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City Light under fire for smart meter cuts

The already-tense relationship between Councilmember Kshama Sawant and Seattle City Light CEO Larry Weis was made worse in recent days following a Crosscut report that…

Development deal aims to save Seattle’s black community

The 2.5-acre plot on the southeast corner of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street in Seattle’s Central District — once a cornerstone of historic black Seattle…

Four years in the making: more citizen oversight of Seattle cops

Four years, ten months and twenty-five days after Seattle signed an agreement with the Department of Justice to overhaul its police department, the Seattle City…

Murray’s supporters scatter to the political winds

By the end of filing day Friday, 21 candidates declared for Mayor, with six people seriously competing to survive the primaries. It's a celebration of sorts,…

Community role in police oversight will grow

Just over three years after the Community Police Commission released its suite of recommendations for strengthening accountability in the Seattle Police Department, the Seattle City…

Who should police the police?

After being at the center of the five-year effort to reform the police department, the Community Police Commission faces big questions about its own future.…

Facing cost overruns, City Light quietly pares smart-meter project

Last week, the general manager and CEO of Seattle City Light, Larry Weis, briefed the Seattle City Council on its Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) program…

Now it’s a race: King County Sheriff gets a challenger

King County Sheriff John Urquhart suddenly has his first serious challenger in his race for re-election: Mitzi Johanknecht, a 32-year veteran in the Sheriff’s Office…

Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan is running for mayor

Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan is the latest person to jump into the mayor’s race and the first since Mayor Ed Murray announced he would…

Mired in scandal, Murray quits re-election campaign

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced Tuesday he will not seek a second term next fall, a stunning turnaround from last month, when he was poised to…

Bob Hasegawa is running for Seattle mayor

Democratic State Sen. Bob Hasegawa, a longtime legislator, union advocate and Bernie Sanders delegate, is running for mayor of Seattle. In an interview Monday, he…

How much power for the city’s Community Police Commission?

If all goes as expected, there will be three separate oversight bodies watchdogging the Seattle Police Department. The question is, should they be independent of each…

In Murray case, judge says ‘yes,’ the media is getting played

In the Murray case, is the media getting played? King County Judge Veronica Alicea-Galván says: Yes. In a decision filed Thursday afternoon, Alicea-Galvan agreed with…

Seattle could outlaw some police interrogation tricks

We’ve seen it in the movies: a cop tells a suspect they already have the evidence they need, so the person might as well fess…