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City workers call on Seattle Council to stop office harassment

Once-quiet meetings among City of Seattle employees concerned about harassment and discrimination in the workplace have begun to spill into the public eye this week.…

City Light spent $109M on a flawed billing system

Every day at work, Joel Vancil relives the frustration of being a Seattle City Light customer again and again and again. As a call taker…

Seattle to clear minor pot convictions. Are felonies next?

When Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop first set up on 23rd and Union, it was well-noted that young black men had for years been arrested at the same intersection…

City Light paid $375,000 to settle discrimination complaints

Three years before #MeToo — and before the City of Seattle's own public reckoning with harassment — a group of four Seattle City Light female employees complained of…

City Light months behind on hook-ups for new housing

If Erich Armbruster finishes a construction project in nine months or less, he’ll often need to wait at least another three before he’s able to…

Harassment complaints could lead to a new office in City Hall

Following a wave of news accounts about harassment, sexism and discrimination complaints in the City of Seattle, Councilmember Kshama Sawant said she's interested in pursuing a new…

Crisis pregnancy centers required to have a disclaimer — but most don’t

Last July, the King County Board of Health voted to require limited-service pregnancy centers to disclose in clear writing at their entrances, "This facility is not…

As harassment complaints rise, Durkan orders citywide review

As city of Seattle employees come forward with complaints of sexual harassment, discrimination and intimidation, Mayor Jenny Durkan and members of the Seattle City Council…

Seattle leaders vow change after Crosscut reports on HR disarray

City leaders plan to scrutinize policies and procedures inside the City of Seattle human resources department after two Crosscut stories addressed complaints of both harassment…

Inside Seattle’s HR department: a ‘toxic’ culture

This is the second article in a two-part series. Before the stroke, there were the migraines. Linda Leong had spent nearly 30 years working in…

Two more City Hall leaders out under Durkan

Seattle's Chief Technology Officer, Michael Mattmiller, and the Director of the Office of Labor Standards, Dylan Orr, both resigned Friday, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced today.…

Frustrated with HR, City employees break silence on sexism and harassment

The first in a two-part series. Read Part 2 here. At one of the first meetings of the Seattle Silence Breakers, Doreen McGrath asked the…

How many ICE agents patrol the West? It’s unclear

Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, made a promise the other day to the people of California, a state that…

As Seattle housing prices soar, Section 8 vouchers don’t help as much as they used to

For Brian Graap and Kari Forbes, there wasn’t much time. The Section 8 housing voucher they’d improbably secured was set to expire and after three months…

Seattle wins approval from judge on police reform. But work remains

Nearly eight years after a Seattle police officer shot John T. Williams in the back, killing the Native American woodcarver and sparking a federal investigation…
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