City Hall

Seattle Will Dismiss All Misdemeanor Pot Convictions

About 500 to 600 people have been convicted for misdemeanor marijuana possession by the city.

02/08/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Understanding the Burke-Gilman Trail's Legal Battle

How 1.4 miles became a neverending saga for the city.

02/07/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

City Will Move Bike Racks Placed to Discourage Homeless Camping

SDOT plans to remove the racks after officials find a new location, a spokesperson said in a statement.

02/06/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Attorney's Office

City Settles with West Seattle Homeowners Over Cutting Public Trees

The two settlements together amount to a fine of $5,229 per tree.

02/05/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

State Will Uphold Its Ban on Rent Control

Nicole Macri's bill to repeal the state ban failed to make it out of committee on Friday.

02/05/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Durkan Forms Her Small Business Advisory Council

An executive order sets March 1 as the council's deadline for its first meeting.

02/02/2018 By Hayat Norimine

2017 Election

Ex-City Council Candidate Faces Criminal Charges in Voucher Program

City attorney Pete Holmes filed charges against Sheley Secrest on Wednesday.

02/01/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Mayor Durkan Will Review City's Harassment and Discrimination Policies

Durkan said a team of officials and labor representatives will recommend changes by the end of May to address harassment and discrimination complaints.

01/25/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Immigration

Can ICE Come to the Women's March? A Guide to Protecting Immigrants

What qualifies as a "sensitive location"? It's a pretty short list.

01/19/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

The City Has an Even Shorter Statute of Limitations for Sexual Harassment

Employees have just 180 days to file a sexual harassment claim in the city.

01/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Did Seattle Jump the Gun on a World Cup Bid?

The city got on board with a North American bid months ago.

01/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

City's Inauguration Ceremony Filled with Trump Censures and Pats on the Back

"Seattle, sadly, was not immune from the realities of the national conversation about sexual assault."

01/08/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

City Settles Lawsuit with Ed Murray's Accuser

City attorney Pete Holmes said the city is taking a step in "putting this sad chapter behind us."

12/30/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

A Review of Seattle's Craziest Year in Politics

Seattle's had some major challenges—from Trump's agenda to the fallen mayor.

12/29/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Transportation

Could Downtown Tolling Affect Low-Income Seattle Workers the Most?

Low-income workers forced to drive downtown could be the unintended victims of a congestion pricing policy.

12/22/2017 By Jaime Archer

City Council

Seattle Imposes Limits on Short-Term Rentals

A cap on short-term rental units accompanies a tax to take effect in 2019.

12/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Attorney's Office

Seattle's Response to Jeff Sessions's Letter on Its Sanctuary City Policy

The eight-page letter said the city was in full compliance with federal law.

12/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Durkan Signs KeyArena Renovation Plan

The $600 million renovation plan aims for an October 2020 completion date.

12/07/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

Seattle City Light CEO Resigns

Mayor Jenny Durkan said the city will be looking to overcome challenges at City Light, "from billing to the workplace environment."

12/04/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle Police Chief Is Leaving

Deputy Chief Carmen Best will be the interim chief until Durkan appoints the next successor.

12/04/2017 By Hayat Norimine