Photo by Jessica Spengler/Flickr

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.

 

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.

 

Washington State Capitol. Photo by Nicole Jennings

Washington May Soon Teach Sexual Abuse Prevention in Schools

The State Legislature is considering training aimed at improving child safety.

 

Freedom, Hate, and a Campus Divided

Last weekend’s Patriot Prayer event cast doubts on claims of openness by UW College Republicans.

Dennis Peron. Illustration by James the Stanton

The Cannabis Community Mourns Activist Dennis Peron

The grandfather of medicinal marijuana was 72.

Dennis Peron. Illustration by James the Stanton

State Legislators Look to “Ban the Box”

The House of Representatives votes to end questioning criminal history on job applications.

Seattle school bus drivers ended a nine-day strike that affected more than 12,000 students. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Seattle Schools Still Seeking Future Options After Bus Drivers End Nine-Day Strike

As the yellow bus service resumes, the district continues plans to attract more contractors.

Seattle school bus drivers ended a nine-day strike that affected more than 12,000 students. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
UW’s campus may be getting bigger. Photo by Joe Mabel/Flickr

Community Members Raise Concerns About UW’s Expansion Plans

The university’s growth plan faces pushback due to environmental, housing, and neighborhood issues.

UW’s campus may be getting bigger. Photo by Joe Mabel/Flickr
Seattle will soon vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions. Photo courtesy of Bob Doran/Flickr

Seattle Moves to Clear Marijuana Misdemeanor Convictions

The mayor and city attorney’s policy change could impact hundreds convicted before weed legalization.

Seattle will soon vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions. Photo courtesy of Bob Doran/Flickr
Mandy Sladky, a registered nurse, answers questions about safe consumption spaces at a public information booth outside of the Capitol Hill light rail station on February 7, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Nurses Push For Progress on Local Safe Consumption Sites

Heathcare workers believe the controversial supervised drug use facilities could save lives.

Mandy Sladky, a registered nurse, answers questions about safe consumption spaces at a public information booth outside of the Capitol Hill light rail station on February 7, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
Gov. Jay Inslee voices resistance to the Trump Administration’s proposal to open the coastline to offshore drilling. Photo by Taylor McAvoy

Washington Plans to Resist Any Trump Administration Offshore Drilling

Gov. Inslee announces plans to protect the state’s coastline.

Gov. Jay Inslee voices resistance to the Trump Administration’s proposal to open the coastline to offshore drilling. Photo by Taylor McAvoy
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                                Gov. Inslee greets new Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly outside the zHome housing development, the first zero-net-energy townhouse development in the United States.

A Home With Zero Energy Footprint, a Legacy at UW, and a Hate Crime Plea

A recap of this week’s happenings around King County.

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                                Gov. Inslee greets new Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly outside the zHome housing development, the first zero-net-energy townhouse development in the United States.
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

Parents and Educators Concerned About Seattle Superintendent Search

Many say that the process has been too hasty and lacked enough input.

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
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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.”

Photo by Melissa Hellmann
                                 Ha’aheo Auwae-Dekker talks to other members at an NAACP Youth Coalition meeting on January 31.
Photo courtesy Skubik

Local Gymnastics Community Calls for an End to Abuse Culture

In the wake of the Larry Nassar trail, what can be done to protect child gymnasts?

Photo courtesy Skubik
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
Seattle Fire Department headquarters in Pioneer Square. Photo by Alex Garland

Washington Lawmakers Seek to Increase Nuclear Attack Preparations

Bipartisan bills in the House and Senate could remove Cold War era emergency planning restrictions.

Seattle Fire Department headquarters in Pioneer Square. Photo by Alex Garland
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)
Bea Mathewson: email adventurer, devoted penpal, Buzzfeed star. Photo by Leah Abraham

Ferry Inefficiency, Pool Renovation, and a Centenarian Buzzfeed Sensation

A recap of this week’s happenings around King County.

Bea Mathewson: email adventurer, devoted penpal, Buzzfeed star. Photo by Leah Abraham