News Roundup

Week in Review: Seattle's Growth Rate, Special Sessions, and the Trump Saga

A wrap-up of this week's news in politics.

05/26/2017 By Liz Weber

City Hall

Seattle Police Discuss Uptick in Gun Violence After Alki Shooting

The briefing to council members was scheduled the morning after a 23-year-old man was fatally shot at Alki Beach.

05/25/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Herbold Wants Closed-Captioning for Seattle Channel

"The closed-captioning is one that I'm going to be be taking on this year," the council member said.

05/24/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Immigration

Haitians Are Now the Second-Largest Population at the Northwest Detention Center

Since fall, undocumented Haitians have been put through the fast-track removal process if they were caught crossing the Mexican border.

05/23/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Council Passes "Milestone" Legislation on Police Accountability

The bill creates civilian oversight of the Seattle Police Department.

05/22/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

21 Candidates Running for Mayor? Better Vote This Year

A small percentage difference can make or break a campaign.

05/22/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Week in Review: End of Filing Week, New Legislation, and All Things Russian

A wrap-up of this week's news in politics.

05/19/2017 By Liz Weber

City Hall

Developers for 7 Projects Opt Into City's Mandatory Housing Program

The projects will raise an estimated $25 million for affordable housing.

05/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

The Boxer Brief Rebellion

TomboyX Is Seattle's Homegrown Gender-Neutral Underwear Company

For cofounders Fran Dunaway and Naomi Gonzalez, underwear is about being as comfortable in your own skin as you are in your briefs.

05/18/2017 By Rosin Saez

City Hall

As Police Reform Bill Moves Toward Council Vote, Community Police Commission Wants More

CPC members responded to letters from the city attorney and police chief.

05/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

That Washington

Bill Introduced by Senator Murray Would Explicitly Ban Credit Discrimination Against LGBTQ

Only 15 states and DC have laws in place that prevent credit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

05/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Feature

The Secret Life of Urban Crows

…and why Seattle may be the Corvid Capital of the World.

05/17/2017 By James Ross Gardner

Mayor's Race 2017

Jenny Durkan's Campaign Reports Raising $60,000 in 4 Days

And council member Lorena González said she won't run for mayor.

05/16/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Immigrants and Refugee Affairs

City Officials Want Immigrant Family Institute to Be a Permanent Program

Participants want to see the eight-week program continue, and expanded.

05/15/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Snap Judgment

Should Sound Transit Rethink the Car Tab Increase?

Voters approved the Sound Transit 3 plan in November 2016, continuing the old—some would say “inflated”—car valuation system and added a tax increase of 0.8 percent. A necessary tax or are Seattle residents being taken for a ride?

05/15/2017 By Liz Weber

Intentional Strangers

The Region's Fastest-Growing Immigrant Population Might Not Be Getting the Help It Needs

And you don’t have to be undocumented to feel the fear.

05/15/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Amazonia

The View from Above: Amazon's Spaceballs

The company’s downtown takeover just got spherical.

05/15/2017 By Hayat Norimine

New Nations

Could a Cascadian Secession Actually Happen?

Postelection, the meaning of the region’s so-called secessionist movement depends on whom you ask.

05/15/2017 By Jake Bullinger

Essay

What My Garage Sale Taught Me About the New Seattle

And why navigating neighborhood negotiations makes us better citizens.

05/15/2017 By Kathryn Robinson