Internal Review Finds Deputy’s Shooting of Tommy Le ‘Within Department Policy’

Lawyers representing the Le family slammed the assessment as biased and subjective.

Groundbreaking for the Filipino Community Village project is slated to begin in 2019. The four-story building will include 94 affordable housing units designed for low-income seniors. The project started nearly a decade ago and has involved the purchase of seven parcels of land near the community center in Southeast Seattle. Rendering courtesy of the Filipino Community of Seattle

King County Assessor Pushes for Building Housing on Public Land

John Wilson argues that a slew of underutilized properties owned by local governments can be used for affordable housing

Groundbreaking for the Filipino Community Village project is slated to begin in 2019. The four-story building will include 94 affordable housing units designed for low-income seniors. The project started nearly a decade ago and has involved the purchase of seven parcels of land near the community center in Southeast Seattle. Rendering courtesy of the Filipino Community of Seattle

Sounders’ Season Rises From the Ashes

Seattle will ride a hot streak into a huge match with Portland.

King County Bans Solitary Confinement of Juveniles

Policy shift comes as part of a settlement in response to a 2017 lawsuit

Bellevue police arrest the suspect as seen from as seen from King County Sheriff’s Guardian One helicopter. Screenshot from the King County Sheriff Air Support YouTube page
Bellevue police arrest the suspect as seen from as seen from King County Sheriff’s Guardian One helicopter. Screenshot from the King County Sheriff Air Support YouTube page
Soldiers and civilians at a naturalization ceremony during the 68th Annual Seafair Fleet Week in Seattle on Aug. 4, 2017. Flickr/U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew Dickinson.

Seattle Officials Urge Trump Administration to Address the Naturalization Backlog

The Seattle City Council and Mayor Jenny Durkan have called for a reduction in citizenship application delays.

Soldiers and civilians at a naturalization ceremony during the 68th Annual Seafair Fleet Week in Seattle on Aug. 4, 2017. Flickr/U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew Dickinson.
Hundreds of teachers rally outside of John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence to ask for raises in the upcoming contract with Seattle Public Schools. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Is a Strike Looming at Seattle Public Schools?

Some educators say they’re ready to stall negotiations to demand competitive wages.

Hundreds of teachers rally outside of John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence to ask for raises in the upcoming contract with Seattle Public Schools. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Race For King County Prosecutor Heats Up at Seattle Forum

Former public defender Daron Morris slams incumbent Dan Satterberg for the use of bail in the county justice system

Democratic Socialist to Run Against Rep. Adam Smith in Nov. Election

After coming up short in early results for Aug. 7 primary, Sarah Smith moves into second place

Sparks Continue to Fly Over Safeco Field Maintenance Funding

PFD board member argues that $180 million in public money for stadium upkeep lets Mariners off the hook.