Facing Cuts From City, Homeless Service Providers Request a Reprieve

Funding would be cut for at least 300 shelter beds in Seattle, as well as hygiene and support services.

 

Mastermind of State’s Biggest Ponzi Scheme Escapes From Prison

Frederick Darren Berg had been indicted for fraud in 2012.

 

What Has Changed in the Year Since the Passage of Seattle’s Hotel Worker Law?

According to hotel housekeepers on The Westin’s night shift, not much.

 

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Reports of Assault in the Air Could Be Taking Off

As Randi Zuckerberg accuses Alaska Airlines of inaction, one Seattleite collects accounts of a problem she expects to become more prevalent.

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Activists and Politicians Rally for Stronger Tenant Protections

During the event, State Representative Nicole Macri announced that she will be introducing legislation to repeal a statewide ban on rent control.

The hummus comes one of five ways. Photo by Nicole Sprinkle

A New Hummus Bar on Capitol Hill Delivers Unexpected Brilliance

A lively atmosphere and fantastic food make Aviv a delectable destination.

The hummus comes one of five ways. Photo by Nicole Sprinkle
Illustration by Taylor Dow

Fix Glitches

Mercury and Saturn continue to challenge our plans.

Illustration by Taylor Dow

Durkan Announces End of Tenure for Police Chief O’Toole

Leadership at Seattle City Light is also on the way out.

Kent Adds ‘Chief’ to Robert E. Lee Police Building Name

In a ceremony last week, city officials left no doubt about who the building is named after.

Police Seize $80M Worth of Pot, Execute 50 Search Warrants, Several in King County

Forty-seven arrests were made in the suspected illegal marijuana grow-op run by Chinese nationals.

Justin Walsh Won a Local Election Talking About Affordable Housing; Then He Moved to a Cheaper Town

Now he can’t take his seat on the Issaquah City Council.

Seattle school bus drivers staged a one-day strike on Wednesday that affected more than 12,000 students. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Seattle Parents Prepare for Future Bus Strikes

A local bus union is protesting inadequate health insurance and retirement plans, but Seattle parents are left scrambling for alternatives.

Seattle school bus drivers staged a one-day strike on Wednesday that affected more than 12,000 students. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
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Firearms Banned From State Senate Gallery During Sessions

You can still bring a gun to the House gallery, though.

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Microsoft Announces Massive Expansion to Redmond Campus

The project will break ground in the fall of 2018 and take between five and seven years to complete.

Jenny Durkan Sworn in as Mayor of Seattle

The city’s first female mayor in over a century began her first shift on a citywide tour.

Greenhouses like this use less energy than indoor-only operations, but still contribute to the industry’s 100-megawatt load.

As Legal Weed Sucks Up Energy, an Industry Searches for Solutions

With the weed market in full bloom, increased demand on the energy grid is causing concern.

Greenhouses like this use less energy than indoor-only operations, but still contribute to the industry’s 100-megawatt load.
The Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability and Equity filed an appeal to the Seattle Hearing Examiner on Monday evening. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Seattle Coalition Appeals Zoning Changes

The 26-group coalition filed an appeal against proposed upzoning that aims to increase housing affordability.

The Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability and Equity filed an appeal to the Seattle Hearing Examiner on Monday evening. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
Michael Nassirian retired from Microsoft last year after 19 years of guiding key programs. Now he owns a franchise in the new North American Premier Basketball league. Courtesy of Julie Wright

It’s Not the NBA, but Professional Basketball Is on Its Way

A former Microsoft exec has bought into a new league with former SuperSonic Freddie Brown as a supporter.

Michael Nassirian retired from Microsoft last year after 19 years of guiding key programs. Now he owns a franchise in the new North American Premier Basketball league. Courtesy of Julie Wright
As promised, a decision was delivered before the Thanksgiving holiday.

King County Judge Rules Against Seattle Income Tax

The judgment sets up an appeal to the state Supreme Court.

As promised, a decision was delivered before the Thanksgiving holiday.