After outcry on police accountability, does it play a role in Sheriff’s race?

After a summer of community outcry on police shooting accountability, where do the Sheriff's candidates stand?
Nov 2, 2017

Neighborhood House Caravale

Neighborhood House invites you to Caravale – an evening to explore different cultures and celebrate community. This year, we will experience the beauty, resilience and joy of Vietnam through art, music and cuisine. “Travel” with us to this intriguing, coastal country for a remarkable night of conversation, entertainment and inspiration. Award-winning chefs Tom Douglas and Matthew Dillon […]
Oct 3, 2017
Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement arresting suspects during a 2010 raid. More people have been deported under Obama than any previous president. (Photo from ICE)

33 arrested in Seattle in immigration sweep focused on “sanctuary” cities

ICE's Operation "Safe City" took place in Seattle, Massachusetts and other places that have clashed with the Trump administration over deportation policies.
Sep 29, 2017

Seattle sues Trump over order to withhold funding from ‘sanctuary cities’

The January order from the Trump administration says that localities that do not give immigration information to federal authorities could lose funding.
Mar 29, 2017

Seattle, King County brush off Sessions’ pledge to cut federal funds over ‘sanctuary’ policies

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for an end to cities' and counties' so-called "sanctuary" policies.
Mar 28, 2017

Seattle defies Trump, vows to remain a sanctuary city

Seattle officials say it will retain its "sanctuary" policies and remain a city that welcomes all immigrants.
Jan 25, 2017
Over the next several months, this emoji based rating system will begin popping up in restaurant windows from Lake Forrest Park to South Park. (Image via Seattle & King County Public Health)

New food safety ratings speak a universal language: emoji

New food safety ratings for restaurants in Seattle will use emojis to fight consumer confusion.
Jan 17, 2017
Finn Sullivan works on a mural panel at Urban ArtWorks. (Video still by Kenndy Wirth)

#GreaterSeattle: Turning a drug arrest into a new career path

Young people who get caught on drug crimes in King County have an alternative to being locked up: Getting sober and getting inspired with jobs at places like Urban ArtWorks.
Jan 5, 2017

Youth Jail demonstrators confront officials at “Hate Free Zone” rally

At an event called to condemn hate speech, protesters challenged the Seattle mayor and the King County executive on the juvenile detention center.
Dec 20, 2016

Who needs access to health care?

Three comic artists illustrated the stories of people seeking treatment at a massive free health care clinic at Key Arena.
Dec 1, 2016
Members of anti-racist group holding a sign at the City Council committee hearing on Wednesday. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Youth jail opponents land two victories

Programs and changes announced Monday aim to decrease the number of minors incarcerated, in two wins scored this week by youth jail opponents.
Mar 16, 2016
A sign was posted on the door of Yasuko's Teriyaki on the south end of Broadway in October informing customers the shop had closed indefinitely. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Which Seattle small businesses are in developers’ crosshairs?

Iconic Seattle small businesses are under pressure from soaring rents. We dug into county data and found some clues about what happens next.
Nov 2, 2015
(Photo from Flickr by Eric Hersman)

Should Seattle give noncitizens the vote?

Politically active Seattleites who aren't citizens say they're frustrated to be excluded from local elections.
Sep 18, 2015
UW student Michael Moynihan spoke to the council about his own positive experiences alternatives to youth detention. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Update: resolution to stop youth jail passes unanimously in City Council

The City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday that could block the construction of a new youth jail in Seattle.
Sep 17, 2015
Heirius Howell former King County youth jail inmate. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Former inmate says new King County youth jail is a mistake

Heirius Howell, who practically grew up in King County Juvenile Detention Facility, says getting locked up as a child only made it harder to become a productive adult.
Mar 23, 2015
discount ORCA card Don't miss the bus just because you can't afford rising fares. (Photo from Seattle Municipal Archives)

Can’t hack fare hikes? Metro now offers a discount ORCA card

Bus fares are going up again March 1st, but low-income riders may qualify for a new discount ORCA card program.
Feb 24, 2015

Seattle health, school officials push for higher measles vaccination rates

Puget Sound health officials say that some Seattle-area schools need to see a boost in vaccination rates to prevent a measles outbreak.
Feb 16, 2015

King County moves forward with new youth jail amid protest

Deputies summoned as crowd of protesters object to the King County Council's go-ahead with a new youth jail.
Feb 10, 2015
Patrice Thomas, left, and Maia Segura discuss community development and diversity at Kaffa Coffee & Wine Bar on Rainier Avenue South in Seattle. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)

Confronting the myth of Seattle as a “white city”

What the numbers hide when we measure diversity in Seattle.
Nov 14, 2014
(Photo courtesy One America)

Back to school, with new credits for bilingual students

King County school districts are stepping up and recognizing that immigrant students’ native language skills are a benefit, not a burden.
Sep 10, 2013