Daniel Person

Tommy Le’s family, joined by their lawyers, held a press conference in September to discuss autopsy results that showed the Burien man was shot in the back. Photo by Daniel Person

Family of Burien Man Killed by Police Calls Inquest Process a Whitewash

Tommy Le was shot by officers who believed he posed a threat. That’s just one side of the story, says the family attorney.

 

Matthew Davis, lawyer for lead plaintiff Michael Kunath, argues against the income tax Friday.

Income Tax Hearing Brings a Big Crowd and Few Surprises

A decision is likely to come before Thanksgiving.

 

Labor Money Floods in For Durkan, Trickles in for Moon

Labor Money Floods in For Durkan, Trickles in for Moon

Even some unions that have endorsed Moon haven’t opened up their wallets for her yet.

 

Developer-Backed Ad Says Jenny Durkan Will ‘Hold Developers Accountable’

Developer-Backed Ad Says Jenny Durkan Will ‘Hold Developers Accountable’

The 30 second spot is part of a big ad buy by a pro-Durkan PAC.

Developer-Backed Ad Says Jenny Durkan Will ‘Hold Developers Accountable’
King County Elections

Watch King County Election’s Striking New Videos Prodding People to Vote

Two new videos aim to counter low turnout for municipal elections.

King County Elections
Ethics Commission Tosses Complaint Against Durkan Over Donations from Paul Allen, Microsoft

Ethics Commission Tosses Complaint Against Durkan Over Donations from Paul Allen, Microsoft

‘Standard of perfection’ not warranted, director says.

Ethics Commission Tosses Complaint Against Durkan Over Donations from Paul Allen, Microsoft
Flickr/Chris Sampson

Union: Airline Caterer Kept Paying Sub-Minimum Wages After It Was Hit With $300K Fine

And because of a new settlement, the city is unlikely to go after wages the workers say they are entitled to.

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Nikkita Oliver at a campaign’s-end press conference at Washington Hall on August 15. Photo by Sara Bernard

Nikkita Oliver Will Moderate a Mayoral Debate On Oct. 29

Oliver announced plans to hold a debate during her concession speech in August.

Nikkita Oliver at a campaign’s-end press conference at Washington Hall on August 15. Photo by Sara Bernard
What We Talk About When We Talk About Affordable Housing

What We Talk About When We Talk About Affordable Housing

It’s as much about power as it is about housing.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Affordable Housing
Trump Move Will Send Insurance Premiums Soaring in Washington

Trump Move Will Send Insurance Premiums Soaring in Washington

The state was prepared for Trump pulling the rug out from under Obamacare. But it’s not pretty.

Trump Move Will Send Insurance Premiums Soaring in Washington
Chris Hansen Presses Council to Move Forward on Both Arena Plans

Chris Hansen Presses Council to Move Forward on Both Arena Plans

The investor is now pitching his project as a fall-back to the KeyArena renovation.

Chris Hansen Presses Council to Move Forward on Both Arena Plans
Councilmembers: (seated, from left) Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Pete von Reichbauer, Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn, Larry Gossett, Dave Upthegrove, Council Chair Joe McDermott, Claudia Balducci,Kathy Lambert, and Council Vice Chair Rod Dembowski. Photo courtesy of King County.
Councilmembers: (seated, from left) Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Pete von Reichbauer, Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn, Larry Gossett, Dave Upthegrove, Council Chair Joe McDermott, Claudia Balducci,Kathy Lambert, and Council Vice Chair Rod Dembowski. Photo courtesy of King County.
Jesse Hagopian sports a “tax the rich” t-shirt. Seattle is trying to do just that. Photo by Alex Garland.

Challenging Decades of Conventional Wisdom, City Makes Case For Income Tax

A motion filed Friday lays out how the city plans to defend its controversial tax plan.

Jesse Hagopian sports a “tax the rich” t-shirt. Seattle is trying to do just that. Photo by Alex Garland.
Via Wikipedia

ICE Gets Arrest Figures Wrong For Operation Targeting Sanctuary Cities. Then It Gets Them Wrong Again.

Over two days, the immigration agency sent out a series of erroneous press releases trying to talk tough against cities like Seattle.

Via Wikipedia
Via Wikipedia
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Attendees dig in at Eat With Muslims in Kent Friday night. Photo by Daniel Person

‘Eat With Muslims’ Hopes to Clear Up Fears and Misconceptions, One Bite at a Time

Born after the election, the group hosts dinners for non-Muslims to come, eat, and ask questions.

Attendees dig in at Eat With Muslims in Kent Friday night. Photo by Daniel Person
Voters cast ballots at Union Station. Photo by Daniel Person

Effort Afoot to Bring Ranked-Choice Voting to Seattle

Backers say it would give non-establishment candidates more of a shot at power.

Voters cast ballots at Union Station. Photo by Daniel Person
Illustration by Jose Trujillo

Making Sense of the Rape Allegation Against King County’s Top Cop

The sheriff says it’s bogus. His accuser says it’s been buried.

Illustration by Jose Trujillo
Bruce Harrell addresses the press. Photo by Daniel Person

Harrell Will Be a Five-Day Mayor, But He Hopes to Leave a Mark

Harrell announces executive orders clamping down on trash, cozying up with Amazon, and envisioning a future without a youth jail.

Bruce Harrell addresses the press. Photo by Daniel Person
Courtesy M. Lorena Gonzalez

González Faulted For Not Appearing At Enough Debates During Primary

Appearing beside opponents is a requirement of Democracy Vouchers. The city has ruled Gonzalez didn’t meet it.

Courtesy M. Lorena Gonzalez