KeyArena

Seattle Is Getting a Hockey Team

It's official.

12/04/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Housing & Homelessness

Tenant Advocates Score a Big Win in Court, Still Want More Protections

A new report details evictions in the city last year and what Seattle should do next.

09/21/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: ICE Lawsuit, Western State Hospital, and Seattle's Streetcar

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

07/02/2018 By Grace Madigan

The Chief Search

Carmen Best Won't Be Seattle's New Police Chief. Here Are the Choices.

The interim police chief's institutional knowledge ultimately worked against her.

05/25/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Housing

Landlords Sue Seattle Over New Law Barring Criminal Background Checks

The complaint argues that the ordinance violates landlords' free speech and due process rights.

05/01/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

Durkan Halts Downtown Streetcar Project Pending Review

The Seattle mayor said there were "too many questions about the true costs of this project and the risks to taxpayers."

03/30/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle's Human Services Director Steps Down

Lester in a statement said the decision was "both difficult and personal."

03/16/2018 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 Hall

Herbold Wants Another Housing Bond with the Head Tax

Seattle council members could vote to axe the employee hours tax.

11/14/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

City Council Approves Tax on Airbnb Rentals

After a lengthy city council process, council members on Monday unanimously approved a tax on short-term rentals effective in 2019.

11/13/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Mayor Nominates New Police Accountability Director

Andrew Myerberg has been the interim director of the Office of Police Accountability since July.

10/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

DOJ Joins Seattle, Says City Is Compliant with Consent Decree

A favorable ruling from U.S. District Judge James Robart would allow the Seattle Police Department to move on to the next phase of reform.

10/13/2017 By Manola Secaira

King County

King County Council Will Likely Reject I-27

Voters in February could be given a two-part option on supervised consumption sites.

10/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Seattle: We Are Compliant with Consent Decree

The city is asking the court to declare it fully compliant with the 2012 Department of Justice demands on police reform.

09/29/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Appeals Court Upholds Seattle's Use-of-Force Policy in Cops' Lawsuit

More than 120 police officers argued the city's updated use-of-force policy violated Second Amendment rights.

09/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Human Rights

Pullman Hospital Becomes First in State to Offer Vaginoplasty

"There's a huge backlog of people waiting to get access to care."

09/07/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Seattle Public Schools to Get $2.3 Million from SDOT Traffic Safety Funds

The money will allow public schools to switch to a two-tier bus system this year.

08/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Murray Opposes More Human Rights Commission Appointments

"This attitude can only create an echo chamber between the commissions and the city's political branches," the Human Rights Commission wrote to the Seattle mayor.

07/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Week in Review: Income Tax Proposal, State Budget, and Climate Change Resolution

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

06/16/2017 By Liz Weber

News Roundup

Week in Review: KeyArena, Driverless Cars, and Comey Testimony

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

06/09/2017 By Liz Weber