In an email sent to her officers, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole praised their “real, measurable success” and attached a memorandum that takes the position the department has met its federally mandated obligations to address excessive force and biased policing.
The Seattle City Council approved legislation Monday authorizing Mayor Ed Murray’s administration to strike a new development deal for a vacant block across from City Hall. The vote was 7-1. Councilmember Kshama Sawant voted in opposition, calling the agreement a “sweetheart deal,” while Councilmember Lisa Herbold was absent. The property between Third and Fourth avenues and James […]
The city’s new ordinances effectively ban bikini baristas, but attorneys for the plantiffs say fighting the law is not about coffee or bikinis. “It’s about women’s rights and the U.S. Constitution. The City of Everett violated these women’s rights across the board,” said one attorney.
Amazon reached out to the governor’s office after announcing it was looking for a city to host a second headquarters. Officials in Olympia were still working to understand Amazon’s needs and intentions, to gauge if the company is interested in growing elsewhere in Washington. But that option could face steep challenges.
In remarks on the House floor, Rep. Don Young, 84, a Republican from Alaska, called Seattle Rep. Pramila Jayapal, 51, “a young lady” who “doesn’t know a damn thing what she’s talking about.” Young later apologized.
“Strawless in Seattle”: The city will enact the ban next year for all businesses that sell food or drinks as part of an effort to curb plastic waste. Meanwhile, restaurants and venues have begun making the switch.