Seattle's Ever-Renewing Relationship with the Public Library

Seattle Public Library chief librarian Tom Fay discusses how the pandemic changed, and strengthened, the institution's role in the community.

06/03/2022 By Zoe Sayler

SAD in Seattle

Washington May Adopt Daylight Saving Time Permanently. Will It Make Us Sadder?

For those with seasonal affective disorder, the change could have harmful repercussions on their health.

10/22/2019 By Lily Hansen

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Much-Deserved Neighborhood Fanfare

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring how we really felt about this week's headlines.

06/27/2014 By Morning Fizz


Metro Review: One in Six Cameras Don't Work

According to a review in the wake of a bus shooting in August, one in six Metro bus cameras aren't working.

10/24/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Escalating List of Council Endorsements

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: Harrell for Murray? The towing industry for McGinn? And Holmes for peeing in public?

09/05/2013 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Despite His Angry Letter, Holmes Hasn't Prosecuted Repeat Nuisance Offenders for Failing to Appear in Court

Despite an indignant letter claiming he has no policy against prosecuting chronic nuisance law offenders who fail to appear in court, City Attorney Pete Holmes hasn't prosecuted a single such case since 2010.

08/21/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

"Surprised and Dismayed" City Attorney Rejects SPD Request to Prosecute Repeat Downtown Offenders

Declaring himself "surprised and dismayed" by an SPD official's statements, City Attorney Pete Holmes says he won't issue a blanket crackdown on 28 repeat nuisance-law offenders downtown.

08/21/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

SPD Asks City Attorney to Target 28 Downtown "Repeat Offenders"

The Seattle Police Department has asked city attorney Pete Holmes to target 28 individuals who've repeatedly violated nuisance laws downtown.

08/20/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

McGinn: $400,000 More for Cops

Mayor Mike McGinn proposes spending $400,000 more for overtime to put officers at crime "hot spots" around the city.

08/16/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Inconclusive in Their Potential

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: crime prevention, political committees, and Obama's missed opportunity.

09/07/2012 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

McGinn Public Safety Budget: Cop Hiring Freeze; Preserve Advocates, Mounted Unit

Mayor Mike McGinn's budget plan: continued freeze on police hiring, preservation of crime prevention coordinators, victim advocates, and mounted unit.

09/24/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


County Sales Tax Goes to November Ballot

The King County Council's Democratic majority moves a 0.2-percent sales-tax increase for public safety to a countywide November ballot.

07/19/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Failed to Implement

06/10/2010 By Morning Fizz