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Dave Reichert speaks to constituents, kind of

When U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert appeared on a KCTS 9 livestream Thursday, his message for those constituents demanding he host a public forum was clear:…

Local Muslims feel targeted in FBI cold calls

When agent Michael Adams first called Miya, he sounded almost parental. He introduced himself as with the FBI at Sea-Tac Airport, where Miya worked, and…

Portland erupted over body cam issue. Seattle, not so much.

When former Portland Mayor Charlie Hales pushed forward a police union contract last October, protestors shut down City Hall and two people were arrested. The…

Ready to run again, Ed Murray seeks more taxes

While taking his annual State of the City address to a north Seattle mosque to make a point about national policy, Mayor Ed Murray said…

Eyman tax cap now has some big supporters seeking relief

The city of Rosalia, about 40 miles south of Spokane, brings in $660 dollars a year in property taxes. A good chunk goes to paying…

Judge denies ACLU’s request to stop encampment sweeps

Seattle officials can continue to clean up homeless encampments while a suit challenging the city's practices works its way toward a trial. U.S. District Court…

On Che Taylor shooting, jury delivers mixed bag

After a two-week inquest into the death of Che Taylor at the hands of Seattle police officers, the majority of the eight-member jury agreed that…

The story of a police shooting: Are there answers?

As Officer Michael Spaulding recounted the day he shot and killed Che Taylor, he kept returning to the fact that Taylor was well known to…

Democracy Vouchers — off to a slow start

City Attorney Pete Holmes wants your democracy vouchers. Holmes will almost certainly win re-election next fall. He's popular, and he's working with one of the highest…

Che Taylor inquest: A search for closure

The inquest into the police shooting of Che Taylor, killed in the passenger doorway of a white Ford Taurus near Lake City Way last February,…

Murray pushes ‘most important legislation’ yet

Surrounded by elected officials, staffers and community members with sometimes widely diverging views, Mayor Ed Murray today unveiled a legislative suite of police accountability proposals that he…

Could Trump kill Washington’s public media?

Within hours of Donald Trump’s inauguration, rumors were already swirling that he was going to stanch government support for public media. Among PBS and NPR devotees, it…

City: Next time homeless are cleared, they will get notice

The city Tuesday unveiled proposed new protocols for addressing so-called unsanctioned homeless encampments — tent dwellings, sometimes home to dozens, scattered across the city. It’s…

Stop that plane: The frantic race to halt a deportation

When Courtney Gregoire read about the chaos unfolding in New York’s John F. Kennedy airport Saturday morning, she began to wonder how President Donald Trump’s…
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