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On tour of UW station, Inslee backs $15 billion tax plan for more light rail

April 18th, 2015 - Seattle Times

Amid skepticism by some lawmakers, Gov. Jay Inslee makes a photo-op at UW Station, to insist on allowing Sound Transit the entire $15 billion it wants to send to the 2016 ballot.


Move to ban smoking in Seattle parks criticized as effort to roust the poor

April 18th, 2015 - Seattle Times

Opponents of a proposed smoking ban in Seattle parks this week warned that officials could use it to roust the poor out of downtown parks.


As indicted Auditor Kelley plans leave, will he get paid?

April 18th, 2015 - Seattle Times

If the announcement by indicted state Auditor Troy Kelley that he’ll take a leave of absence doesn’t represent a state constitutional crisis, it at least represents a conundrum.


Federal tax ruling frays ties between La Conner, Swinomish tribe

April 18th, 2015 - Seattle Times

Tensions borne from a federal court ruling over property taxes have threatened to divide picturesque La Conner and the neighboring Swinomish Indian Tribe.


Baby wounded in Kent drive-by shooting has died

April 18th, 2015 - Seattle Times

Child shot in Kent drive-by shooting has died, hospital officials say.


How the Affordable Care Act is measuring up

April 18th, 2015 - Seattle Times

Much of the attention on the Affordable Care Act has focused on government-run insurance exchanges, but the law has had big impacts on other parts of health-care delivery.


GOP proposal to slash college tuition puts House, Senate at odds

April 18th, 2015 - Seattle Times

Washington’s Republican lawmakers want to slash tuition at the state’s public universities, but Democrats say it’s better to spend money on helping low-income students go to college.


Amid debate on causes, mayor, prosecutor focus on downtown crime

April 17th, 2015 - Seattle Times

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s public-safety adviser pointed a finger at King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg in a memo about street crime downtown, but the mayor and Satterberg say they’re working together.


Indicted auditor vows fight; Inslee urges him to resign

April 17th, 2015 - Seattle Times

State Auditor Troy Kelley was named in a 10-count federal indictment alleging tax evasion and lying to investigators. He will take a leave of absence, but Gov. Jay Inslee wants him to resign.


Un-bee-lievable: Truck spills 450 hives along I-5

April 17th, 2015 - Seattle Times

It wasn’t the accident so much as the cargo that was the problem before dawn Friday, when a truck carrying millions of honeybees crashed where Interstate 5 and Highway 405 connect in Lynnwood. The bees, some 14 million of them, were everywhere.


Inslee touts need for light rail, backs $15 billion to expand line

April 17th, 2015 - Seattle Times

Amid skepticism by some lawmakers, Gov. Jay Inslee makes a photo-op at UW Station, to insist on allowing Sound Transit the entire $15 billion it wants to send to the 2016 ballot.


Auditor’s absence throws state into uncertainty

April 17th, 2015 - Seattle Times

If the announcement by indicted state Auditor Troy Kelley that he’ll take a leave of absence doesn’t represent a state constitutional crisis, it at least represents a conundrum.


‘Cold welcome’ for drilling rig headed to Seattle, then Alaska

April 17th, 2015 - Seattle Times

A 400-foot-long drilling rig, a key piece of equipment in Shell’s efforts to drill in Arctic waters off Alaska, arrived in Port Angeles early Friday. The rig is a focal point for protests by environmentalists opposed to Arctic drilling.


‘Mellowed’ leader at helm of SPD union reflects on first year

April 16th, 2015 - Seattle Times

Seattle police-union president Ron Smith has come under sharp criticism by his own members for collaborating with Seattle’s new police chief, but he insists he will continue to do “the right thing.”


Amid state investigation, bill moves forward to exempt hockey league from child-labor laws

April 16th, 2015 - Seattle Times

A bill to exempt Western Hockey League teams from child-labor laws is making good progress through the Legislature.


Seattle elephants hit the road to Oklahoma City Zoo

April 16th, 2015 - Seattle Times

Woodland Park Zoo’s two elephants were loaded onto a truck Wednesday and sent off to Oklahoma City after a federal court declined to block the move.


Mayor doubts contractor followed Highway 410 demolition plan

April 16th, 2015 - Seattle Times

The mayor of Bonney Lake is questioning whether contractors followed their demolition plan for the Highway 410 overpass, before a slab of concrete fell and killed a young family on the road below.


21 arrested in wage protest; ‘we’ll be back,’ activists vow

April 16th, 2015 - Seattle Times

Twenty-one people were arrested Wednesday during a demonstration pushing for a $15 minimum wage and better working conditions. The demonstration was part of a national campaign calling for a higher minimum wage and better working conditions.


Fire breaks out on Victoria Clipper; no injuries

April 16th, 2015 - Seattle Times

The Victoria Clipper was escorted to Seattle by the Coast Guard after a fire broke out onboard Thursday night.


44 applicants set sights on Seattle City Council seat vacated by Sally Clark

April 15th, 2015 - Seattle Times

Forty-four people have applied to temporarily fill the Seattle City Council seat vacated this month by Sally Clark.


 






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