The Roundup: White supremacy, teacher salaries and a homemade bomb

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Developmental Disabilities Administration employees take a break during the workday to advocate for higher pay and affordable health insurance on August 9, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

State Employees Can’t Afford Seattle

As the cost of living booms, case managers in contract negotiations cite low wages for high turnover rates.

Developmental Disabilities Administration employees take a break during the workday to advocate for higher pay and affordable health insurance on August 9, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
Photo by SounderBruce/Wikipedia Commons

King County Suspends a Detective for Attacking an Uber Driver

The Sheriff’s discipline comes as the result of violent off-duty behavior.

Photo by SounderBruce/Wikipedia Commons

Adam Smith Beats Democratic Challenger in 9th Congressional District

The incumbent easily outpaced his Republican and Democratic Socialist challengers.

King County Executive Dow Constantine addresses One Table members at the group’s Aug. 3 meeting at Seattle City Hall. Photo by Josh Kelety

One Table Has No Clear Game Plan for Regional Homelessness

Seattle and King County’s joint task force to address the crisis still only has vague strategies.

King County Executive Dow Constantine addresses One Table members at the group’s Aug. 3 meeting at Seattle City Hall. Photo by Josh Kelety
Garfield High School. Photo by Joe Wolf/Flickr

Seattle Public Schools and Teachers’ Unions Spar Over Alleged Deficits

SPS says the McCleary Supreme Court ruling will cost them money, while teachers argue it should increase funding.

Garfield High School. Photo by Joe Wolf/Flickr
Bellevue Police Department Chief Steve Mylett. Photo by Raechel Dawson
Bellevue Police Department Chief Steve Mylett. Photo by Raechel Dawson
Daron Morris

Should the 16-Year-Old Be Charged with Murder in the Death of Officer Moreno?

King County Prosecutor Candidate Daron Morris says no and thinks the Kent teen should not be tried as an adult.

Daron Morris
Organizations like the ACLU are pushing against law enforcement using facial recognition software. A recent test of Amazon’s tech falsely identified 28 members of Congress as criminals. Image courtesy ACLU

Property Tax Levy for Law Enforcement Fingerprinting System Could Lead to Facial Recognition

Civil liberty advocates argue that the ballot measure’s language opens the door for inaccurate facial ID technology.

Organizations like the ACLU are pushing against law enforcement using facial recognition software. A recent test of Amazon’s tech falsely identified 28 members of Congress as criminals. Image courtesy ACLU
Velma Veloria, Sutapa Basu, and Emma Catague (left to right) have worked to spread labor trafficking awareness over the past two decades. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Advocates Seek to Eradicate Labor Trafficking in Washington

Meet the three local woman who are bringing the issue to the forefront.

Velma Veloria, Sutapa Basu, and Emma Catague (left to right) have worked to spread labor trafficking awareness over the past two decades. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Border Patrol Begins Barring Canadians Working in Legal Cannabis

The U.S. has started categorizing some marijuana industry workers as “drug traffickers” and banned them for life.

King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles, a previous sponsor of the legislation to put $180 million in public funding towards Safeco Field upkeep, has pulled her support from the bill. Photo by Cacophony/Wikipedia Commons

King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles Reverses Course on Safeco Field Funding

One of the proposal’s original sponsors now wants to allocate more money to affordable housing.

King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles, a previous sponsor of the legislation to put $180 million in public funding towards Safeco Field upkeep, has pulled her support from the bill. Photo by Cacophony/Wikipedia Commons
Photo by David Wilson/Flickr

Advocates Call on King County to Fund Affordable Housing Instead of Safeco Field

While pressure mounts, councilmembers are non-committal about the plan to spend $180 million on stadium upkeep.

Photo by David Wilson/Flickr
Defense Distributed’s 3D printed gun, The Liberator. Photo by Vvzvlad/Wikimedia Commons

Washington Leads Legal Challenge Banning Access to 3D Printed Guns

The AG’s office plans to file a lawsuit blocking a website from disseminating digital firearm files.

Defense Distributed’s 3D printed gun, The Liberator. Photo by Vvzvlad/Wikimedia Commons
Prior to the City Council’s vote, Bellevue community members were able to place votes 
on what type of zoning homeless shelters should be located in. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo
Prior to the City Council’s vote, Bellevue community members were able to place votes 
on what type of zoning homeless shelters should be located in. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo
Protestors gather at SeaTac’s Families Belong Together rally. Photo by Alex Garland

Future Remains Uncertain for Separated Immigrant Children as the Federal Reunification Deadline Passes

There are still known five youths who remain in federally-funded Seattle-area shelters.

Protestors gather at SeaTac’s Families Belong Together rally. Photo by Alex Garland
Under new proposed policies, Metro would reduce fare evasion fines and make punishments less severe. Photo by SounderBruce/Flickr

County Executive Proposes More Forgiving Metro Fare Enforcement Policies

The move comes after an audit found the current system disproportionately impacts homeless riders.

Under new proposed policies, Metro would reduce fare evasion fines and make punishments less severe. Photo by SounderBruce/Flickr

Can the Showbox Be Saved?

Seattleites express outrage over the potential loss of the music venue and look to preserve it via historic landmark status.

The King County Sheriff Office claims that the suspect that a deputy shot during an altercation at a parking garage near Kent Station was carrying a rifle. Photo by Josh Kelety

King County Sheriff’s Deputy Fatally Shoots Suspect in Kent

The incident occurred after a suspect in a stolen car allegedly reached for a rifle.

The King County Sheriff Office claims that the suspect that a deputy shot during an altercation at a parking garage near Kent Station was carrying a rifle. Photo by Josh Kelety
King County Council is proposing measures that would impact gun storage and sales. Photo by zaphad1/Flickr

King County Councilmembers Push Safe Storage Gun Regulation

Gun rights groups have threatened legal action over the measure.

King County Council is proposing measures that would impact gun storage and sales. Photo by zaphad1/Flickr