Explainer

Is Seattle Ready for Safe Injection Sites?

Earlier this year, city and county officials proposed opening the first spaces in the United States for the supervised use of illegal drugs. Depending on whom you ask, the proposition is a life saver or an unconscionable enabler of substance abuse.

09/20/2017 By Allison Williams

This Washington

Safe Consumption Sites Move Ahead Despite Opposition

Mark Miloscia has asked attorney general Jeff Sessions to crack down on legal drug injection sites, which he compares to crack houses. Meanwhile local proponents prepare to defend the sites as a humane response to the region’s heroin epidemic.

03/16/2017 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

U.S. Rep. DelBene Challenges Trump, State Rep. Frame Challenges State Democrats

Fighting a Muslim registry, fighting Democratic losses, and a win for charter schools.

11/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Power Lines

How to Fight a Heroin Epidemic

Can the nation’s first safe consumption program end a citywide health crisis?

11/16/2016 By Josh Feit

Snap Judgment

Are Safe Use Heroin Sites a Good Idea?

King County’s Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force has recommended testing two medically supervised sites where people can safely inject and smoke drugs. Validation of hard drug use or necessary step to combat an epidemic?

10/21/2016 By Stefan Milne

Questions Answered

A New Kind of Recovering Addict

One Seattle drug recovery program is changing the way we help drug users.

06/10/2015 By Allison Williams

Afternoon Jolt

Needle Count Indicates Sharp Increase in Heroin Use Downtown

DSA count shows a 300 percent increase in year-over-year numbers.

05/06/2015 By Josh Feit