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Major police reform milestone met, but bias still a worry

The Seattle Police Department has limited its use of force to acceptable levels, says the monitor overseeing the police reform agreement between Seattle and the Department…

For asylum seekers, life hangs on a doctor’s note

Dr. Richard Kovar answered the phone; an attorney friend was on the line. A man named Phillips sat jailed in the Northwest Detention Center in…

Murray calls Jeff Sessions’ threats ‘empty’

Twenty-four hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to unravel federal agreements addressing police reform efforts nationwide, Mayor Ed Murray promised Tuesday to fight in…

Seattle toasts the tunnel. Lawyers prepare for war

It was Seattle in 2010 — when first-term President Barack Obama was still glowing from the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Edward Snowden was…

Mayor scraps property tax for homeless, goes bigger

Mayor Ed Murray has unveiled a change of plans for raising money to combat homelessness. Instead of asking voters to approve a $275 million property tax…

Seattle sues Trump over sanctuary city threats

Days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to withhold grant money from so-called sanctuary cities, Seattle is hitting back: Mayor Ed Murray and City Attorney…

KOMO employees will take on Trump-friendly bosses

Fearing for their own reputations, local journalists are pushing back against their station's corporate owners, arguing that higher-ups push far-right content that borders on propaganda. Last…

Was KOMO just bullied into airing right-wing rhetoric?

Here's something you don't see every day on local TV news: An attack on mainstream media delivered by someone running the largest TV broadcast company in…

Civilians might investigate Seattle cops. Will it backfire?

For years, Lisa Daugaard thought civilians were the best people to investigate police misconduct. She would even show up to election forums and demand candidates…

Work in Seattle? Six months of paid family leave may soon be an option

Attention new parents: By 2020, Seattle could require all businesses in its city limits to offer you six months of paid time off. The proposal…

Seattle not suing Trump…yet?

When Mayor Ed Murray gave his annual State of the City address last month, he demanded the Trump administration provide a proper definition of a…

Trump is axing NPR, PBS money

The Trump administration plans to eliminate all funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, according to the federal budget that is expected to be released…

Dreamer stuck in detention, but case stays in federal court

The 24-year-old undocumented Mexican man who was arrested last month despite a belief the government had permitted him to move out of the shadows will remain…

AG Ferguson to Trump: Travel ban is still unconstitutional

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson will continue with his previous lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s travel ban. While Trump may call it new, Ferguson sees…

Murray’s homeless solution: A big property tax

Speaking in the Downtown Emergency Services Center Wednesday, Mayor Ed Murray gave a glimpse into how he and his administration would fight Seattle’s homelessness crisis:…