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Seattle Weekly braces for dramatic changes

Last August, the publisher of the Seattle Weekly approached the newspaper's editor-in-chief, Mark Baumgarten, and told him, "We've got to do something about the Weekly." The decline of revenue, which began after…

Reporter’s notebook: The mayoral candidates

Two mayors ago, Jenny Durkan was a somewhat well-known former-U.S. Attorney with lots of insider connections and Cary Moon was an anti-tunnel activist with a byline…

City Light CEO may lose his bonus for good

For Seattle City Light CEO Larry Weis, his days as the only City of Seattle department head eligible for a bonus — technically, “performance pay”…

The prickly race for City Attorney — and why you should pay attention

It's a rare thing for one candidate for office to accuse another of supporting prison labor, but in a debate last month, City Attorney Pete…

Community leaders want Feds gone on police reform. Feds agree

More than five years after the Department of Justice sued the City of Seattle over what it saw as excessive uses of force by its police…

New council member wants a tax on big business

When now-mayor Tim Burgess was running for Seattle City Council in 2007, he campaigned on repealing the so-called employee head tax, a per-employee, per-hour tax…

After massive email leak, the city scrambles

Last summer, a man named Matthew Chapman did what researchers, reporters, lawyers and others do thousands of times a year: He filed a public disclosure…

The risk taker who fights for affordable housing

A month after Hurricane Katrina, Doris Koo and Enterprise Community Partners were on the ground in New Orleans, trying to secure funding to build affordable…

City will pay to defend Sawant against defamation

Seattle will defend City Councilmember Kshama Sawant in a defamation suit brought by landlord Carl Haglund, sparing her the expense of hiring her own legal…

City Council picks progressive, sixth woman

In a tense vote Friday, the Seattle City Council chose Kirsten Harris-Talley — program director for Progress Alliance and a well-known advocate for racial and…

How much can really be done on gun control locally?

After one of the deadliest shootings in American history, Washington residents are questioning what if anything can be done locally to prevent similar tragedies from…

Nick Licata, 15 others apply for open council seat

The Seattle City Council received 16 applications Monday to fill Councilmember-turned-Mayor Tim Burgess’ open seat. Of the names on the list, the obvious standout is…

City to judge: On police reform, it’s time to move forward

When it comes to police reform, Mayor Tim Burgess and City Attorney Pete Holmes say the city has fulfilled its obligations under a federal mandate…

Mayor: Control cops’ side jobs. Cops: See you in court.

In a move many in the city describe as long overdue, Mayor Tim Burgess announced Wednesday he intends to reshape how Seattle police officers secure…
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