Ferguson movie rings true (even if you were there)

Years before white supremacists marched in Charlottesville, I was moving from Los Angeles to St. Louis. The year was 2014 and I had a somewhat less pessimistic view…

Family of Charleena Lyles files claim against city, alleging civil rights violation

The family of Charleena Lyles, the African-American woman shot and killed by Seattle police in June, filed a claim on Friday against the city of Seattle, seeking…

In a Buddhist temple, mourning high schooler Tommy Le

Forty-nine days after police shot Tommy Le dead, his family said goodbye to the 20-year-old man. As Buddhist monks scurried about preparing for a morning service…

Sanctuary-repeal efforts could go on ballot in Spokane, Burien

Update: On Monday, Aug. 7 the Burien City Council voted (6-0, with 1 abstention) to include the city's sanctuary status on the November ballot. Burien…

Leading group on sex abuse, councilmember say Murray should resign

Monday saw two more high-profile calls for Mayor Ed Murray to resign: The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and Councilmember Kshama Sawant. Their calls…

A transgender vet, who worked in the Bush White House, talks Trump

Like much of the country, Brooke Wylie was still in bed early Wednesday morning perusing Facebook when she heard the news. At 5:55 A.M., President…

Records shed new light on police who killed Charleena Lyles

The two Seattle officers who fatally shot Charleena Lyles have a combined 11 years of experience. And their personnel files include commendations for their police…

After $15 million verdict, a Q&A about police shootings

Last week, after a three-week trial, a jury awarded the family of Leonard Thomas — an unarmed Fife resident fatally shot by police in 2013…

Who was Charleena Lyles? Family, court records paint picture

The room was as tense as any family get-together. It’s not always that comfortable to hang with relatives, let alone when the occasion is to…

Black women demand police reform at tearful Lyles hearing

One by one, for more than two hours on Tuesday evening, Seattle residents spoke about the injustices that African Americans and people of color have…

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…

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…