Melissa Hellmann

Allan Phillips, the former co-owner of Carleton Avenue Grocery, stands outside of the Georgetown establishment on Wednesday. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

After the City’s Oldest Grocery Store Closes, Customers Look Elsewhere for Food and Community

Georgetown’s Carleton Avenue Grocery closed on October 31, leaving the neighborhood with a deeper dearth of food options.

 

Homelessness Prevention Program Keeps 3,000 Housed

The initiative, which is funded by the Best Starts for Kids levy, is helping stabilize families at risk of homelessness.

 

Facing Cuts From City, Homeless Service Providers Request a Reprieve

Funding would be cut for at least 300 shelter beds in Seattle, as well as hygiene and support services.

 

What Has Changed in the Year Since the Passage of Seattle’s Hotel Worker Law?

According to hotel housekeepers on the Westin’s night shift, not much.

Activists and Politicians Rally for Stronger Tenant Protections

During the event, State Representative Nicole Macri announced that she will be introducing legislation to repeal a statewide ban on rent control.

Seattle school bus drivers staged a one-day strike on Wednesday that affected more than 12,000 students. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Seattle Parents Prepare for Future Bus Strikes

A local bus union is protesting inadequate health insurance and retirement plans, but Seattle parents are left scrambling for alternatives.

Seattle school bus drivers staged a one-day strike on Wednesday that affected more than 12,000 students. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Jenny Durkan Sworn in as Mayor of Seattle

The city’s first female mayor in over a century began her first shift on a citywide tour.

The Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability and Equity filed an appeal to the Seattle Hearing Examiner on Monday evening. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Seattle Coalition Appeals Zoning Changes

The 26-group coalition filed an appeal against proposed upzoning that aims to increase housing affordability.

The Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability and Equity filed an appeal to the Seattle Hearing Examiner on Monday evening. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Mayor Signs Retirement Savings Plan Into Law

Along with signing the City budget, the mayor also put into motion the nation’s first city-faciliated, privately-administered retirement savings plan.

City Budget Includes Funding for Georgetown-South Park Trail

Tired of feeling like islands, South Park and Georgetown residents pushed the city for greater connectivity between the communities.

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

Former Army Base Could Address School District’s ‘Capacity Crisis’

The city and Seattle Public Schools entered into an agreement on Monday to plan for new schools and Fort Lawton’s future.

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

Covington Man Charged for Threatening Seattle Church

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office charged a 25-year-old man for emailing pastors: “Time to engage the artillery and kill you all.”

Tent City 5 Campers Move to Interbay Tiny House Village

About 65 homeless people move to a new location in the neighborhood where they’re guaranteed electricity, heat, and a roof over their heads.

The City Passes Up Opportunity to Tax Big Businesses

The tax would have raised $25 million annually to help address the homelessness crisis.

Illustration by Joshua Boulet

A New Tax on Airbnb Awaits the Mayor’s Signature

The City Council voted to tax operators, but regulation is still up in the air.

Illustration by Joshua Boulet
Teresa Mosqueda speaks to her supporters on election night. Photo by Naomi Ishisaka

How Will Teresa Mosqueda Change City Hall?

Drawing on her lived experience, the newly elected councilmember says she aims to advocate for women and marginalized communities.

Teresa Mosqueda speaks to her supporters on election night. Photo by Naomi Ishisaka
Residents at SeaTac’s Firs Mobile Home Park received a closure notice for October 31, but most have chosen to stay in their homes. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Residents of SeaTac Mobile Home Park Make Plans to Acquire Land

“The path out of poverty lies with owning real estate, not renting it.”

Residents at SeaTac’s Firs Mobile Home Park received a closure notice for October 31, but most have chosen to stay in their homes. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Jenny Durkan Claims Victory, Will Become Mayor of Seattle Later This Month

A second ballot drop widened her lead and pushed opponent Cary Moon to concede.

Jenny Durkan Emerges From Election Night With Seemingly Insurmountable Lead

But the Cary Moon campaign refuses to quit in the fight to become mayor.

Seattle police car. Photo by Dmitri Fedortchenko, Flickr Creative Commons

Advocates Wonder If One Aspect of a Police Union Contract Could Erode Reforms

A tentative agreement creates an additional appeals process for disciplined police officers.

Seattle police car. Photo by Dmitri Fedortchenko, Flickr Creative Commons