The Fauntleroy dock is the smallest in the Washington State Ferries system and contributes to challenges on the Triangle Route. (File Photo)

UW Fauntleroy Ferry Study Targets Performance Improvements

Short-term recommendations include improved staffing and technology to reduce bottlenecks.

The Fauntleroy dock is the smallest in the Washington State Ferries system and contributes to challenges on the Triangle Route. (File Photo)
Franklin High School. Photo by Joe Wolf/Flickr

Substance Use Policy Revision Keeps Kids in Seattle Schools

Counseling and an individualized plans for students caught using drugs and alcohol has led to a decrease in suspensions at Seattle Public Schools.

Franklin High School. Photo by Joe Wolf/Flickr

How Does The Texas ACA Ruling Affect Washington?

A ruling last week from a Texas judge striking down the ACA will likely be overturned.

Photo by Tiffany Von Arnim/Flickr

Seattle Weekly’s 2018 Year in Review

A collection of our favorite and most impactful stories from the past 12 months.

Photo by Tiffany Von Arnim/Flickr

State Supreme Court Upholds Youth Jail Levy

The decision, issued Dec. 27, sided with King County and allows it to keep collecting revenue.

Harborview Hall Homeless Shelter Launches On First Hill

The shelter has been in the works for two years as the building has been renovated.

VashonBePrepared President Vicky de Monterey Richoux keeps several bins with supplies in the back of her car. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Vashon Island Seen as National Model for Disaster Readiness

The small island community relies on local volunteers and individual awareness to prepare for a major earthquake.

VashonBePrepared President Vicky de Monterey Richoux keeps several bins with supplies in the back of her car. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

King County Launches Text to 911 Service

The service will help the hearing impaired and those experiencing domestic violence.

Puget Sound Prepares For The Big One

Three years after an alarming report made national headlines, locals are quietly preparing for disaster.

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Why Do Washington Voters Struggle With Climate Change Policies?

Despite environmental awareness and the public’s apparent desire for reform, statewide initiatives keep failing

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)
Mary Lynn Pannen, founder and CEO of Sound Options, has consulted thousands of Washington families on geriatric care for 30 years. Photo courtesy of Sound Options

Seattle Takes on Elder Abuse as Reported Cases Rise

Local agencies and geriatric care managers aim to increase public awareness about the epidemic.

Mary Lynn Pannen, founder and CEO of Sound Options, has consulted thousands of Washington families on geriatric care for 30 years. Photo courtesy of Sound Options
The Ride2 transit app will offer on-demand rides to and from West Seattle starting on Dec. 17. Courtesy of King County Metro

Climate Action Coalition Urges City to Respond to Seattle Squeeze

MASS asks the city to prioritize reducing traffic and increasing pedestrian safety ahead of the Alaskan Way Viaduct’s closure.

The Ride2 transit app will offer on-demand rides to and from West Seattle starting on Dec. 17. Courtesy of King County Metro

State Supreme Court Strikes Down I-27; King County Will Pursue Safe Consumption Sites

The decision upholds a court ruling keeping the anti-consumption site initiative off the ballot.

Seattle’s Hockey Team And Stadium Are On Their Way

Key Arena renovations will be completed without the use of public funding

Andrea Bernard, Allycea Weil, and Phoenix Johnson (left to right) are Licton Springs K-8 parents who want their kids to stay in the Native-centered program. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Licton Springs K-8 Parents Dismayed by Potential School Move

The PTO says children have benefited from the Native-centered program, and that transferring the pupils would disrupt their progress.

Andrea Bernard, Allycea Weil, and Phoenix Johnson (left to right) are Licton Springs K-8 parents who want their kids to stay in the Native-centered program. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
Seattle Municipal Court’s warrant outreach event on Nov. 30, 2017. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Seattle Takes Steps to Quash Warrants

City Attorney attempts to address inequities in criminal justice system and enhance public safety.

Seattle Municipal Court’s warrant outreach event on Nov. 30, 2017. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
The King County Courthouse. File photo

King County Council Acknowledges Report on Juvenile Solitary Confinement

Report also says youth of color face a disproportionate amount of disciplinary measures

The King County Courthouse. File photo

Federal Way Megachurch Slapped With Another Sexual Exploitation Lawsuit

Lawsuit calls for removal of Casey and Wendy Treat, and CFO, from church leadership roles.

While King County Metro has been testing out several trial electric buses since since 2016, the agency aims to have a fully electric bus fleet by 2040. Photo by SounderBruce/Flickr
While King County Metro has been testing out several trial electric buses since since 2016, the agency aims to have a fully electric bus fleet by 2040. Photo by SounderBruce/Flickr
The Centralia Power Plant is a coal-burning plant owned by TransAlta which supplies 380 megawatts to Puget Sound Energy. It is located in Lewis County and slated to shut down by 2025. Aaron Kunkler/Staff Photo

National Report Outlines Climate Change’s Course For Northwest

More fires, floods and drought appear to be on their way for Washington state.

The Centralia Power Plant is a coal-burning plant owned by TransAlta which supplies 380 megawatts to Puget Sound Energy. It is located in Lewis County and slated to shut down by 2025. Aaron Kunkler/Staff Photo