Teen Immigrants in Washington Programs Claim Sexual Assault and Rape

Police reports from federally-funded facilities in Renton and Fife call the minors’ safety into question.

 

It’s Official: Safeco Field Will Get $135 Million in Taxpayer Funds

Critical King County Councilmembers call plan “a fleecing” and “irresponsible.”

 

The Westin Seattle workers represented by Unite Here Local 8 gather at Gethsemane Lutheran Church after voting to strike on Sep. 14. Photo by Abby Lawlor

Hotel Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

The Westin Seattle employees will picket to demand higher wages from Marriott International.

The Westin Seattle workers represented by Unite Here Local 8 gather at Gethsemane Lutheran Church after voting to strike on Sep. 14. Photo by Abby Lawlor

Immigrant Youth Vulnerable to Abuse in Centers

Federally-funded facilities struggle to maintain health and safety of minors stuck in limbo

King County Moves to Expand Pre-Booking Diversion Program

Three cities could get money to link low-level drug offenders to services and keep them out of jail.

Tourism Organizations Lose in Safeco Field Funding Plan

Money previously intended for Seattle and South King County organizations might go to stadium maintenance.

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Safeco Field Will Get a New Name Next Year

Seattle Mariners could make over $100 million from naming rights.

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Seattle educators gather at a rally outside of John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence on Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Seattle Teachers Union Approves Contract Agreement

The new contract that offers a 10.5 percent pay increase now awaits the School Board’s vote.

Seattle educators gather at a rally outside of John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence on Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
At a Sept. 4 press conference, Neil Fox, secretary of the National Lawyers Guild’s Seattle chapter, opposes City Attorney Pete Holmes’ tough stance on demonstrators who block traffic. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Protesters Vow to Continue Tactics Despite the Threat of Prosecution

The Seattle City Attorney has taken a harder line on demonstrations, but activists aren’t budging.

At a Sept. 4 press conference, Neil Fox, secretary of the National Lawyers Guild’s Seattle chapter, opposes City Attorney Pete Holmes’ tough stance on demonstrators who block traffic. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

King County Council Approves $135 Million Public Investment in Safeco Field

A council committee voted to advance a last-minute “compromise” plan to fund stadium maintenance.

Seattle School District and Teachers Union Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

The announcement comes after the union voted to authorize a strike if no deal was made by Sept. 5.

Public Funding for Safeco Field Upkeep Could Go Before Voters

King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski wants the public to weigh in with an advisory vote

Officials Warn of More HIV Transmissions Among Homeless Drug Users

A group of eight recently homeless and heterosexual injection drug users in North King County were diagnosed with HIV by county health officials over the… Continue reading

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State Supreme Court Upholds Ruling on Deadly Force Initiative

The justices denied police reform advocates’ request that the high court reconsider its order to put the police reform measure alone on the ballot.

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No Decisions Yet From King County Council on Safeco Field Investment

After questioning representatives of the stadium’s management and hearing testimony, a council committee punted a vote on the plan to spend roughly $180 million on stadium upkeep

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Greg DiGiacomo, Judson Kane, and Darryl James (left to right) attend a Seattle Education Association meeting at Benaroya Hall to vote for a strike authorization on Aug. 28, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Seattle Educators Vote to Authorize Strike

Teachers will picket for the second time in three years if an agreement isn’t made with the district by Sep. 5.

Greg DiGiacomo, Judson Kane, and Darryl James (left to right) attend a Seattle Education Association meeting at Benaroya Hall to vote for a strike authorization on Aug. 28, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
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Report: Sheriff’s Office Mishandled Use-of-Force Complaints

Analysis is the second of two reports documenting frequent missteps in how the department handles citizen complaints

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