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

News

Happy Presidents' Day? What to Look for This Week in Seattle Politics

Key council votes, the Uber-union saga continues, and Senator Miloscia raises the stakes in his fight against King County safe consumption sites.

02/20/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

Morning Fizz

In Dramatic Letter, City Arts Commission Makes Radical Recommendation to Mayor

Two radical proposals and a hate free state.

12/19/2016 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Health Care Workers Stage "Die-in" at City Hall to Support Safe Drug Consumption Sites

As Seattle officials decide whether to implement the nation's first ever safe injection facilities, a coalition of local health care workers crash city hall to show support for the controversial approach.

12/02/2016 By Cassandra Calderon

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

Morning Fizz

New Housing Data Challenges Conventional Liberal Wisdom in Seattle

New rental market data, a new approach to drug addiction, and a new cause for labor.

03/22/2016 By Josh Feit