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Hobos, street harassers, pimps, young vagrants .... Seattle didn't take kindly to them in the early 20th century.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
As word of the dire conditions in Seattle's jail and on the chain gang spread, the city's civilizing forces gained steam.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
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Life on the chain gang was no picnic, but as one member put it, he'd rather be on the chain gang than in the city jail.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
With just over 100 days on the job, Seattle police chief Kathleen O'Toole briefed the City Council on her department's recent work.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
Not just a practice in the South, Seattle was its own biggest booster when it came to "cleaning up the city" through bands of "free" laborers.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
New leaders say they are looking at getting the system under control.READ MORE 6 COMMENTS
A police watchdog finds $1 million in excessive spending, but no evidence of officer misconduct.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
John Urquhart riffs on blood chokes and MRAPs and says elected officials should push back on law enforcement policies more frequently.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
How Washington state fares in terms of its laws and their impacts.READ MORE 6 COMMENTS
How your body responds to a gunshot wound.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
The Council plans to follow through with two investigations involving Charles Gaither. Meanwhile, he has filed a $1 million claim alleging he was mistreated because of his race.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
The mayor also said that a long-delayed police officer body-worn camera pilot should be up and running soon.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Washington's Supreme Court declared the Legislature in contempt of an order to improve support for public education.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
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Enumclaw keeps dog breed specific restrictions
"The City Council voted on Monday to keep a 24-year-old ban on pit bulls in place."
Court strikes down voter ID laws
Voter ID laws in Wisconsin and Texas were overturned by the Supreme Court Thursday evening.
Amanda Knox Essay in Seattle Met
Amanda Knox, the University of Washington graduate accused of murder in Italy, talks about what it's like to be wrongfully accused.
Man fatally shot in Denny Triangle
"A 24-year-old man was fatally shot in a gunfight early Saturday in Seattle’s Denny Triangle."
Navy is routinely looking at computers across entire states, court says
An appeals court overturned a child pornography conviction that grew out of the practice.
Spokane deputy prosecutor resigns under investigation
The prosecutor, who made $83,000 a year, was linked to a convicted felon by thousands of text messages and a bikini photo. Federal authorities are still looking into her activities.
What happened in the U District last week?
Seattle Police detective Patrick Michaud discusses last week's run-in with a violent individual in the U-district -- as well as how police officers can use non-lethal force during such confrontations.
Police vow to crack down on Capitol Hill crime
"Surrounded by Capitol Hill business owners, residents and activists frustrated by a recent spike in crime, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole on Friday promised they will see an increased police presence starting this weekend."
A photo-essay on Ferguson
About a month after Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson, MO, the New York Times published a photo-essay on the visible "scars" left on the community.
Police shoot man armed with knife in U-District
"The extent of the man’s wounds are unknown right now, but he was placed in a patrol car, indicating he was not seriously wounded."
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