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Charleena Lyles’ death sparks soul-searching, anger and tears

Days after the fatal police shooting of Charleena Lyles, the city continues to process its grief and outrage. A meeting in a downtown skyscraper is…

We pay taxes for better police training, but it’s not being spent

The two King County Sheriff's deputies who shot and killed 23-year-old Renee Davis during a welfare check last October had each received 8 hours of…

Update: Religious group puts hold on award to Seattle Police

Update, 11:30 a.m., June 21: In a statement Wednesday morning, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle said that, in light of the shooting death of…

Did the cops really need to shoot Charleena Lyles?

As word spread of Charleena Lyles’ death Sunday, family and friends immediately began to question why, even if she had pulled a knife, officers needed to use their…

Seattle police shoot black woman; tensions run high

Hours after Seattle Police shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a 30-year-old African-American woman, in her Magnuson Park apartment, a growing group of people who described…

Feeling vindicated, Murray weighs new campaign

The man who accused Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing him in the 1980s withdrew his lawsuit Wednesday. The accuser, who was under age at…

Before bathroom incident, library security was already in hot water

Before a transgender man was denied access to a gender neutral bathroom last week by Seattle Public Library staff and security, the City of Seattle was…

Seattle’s highest paid employee wants a bonus

When Larry Weis was confirmed as the CEO of Seattle City Light in March 2016, he instantly became the highest paid city employee, earning $340,000…

3 futures for a city where the rent is too damn high

The first thing to know about Seattle’s dramatic plan to get developers to build more affordable housing — a plan celebrated by some and loathed…

Seattle’s brand new tax: soda

It could soon cost an extra 21 cents to buy a 12-ounce can of a soda with sugar in Seattle — unless a tax approved…

Counting the homeless and across town, clearing them out

On the steps of City Hall Thursday, as rain threatened, volunteers banged a gong — one strike for every person sleeping on the streets of…

A city the size of Woodinville is sleeping in our streets

The homeless numbers are in: The population of people living out on the streets of King County continues to grow, a frustrating and sobering confirmation…

Activists gain ground in fight against youth jail

The long fight over the new Children and Family Justice Center — often known simply as the “youth jail” — will continue. In a tense vote…
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