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‘My Dreams Are in Limbo’: A Seattle Dreamer Grapples With Her Future

While I am not defined by DACA, much of what defines me is thanks to the Obama-era program.

More Sweeps and More Shelter, But Little Housing for Seattle’s Homeless

Authorities continue to evict homeless campers, but permanent housing eludes most.

On the Eve of Commercial Expansion, South Park Prepares

A once-isolated enclave inside Seattle’s industrial corridor, the neighborhood will soon change. What will be lost, and what gained?

Trump Ends DACA, Washington Fights Back

With legislation, lawsuits, and advocacy, Washington leaders vow to have the last word.

Heavy Smoke Returns to Seattle as Wildfires Burn

The largest of a dozen fires in the state has burned more than 95,000 acres.

City Attorney Says Seattle Settled With Whitlatch So That She’d Never Police Again

The former SPD officer who was fired for racial bias received more than $100,000 from the city.

Did the City Attorney’s Office Discourage the Income Tax It Now Has to Defend?

The dominant legal opinion has long been on the side of opponents, but a state Supreme Court decision indicates that such conventional thinking is vulnerable.

Everett Backs Off New Rules After Lyft, Uber Cancel Services

The company says the city’s proposed background check requirement is similar to a rule in Seattle.

Election Chief Deems Eyman’s ‘B.S.’ Too Vulgar for Voter Pamphlet

Requested to edit his argument against a sales tax increase, the conservative activist refuses.

Washington State Politico Beat Sheriff Joe Once, and He’s Ready to Do It Again

With Arpaio talking about running again, Ron Dotzauer just has to laugh.

County Sheriff Identifies Detective Who Threatened Motorist at Gunpoint

Richard Rowe, 53, is a county Detective assigned to the Woodinville Police Department.

Charleena Lyles Wasn’t On Drugs Or Medication When Seattle Police Shot Her

A medical examiner’s diagram and a toxicology report reveal more context for the fatal shooting.

As Rideshare Union Vote Gets Delayed, the Portion Of Drivers Who Get to Vote Shrinks

In a bit of irony, efforts to block a union vote among Uber and Lyft drivers may ultimately help the Teamsters.

A Seattle Veteran Seeks Justice for the USS Liberty, but Not Without Some Controversy

The Navy ship was attacked by Israeli forces in 1967. Those who served on it have been unsatisfied with the explanation why.

The Unseen Epidemic and the People Who Are Fighting It

A band of public healers is battling against hepatitis C, and bureaucracy, to help the county’s poorest.

Why We Must Give Immigrants Shelter From the Storms

Be they natural or political.

Watchdog Praises Sheriff’s Response to ‘Troubling’ Traffic Stop

A county detective is on leave after sticking a gun in a driver’s face without identifying himself.

Gender Justice League Sues Trump Administration Over Transgender Military Ban

The Seattle nonprofit is a plaintiff in one of two new lawsuits against the ban.

Durkan Pitches Free Two-Year College for All Seattle Public School Graduates

Funding will come from somewhere in Seattle’s existing budget, Durkan says.