Up in smoke: WA pot firms say their profits are getting burned down by tax bills

Cannabis City was the first recreational marijuana retailer to open in Seattle. The shop recorded just over $2.5 million in total sales between early July and…

Despite small wins, Sawant sees city budget falling short as a ‘moral’ document

As the Seattle City Council began slogging through over 100 recommended city budget changes at a committee meeting on Friday, one of the first members…

Murray endorses police accountability reforms

Mayor Ed Murray endorsed longstanding recommendations on Wednesday for overhauling systems that guide officer accountability and misconduct investigations at the Seattle Police Department. The set…

He requested video from nearly every police agency in the state. Here’s why.

A man who submitted video record requests to nearly every police agency in Washington state says he did it to test public disclosure laws and…

Massive public records requests cause police to hit pause on body cam programs

Steve Strachan is the chief of police in Bremerton, a city of about 39,000 located directly west of Seattle on the Kitsap Peninsula. A former…

What does Prop. 1’s approval mean for your bus route?

Mayor Ed Murray provided more details Wednesday about how the city might spend the $45 million in annual transit funding that Proposition 1 is expected…

Seattle voters trade higher taxes for better bus service

Seattle voters demonstrated their willingness to pay more taxes and fees for improved bus service on Tuesday night, as early ballot counts showed the city's…

City moves forward with privacy initiative

Prompted by concerns over how city departments collect and use data, Mayor Ed Murray and two members of the Seattle City Council unveiled a new…

Seattle public safety levy? Somewhere on a back burner

Contrary to what Mayor Ed Murray suggested earlier this year, a tax levy to help cover public safety costs will not be among the topics…

State will conduct own check on Belltown bar

The state Liquor Control Board will investigate conduct at a Belltown bar that Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes says should have its liquor license suspended. Holmes points…

Developers look to transform historic Magnuson Park barracks into apartments

Nonprofit housing developers are vying for a chance to turn a dilapidated former Navy barracks on the western edge of Magnuson Park into dozens of moderately-priced…

Ed Murray’s waterfront director departs

Seattle’s Office of the Waterfront director Jared Smith resigned on Friday, less than one year after he was appointed by Mayor Ed Murray. Taking Smith's…

City Hall tension: Mayor’s ‘underspending’ budget plan causes friction with Council

An unusual technique used to balance Mayor Ed Murray's recently proposed city budget encountered some pushback from the Seattle City Council on Wednesday. Murray's 2015-2016…

Seattle City Council pushes forward on developer fees

Developers would pay new fees to help fund affordable housing programs in Seattle, if the City Council follows through with a preliminary plan it approved on…

Judge tosses Seattle officer use of force lawsuit

Updated at 7:52 p.m. A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by more than 100 Seattle cops over a use of force…
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