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Seattle City Council Seeks Ride-Share Data for Possible Regulations

The city digs into the transit issue, Uber rolls out a new insurance plan for its drivers.

 

Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nyland speaks at a November press conference about a new agreement between the city and Seattle Public Schools. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Seattle Public Schools Announces Superintendent Finalists

While candidates have been chosen, many parents still have issues with the search process.

 

Northwest Detention Center Hunger Striker Released After 20 Days in Solitary

The ACLU-WA filed a lawsuit to uphold Jesus Chavez Flores’s First Amendment rights.

 

The Fair Chance Housing Law bars landlords from using criminal records to deny an applicant. Photo by Ken Ratcliff/Flickr

Fair Chance Housing Law Offers Renewed Hope to the Formerly Incarcerated

The new ordinance bars landlords from denying applicants with criminal records.

The Fair Chance Housing Law bars landlords from using criminal records to deny an applicant. Photo by Ken Ratcliff/Flickr
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Budget Proposal Would Jeopardize Washington’s Food Assistance Program

Policy analysts say Trump’s plan to slash SNAP’s funding would push people further into poverty.

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2017 People’s Tribunal, organized by Northwest Detention Center Resistance. Photo by Sara Bernard.

Immigrant Rights Community Responds to Allegations Against Seattle ICE Attorney

Activists say that Monday’s charges further vindicate their fight against the organization’s tactics.

2017 People’s Tribunal, organized by Northwest Detention Center Resistance. Photo by Sara Bernard.
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                                 Ha’aheo Auwae-Dekker talks to other members at an NAACP Youth Coalition meeting on January 31.

Seattle High School Students of Color Demand Their Voices Be Heard

The NAACP Youth Coalition want the district to officially acknowledge “that black lives matter.”

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                                 Ha’aheo Auwae-Dekker talks to other members at an NAACP Youth Coalition meeting on January 31.
Bus driver Chrystale Holiwell pickets outside of the South Park bus lot on Thursday. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Seattle School Bus Drivers Strike for Health Care

For the second time this school year, bus lots host picket lines. This time, there’s no end in sight.

Bus driver Chrystale Holiwell pickets outside of the South Park bus lot on Thursday. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
Katrina Johnson, Charleena Lyles’ cousin, supports offering legal assistance to families involved in police shooting deaths. Photo by Sara Bernard

King County Offers Families of Police Shooting Victims Legal Representation

The Council unanimously voted to provide publicly-funded legal counsel during fact-finding hearings.

Katrina Johnson, Charleena Lyles’ cousin, supports offering legal assistance to families involved in police shooting deaths. Photo by Sara Bernard
Scenes from 4Culture’s Creative Justice program, an arts based alternative to incarceration for King County. (Photo courtesy of Creative Justice/Timothy Aguero Photography)

Politics and Art Clash Over 4Culture’s Future

A county ordinance would impose greater oversight on cultural funding agency. But is that necessary?

Scenes from 4Culture’s Creative Justice program, an arts based alternative to incarceration for King County. (Photo courtesy of Creative Justice/Timothy Aguero Photography)
Jagajit Singh Samra and his wife Parwinder in their West Seattle business, A Pizza Mart. Courtesy of Keep Seattle Livable for All

Small Businesses Aren’t Too Sweet on New Beverage Tax

The tax on sugary drinks rolled out on Jan. 1, but not everyone is happy.

Jagajit Singh Samra and his wife Parwinder in their West Seattle business, A Pizza Mart. Courtesy of Keep Seattle Livable for All
The front of the Children and Family Justice Center. (Image courtesy of King County website)

Future Funding Sources for Youth Detention Facility Are Uncertain

If King County loses its Supreme Court appeal, where will money to complete construction come from?

The front of the Children and Family Justice Center. (Image courtesy of King County website)
Katrina Johnson, Charleena Lyles’ cousin, speaks at a press conference for De-Escalate Washington’s I-940 on July 6, 2017. (Photo by Sara Bernard)

The State’s Deadly Force Law for Police Could Soon Change

Initiative 940 received enough signatures to head to the state Legislature or the ballot.

Katrina Johnson, Charleena Lyles’ cousin, speaks at a press conference for De-Escalate Washington’s I-940 on July 6, 2017. (Photo by Sara Bernard)

How a Women’s March Organizer Found Her Voice and Passed the Mic

Immigrant. Mother. Detainee. Activist. Asha Mohamed has found resolve since the first Women’s March.

Washington state capitol campus. Photo by Cacophony/Wikimedia

Capital Budget Passed, But Affordable Housing Still Threatened

Some state projects aimed at homeless families and disabled veterans won’t happen.

Washington state capitol campus. Photo by Cacophony/Wikimedia
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Ballot Initiative Threat Has Energy Industry Warming to Governor’s Carbon Tax Plan

Businesses fear a ballot-passed tax could be far costlier than a negotiated deal.

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Foster parents and advocates rallied at the Capitol on Wednesday. Photo by Gary Love

Foster Parents Advocate for Stronger Rights

Advocates hope to revamp the current system to ease the toll on kids and their foster families.

Foster parents and advocates rallied at the Capitol on Wednesday. Photo by Gary Love
The Post Exchange and Gymnasium building is one of many structures remaining from Fort Lawton’s past. Photo by Wonderlane/Flickr

As Plans for Fort Lawton Move Forward, a New School Appears Less Likely

The former Army base could ease the city’s low-income housing shortage or school overcrowding. It just probably can’t do both.

The Post Exchange and Gymnasium building is one of many structures remaining from Fort Lawton’s past. Photo by Wonderlane/Flickr

Judge Rules Seattle Is in Compliance with Consent Decree

The news ushers in a two-year monitoring period in which the city can’t slip up.

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