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Seattle police leaders start applying elsewhere

Ever since Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole took a part-time gig advising Ireland's national police, speculation has swirled about her possible departure. O'Toole has thus far…

Judge not ready to sign off on Seattle police reform

When it comes to the mind-numbingly complicated process of making Seattle police more accountable, there is one yawningly wide dark hole: union negotiations. With labor…

Calls for mayor to step down; Murray: ‘I am not going to resign’

Despite calls to resign, including from his former legal counsel and sitting councilmember Lorena González, Mayor Ed Murray vowed Monday afternoon to finish out his term…

Another sex abuse report raises questions, puts pressure on Murray

It happened again at City Hall on Friday: a cancellation of a press conference touting an administrative milestone. Mayor Ed Murray was scheduled to celebrate an…

After police shootings, victims’ families connect, advocate

From Magnuson Park, where Charleena Lyles was shot and killed by Seattle police last month, it’s a long drive to Kent, where police shot and…

Coming soon to KOMO: More editorials from ex-Trump official

Seattle, meet Boris Epshteyn. You're about to see a lot more of him. Epshteyn is many things: a banker, a communications flack for Republican campaigns, a…

Seattle passes income tax. Next: lawsuits?

It may not be legal and city officials aren’t exactly sure how they’ll spend any money they receive, but the Seattle City Council nevertheless passed…

John Oliver’s Sinclair rant: There’s more to the story

In the days after KOMO News employees complained to both The New York Times and The Washington Post about undue editorial influence from their corporate boss…

Initiative would allow prosecution of police in shootings

The language of De-Escalate Washington — a proposed  initiative that would heighten training requirements for police officers and change state laws surrounding justified use-of-force —…

Scrutiny on Taser practices, training after Lyles’ shooting

“Why couldn’t they have tased her?” That question, asked by Charleena Lyles' sister in the hours after Lyles was shot and killed by two Seattle…

Murray truly done with mayor’s race: He supports Durkan

Despite dangling the possibility of a write-in campaign, Mayor Ed Murray has announced, for the second time, he will not seek re-election. Instead, in the ornate…

Money for homelessness: It’s a competition now

It’s been ten years since the City of Seattle has made providers of homeless services seriously compete for money. On Wednesday, the city announced that…

The hard truths about Seattle’s new homeless fix

For Tammi Lynn, property management is a family business. Her mom, her dad, her stepdad, her daughter, her niece — all of them, over the…

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…
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