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King County officials announce March unsheltered population count

King County Regional Homelessness Authority announces an unsheltered population count in March, the first since the pandemic started.
23 hours ago

Statewide upzoning proposal aims for ‘stout’ housing density near mass transit

The state Legislature considers an upzoning bill that establishes minimum density requirements in support of affordable housing.
2 days ago

King County jail ‘crisis’ prompts joint request for release of non-violent offenders

Public defenders are demanding that King County take immediate action to relieve a short-staffed jail system overburdened with COVID cases.
3 days ago

Settlement over ‘predatory’ practices to erase student debt for over 1,400 Washingtonians

Navient settles a lawsuit with the Washington AG and will pay $45 million to Washingtonians and the state for misleading and predatory lending behavior.
8 days ago

SPD ‘misinformation campaign’ has council, mayor’s office demanding answers

Prompted by an SPD incident involving faked radio chatter to harass protestors outside the East Precinct, Seattle council calls for police reform.
9 days ago

City Attorney Davison swears in, pledges advocacy for ‘powerless’ crime victims

Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison began her term Jan. 4 with a pledge to more aggressively prosecute weapons possession and drug crime.
16 days ago

Debora Juarez unanimously elected to be next Seattle City Council president

Debora Juarez who represents District 5 has been elected council president in a unanimous 9-0 vote by her fellow councilmembers.
17 days ago

UW Medicine temporarily closes three COVID-19 testing sites amid positive test rate spike

UW Medicine announced Thursday the temporary closure of three COVID-19 testing sites and limited availability at its other locations.
22 days ago

A decade in the making, SPD monitor charts path to ending consent decree

Court appointed police monitor Dr. Antonio Oftelie summarizes 2021's police reform and final steps necessary for Consent Decree compliance.
24 days ago

Network errors abound in latest series of 911 outages, claim state AG and military

Seattle's 911 emergency communication outage in December was the result of a vendor's network error, according to the Washington Military Department.
29 days ago

911-alternate response Health One builds momentum with South Seattle arrival

Health One, 911 alternative dispatch services through Seattle Fire, announced a new Mount Baker location coming in early 2022.
1 month ago

Gov. Inslee proposes redress of dwindling salmon jeopardized by rising temperatures, toxic runoff

Gov. Inslee has proposed salmon recovery legislation, which would allocate $187 million in new salmon recovery actions.
1 month ago

Washington state health care reform proposal seeks medical debt write-offs for millions

House Bill 1616 would expand "charity care" to a further 2.2 million Washingtonians, increasing access to medical debt forgiveness.
1 month ago

Seattle council moves to set end date for grocery store hazard pay ordinance

Seattle City Council passed a bill on Monday which will soon establish an official end date for a grocery store hazard pay ordinance. 
1 month ago

Seattle’s newest bikeshare provider expected to hit the streets in 2022

SDOT has announced a new partnership with bikeshare company Veo, expected to deploy 500 electric bicycles in 2022.
1 month ago

Federal cash windfall to Washington state to detect, remove carcinogenic ‘forever chemicals’

Washington is receiving $152 million from the EPA to update its water infrastructure, intended, in part, to mitigate “forever chemicals" in the water.
1 month ago

Washington state to preserve, reseed two million acres of forest by 2040

The state Department of Natural Resources makes a substantial investment in its forests, pledging to preserve or restore 2 million acres of trees by 2040.
2 months ago

King County Council rejects attempt to remove public homeless encampments

King County Council ahs rejected a motion to codify procedure for removal of homeless encampments in unincorporated King county.
2 months ago

A recall Sawant PAC has been released from campaign contribution limit

The Washington State Public Disclosure Commission has released a recall Councilmember Kshama Sawant PAC from its campaign contribution limits.
2 months ago

COVID-era artifact, emergency-produced hand sanitizer, comes to an end for local distillery

Copperworks Distilling Company has been ordered to shut down its manufacturing of hand sanitizer, which provided critical health care supplies.
2 months ago

Two years from completion, Lynnwood Link construction reaches halfway point

Sound Transit reports that it has nearly finished construction on the majority of columns, beams, and bridges for the Lynnwood Link extension.
2 months ago

Pike Place Market vehicle traffic removal ‘big priority in 2022,’ says councilmember

Councilmember Lewis has hinted at plans for removing vehicle traffic from Seattle's Pike Place Market, calling it a council priority in 2022.
2 months ago

Seattle Mayor-Elect Harrell on SPD budget, Sawant recall: ‘I will deal with the hand I have’

Seattle Mayor-Elect Bruce Harrell joins KIRO Radio to break down his perspective on the city council's recently passed 2022 budget.
2 months ago

After months of fraught negotiation, Seattle council fully funds SPD’s staffing plan

Despite a number of points of contention, the Seattle council ultimately fully funded SPD's staffing plan for 125 new officers in 2022.
2 months ago