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NorthWest Cable News
Seattle City Council considers ban on 'conversion therapy'SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle City Council is considering an ordinance that would
Seattle City Council considers ban on 'conversion therapy'
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 2 hours ago
SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle City Council is considering an ordinance that would bar the practice of conversion therapy to try to make gay young people straight. The Seattle Times reports the measure proposed by Councilmember M. Lorena González would... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Seattle City Council considers ban on 'conversion therapy'SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle City Council is considering an ordinance that would
Seattle City Council considers ban on 'conversion therapy'
KING5 Seattle / Posted 2 hours ago
SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle City Council is considering an ordinance that would bar the practice of conversion therapy to try to make gay young people straight. The Seattle Times reports the measure proposed by Councilmember M. Lorena González would... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
Seattle City Council considers ban on 'conversion therapy'The Seattle City Council is considering an ordinance that would bar the practic
Seattle City Council considers ban on 'conversion therapy'
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 2 hours ago
The Seattle City Council is considering an ordinance that would bar the practice of conversion therapy to try to make gay young people straight. The Seattle Times reports the measure proposed by Councilmember M. Lorena González would punish licensed... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Seattle City Light sets its sights on electric vehicles for 2017PORTLAND — Since 1910, Seattle City Light has provided electricity to power bui
Seattle City Light sets its sights on electric vehicles for 2017
The Seattle Times / Posted 5 hours ago
PORTLAND — Since 1910, Seattle City Light has provided electricity to power buildings and light the streets. In the public utility’s second century, there is a new ambition — to provide fuel for fleets of cars, buses and trucks now dependent on... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Seattle City Council considers ban on 'conversion therapy'SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle City Council is considering an ordinance that would
Seattle City Council considers ban on 'conversion therapy'
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 6 hours ago
SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle City Council is considering an ordinance that would bar the practice of conversion therapy to try to make gay young people straight. The Seattle Times reports (http://goo.gl/u82ix8 ) the measure proposed by Councilmember... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more for July 22-28(seattle.gov/util/environmentconservation/education/cedarriverwatershed).Skagit
Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more for July 22-28
The Seattle Times / Posted 14 hours ago
(seattle.gov/util/environmentconservation/education/cedarriverwatershed).Skagit Tours ONGOING North Cascades Institute, Seattle City Light and North Cascades National Park events; Diablo Lake boat tours, lunch, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Big changes in Adam Smith’s 9th District put racial issues at forefront“professional class of politicians.” “Adam Smith should get a real job,” Basle
Big changes in Adam Smith’s 9th District put racial issues at forefront
The Seattle Times / Posted 16 hours ago
“professional class of politicians.” “Adam Smith should get a real job,” Basler said. Smith, an attorney and former Seattle city prosecutor, says the job he has is very real, and that he has accomplished a lot on behalf of constituents. On... Read more
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The Seattle Times
City Council considers ban on ‘conversion therapy’ in SeattleThe Seattle City Council is considering an ordinance that would ban mental-heal
City Council considers ban on ‘conversion therapy’ in Seattle
The Seattle Times / Posted 18 hours ago
The Seattle City Council is considering an ordinance that would ban mental-health counselors from using so-called “conversion therapy” to try to make gay youth straight. The legislation proposed by Councilmember M. Lorena González would make the... Read more
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Crosscut
Election 2016: a quick guide to your primary ballotwould be initiative supporters, including former mayoral candidate Kate Martin,
Election 2016: a quick guide to your primary ballot
Crosscut / Posted yesterday
would be initiative supporters, including former mayoral candidate Kate Martin, who spearheaded I-123. If this passes, Seattle city officials will be as shocked on a similar level to being told a year ago that Donald Trump would be nominated... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Can’t afford spendy Seattle? City leaders want to help.Washington Community Action Network released a study called Seattle’s Renting C
Can’t afford spendy Seattle? City leaders want to help.
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted yesterday
Washington Community Action Network released a study called Seattle’s Renting Crisis: A Report and Policy Recommendations. Seattle City Council members Kshama Sawant, Lisa Herbold and Mike O’Brien are on board with having the city take some actions... Read more
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Ballard News-Tribune
von Reichbauer proposes use of Civic Square property for temporary homeless shelterAdministration building that would take advantage of nearby open space not far
von Reichbauer proposes use of Civic Square property for temporary homeless shelter
Ballard News-Tribune / Posted yesterday
Administration building that would take advantage of nearby open space not far from the county facility. In a letter to Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell, von Reichbauer proposed using the former site of the city’s Public Safety... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Sawant wants to cap fees landlords charge Seattle rentersSeattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant on Thursday proposed legislation that
Sawant wants to cap fees landlords charge Seattle renters
The Seattle Times / Posted yesterday
Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant on Thursday proposed legislation that would put a cap on the amount of money landlords charge incoming renters. The ordinance would limit move-in fees — including a security deposit and any nonrefundable,... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Seattle shapes short-term rental regulationSEATTLE -- City of Seattle discussions about regulating short-term rentals are
Seattle shapes short-term rental regulation
KING5 Seattle / Posted 2 days ago
SEATTLE -- City of Seattle discussions about regulating short-term rentals are proving the issue is one that hits close to home for many here. Dozens of people packed into council chambers for a committee meeting about the topic Wednesday. Many wore... Read more
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The Seattle Times
City Council should challenge Mayor Murray on neighborhood councilsThe unceremonious dumping of Seattle’s neighborhood district councils by Mayor
City Council should challenge Mayor Murray on neighborhood councils
The Seattle Times / Posted 3 days ago
The unceremonious dumping of Seattle’s neighborhood district councils by Mayor Ed Murray is disappointing. The Seattle City Council should pause before signing off on this mayoral consolidation of power. The council should give residents a say in... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Seattle filmmaker’s movie gets national releaseShot on a budget of just under $2 million at a variety of Seattle locations — i
Seattle filmmaker’s movie gets national release
The Seattle Times / Posted 3 days ago
Shot on a budget of just under $2 million at a variety of Seattle locations — its climactic fight scene was filmed at Seattle City Hall — Gyeney calls it “a throwback ’90s action film that has all the elements: cheesy one-liners, over-the-top... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Council calls for changes in mayor’s housing policySeattle City Council members unveiled potential changes to Mayor Ed Murray’s pr
Council calls for changes in mayor’s housing policy
The Seattle Times / Posted 3 days ago
Seattle City Council members unveiled potential changes to Mayor Ed Murray’s proposed Mandatory Housing Affordability policy Tuesday, including one aimed at replacing cheap apartments that could be at risk for demolition. Murray’s policy would allow... Read more
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The Seattle Times
With just 79 police officers, Tukwila pays out $1.5M to settle civil-rights lawsuitsto settle at least 11 claims filed in U.S. District Court against officers sinc
With just 79 police officers, Tukwila pays out $1.5M to settle civil-rights lawsuits
The Seattle Times / Posted 4 days ago
to settle at least 11 claims filed in U.S. District Court against officers since 2014, according to data provided by the Seattle City Attorney’s Office. However, nearly $2 million of that amount came from a single case, a 2009 police shooting... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Higher permit fees plague Seattle eventsPermit policies and fees," said Chris Swenson, Seattle Special Events Program M
Higher permit fees plague Seattle events
KING5 Seattle / Posted 5 days ago
Permit policies and fees," said Chris Swenson, Seattle Special Events Program Manager in an email. In September 2015, the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance changing its special event permit fee structure. Starting in January 2016, permits,... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
AirBnB hosts decry regulations ahead of meetingNext Wednesday Seattle city council's Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods & Finan
AirBnB hosts decry regulations ahead of meeting
KING5 Seattle / Posted 7 days ago
Next Wednesday Seattle city council's Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods & Finance Committee will meet to discuss short-term rental regulations. In June, angry residents packed the city council chamber saying proposed rules would eliminate their... Read more
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The Seattle Times
City of Seattle, bicyclist’s family reach $3.5 million settlement in fatalitystate’s distracted-driving laws, said Dan Donohoe, spokesman for the prosecutor
City of Seattle, bicyclist’s family reach $3.5 million settlement in fatality
The Seattle Times / Posted 7 days ago
state’s distracted-driving laws, said Dan Donohoe, spokesman for the prosecutor’s office. The case was kicked down to the Seattle city attorney’s office. City lawyers considered a misdemeanor charge of negligent driving, under the 2011... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
Former Sonics owner's sons declare interest in bringing NBA to Seattlewithin the two years. Investor Chris Hansen has purchased several acres in SoD
Former Sonics owner's sons declare interest in bringing NBA to Seattle
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 7 days ago
within the two years. Investor Chris Hansen has purchased several acres in SoDo for a new sports arena. He needed the Seattle City Council to approve a vacation of a one-block stretch of Occidental Avenue in order to get a Master Use Permit... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Ballmer: NBA return to Seattle not likely within next year or twoNBA commissioner Adam Silver has said that it’s unlikely the NBA will expand wi
Ballmer: NBA return to Seattle not likely within next year or two
Yahoo Sports / Posted 8 days ago
NBA commissioner Adam Silver has said that it’s unlikely the NBA will expand within that timeframe. Two months ago, the Seattle City Council voted 5-4 against giving up part of Occidental Avenue South to Hansen in order to make his arena plans... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Former Sonics owner's sons declare interest in bringing NBA to Seattlewithin the two years. Investor Chris Hansen has purchased several acres in SoD
Former Sonics owner's sons declare interest in bringing NBA to Seattle
KING5 Seattle / Posted 8 days ago
within the two years. Investor Chris Hansen has purchased several acres in SoDo for a new sports arena. He needed the Seattle City Council to approve a vacation of a one-block stretch of Occidental Avenue in order to get a Master Use Permit... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Police reforms show a path forward from racial divisionnext steps for police reform in Seattle are clear. The department needs a more
Police reforms show a path forward from racial division
The Seattle Times / Posted 8 days ago
next steps for police reform in Seattle are clear. The department needs a more coherent accountability system. The Seattle City Council should work to replace its often-ignored civilian police auditor, who reviews disciplinary matters, with... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Helicopter Money - The Biggest Fed Power Grab Yetthe rest of the time. Likewise, fiddling with interest rates can’t help a McDon
Helicopter Money - The Biggest Fed Power Grab Yet
Zero Hedge / Posted 9 days ago
the rest of the time. Likewise, fiddling with interest rates can’t help a McDonald’s fry cook who gets canned because the Seattle City Council foolishly raised the minimum wage to $15 per hour and invited robots to take over the job. Pure and... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Steve Ballmer on NBA in Seattle: not likely to happen ‘within the next year or two years’NBA commissioner Adam Silver has said that it’s unlikely the NBA will expand wi
Steve Ballmer on NBA in Seattle: not likely to happen ‘within the next year or two years’
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 days ago
NBA commissioner Adam Silver has said that it’s unlikely the NBA will expand within that timeframe. Two months ago, the Seattle City Council voted 5-4 against giving up part of Occidental Avenue South to Hansen in order to make his arena plans... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
Seattle Police union chief quits after Facebook post on Dallas shootingbut doesn't believe it represents the department's rank and file. "I'm not goi
Seattle Police union chief quits after Facebook post on Dallas shooting
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 10 days ago
but doesn't believe it represents the department's rank and file. "I'm not going to overact to certain things," said Seattle City Council president Bruce Harrell. "That's not my style. I want the city to be more substantive. I will afford the... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
Seattle police union head ousted by Facebook postbut doesn't believe it represents the department's rank and file. "I'm not goi
Seattle police union head ousted by Facebook post
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 10 days ago
but doesn't believe it represents the department's rank and file. "I'm not going to overact to certain things," said Seattle City Council president Bruce Harrell. "That's not my style. I want the city to be more substantive. I will afford the... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
SPOG Facebook post yields almost two dozen racial bias complaintsbut doesn't believe it represents the department's rank and file. "I'm not goi
SPOG Facebook post yields almost two dozen racial bias complaints
KING5 Seattle / Posted 10 days ago
but doesn't believe it represents the department's rank and file. "I'm not going to overact to certain things," said Seattle City Council president Bruce Harrell. "That's not my style. I want the city to be more substantive. I will afford the... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
Seattle police union chief quits after Facebook post following Dallas shootingbut doesn't believe it represents the department's rank and file. "I'm not goi
Seattle police union chief quits after Facebook post following Dallas shooting
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 10 days ago
but doesn't believe it represents the department's rank and file. "I'm not going to overact to certain things," said Seattle City Council president Bruce Harrell. "That's not my style. I want the city to be more substantive. I will afford the... Read more
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The Seattle Times
West Seattle, here’s why you lost power overnightMore than 3,700 in West Seattle lost power early Wednesday due to a “bad cable,
West Seattle, here’s why you lost power overnight
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 days ago
More than 3,700 in West Seattle lost power early Wednesday due to a “bad cable,” according to a tweet from Seattle City Light. The outage began about 3 a.m., darkening streets, businesses and residences from Fauntleroy Way Southwest to the... Read more
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Boston Globe
Starbucks Baristas Want Better Hours. There’s an App For ThatAttorney General sent a letter to more than a dozen retailers asking about one
Starbucks Baristas Want Better Hours. There’s an App For That
Boston Globe / Posted 10 days ago
Attorney General sent a letter to more than a dozen retailers asking about one particular shift-scheduling practice. A Seattle City Council member held a forum this week to discuss issues with shift scheduling, including too few hours and... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
Seattle Police Guild Facebook post triggers racial bias complaintsbut doesn't believe it represents the department's rank and file. "I'm not goi
Seattle Police Guild Facebook post triggers racial bias complaints
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 10 days ago
but doesn't believe it represents the department's rank and file. "I'm not going to overact to certain things," said Seattle City Council president Bruce Harrell. "That's not my style. I want the city to be more substantive. I will afford the... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
SPOG Facebook post yields almost two dozen racial bias complaintsbut doesn't believe it represents the department's rank and file. "I'm not goi
SPOG Facebook post yields almost two dozen racial bias complaints
KING5 Seattle / Posted 10 days ago
but doesn't believe it represents the department's rank and file. "I'm not going to overact to certain things," said Seattle City Council president Bruce Harrell. "That's not my style. I want the city to be more substantive. I will afford the... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Tacoma City Council to vote on plastic bag ban tonightis set to vote on the measure Tuesday night. Seattle's ban is considered the p
Tacoma City Council to vote on plastic bag ban tonight
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 10 days ago
is set to vote on the measure Tuesday night. Seattle's ban is considered the preferred model across the nation. At a Seattle City Council meeting Tueaday, Seattle Public Utilities reported the success of the program. It saw a nearly 50%... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Seattle police say they are above the curve when it comes to police reformrole playing and simulations of intense situations. “To see how they will impl
Seattle police say they are above the curve when it comes to police reform
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 10 days ago
role playing and simulations of intense situations. “To see how they will implement that skill in real time,” Maxey said. Seattle city council member Bruce Harrell acknowledges the progress made by SPD and says the vast majority of officers are... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Seattle councilmember takes on REI, calls for changea really good working environment," said Kshama Sawant, who organized a public
Seattle councilmember takes on REI, calls for change
KING5 Seattle / Posted 11 days ago
a really good working environment," said Kshama Sawant, who organized a public forum on REI and their labor practices at Seattle City Hall Monday night. "Ultimately, what they need is a union." The allegations are a bit of surprise, given REI's... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Workers air complaints about REI at City Hall forumAt a forum at Seattle City Hall Monday organized by Councilmember Kshama Sawant
Workers air complaints about REI at City Hall forum
The Seattle Times / Posted 11 days ago
At a forum at Seattle City Hall Monday organized by Councilmember Kshama Sawant and a group of REI employees, about a half dozen REI workers told their stories of low wages and erratic hours working for the locally based outdoor-gear co-op. The... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Birds, beavers, bats and rats: Seattle’s urban wildlife thriveswaterfowl.” Bye-bye, birdies More birds might be good for parks, but they can
Birds, beavers, bats and rats: Seattle’s urban wildlife thrives
The Seattle Times / Posted 12 days ago
waterfowl.” Bye-bye, birdies More birds might be good for parks, but they can cause headaches for wildlife biologists at Seattle City Light and Sea-Tac Airport, which are constantly defending against aerial incursions. Last year, the feathered... Read more
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Wired News
We Want To Hang Out At This Electrical Substation. No, Really“The whole design and architecture says, ‘stay out,'” says Michael Clark, progr
We Want To Hang Out At This Electrical Substation. No, Really
Wired News / Posted 12 days ago
“The whole design and architecture says, ‘stay out,'” says Michael Clark, program manager for the Denny Substation at Seattle City Light. Not Denny Substation, though. “It’s intended to be a long term amenity and service to the community,”... Read more
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Crosscut
Brother killed by police, Andre Taylor works to reform the systemThursday, Mayor Ed Murray joined U.S. Representative Adam Smith, State Senators
Brother killed by police, Andre Taylor works to reform the system
Crosscut / Posted 12 days ago
Thursday, Mayor Ed Murray joined U.S. Representative Adam Smith, State Senators Pramila Jayapal and Bob Hasegawa and Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant in endorsing the initiative. Smith last week made a point of attending a Not This... Read more
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The Columbian
Minorities, punished most by war on drugs, underrepresented in legal pot industryfor legalizing most other industries. “We need to all think about the harms vi
Minorities, punished most by war on drugs, underrepresented in legal pot industry
The Columbian / Posted 14 days ago
for legalizing most other industries. “We need to all think about the harms visited mainly upon minorities,” said Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, a sponsor of I-502, at a recent University of Washington conference on marijuana... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Seattle city leaders call for unity following Dallas shootingsin downtown Seattle to show support for the officers hurting over the Dallas sh
Seattle city leaders call for unity following Dallas shootings
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 14 days ago
in downtown Seattle to show support for the officers hurting over the Dallas shooting. During a press conference Friday, Seattle city leaders called for unity. “Our challenge in this tragic moment as individuals, collectively as a city, is to... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Mayor, police chief to discuss Seattle reaction to Dallas shootingsto discuss community reaction to the fatal shootings of five police officers in
Mayor, police chief to discuss Seattle reaction to Dallas shootings
The Seattle Times / Posted 15 days ago
to discuss community reaction to the fatal shootings of five police officers in Dallas. It will be at 2 p.m. at Seattle City Hall. In memory of the officers killed in Dallas, Seattle police are wearing black bands over their badges.... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Some REI workers plan forum to press for better hours, payeven some talk of unionizing. A group of those workers, calling themselves REI
Some REI workers plan forum to press for better hours, pay
The Seattle Times / Posted 15 days ago
even some talk of unionizing. A group of those workers, calling themselves REI Employees for Real Change, along with Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, have organized a forum at City Hall Monday at which several REI workers are... Read more
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examiner.com
Summer is a great time to visit the North Cascades National Parkand photography. A central site on the west side is Ross Lake and Lake Diablo.
Summer is a great time to visit the North Cascades National Park
examiner.com / Posted 15 days ago
and photography. A central site on the west side is Ross Lake and Lake Diablo. Both are formed by hydro-electric dams for Seattle City Light. The company offers tours of Diablo Lake and the dams which start in Newhalem. For more tour information,... Read more
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Crosscut
Following shootings, Seattle's police reform faces scrutinythe strongest in this city’s history,” and expressed his belief appointees woul
Following shootings, Seattle's police reform faces scrutiny
Crosscut / Posted 15 days ago
the strongest in this city’s history,” and expressed his belief appointees would come from both the Mayor’s Office and the Seattle City Council. Federally mandated police reform in Seattle has been a mind-numbing web of politics, bureaucracy and,... Read more
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Crosscut
Missing dash-cam video raises questions about police oversight$500,000 outside audit of the police department’s staffing was delayed into thi
Missing dash-cam video raises questions about police oversight
Crosscut / Posted 16 days ago
$500,000 outside audit of the police department’s staffing was delayed into this year, the issue only went public when the Seattle City Council realized they had to make budget decisions without it. And a backlog of rape cases in the department’s... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
8-week parental leave proposed for Seattle employeesSEATTLE - Mayor Ed Murray has put forth a proposal that would give Seattle city
8-week parental leave proposed for Seattle employees
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 16 days ago
SEATTLE - Mayor Ed Murray has put forth a proposal that would give Seattle city employees considerable time off to spend with newborns or sick family members. The plan would extend the city's four-week paid parental leave to eight weeks. It would... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
8-week parental leave proposed for Seattle employeesSEATTLE - Mayor Ed Murray has put forth a proposal that would give Seattle city
8-week parental leave proposed for Seattle employees
KING5 Seattle / Posted 16 days ago
SEATTLE - Mayor Ed Murray has put forth a proposal that would give Seattle city employees considerable time off to spend with newborns or sick family members. The plan would extend the city's four-week paid parental leave to eight weeks. It would... Read more
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