Seattle City

Latest stories

20h
Crosscut
From WTO to Occupy: How activism changes the conversationto Ruth Milkman, ASA president and faculty member at the City University of New
From WTO to Occupy: How activism changes the conversation
Crosscut / Posted 20 hours ago
to Ruth Milkman, ASA president and faculty member at the City University of New York Graduate Center. The panel included Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, along with national broadcast journalist Amy Goodman, and Walden Bello, a... Read more
1d
KING5 Seattle
Long-term closures, traffic disruptions coming to Denny WaySEATTLE – It's a store with a little bit of everything. "Water bottles, cooler
Long-term closures, traffic disruptions coming to Denny Way
KING5 Seattle / Posted yesterday
SEATTLE – It's a store with a little bit of everything. "Water bottles, coolers, and thermometers," said Eileen Hood, as she walks through the building on Pontius Avenue North, "Hats, scarves, head coverings too." This store is like no other. Its... Read more
1d
Q13 FOX Seattle
Thousands lose power in Seattle from Columbia City to International DistrictAs many as 4,000 customers lost power Thursday afternoon because of a problem a
Thousands lose power in Seattle from Columbia City to International District
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted yesterday
As many as 4,000 customers lost power Thursday afternoon because of a problem at the south Seattle substation, according to Seattle City Light. Neighborhoods affected by the outage include the International District, Columbia City and Mount... Read more
2d
The Seattle Times
Convicted of assault and accused of rape, star player received raft of second chancesconflicting statements,” and said “identification seemed to be a problem.” Aft
Convicted of assault and accused of rape, star player received raft of second chances
The Seattle Times / Posted 2 days ago
conflicting statements,” and said “identification seemed to be a problem.” After Maleng’s office turned down the case, the Seattle City Attorney’s Office reviewed the evidence and charged all three players. All three pleaded guilty to misdemeanors.... Read more
2d
The Seattle Times
Community calendar: festivals, fairs and moreSoutheast to Blakeley Street, Monroe (360-794-5488 or choosemonroe.com/parade/)
Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more
The Seattle Times / Posted 2 days ago
Southeast to Blakeley Street, Monroe (360-794-5488 or choosemonroe.com/parade/).Seattle Summer Parkways: Ballard SAT Seattle city streets transformed into “park-ways” for residents to enjoy outdoor activities, food trucks, tea garden, live... Read more
2d
The Seattle Times
Proposal to Seattle City Council seeks to further limit homeless sweeps on public landAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Washington and other advocates for the rights
Proposal to Seattle City Council seeks to further limit homeless sweeps on public land
The Seattle Times / Posted 2 days ago
American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and other advocates for the rights of homeless people are proposing that the Seattle City Council pass an ordinance protecting people camping on public property. By taking an ordinance directly to the... Read more
2d
Crosscut
60 reasons to be optimistic about the Northwest's futureto specifically recognize her for her recent leadership and sponsorship of a ne
60 reasons to be optimistic about the Northwest's future
Crosscut / Posted 2 days ago
to specifically recognize her for her recent leadership and sponsorship of a new comprehensive tenants’ rights bill. The Seattle City Council unanimously voted on August 8th to enact legislation that bans discrimination in rental housing based on... Read more
4d
Crosscut
Why Pramila Jayapal is winningissues for 25 years. “I think what she has done well is to not create a silo o
Why Pramila Jayapal is winning
Crosscut / Posted 4 days ago
issues for 25 years. “I think what she has done well is to not create a silo of constituents,” says Nick Licata, a former Seattle City Councilmember, “but rather create a broad fishnet to collect as many different race, age and gender groups as... Read more
4d
Crosscut
The youth of Yesler Terrace examine gentrificationand an exhibition of photographs, some of which are displayed at the community
The youth of Yesler Terrace examine gentrification
Crosscut / Posted 4 days ago
and an exhibition of photographs, some of which are displayed at the community center while others will be on display at Seattle City Hall until Sept. 2. After exploring the neighborhood’s past and present, the video ends with a quiet, moving... Read more
5d
Crosscut
Could families get real help when they need it most?was the topic of a five-hour symposium held last Thursday at the University of
Could families get real help when they need it most?
Crosscut / Posted 5 days ago
was the topic of a five-hour symposium held last Thursday at the University of Washington. The symposium, sponsored by the Seattle City Council and the University of Washington School of Social Work, drew about 100 participants. Appropriately,... Read more
6d
KXLY-TV Spokane
Complaints but no fines under Seattle's gender restroom lawbut they've been sent letters advising them to change their signs and provide e
Complaints but no fines under Seattle's gender restroom law
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 6 days ago
but they've been sent letters advising them to change their signs and provide evidence they did. Passed in 2015 by the Seattle City Council and Mayor Ed Murray, the ordinance prohibits gender-specific, single-occupant restrooms in city... Read more
4 related stories
6d
KING5 Seattle
Complaints but no fines under Seattle's gender restroom lawbut they've been sent letters advising them to change their signs and provide e
Complaints but no fines under Seattle's gender restroom law
KING5 Seattle / Posted 6 days ago
but they've been sent letters advising them to change their signs and provide evidence they did. Passed in 2015 by the Seattle City Council and Mayor Ed Murray, the ordinance prohibits gender-specific, single-occupant restrooms in city... Read more
4 related stories
6d
NorthWest Cable News
Complaints but no fines under Seattle's gender restroom lawbut they've been sent letters advising them to change their signs and provide e
Complaints but no fines under Seattle's gender restroom law
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 6 days ago
but they've been sent letters advising them to change their signs and provide evidence they did. Passed in 2015 by the Seattle City Council and Mayor Ed Murray, the ordinance prohibits gender-specific, single-occupant restrooms in city... Read more
4 related stories
6d
The Seattle Times
Developer’s light bills: Rich get off free, poor struggle with rentShame on Mayor Ed Murray, The Seattle City Council and Larry Weis, CEO of Seatt
Developer’s light bills: Rich get off free, poor struggle with rent
The Seattle Times / Posted 6 days ago
Shame on Mayor Ed Murray, The Seattle City Council and Larry Weis, CEO of Seattle City Light. Their support and cronyism of developer Martin Selig is an embarrassment. The Seattle Times’ watchdog article stated Selig owed $2 million to Seattle City... Read more
6d
Q13 FOX Seattle
Complaints but no fines under Seattle’s gender restroom lawbut they’ve been sent letters advising them to change their signs and provide e
Complaints but no fines under Seattle’s gender restroom law
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 6 days ago
but they’ve been sent letters advising them to change their signs and provide evidence they did. Passed in 2015 by the Seattle City Council and Mayor Ed Murray, the ordinance prohibits gender-specific, single-occupant restrooms in city... Read more
4 related stories
6d
The Kitsap Sun
Complaints but no fines under Seattle's gender restroom lawbut they've been sent letters advising them to change their signs and provide e
Complaints but no fines under Seattle's gender restroom law
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 6 days ago
but they've been sent letters advising them to change their signs and provide evidence they did. Passed in 2015 by the Seattle City Council and Mayor Ed Murray, the ordinance prohibits gender-specific, single-occupant restrooms in city... Read more
7d
The Seattle Times
Seattle turns up heat on its business experimentemployers and seven years for small ones beginning in April 2015. But with new
Seattle turns up heat on its business experiment
The Seattle Times / Posted 7 days ago
employers and seven years for small ones beginning in April 2015. But with new faces and district representation, the Seattle City Council was only getting started. It has passed or is close to approving ordinances mandating affordable... Read more
7d
Crosscut
Murray pitches next steps for the Jungle and homeless sweepsThe Jungle encampment under I-5. Credit: Seattle City Council There are fewer
Murray pitches next steps for the Jungle and homeless sweeps
Crosscut / Posted 7 days ago
The Jungle encampment under I-5. Credit: Seattle City Council There are fewer tents beneath I-5 than there used to be. Several still hug the highway’s pillars, but unlike even three months ago, there is a greater openness to the area known as the... Read more
9d
KING5 Seattle
Seattle mayor to unveil 'new' Jungle planIt involves no fence but a temporary relocation of the residents. Two sources
Seattle mayor to unveil 'new' Jungle plan
KING5 Seattle / Posted 9 days ago
It involves no fence but a temporary relocation of the residents. Two sources confirm the plan will be transmitted to the Seattle City Council on Thursday in hopes of a fast approval. The plan calls for the area, also known as the East Duwamish... Read more
9d
The Seattle Times
Community calendar: festivals, fairs and moreto Blakeley Street, Monroe (360-794-5488 or choosemonroe.com/parade/).Seattle S
Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more
The Seattle Times / Posted 9 days ago
to Blakeley Street, Monroe (360-794-5488 or choosemonroe.com/parade/).Seattle Summer Parkways: Ballard PLAN AHEAD Seattle city streets transformed into “park-ways” for residents to enjoy outdoor activities, food trucks, tea garden, live... Read more
9d
Crosscut
Why huge cost overruns are so common in Seattlemillion the year before. And with every one of them came the same reaction on
Why huge cost overruns are so common in Seattle
Crosscut / Posted 9 days ago
million the year before. And with every one of them came the same reaction on the second floor of City Hall, where the Seattle City Council resides: Surprise. That’s not exactly the reaction you want from elected officials. And they agree. “As... Read more
9d
The Seattle Times
Kim Wyman, Tina Podlodowski clash in secretary of state debateresumes and records. But the debate was as much about style as issues. Podlodo
Kim Wyman, Tina Podlodowski clash in secretary of state debate
The Seattle Times / Posted 9 days ago
resumes and records. But the debate was as much about style as issues. Podlodowski, the executive and former one-term Seattle City Council member, described herself as a proud partisan willing to use the office to evaluate whether the advisory... Read more
10d
The Seattle Times
Sodo camp is stopgap site for homeless leaving The Jungledeclined to provide more details of the proposed agreement with the Department
Sodo camp is stopgap site for homeless leaving The Jungle
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 days ago
declined to provide more details of the proposed agreement with the Department of Transportation before its release to the Seattle City Council, which could come as soon as this week. Designating the Sodo camp as a “transitional” site for homeless... Read more
10d
The Seattle Times
Retail workers support Seattle’s proposed secure scheduling as companies push backRetail workers from the likes of Starbucks and REI spoke passionately on behalf
Retail workers support Seattle’s proposed secure scheduling as companies push back
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 days ago
Retail workers from the likes of Starbucks and REI spoke passionately on behalf of a ”secure scheduling” proposal at a Seattle City Council public hearing Tuesday night, while representatives from companies including Home Depot, JC Penney, Petco and... Read more
10d
The Seattle Times
Paul Kraabel, 83, was a former state legislator and Seattle councilmanThe daughter of Paul Kraabel, a former state legislator and Seattle City Counci
Paul Kraabel, 83, was a former state legislator and Seattle councilman
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 days ago
The daughter of Paul Kraabel, a former state legislator and Seattle City Council member, said she’ll never forget the moment as a child when her father pulled her aside and told her: “All people are equal, no matter what your skin is.” Caroline... Read more
10d
The Seattle Times
Bloated police station with everything pleases no onethe Bunker” protesters who stormed City Hall this week have their own theory. I
Bloated police station with everything pleases no one
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 days ago
the Bunker” protesters who stormed City Hall this week have their own theory. It’s that a white-supremacist Seattle City Council wants to give police a militarized stronghold from which they can rule the community. “Our story is... Read more
10d
The Seattle Times
Onetime bomber pilot back in sky on biplane Dream Flightin reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinion
Onetime bomber pilot back in sky on biplane Dream Flight
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 days ago
in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times. City Council to consider law protecting people who watch, record police Seattle City Council OKs ‘grand bargain’ measure on affordable... Read more
10d
The Seattle Times
City Council to consider law protecting people who watch, record policeThe Seattle City Council on Wednesday will begin considering a proposal to ensh
City Council to consider law protecting people who watch, record police
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 days ago
The Seattle City Council on Wednesday will begin considering a proposal to enshrine in law the rights of the public to observe and record police. But Councilmember Lisa Herbold’s proposed ordinance would go further by making the policy part of the... Read more
10d
The Seattle Times
Seattle City Council OKs ‘grand bargain’ measure on affordable housingThe Seattle City Council has passed framework legislation for the residential p
Seattle City Council OKs ‘grand bargain’ measure on affordable housing
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 days ago
The Seattle City Council has passed framework legislation for the residential part of Mayor Ed Murray’s so-called “grand bargain” on affordable housing. Overshadowed at the council’s meeting Monday by drama related to the city’s plan for a new... Read more
10d
The Seattle Times
Don’t sidetrack last steps of Seattle Police reformissued its scathing investigation into the city’s unconstitutional policing. C
Don’t sidetrack last steps of Seattle Police reform
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 days ago
issued its scathing investigation into the city’s unconstitutional policing. Consider just one data point, cited by Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes. A decade ago, 70 percent of police encounters with people in psychiatric crisis ended with... Read more
10d
The Seattle Times
Retail group wants Seattle’s ‘secure scheduling’ proposal droppedheels of San Francisco. The retail association, which recently called the prop
Retail group wants Seattle’s ‘secure scheduling’ proposal dropped
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 days ago
heels of San Francisco. The retail association, which recently called the proposed law “clear as mud,”Tuesday urged the Seattle City Council to drop the proposal altogether, saying it would “wipe out the scheduling flexibility that benefits... Read more
11d
The Seattle Times
Sen. Patty Murray well ahead of challenger Chris Vance in new pollof Secretary of State, in which incumbent Republican Kim Wyman is ahead of Demo
Sen. Patty Murray well ahead of challenger Chris Vance in new poll
The Seattle Times / Posted 11 days ago
of Secretary of State, in which incumbent Republican Kim Wyman is ahead of Democratic challenger Tina Podlodowski, a former Seattle City Council member. Wyman had 41 percent support in the poll to Podlodowski’s 33 percent, with 26 percent... Read more
9 related stories
11d
The Seattle Times
Seattle’s top-paid employee was under workplace investigation when mayor nominated himLarry Weis, Seattle City Light’s new general manager and CEO, did not inform ci
Seattle’s top-paid employee was under workplace investigation when mayor nominated him
The Seattle Times / Posted 11 days ago
Larry Weis, Seattle City Light’s new general manager and CEO, did not inform city officials interviewing him for the job that he was the subject of an active workplace investigation in Texas concerning an allegation that he presided over a culture of... Read more
11d
NorthWest Cable News
Seattle City Council approves new police precinct after protestSEATTLE – Seattle City Council voted Monday to approve a resolution for a contr
Seattle City Council approves new police precinct after protest
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 11 days ago
SEATTLE – Seattle City Council voted Monday to approve a resolution for a controversial $149 million police substation. Monday’s council meeting was delayed by multiple interruptions and direct interaction between certain council members and people... Read more
11d
Crosscut
Last call for Courage Award nominations!Askini Yoram Bauman Kurt Beardslee Kristopher Christensen Colleen Echohawk
Last call for Courage Award nominations!
Crosscut / Posted 11 days ago
Askini Yoram Bauman Kurt Beardslee Kristopher Christensen Colleen Echohawk Gabriel S. Galanda Linda Gromko, MD Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold Senator Mike Hewitt Laurie Jinkins Marty Kooistra Dr. Sheila Edwards... Read more
11d
Q13 FOX Seattle
Amid protests, Seattle City Council votes to move ahead on new, $149M police precinct buildingSEATTLE – The Seattle City Council passed a resolution Monday night to build a
Amid protests, Seattle City Council votes to move ahead on new, $149M police precinct building
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 11 days ago
SEATTLE – The Seattle City Council passed a resolution Monday night to build a new, $149 million north precinct building for police. The resolution places additional checks and balances on the project, including the ability to lower its price tag,... Read more
11d
Q13 FOX Seattle
Despite risks, Seattle police defend use of ‘blast balls’ to control protestersgrenade-like explosive that produces a loud “bang” and bright flash in an effor
Despite risks, Seattle police defend use of ‘blast balls’ to control protesters
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 11 days ago
grenade-like explosive that produces a loud “bang” and bright flash in an effort to disperse protesters. Members of the Seattle City Council questioned the effectiveness of the tactic and whether the benefits to police outweigh the potential for... Read more
11d
Crosscut
Federal judge overseeing Seattle police reform: "Black lives matter"Department used excessive force and demonstrated patterns of biased policing. R
Federal judge overseeing Seattle police reform: "Black lives matter"
Crosscut / Posted 11 days ago
Department used excessive force and demonstrated patterns of biased policing. Robart, attorney Mike Diaz with the DOJ, and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes all praised the progress made since then at Monday’s status conference. Although the city... Read more
2 related stories
11d
KING5 Seattle
Seattle City Council approves new police precinct after protestSEATTLE – Seattle City Council voted Monday to approve a controversial $149 mil
Seattle City Council approves new police precinct after protest
KING5 Seattle / Posted 11 days ago
SEATTLE – Seattle City Council voted Monday to approve a controversial $149 million police substation. Monday’s council meeting was delayed by multiple interruptions and direct interaction between certain council members and people in the... Read more
11d
The Seattle Times
Seattle solid-waste rates going up, City Council decidesThe Seattle City Council voted Monday to raise the city’s solid-waste services
Seattle solid-waste rates going up, City Council decides
The Seattle Times / Posted 11 days ago
The Seattle City Council voted Monday to raise the city’s solid-waste services rates by an average of 4.4 percent per year over the next three years. Seattle’s garbage, recycling and composting rates will increase 7.2 percent in 2017, 1.9 percent in... Read more
11d
The Seattle Times
Developer pays $1.4M on overdue City Light billBillionaire developer Martin Selig on Monday delivered a $1.4 million check to
Developer pays $1.4M on overdue City Light bill
The Seattle Times / Posted 11 days ago
Billionaire developer Martin Selig on Monday delivered a $1.4 million check to Seattle City Light to pay down overdue electric bills on his properties. The payment came the same day The Seattle Times reported Selig’s properties had racked up $1.9... Read more
11d
Crosscut
Planned police 'bunker' meets all-out rebellionNick Turner/Crosscut Faced with a chamber full of people loudly opposed to a n
Planned police 'bunker' meets all-out rebellion
Crosscut / Posted 11 days ago
Nick Turner/Crosscut Faced with a chamber full of people loudly opposed to a new North Precinct Police Station, the Seattle City Council on Monday plowed ahead with a resolution declaring its intent to budget for construction of the... Read more
11d
The Kitsap Sun
Protesters halt Seattle council meeting over new police planSEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle City Council meeting was briefly suspended as security
Protesters halt Seattle council meeting over new police plan
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 11 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle City Council meeting was briefly suspended as security guards tried to keep a group of people against a new police precinct from joining a packed meeting. The Seattle Times reports (http://goo.gl/MOxscM ) some people not... Read more
11d
Ballard News-Tribune
Crown Hill community members weigh-in as City Council votes on zoning As the Seattle City Council gets ready to meet this afternoon to decide wheth
Crown Hill community members weigh-in as City Council votes on zoning
Ballard News-Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
As the Seattle City Council gets ready to meet this afternoon to decide whether to approve zoning changes recommended by the Mayor’s HALA Committee; a survey fielded by Crown Hill... Read more
12d
The Seattle Times
Power outage hits North SeattleAbout 2,700 Seattle City Light customers in North Seattle lost power just befor
Power outage hits North Seattle
The Seattle Times / Posted 12 days ago
About 2,700 Seattle City Light customers in North Seattle lost power just before 5:30 a.m. Monday, according to a tweet from the utility. The outage stretched from Aurora Avenue North to Highway 522. As of about 6:30 a.m., only 220 customers still... Read more
12d
The Seattle Times
Billionaire developer Selig racks up $2M in unpaid Seattle City Light billsBillionaire real-estate developer Martin Selig’s properties have racked up mont
Billionaire developer Selig racks up $2M in unpaid Seattle City Light bills
The Seattle Times / Posted 12 days ago
Billionaire real-estate developer Martin Selig’s properties have racked up months’ worth of unpaid Seattle City Light bills totaling nearly $2 million. Martin Selig Real Estate’s delinquencies with the city-owned utility stretch back as far as April... Read more
12d
The Seattle Times
Predictive worker scheduling: Discriminates against franchiseesI am writing in opposition to the proposed predictive-scheduling ordinance bein
Predictive worker scheduling: Discriminates against franchisees
The Seattle Times / Posted 12 days ago
I am writing in opposition to the proposed predictive-scheduling ordinance being considered by the Seattle City Council [“Seattle officials propose sweeping law to protect workers from erratic schedules,” Local News, Aug. 9]. If approved, this... Read more
15d
The Seattle Times
‘Ineffective’ Seattle City Light may have misbilled big developments, audit findsand documenting practices, among others, and urges the utility to follow up on
‘Ineffective’ Seattle City Light may have misbilled big developments, audit finds
The Seattle Times / Posted 15 days ago
and documenting practices, among others, and urges the utility to follow up on the big-dollar potential discrepancies. Seattle City Light generally agreed with the recommendations, saying it will make appropriate steps to correct the internal... Read more
15d
The Seattle Times
Seattle can’t afford to build expensive North Precinct police stationTHE Seattle City Council should try harder to find a way to lower the outrageou
Seattle can’t afford to build expensive North Precinct police station
The Seattle Times / Posted 15 days ago
THE Seattle City Council should try harder to find a way to lower the outrageous cost of the North Precinct police station proposed by Mayor Ed Murray. At $149 million, this still appears to be the most expensive police precinct in the United... Read more
16d
Crosscut
Frustrations rise around Seattle police reformprocess for years, as a means to encourage greater public involvement. On the
Frustrations rise around Seattle police reform
Crosscut / Posted 16 days ago
process for years, as a means to encourage greater public involvement. On the one hand, Robart’s order indeed frees up the Seattle City Council and the Mayor’s Office to publicly work through proposals. However, his shadow will now never be too... Read more
3 related stories
More

People in this news