Photo by David Wilson/Flickr

Advocates Call on King County to Fund Affordable Housing Instead of Safeco Field

While pressure mounts, councilmembers are non-committal about the plan to spend $180 million on stadium upkeep.

Photo by David Wilson/Flickr
Defense Distributed’s 3D printed gun, The Liberator. Photo by Vvzvlad/Wikimedia Commons

Washington Leads Legal Challenge Banning Access to 3D Printed Guns

The AG’s office plans to file a lawsuit blocking a website from disseminating digital firearm files.

Defense Distributed’s 3D printed gun, The Liberator. Photo by Vvzvlad/Wikimedia Commons
Prior to the City Council’s vote, Bellevue community members were able to place votes 
on what type of zoning homeless shelters should be located in. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo
Prior to the City Council’s vote, Bellevue community members were able to place votes 
on what type of zoning homeless shelters should be located in. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo
Protestors gather at SeaTac’s Families Belong Together rally. Photo by Alex Garland

Future Remains Uncertain for Separated Immigrant Children as the Federal Reunification Deadline Passes

There are still known five youths who remain in federally-funded Seattle-area shelters.

Protestors gather at SeaTac’s Families Belong Together rally. Photo by Alex Garland
Under new proposed policies, Metro would reduce fare evasion fines and make punishments less severe. Photo by SounderBruce/Flickr

County Executive Proposes More Forgiving Metro Fare Enforcement Policies

The move comes after an audit found the current system disproportionately impacts homeless riders.

Under new proposed policies, Metro would reduce fare evasion fines and make punishments less severe. Photo by SounderBruce/Flickr

Can the Showbox Be Saved?

Seattleites express outrage over the potential loss of the music venue and look to preserve it via historic landmark status.

The King County Sheriff Office claims that the suspect that a deputy shot during an altercation at a parking garage near Kent Station was carrying a rifle. Photo by Josh Kelety

King County Sheriff’s Deputy Fatally Shoots Suspect in Kent

The incident occurred after a suspect in a stolen car allegedly reached for a rifle.

The King County Sheriff Office claims that the suspect that a deputy shot during an altercation at a parking garage near Kent Station was carrying a rifle. Photo by Josh Kelety
King County Council is proposing measures that would impact gun storage and sales. Photo by zaphad1/Flickr

King County Councilmembers Push Safe Storage Gun Regulation

Gun rights groups have threatened legal action over the measure.

King County Council is proposing measures that would impact gun storage and sales. Photo by zaphad1/Flickr

Seattle Mariners Won’t Renew Safeco Field Lease Without County Taxpayer Funds

A potential reallocation of $180 million in maintenance funds puts things in a “very precarious” position.

Weed Goes to Wall Street

A British Columbia-based cannabis company with Seattle connections hits the stock market.

Green Lake wading pool. Photo courtesy Seattle Parks/Flickr

How to Beat Seattle’s Summer Heat

With increased temperatures, the City has options to stay cool.

Green Lake wading pool. Photo courtesy Seattle Parks/Flickr
Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta stands alongside family members, Burien Police Chief Ted Boe, and Burien City Manager Brian Wilson at a July 23 press conference. Photo by Josh Kelety

Burien Mayor Assaulted in Potential Hate Crime

The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the attack against the Latinx Mayor Jimmy Matta.

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta stands alongside family members, Burien Police Chief Ted Boe, and Burien City Manager Brian Wilson at a July 23 press conference. Photo by Josh Kelety
Vashion Island Rowers Jacob Plihal and Baxter Call (second from left and far right) train for the World Rowing Under 23 Championships on the water between Quartermaster Harbor and Point Defiance. Photo by Christine Plihal
Vashion Island Rowers Jacob Plihal and Baxter Call (second from left and far right) train for the World Rowing Under 23 Championships on the water between Quartermaster Harbor and Point Defiance. Photo by Christine Plihal
Katrina Johnson, Charleena Lyles’ cousin, speaks at a press conference for De-Escalate Washington’s I-940 on July 6, 2017. Photo by Sara Bernard

Communities of Color Respond to Police Chief Best’s Nomination

Although its a mixed bag for some, the families affected by police shootings say she’s the best one for the job.

Katrina Johnson, Charleena Lyles’ cousin, speaks at a press conference for De-Escalate Washington’s I-940 on July 6, 2017. Photo by Sara Bernard
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

King County Rolls on With Its Electric Bus Fleet Plans

With an overhaul set by 2040, a new report shows the economic and health benefits of going electric.

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
Nikkita Oliver speaks at a July 17 No New Youth Jail press conference in front of the construction site of the King County Youth Detention Center. Photo by Josh Kelety

King County Youth Detention Center Moves Forward Despite Opposition

As community criticism of the project mounts, King County tries to take a middle road.

Nikkita Oliver speaks at a July 17 No New Youth Jail press conference in front of the construction site of the King County Youth Detention Center. Photo by Josh Kelety
Protestors gather at SeaTac’s Families Belong Together rally. Photo by Alex Garland

Seattle’s Separated Children

A local non-profit houses several immigrant youths who were separated from their parents at the border. But for how long?

Protestors gather at SeaTac’s Families Belong Together rally. Photo by Alex Garland

Trouble in Tacoma

A cannabis producer has been shut down for “numerous and substantial violations.”

Joint River is the state’s first drive-thru dispensary. Photo by Robert Whale
Joint River is the state’s first drive-thru dispensary. Photo by Robert Whale
Between Seattle’s $15 minimum wage and the new no-poach cause agreement, Washington has been leading the nation in advancing fast food workers’ rights. Photo by Fibonacci Blue/Flickr

Washington AG’s Deal Grants Mobility to Fast Food Workers Nationwide

Seven fast food chains have agreed to end no-poaching policies that economists say cause wage stagnation.

Between Seattle’s $15 minimum wage and the new no-poach cause agreement, Washington has been leading the nation in advancing fast food workers’ rights. Photo by Fibonacci Blue/Flickr