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Seattle reels in spending by 'foreign-influenced' companies

The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously passed a measure to reel in political spending by “foreign-influenced” companies, following city council elections last year that drew... Read full article: Seattle reels in spending by 'foreign-in...→

Seattle reels in spending by 'foreign-influenced' companies

The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously passed a measure to reel in political spending by “foreign-influenced” companies, following city council elections last year that drew... Read full article: Seattle reels in spending by 'foreign-in...→

After Seattle crane collapse, proposed legislation would require more oversight of construction companies

OLYMPIA — After a fatal crane collapse last April that Washington officials deemed “totally avoidable,” state lawmakers are pushing for more regulations and bigger fines around the disassembly of tower cranes.  The collapse in Seattle left four people dead, and was... Read full article: After Seattle crane collapse, proposed l...→

Seattle reins in spending by 'foreign-influenced' companies

The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously passed a measure to rein in political spending by “foreign-influenced” companies, following city council elections last year that drew... Read full article: Seattle reins in spending by 'foreign-in...→

Power outage affects more than 13,000 Seattle City Light customers Friday afternoon

A cluster of power outages in South Seattle left more than 13,000 Seattle City Light customers without power Friday afternoon, according to the utility. The outages occurred around 1:30 p.m. and affected residents and businesses in Beacon Hill and the... Read full article: Power outage affects more than 13,000 Se...→

Families of two Seattle crane collapse victims sue companies over a deadly “shortcut”

Families of two Seattle crane collapse victims sue companies over a deadly “shortcut”

A series of lawsuits have been filed in King County against construction companies involved in a catastrophic crane collapse in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood that killed four people and injured at least four others. A criminal investigation by Seattle... Read full article: Families of two Seattle crane collapse v...→

Seattle finally sells vacant block across from City Hall to developer planning tower, public plaza

Seattle finally sells vacant block across from City Hall to developer planning tower, public plaza

The downtown block between Third and Fourth avenues and Cherry and James streets in Seattle has been a hole in the ground so long that rogue trees have grown inside the abandoned site. Read full article: Seattle finally sells vacant block acros...→

More Seattle retail workers received schedules in advance during first year of new city law

More Seattle retail workers received schedules in advance during first year of new city law

The "secure scheduling" law passed in 2016 covers hourly workers at retail and restaurant chains such as Starbucks and Costco, and it includes a requirement that employers provide schedules 14 days ahead. Read full article: More Seattle retail workers received sch...→

Harrah’s Spending $24M to Re-do Hotel Rooms in Atlantic City

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City is spending $24 million to re-do more than 400 rooms in one of its hotel towers. The casino is redoing 416 rooms in its Marina Tower in a project that should be completed by April.... Officials in two South Jersey cities connected to Micah Tennant, the 11-year-old killed last month at a high school football game, are planning tributes to the child. They include a monument at Pleasantville High School’s football field and Read full article: Harrah’s Spending $24M to Re-do Hotel Ro...→

Where do most die-hard Seattle Seahawks fans live? Not in the city, market data shows.

Where do most die-hard Seattle Seahawks fans live? Not in the city, market data shows.

The love for the Seahawks runs deeper in South King County than anywhere else. But what about in the city of Seattle? Not so much. Read full article: Where do most die-hard Seattle Seahawks ...→

No winter evictions in Seattle? City Councilmember Kshama Sawant to propose ban.

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant plans to introduce legislation Monday that would ban residential evictions during the wintertime. Sawant's legislation would add to Seattle's just-cause eviction law, which dictates the circumstances under which landlords can evict their tenants. Under her... Read full article: No winter evictions in Seattle? City Cou...→

Half of Seattle bike-share rental bikes were inoperable in late-summer maintenance slump, city audit says

Half of Seattle bike-share rental bikes were inoperable in late-summer maintenance slump, city audit says

The audit also found record-high ridership of 750,000 trips from July to September and more people parking bikes correctly so they aren't blocking the sidewalk. Read full article: Half of Seattle bike-share rental bikes ...→

Seattle City Council OKs new 57-cent tax on Uber, Lyft rides

Seattle City Council OKs new 57-cent tax on Uber, Lyft rides

The mayor and City Council have also promised to ensure Uber and Lyft drivers make Seattle’s $16 minimum wage starting next summer. Read full article: Seattle City Council OKs new 57-cent tax...→

Egan Orion concedes to Kshama Sawant in Seattle City Council race, cites Amazon spending

Egan Orion concedes to Kshama Sawant in Seattle City Council race, cites Amazon spending

Orion led the incumbent with 54% of the vote in last Tuesday's initial tally, but Sawant surged ahead Thursday as more ballots were added, passing her challenger and dealing a blow to companies such as Amazon that spent heavily in... Read full article: Egan Orion concedes to Kshama Sawant in ...→

Socialist Kshama Sawant declares victory in tightly contested Seattle City Council race

Socialist Kshama Sawant declares victory in tightly contested Seattle City Council race

The race attracted national attention in recent weeks as business interests poured money into the District 3 contest. Sawant surged past challenger Egan Orion after later vote tallies Friday. Read full article: Socialist Kshama Sawant declares victory...→

State Court of Appeals hears arguments in case of man who lived in a truck towed by city of Seattle

State Court of Appeals hears arguments in case of man who lived in a truck towed by city of Seattle

Steven Long, a construction worker who was living in a truck the city of Seattle towed in 2016, sued on the grounds they'd violated his constitutional rights. Read full article: State Court of Appeals hears arguments i...→

Amazon’s spending in Seattle Council races doesn’t deliver

Amazon’s spending in Seattle Council races doesn’t deliver

Amazon poured $1.5 million into an effort to overhaul Seattle’s City Council this year. It didn’t deliver. Read full article: Amazon’s spending in Seattle Council rac...→

Amazon's spending in Seattle Council races doesn't deliver

Amazon poured $1.5 million into an effort to overhaul Seattle's City Council this year. It didn't deliver. Read full article: Amazon's spending in Seattle Council rac...→

Seattle reels in spending by

Seattle reels in spending by "foreign-influenced" companies

The Seattle City Council passed a measure Monday that limits political contributions by "foreign-influenced" corporations. Read full article: Seattle reels in spending by "foreign-in...→

Seattle will get city-owned buildings off fossil fuels, Mayor Durkan says

Seattle will no longer use fossil fuels like natural gas to heat, cool and cook in new and substantially altered city-owned buildings and will come up with a plan by 2021 to transition all city-owned buildings to clean electric power... Read full article: Seattle will get city-owned buildings of...→

Seattle council advances ban on most political spending by ‘foreign-influenced’ companies

Seattle council advances ban on most political spending by ‘foreign-influenced’ companies

Council President M. Lorena González postponed a committee vote on legislation that would limit all contributions to independent political-action committees. Read full article: Seattle council advances ban on most pol...→

RIVERSIDE: City suspends two ambulance companies

RIVERSIDE: City suspends two ambulance companies

Riverside has temporarily barred two ambulance companies from picking up patients in the city after they failed to meet its requirements. The City Council voted Tuesday, April 5, to suspend franchi… Read full article: RIVERSIDE: City suspends two ambulance c...→

Seattle City Council committee moves regional homelessness authority deal forward, but demand later changes

Seattle City Council members moved forward a controversial regional homelessness authority deal Thursday, but also demanded changes of their own. A full vote of the council on the deal is expected Monday. Work on the regional homelessness authority began more... Read full article: Seattle City Council committee moves reg...→

‘No Passport Required’ comes to Seattle to find the best Filipino food our city has to offer

‘No Passport Required’ comes to Seattle to find the best Filipino food our city has to offer

Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson dropped into our fine city to find the best Filipino food in Seattle. The episode airs this Friday on PBS. Here's where Samuelsson went and what he ate. Read full article: ‘No Passport Required’ comes to Seattle ...→

Denver City Council approves new contracts with for-profit detention companies — with promise of change

Denver City Council approves new contracts with for-profit detention companies — with promise of change

Three weeks ago, the Denver City Council divorced Denver from private corrections companies in city-shaking style. On Monday, they got patched things up — at least for now. Read full article: Denver City Council approves new contrac...→

Seattle was ranked the 10th best city for football fans. Should we be higher?

Seattle was ranked the 10th best city for football fans. Should we be higher?

Scott Clayton's got a problem with a study released earlier this year naming Seattle one of the nation's top 10 cities for football fans. His issue? Seattle is ranked only 10th. "We should be higher," said the Belfair resident, who was... Read full article: Seattle was ranked the 10th best city fo...→

Seattle City Council passes record $6.5 billion budget for 2020

Seattle City Council passes record $6.5 billion budget for 2020

For the second straight year, there were no major political fireworks during the council's deliberations. Read full article: Seattle City Council passes record $6.5 ...→

Los Angeles and New York City officials urge boycott of meat companies linked to Amazon fires

Los Angeles and New York City officials urge boycott of meat companies linked to Amazon fires

Lawmakers in the two biggest U.S. cities want to cut ties with businesses involved with beef imports from Brazil Read full article: Los Angeles and New York City officials ...→

Bolton Implies Trump's Foreign Policy Influenced by Personal Interests

Bolton Implies Trump's Foreign Policy Influenced by Personal Interests

Former national security adviser John Bolton suggested that President Donald Trump's personal and financial interests have driven his actions on Turkey in a private speech last week, NBC News reports. Read full article: Bolton Implies Trump's Foreign Policy In...→

Sawant takes lead over Orion in Seattle City Council race with Friday vote count

Sawant takes lead over Orion in Seattle City Council race with Friday vote count

A win for Sawant would mean defeats in five of seven contests for candidates backed by Amazon and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, which more than a year ago vowed to use the 2019 elections to reshape the council. Read full article: Sawant takes lead over Orion in Seattle ...→

Fresh start for Seattle City Council

Fresh start for Seattle City Council

Seattle won this week's costly, hard-fought City Council election. Initial ballot counts suggest five of nine council seats will be held by newcomers, providing an opportunity for positive change. Incumbents should be chastened after recent polling showed most... Read full article: Fresh start for Seattle City Council...→

Goldstein Investigates: LA Spending Millions In Overtime Pay For City Workers

Goldstein Investigates: LA Spending Millions In Overtime Pay For City Workers

In the past five years, the city of Los Angeles has spent more than $2 billion in overtime payments for city workers, according to a report released Wednesday. Read full article: Goldstein Investigates: LA Spending Mill...→

Seattle, other districts cancel school as snow packs a punch north of city on Wednesday

Seattle, other districts cancel school as snow packs a punch north of city on Wednesday

A third round of snow is choking transportation and closing schools in parts of Western Washington on Wednesday morning — although other areas saw no snow at all overnight. Reports of snowfall varied widely across Western Washington on Wednesday morning, from... Read full article: Seattle, other districts cancel school a...→

Seattle City Council bans ‘foreign-influenced’ companies from most political spending

The measure will close a loophole because foreign individuals and foreign-based entities already are barred from making contributions in United States elections, Council President M. Lorena González said Monday. Read full article: Seattle City Council bans ‘foreign-influ...→

'Be Counted': City Spending Millions To Make Sure Everyone In Chicago Is Counted In 2020 U.S. Census

'Be Counted': City Spending Millions To Make Sure Everyone In Chicago Is Counted In 2020 U.S. Census

The city of Chicago is spending $2.7 million to make sure you’re counted in the upcoming Census, in an effort to make sure the city doesn’t lose out on federal funding tied to population. Read full article: 'Be Counted': City Spending Millions To ...→

6 political stories to watch as a revamped Seattle City Council begins 2020

6 political stories to watch as a revamped Seattle City Council begins 2020

What issues will the new Seattle City Council take up next? What does Mayor Jenny Durkan's likely reelection campaign mean for 2020 and beyond? Here's what to watch for. Read full article: 6 political stories to watch as a revamp...→

Residents sue to stop Riverside from spending water profits on other city services

Residents sue to stop Riverside from spending water profits on other city services

In 2013, the city agreed to pay $10 million to settle a similar suit, but a new legal action contends Prop. 218 is being violated Read full article: Residents sue to stop Riverside from spe...→

Harrah's Atlantic City Is Spending $24 Million to Renovate 416 Hotel Rooms

Harrah's Atlantic City Is Spending $24 Million to Renovate 416 Hotel Rooms

The casino is redoing 416 rooms in its Marina Tower in a project that should be completed by April. Read full article: Harrah's Atlantic City Is Spending $24 M...→

Spending on Seattle elections doubled, led by Amazon. Now council member wants to ‘get big money out of politics’

PACs spent $4 million for and against general-election candidates in Seattle's seven council races. That's six times more than such PACs spent on Seattle's general-election candidates in 2015, when all nine of the council's seats were up for grabs. Read full article: Spending on Seattle elections doubled, l...→

Just as rain comes into the forecast, Seattle is named the nation’s ‘gloomiest city’

Just as rain comes into the forecast, Seattle is named the nation’s ‘gloomiest city’

With fog looming hundreds of feet deep over the Puget Sound region, a forecast for showers to end the week and another wet winter ahead of us, it seems a fitting time for Seattle to be declared the nation's "gloomiest... Read full article: Just as rain comes into the forecast, Se...→

New Seattle City Council begins to take shape as District 4 election winner Alex Pedersen is sworn in

New Seattle City Council begins to take shape as District 4 election winner Alex Pedersen is sworn in

The new Seattle City Council began to take shape Tuesday as the results of the Nov. 5 elections were certified and Alex Pedersen was sworn in to serve District 4. In a ceremony at Magnuson Park, Pedersen said he would respond... Read full article: New Seattle City Council begins to take ...→

Ask An Expert: Kansas City is exploring free transit. Should Seattle?

Ask An Expert: Kansas City is exploring free transit. Should Seattle?

This month, the Kansas City, Missouri, City Council's transportation committee approved a resolution that includes eliminating fares for Kansas City Area Transportation Authority bus service within the city limits. Read full article: Ask An Expert: Kansas City is exploring ...→

Third Seattle-area murder tied to sanctuary city policy

Third Seattle-area murder tied to sanctuary city policy

Immigration officials on Friday tied a third murder arrest in two months to sanctuary city policies in the Seattle area, saying an illegal immigrant who was twice shielded from deportation by King County slew a man “as he lay asleep in his own home.” Read full article: Third Seattle-area murder tied to sanctu...→

Amazon lost the Seattle City Council elections after a $1 million power play. Will it see a new head tax?

Amazon lost the Seattle City Council elections after a $1 million power play. Will it see a new head tax?

Now business-backed candidates have lost in most Seattle City Council races, the question is: Will the next council wade back into last year's loudest political debate and adopt something like what Kshama Sawant called the "Amazon tax?" Read full article: Amazon lost the Seattle City Council ele...→

Seattle’s wildly uneven growth is rewriting Seattle City Council district elections — and shifting political clout

Seattle’s wildly uneven growth is rewriting Seattle City Council district elections — and shifting political clout

When the Seattle City Council switched from citywide to district elections, it had a couple unintended consequences. Some voters may not be too thrilled about it. Here's why. The city's recent population growth has not just been rapid — it's... Read full article: Seattle’s wildly uneven growth is rewrit...→

Sawant threatening Orion in Seattle City Council race with substantial Thursday vote count

Sawant threatening Orion in Seattle City Council race with substantial Thursday vote count

The socialist incumbent is still trailing Egan Orion, but her share is now 48.6%, up from 45.6% Tuesday. If Sawant were to take a share of the remaining ballots similar to what she took of the votes added Thursday, she... Read full article: Sawant threatening Orion in Seattle City...→

Seattle City Council may add millions to mayor’s budget for LEAD, public toilets, tiny houses

Seattle City Council may add millions to mayor’s budget for LEAD, public toilets, tiny houses

The Seattle City Council may add millions of dollars to Mayor Jenny Durkan's proposed 2020 budget to grow a jail-diversion program, buy mobile restrooms for people living on the streets and open new tiny-house villages for homeless people. A package... Read full article: Seattle City Council may add millions to...→

After Seattle crane collapse, proposed legislation would require more oversight of construction companies

OLYMPIA — After a fatal crane collapse last April that Washington officials deemed “totally avoidable,” state lawmakers are pushing for more regulations and bigger fines around the disassembly of tower cranes.  The collapse in Seattle left four people dead, and was... Read full article: After Seattle crane collapse, proposed l...→

Seattle, other districts cancel school as snow packs a punch north of city on Wednesday

Seattle, other districts cancel school as snow packs a punch north of city on Wednesday

A third round of snow is choking transportation and closing schools in parts of Western Washington on Wednesday morning — although other areas saw no snow at all overnight. Reports of snowfall varied widely across Western Washington on Wednesday morning, from... Read full article: Seattle, other districts cancel school a...→

Seattle reels in spending by

Seattle reels in spending by "foreign-influenced" companies

The Seattle City Council passed a measure Monday that limits political contributions by "foreign-influenced" corporations. Read full article: Seattle reels in spending by "foreign-in...→

Power outage affects more than 13,000 Seattle City Light customers Friday afternoon

A cluster of power outages in South Seattle left more than 13,000 Seattle City Light customers without power Friday afternoon, according to the utility. The outages occurred around 1:30 p.m. and affected residents and businesses in Beacon Hill and the... Read full article: Power outage affects more than 13,000 Se...→

'Be Counted': City Spending Millions To Make Sure Everyone In Chicago Is Counted In 2020 U.S. Census

'Be Counted': City Spending Millions To Make Sure Everyone In Chicago Is Counted In 2020 U.S. Census

The city of Chicago is spending $2.7 million to make sure you’re counted in the upcoming Census, in an effort to make sure the city doesn’t lose out on federal funding tied to population. Read full article: 'Be Counted': City Spending Millions To ...→

Seattle council advances ban on most political spending by ‘foreign-influenced’ companies

Seattle council advances ban on most political spending by ‘foreign-influenced’ companies

Council President M. Lorena González postponed a committee vote on legislation that would limit all contributions to independent political-action committees. Read full article: Seattle council advances ban on most pol...→

Seattle finally sells vacant block across from City Hall to developer planning tower, public plaza

Seattle finally sells vacant block across from City Hall to developer planning tower, public plaza

The downtown block between Third and Fourth avenues and Cherry and James streets in Seattle has been a hole in the ground so long that rogue trees have grown inside the abandoned site. Read full article: Seattle finally sells vacant block acros...→

Residents sue to stop Riverside from spending water profits on other city services

Residents sue to stop Riverside from spending water profits on other city services

In 2013, the city agreed to pay $10 million to settle a similar suit, but a new legal action contends Prop. 218 is being violated Read full article: Residents sue to stop Riverside from spe...→

Harrah’s Spending $24M to Re-do Hotel Rooms in Atlantic City

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City is spending $24 million to re-do more than 400 rooms in one of its hotel towers. The casino is redoing 416 rooms in its Marina Tower in a project that should be completed by April.... Officials in two South Jersey cities connected to Micah Tennant, the 11-year-old killed last month at a high school football game, are planning tributes to the child. They include a monument at Pleasantville High School’s football field and Read full article: Harrah’s Spending $24M to Re-do Hotel Ro...→

Spending on Seattle elections doubled, led by Amazon. Now council member wants to ‘get big money out of politics’

PACs spent $4 million for and against general-election candidates in Seattle's seven council races. That's six times more than such PACs spent on Seattle's general-election candidates in 2015, when all nine of the council's seats were up for grabs. Read full article: Spending on Seattle elections doubled, l...→

‘No Passport Required’ comes to Seattle to find the best Filipino food our city has to offer

‘No Passport Required’ comes to Seattle to find the best Filipino food our city has to offer

Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson dropped into our fine city to find the best Filipino food in Seattle. The episode airs this Friday on PBS. Here's where Samuelsson went and what he ate. Read full article: ‘No Passport Required’ comes to Seattle ...→

No winter evictions in Seattle? City Councilmember Kshama Sawant to propose ban.

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant plans to introduce legislation Monday that would ban residential evictions during the wintertime. Sawant's legislation would add to Seattle's just-cause eviction law, which dictates the circumstances under which landlords can evict their tenants. Under her... Read full article: No winter evictions in Seattle? City Cou...→

Seattle was ranked the 10th best city for football fans. Should we be higher?

Seattle was ranked the 10th best city for football fans. Should we be higher?

Scott Clayton's got a problem with a study released earlier this year naming Seattle one of the nation's top 10 cities for football fans. His issue? Seattle is ranked only 10th. "We should be higher," said the Belfair resident, who was... Read full article: Seattle was ranked the 10th best city fo...→

Seattle City Council OKs new 57-cent tax on Uber, Lyft rides

Seattle City Council OKs new 57-cent tax on Uber, Lyft rides

The mayor and City Council have also promised to ensure Uber and Lyft drivers make Seattle’s $16 minimum wage starting next summer. Read full article: Seattle City Council OKs new 57-cent tax...→

Ask An Expert: Kansas City is exploring free transit. Should Seattle?

Ask An Expert: Kansas City is exploring free transit. Should Seattle?

This month, the Kansas City, Missouri, City Council's transportation committee approved a resolution that includes eliminating fares for Kansas City Area Transportation Authority bus service within the city limits. Read full article: Ask An Expert: Kansas City is exploring ...→

Los Angeles and New York City officials urge boycott of meat companies linked to Amazon fires

Los Angeles and New York City officials urge boycott of meat companies linked to Amazon fires

Lawmakers in the two biggest U.S. cities want to cut ties with businesses involved with beef imports from Brazil Read full article: Los Angeles and New York City officials ...→

Egan Orion concedes to Kshama Sawant in Seattle City Council race, cites Amazon spending

Egan Orion concedes to Kshama Sawant in Seattle City Council race, cites Amazon spending

Orion led the incumbent with 54% of the vote in last Tuesday's initial tally, but Sawant surged ahead Thursday as more ballots were added, passing her challenger and dealing a blow to companies such as Amazon that spent heavily in... Read full article: Egan Orion concedes to Kshama Sawant in ...→

Amazon lost the Seattle City Council elections after a $1 million power play. Will it see a new head tax?

Amazon lost the Seattle City Council elections after a $1 million power play. Will it see a new head tax?

Now business-backed candidates have lost in most Seattle City Council races, the question is: Will the next council wade back into last year's loudest political debate and adopt something like what Kshama Sawant called the "Amazon tax?" Read full article: Amazon lost the Seattle City Council ele...→

Sawant takes lead over Orion in Seattle City Council race with Friday vote count

Sawant takes lead over Orion in Seattle City Council race with Friday vote count

A win for Sawant would mean defeats in five of seven contests for candidates backed by Amazon and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, which more than a year ago vowed to use the 2019 elections to reshape the council. Read full article: Sawant takes lead over Orion in Seattle ...→

State Court of Appeals hears arguments in case of man who lived in a truck towed by city of Seattle

State Court of Appeals hears arguments in case of man who lived in a truck towed by city of Seattle

Steven Long, a construction worker who was living in a truck the city of Seattle towed in 2016, sued on the grounds they'd violated his constitutional rights. Read full article: State Court of Appeals hears arguments i...→

Sawant threatening Orion in Seattle City Council race with substantial Thursday vote count

Sawant threatening Orion in Seattle City Council race with substantial Thursday vote count

The socialist incumbent is still trailing Egan Orion, but her share is now 48.6%, up from 45.6% Tuesday. If Sawant were to take a share of the remaining ballots similar to what she took of the votes added Thursday, she... Read full article: Sawant threatening Orion in Seattle City...→

Goldstein Investigates: LA Spending Millions In Overtime Pay For City Workers

Goldstein Investigates: LA Spending Millions In Overtime Pay For City Workers

In the past five years, the city of Los Angeles has spent more than $2 billion in overtime payments for city workers, according to a report released Wednesday. Read full article: Goldstein Investigates: LA Spending Mill...→

Amazon's spending in Seattle Council races doesn't deliver

Amazon poured $1.5 million into an effort to overhaul Seattle's City Council this year. It didn't deliver. Read full article: Amazon's spending in Seattle Council rac...→

Seattle reins in spending by 'foreign-influenced' companies

The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously passed a measure to rein in political spending by “foreign-influenced” companies, following city council elections last year that drew... Read full article: Seattle reins in spending by 'foreign-in...→

Seattle City Council bans ‘foreign-influenced’ companies from most political spending

The measure will close a loophole because foreign individuals and foreign-based entities already are barred from making contributions in United States elections, Council President M. Lorena González said Monday. Read full article: Seattle City Council bans ‘foreign-influ...→

Seattle will get city-owned buildings off fossil fuels, Mayor Durkan says

Seattle will no longer use fossil fuels like natural gas to heat, cool and cook in new and substantially altered city-owned buildings and will come up with a plan by 2021 to transition all city-owned buildings to clean electric power... Read full article: Seattle will get city-owned buildings of...→

Families of two Seattle crane collapse victims sue companies over a deadly “shortcut”

Families of two Seattle crane collapse victims sue companies over a deadly “shortcut”

A series of lawsuits have been filed in King County against construction companies involved in a catastrophic crane collapse in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood that killed four people and injured at least four others. A criminal investigation by Seattle... Read full article: Families of two Seattle crane collapse v...→

6 political stories to watch as a revamped Seattle City Council begins 2020

6 political stories to watch as a revamped Seattle City Council begins 2020

What issues will the new Seattle City Council take up next? What does Mayor Jenny Durkan's likely reelection campaign mean for 2020 and beyond? Here's what to watch for. Read full article: 6 political stories to watch as a revamp...→

RIVERSIDE: City suspends two ambulance companies

RIVERSIDE: City suspends two ambulance companies

Riverside has temporarily barred two ambulance companies from picking up patients in the city after they failed to meet its requirements. The City Council voted Tuesday, April 5, to suspend franchi… Read full article: RIVERSIDE: City suspends two ambulance c...→

More Seattle retail workers received schedules in advance during first year of new city law

More Seattle retail workers received schedules in advance during first year of new city law

The "secure scheduling" law passed in 2016 covers hourly workers at retail and restaurant chains such as Starbucks and Costco, and it includes a requirement that employers provide schedules 14 days ahead. Read full article: More Seattle retail workers received sch...→

Harrah's Atlantic City Is Spending $24 Million to Renovate 416 Hotel Rooms

Harrah's Atlantic City Is Spending $24 Million to Renovate 416 Hotel Rooms

The casino is redoing 416 rooms in its Marina Tower in a project that should be completed by April. Read full article: Harrah's Atlantic City Is Spending $24 M...→

Seattle City Council committee moves regional homelessness authority deal forward, but demand later changes

Seattle City Council members moved forward a controversial regional homelessness authority deal Thursday, but also demanded changes of their own. A full vote of the council on the deal is expected Monday. Work on the regional homelessness authority began more... Read full article: Seattle City Council committee moves reg...→

Where do most die-hard Seattle Seahawks fans live? Not in the city, market data shows.

Where do most die-hard Seattle Seahawks fans live? Not in the city, market data shows.

The love for the Seahawks runs deeper in South King County than anywhere else. But what about in the city of Seattle? Not so much. Read full article: Where do most die-hard Seattle Seahawks ...→

Just as rain comes into the forecast, Seattle is named the nation’s ‘gloomiest city’

Just as rain comes into the forecast, Seattle is named the nation’s ‘gloomiest city’

With fog looming hundreds of feet deep over the Puget Sound region, a forecast for showers to end the week and another wet winter ahead of us, it seems a fitting time for Seattle to be declared the nation's "gloomiest... Read full article: Just as rain comes into the forecast, Se...→

Denver City Council approves new contracts with for-profit detention companies — with promise of change

Denver City Council approves new contracts with for-profit detention companies — with promise of change

Three weeks ago, the Denver City Council divorced Denver from private corrections companies in city-shaking style. On Monday, they got patched things up — at least for now. Read full article: Denver City Council approves new contrac...→

Half of Seattle bike-share rental bikes were inoperable in late-summer maintenance slump, city audit says

Half of Seattle bike-share rental bikes were inoperable in late-summer maintenance slump, city audit says

The audit also found record-high ridership of 750,000 trips from July to September and more people parking bikes correctly so they aren't blocking the sidewalk. Read full article: Half of Seattle bike-share rental bikes ...→

New Seattle City Council begins to take shape as District 4 election winner Alex Pedersen is sworn in

New Seattle City Council begins to take shape as District 4 election winner Alex Pedersen is sworn in

The new Seattle City Council began to take shape Tuesday as the results of the Nov. 5 elections were certified and Alex Pedersen was sworn in to serve District 4. In a ceremony at Magnuson Park, Pedersen said he would respond... Read full article: New Seattle City Council begins to take ...→

Seattle City Council passes record $6.5 billion budget for 2020

Seattle City Council passes record $6.5 billion budget for 2020

For the second straight year, there were no major political fireworks during the council's deliberations. Read full article: Seattle City Council passes record $6.5 ...→

Third Seattle-area murder tied to sanctuary city policy

Third Seattle-area murder tied to sanctuary city policy

Immigration officials on Friday tied a third murder arrest in two months to sanctuary city policies in the Seattle area, saying an illegal immigrant who was twice shielded from deportation by King County slew a man “as he lay asleep in his own home.” Read full article: Third Seattle-area murder tied to sanctu...→

Bolton Implies Trump's Foreign Policy Influenced by Personal Interests

Bolton Implies Trump's Foreign Policy Influenced by Personal Interests

Former national security adviser John Bolton suggested that President Donald Trump's personal and financial interests have driven his actions on Turkey in a private speech last week, NBC News reports. Read full article: Bolton Implies Trump's Foreign Policy In...→

Socialist Kshama Sawant declares victory in tightly contested Seattle City Council race

Socialist Kshama Sawant declares victory in tightly contested Seattle City Council race

The race attracted national attention in recent weeks as business interests poured money into the District 3 contest. Sawant surged past challenger Egan Orion after later vote tallies Friday. Read full article: Socialist Kshama Sawant declares victory...→

Seattle’s wildly uneven growth is rewriting Seattle City Council district elections — and shifting political clout

Seattle’s wildly uneven growth is rewriting Seattle City Council district elections — and shifting political clout

When the Seattle City Council switched from citywide to district elections, it had a couple unintended consequences. Some voters may not be too thrilled about it. Here's why. The city's recent population growth has not just been rapid — it's... Read full article: Seattle’s wildly uneven growth is rewrit...→

Fresh start for Seattle City Council

Fresh start for Seattle City Council

Seattle won this week's costly, hard-fought City Council election. Initial ballot counts suggest five of nine council seats will be held by newcomers, providing an opportunity for positive change. Incumbents should be chastened after recent polling showed most... Read full article: Fresh start for Seattle City Council...→

Amazon’s spending in Seattle Council races doesn’t deliver

Amazon’s spending in Seattle Council races doesn’t deliver

Amazon poured $1.5 million into an effort to overhaul Seattle’s City Council this year. It didn’t deliver. Read full article: Amazon’s spending in Seattle Council rac...→

Seattle City Council may add millions to mayor’s budget for LEAD, public toilets, tiny houses

Seattle City Council may add millions to mayor’s budget for LEAD, public toilets, tiny houses

The Seattle City Council may add millions of dollars to Mayor Jenny Durkan's proposed 2020 budget to grow a jail-diversion program, buy mobile restrooms for people living on the streets and open new tiny-house villages for homeless people. A package... Read full article: Seattle City Council may add millions to...→

After Seattle crane collapse, proposed legislation would require more oversight of construction companies

OLYMPIA — After a fatal crane collapse last April that Washington officials deemed “totally avoidable,” state lawmakers are pushing for more regulations and bigger fines around the disassembly of tower cranes.  The collapse in Seattle left four people dead, and was... Read full article: After Seattle crane collapse, proposed l...→

Seattle, other districts cancel school as snow packs a punch north of city on Wednesday

Seattle, other districts cancel school as snow packs a punch north of city on Wednesday

A third round of snow is choking transportation and closing schools in parts of Western Washington on Wednesday morning — although other areas saw no snow at all overnight. Reports of snowfall varied widely across Western Washington on Wednesday morning, from... Read full article: Seattle, other districts cancel school a...→

Seattle reins in spending by 'foreign-influenced' companies

The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously passed a measure to rein in political spending by “foreign-influenced” companies, following city council elections last year that drew... Read full article: Seattle reins in spending by 'foreign-in...→

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Seattle reels in spending by "foreign-influenced" companies

The Seattle City Council passed a measure Monday that limits political contributions by "foreign-influenced" corporations. Read full article: Seattle reels in spending by "foreign-in...→

Seattle City Council bans ‘foreign-influenced’ companies from most political spending

The measure will close a loophole because foreign individuals and foreign-based entities already are barred from making contributions in United States elections, Council President M. Lorena González said Monday. Read full article: Seattle City Council bans ‘foreign-influ...→

Power outage affects more than 13,000 Seattle City Light customers Friday afternoon

A cluster of power outages in South Seattle left more than 13,000 Seattle City Light customers without power Friday afternoon, according to the utility. The outages occurred around 1:30 p.m. and affected residents and businesses in Beacon Hill and the... Read full article: Power outage affects more than 13,000 Se...→

Seattle will get city-owned buildings off fossil fuels, Mayor Durkan says

Seattle will no longer use fossil fuels like natural gas to heat, cool and cook in new and substantially altered city-owned buildings and will come up with a plan by 2021 to transition all city-owned buildings to clean electric power... Read full article: Seattle will get city-owned buildings of...→

'Be Counted': City Spending Millions To Make Sure Everyone In Chicago Is Counted In 2020 U.S. Census

'Be Counted': City Spending Millions To Make Sure Everyone In Chicago Is Counted In 2020 U.S. Census

The city of Chicago is spending $2.7 million to make sure you’re counted in the upcoming Census, in an effort to make sure the city doesn’t lose out on federal funding tied to population. Read full article: 'Be Counted': City Spending Millions To ...→

Families of two Seattle crane collapse victims sue companies over a deadly “shortcut”

Families of two Seattle crane collapse victims sue companies over a deadly “shortcut”

A series of lawsuits have been filed in King County against construction companies involved in a catastrophic crane collapse in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood that killed four people and injured at least four others. A criminal investigation by Seattle... Read full article: Families of two Seattle crane collapse v...→

Seattle council advances ban on most political spending by ‘foreign-influenced’ companies

Seattle council advances ban on most political spending by ‘foreign-influenced’ companies

Council President M. Lorena González postponed a committee vote on legislation that would limit all contributions to independent political-action committees. Read full article: Seattle council advances ban on most pol...→

6 political stories to watch as a revamped Seattle City Council begins 2020

6 political stories to watch as a revamped Seattle City Council begins 2020

What issues will the new Seattle City Council take up next? What does Mayor Jenny Durkan's likely reelection campaign mean for 2020 and beyond? Here's what to watch for. Read full article: 6 political stories to watch as a revamp...→

Seattle finally sells vacant block across from City Hall to developer planning tower, public plaza

Seattle finally sells vacant block across from City Hall to developer planning tower, public plaza

The downtown block between Third and Fourth avenues and Cherry and James streets in Seattle has been a hole in the ground so long that rogue trees have grown inside the abandoned site. Read full article: Seattle finally sells vacant block acros...→

RIVERSIDE: City suspends two ambulance companies

RIVERSIDE: City suspends two ambulance companies

Riverside has temporarily barred two ambulance companies from picking up patients in the city after they failed to meet its requirements. The City Council voted Tuesday, April 5, to suspend franchi… Read full article: RIVERSIDE: City suspends two ambulance c...→

Residents sue to stop Riverside from spending water profits on other city services

Residents sue to stop Riverside from spending water profits on other city services

In 2013, the city agreed to pay $10 million to settle a similar suit, but a new legal action contends Prop. 218 is being violated Read full article: Residents sue to stop Riverside from spe...→

More Seattle retail workers received schedules in advance during first year of new city law

More Seattle retail workers received schedules in advance during first year of new city law

The "secure scheduling" law passed in 2016 covers hourly workers at retail and restaurant chains such as Starbucks and Costco, and it includes a requirement that employers provide schedules 14 days ahead. Read full article: More Seattle retail workers received sch...→

Harrah's Atlantic City Is Spending $24 Million to Renovate 416 Hotel Rooms

Harrah's Atlantic City Is Spending $24 Million to Renovate 416 Hotel Rooms

The casino is redoing 416 rooms in its Marina Tower in a project that should be completed by April. Read full article: Harrah's Atlantic City Is Spending $24 M...→

Harrah’s Spending $24M to Re-do Hotel Rooms in Atlantic City

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City is spending $24 million to re-do more than 400 rooms in one of its hotel towers. The casino is redoing 416 rooms in its Marina Tower in a project that should be completed by April.... Officials in two South Jersey cities connected to Micah Tennant, the 11-year-old killed last month at a high school football game, are planning tributes to the child. They include a monument at Pleasantville High School’s football field and Read full article: Harrah’s Spending $24M to Re-do Hotel Ro...→

Seattle City Council committee moves regional homelessness authority deal forward, but demand later changes

Seattle City Council members moved forward a controversial regional homelessness authority deal Thursday, but also demanded changes of their own. A full vote of the council on the deal is expected Monday. Work on the regional homelessness authority began more... Read full article: Seattle City Council committee moves reg...→

Spending on Seattle elections doubled, led by Amazon. Now council member wants to ‘get big money out of politics’

PACs spent $4 million for and against general-election candidates in Seattle's seven council races. That's six times more than such PACs spent on Seattle's general-election candidates in 2015, when all nine of the council's seats were up for grabs. Read full article: Spending on Seattle elections doubled, l...→

Where do most die-hard Seattle Seahawks fans live? Not in the city, market data shows.

Where do most die-hard Seattle Seahawks fans live? Not in the city, market data shows.

The love for the Seahawks runs deeper in South King County than anywhere else. But what about in the city of Seattle? Not so much. Read full article: Where do most die-hard Seattle Seahawks ...→

‘No Passport Required’ comes to Seattle to find the best Filipino food our city has to offer

‘No Passport Required’ comes to Seattle to find the best Filipino food our city has to offer

Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson dropped into our fine city to find the best Filipino food in Seattle. The episode airs this Friday on PBS. Here's where Samuelsson went and what he ate. Read full article: ‘No Passport Required’ comes to Seattle ...→

Just as rain comes into the forecast, Seattle is named the nation’s ‘gloomiest city’

Just as rain comes into the forecast, Seattle is named the nation’s ‘gloomiest city’

With fog looming hundreds of feet deep over the Puget Sound region, a forecast for showers to end the week and another wet winter ahead of us, it seems a fitting time for Seattle to be declared the nation's "gloomiest... Read full article: Just as rain comes into the forecast, Se...→

No winter evictions in Seattle? City Councilmember Kshama Sawant to propose ban.

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant plans to introduce legislation Monday that would ban residential evictions during the wintertime. Sawant's legislation would add to Seattle's just-cause eviction law, which dictates the circumstances under which landlords can evict their tenants. Under her... Read full article: No winter evictions in Seattle? City Cou...→

Denver City Council approves new contracts with for-profit detention companies — with promise of change

Denver City Council approves new contracts with for-profit detention companies — with promise of change

Three weeks ago, the Denver City Council divorced Denver from private corrections companies in city-shaking style. On Monday, they got patched things up — at least for now. Read full article: Denver City Council approves new contrac...→

Half of Seattle bike-share rental bikes were inoperable in late-summer maintenance slump, city audit says

Half of Seattle bike-share rental bikes were inoperable in late-summer maintenance slump, city audit says

The audit also found record-high ridership of 750,000 trips from July to September and more people parking bikes correctly so they aren't blocking the sidewalk. Read full article: Half of Seattle bike-share rental bikes ...→

Seattle was ranked the 10th best city for football fans. Should we be higher?

Seattle was ranked the 10th best city for football fans. Should we be higher?

Scott Clayton's got a problem with a study released earlier this year naming Seattle one of the nation's top 10 cities for football fans. His issue? Seattle is ranked only 10th. "We should be higher," said the Belfair resident, who was... Read full article: Seattle was ranked the 10th best city fo...→

New Seattle City Council begins to take shape as District 4 election winner Alex Pedersen is sworn in

New Seattle City Council begins to take shape as District 4 election winner Alex Pedersen is sworn in

The new Seattle City Council began to take shape Tuesday as the results of the Nov. 5 elections were certified and Alex Pedersen was sworn in to serve District 4. In a ceremony at Magnuson Park, Pedersen said he would respond... Read full article: New Seattle City Council begins to take ...→

Seattle City Council OKs new 57-cent tax on Uber, Lyft rides

Seattle City Council OKs new 57-cent tax on Uber, Lyft rides

The mayor and City Council have also promised to ensure Uber and Lyft drivers make Seattle’s $16 minimum wage starting next summer. Read full article: Seattle City Council OKs new 57-cent tax...→

Seattle City Council passes record $6.5 billion budget for 2020

Seattle City Council passes record $6.5 billion budget for 2020

For the second straight year, there were no major political fireworks during the council's deliberations. Read full article: Seattle City Council passes record $6.5 ...→

Ask An Expert: Kansas City is exploring free transit. Should Seattle?

Ask An Expert: Kansas City is exploring free transit. Should Seattle?

This month, the Kansas City, Missouri, City Council's transportation committee approved a resolution that includes eliminating fares for Kansas City Area Transportation Authority bus service within the city limits. Read full article: Ask An Expert: Kansas City is exploring ...→

Los Angeles and New York City officials urge boycott of meat companies linked to Amazon fires

Los Angeles and New York City officials urge boycott of meat companies linked to Amazon fires

Lawmakers in the two biggest U.S. cities want to cut ties with businesses involved with beef imports from Brazil Read full article: Los Angeles and New York City officials ...→

Third Seattle-area murder tied to sanctuary city policy

Third Seattle-area murder tied to sanctuary city policy

Immigration officials on Friday tied a third murder arrest in two months to sanctuary city policies in the Seattle area, saying an illegal immigrant who was twice shielded from deportation by King County slew a man “as he lay asleep in his own home.” Read full article: Third Seattle-area murder tied to sanctu...→

Egan Orion concedes to Kshama Sawant in Seattle City Council race, cites Amazon spending

Egan Orion concedes to Kshama Sawant in Seattle City Council race, cites Amazon spending

Orion led the incumbent with 54% of the vote in last Tuesday's initial tally, but Sawant surged ahead Thursday as more ballots were added, passing her challenger and dealing a blow to companies such as Amazon that spent heavily in... Read full article: Egan Orion concedes to Kshama Sawant in ...→

Bolton Implies Trump's Foreign Policy Influenced by Personal Interests

Bolton Implies Trump's Foreign Policy Influenced by Personal Interests

Former national security adviser John Bolton suggested that President Donald Trump's personal and financial interests have driven his actions on Turkey in a private speech last week, NBC News reports. Read full article: Bolton Implies Trump's Foreign Policy In...→

Amazon lost the Seattle City Council elections after a $1 million power play. Will it see a new head tax?

Amazon lost the Seattle City Council elections after a $1 million power play. Will it see a new head tax?

Now business-backed candidates have lost in most Seattle City Council races, the question is: Will the next council wade back into last year's loudest political debate and adopt something like what Kshama Sawant called the "Amazon tax?" Read full article: Amazon lost the Seattle City Council ele...→

Socialist Kshama Sawant declares victory in tightly contested Seattle City Council race

Socialist Kshama Sawant declares victory in tightly contested Seattle City Council race

The race attracted national attention in recent weeks as business interests poured money into the District 3 contest. Sawant surged past challenger Egan Orion after later vote tallies Friday. Read full article: Socialist Kshama Sawant declares victory...→

Sawant takes lead over Orion in Seattle City Council race with Friday vote count

Sawant takes lead over Orion in Seattle City Council race with Friday vote count

A win for Sawant would mean defeats in five of seven contests for candidates backed by Amazon and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, which more than a year ago vowed to use the 2019 elections to reshape the council. Read full article: Sawant takes lead over Orion in Seattle ...→

Seattle’s wildly uneven growth is rewriting Seattle City Council district elections — and shifting political clout

Seattle’s wildly uneven growth is rewriting Seattle City Council district elections — and shifting political clout

When the Seattle City Council switched from citywide to district elections, it had a couple unintended consequences. Some voters may not be too thrilled about it. Here's why. The city's recent population growth has not just been rapid — it's... Read full article: Seattle’s wildly uneven growth is rewrit...→

State Court of Appeals hears arguments in case of man who lived in a truck towed by city of Seattle

State Court of Appeals hears arguments in case of man who lived in a truck towed by city of Seattle

Steven Long, a construction worker who was living in a truck the city of Seattle towed in 2016, sued on the grounds they'd violated his constitutional rights. Read full article: State Court of Appeals hears arguments i...→

Fresh start for Seattle City Council

Fresh start for Seattle City Council

Seattle won this week's costly, hard-fought City Council election. Initial ballot counts suggest five of nine council seats will be held by newcomers, providing an opportunity for positive change. Incumbents should be chastened after recent polling showed most... Read full article: Fresh start for Seattle City Council...→

Sawant threatening Orion in Seattle City Council race with substantial Thursday vote count

Sawant threatening Orion in Seattle City Council race with substantial Thursday vote count

The socialist incumbent is still trailing Egan Orion, but her share is now 48.6%, up from 45.6% Tuesday. If Sawant were to take a share of the remaining ballots similar to what she took of the votes added Thursday, she... Read full article: Sawant threatening Orion in Seattle City...→

Amazon’s spending in Seattle Council races doesn’t deliver

Amazon’s spending in Seattle Council races doesn’t deliver

Amazon poured $1.5 million into an effort to overhaul Seattle’s City Council this year. It didn’t deliver. Read full article: Amazon’s spending in Seattle Council rac...→

Goldstein Investigates: LA Spending Millions In Overtime Pay For City Workers

Goldstein Investigates: LA Spending Millions In Overtime Pay For City Workers

In the past five years, the city of Los Angeles has spent more than $2 billion in overtime payments for city workers, according to a report released Wednesday. Read full article: Goldstein Investigates: LA Spending Mill...→

Seattle City Council may add millions to mayor’s budget for LEAD, public toilets, tiny houses

Seattle City Council may add millions to mayor’s budget for LEAD, public toilets, tiny houses

The Seattle City Council may add millions of dollars to Mayor Jenny Durkan's proposed 2020 budget to grow a jail-diversion program, buy mobile restrooms for people living on the streets and open new tiny-house villages for homeless people. A package... Read full article: Seattle City Council may add millions to...→

Amazon's spending in Seattle Council races doesn't deliver

Amazon poured $1.5 million into an effort to overhaul Seattle's City Council this year. It didn't deliver. Read full article: Amazon's spending in Seattle Council rac...→