Jenny Durkan

Justice Department Further Presses 3 Sanctuary Jurisdictions

The Justice Department has sent another round of letters to the so-called sanctuary cities of Seattle and Oakland and the state of Vermont demanding …

Immigration

Would you be willing to rent out your car?

Perhaps a car share company already has a solution to some of Seattle’s car-related problems.<p>Turo, a peer-to-peer car sharing company that operates …

Carsharing

Seattle Thinks It Knows Rain. Climate Change Begs to Differ.

A city known for precipitation may be unprepared for the flooding that climate change has in store.<p>By early spring, Seattleites are over the rain. Winter is a very long, very gray tunnel, during which the city sees most of its annual 150 wet days.<p>This is not surprising for anyone familiar with the …

Weather

Seattle’s bid to cut emissions and traffic includes downtown tolling by 2021, Pike and Pine protected bike lanes ‘ASAP’

City Hall is putting together a plan to toll downtown Seattle streets before the end of her first term in 2021, <b>Mayor Jenny Durkan</b> announced …

Seattle

Is Seattle ready to consider widespread tolling to ease traffic congestion?

Sometimes, at community events with constituents, Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien will bring up the idea of tolling downtown streets.<p>But he …

Urban Design

Connelly: 'Congestion pricing' is taxing us for what we're already paying for

The 2016 Jenny Durkan campaign raised modest hope for a Seattle mayor who would show mercy toward a stressed middle class long the backbone of our …

Jetfuel

Seattle Mayor Proposes Tolling Cars Downtown

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is proposing congestion pricing to meet Paris Climate Accord goals.<p>SEATTLE, WA - Driving to Seattle might get a little …

USDOT

Hoops prophet? Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan correctly predicted men’s and women’s NCAA tournament winners

Durkan predicted the Notre Dame women and Villanova men would become national champions.

Women's Basketball

Seattle Elections Watchdog Tells Facebook to Make Its Political Ad Disclosures More Accurate

Facebook's second attempt at following Seattle's unique disclosure law required a magnifying glass to read, even when printed on 11 x 17 paper. by …

Seattle

Seattle officials to allow more parking-free developments

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle officials have eased the city's parking regulations, expanding the areas where housing developers are not required to build …

City Politics

'State of County' address canceled by 'youth jail' protestors

Opponents of the under-construction youth detention center in Seattle continued their efforts to shut the project down, forcing the cancelation of a …

Rights & Freedoms

Amid Cost Overruns, Jenny Durkan Stops Streetcar Project

The streetcar project faces a $23 million budget shortfall by Heidi Groover Kelly OTwo weeks after the <i>Seattle Times</i> revealed that the downtown …

Seattle

Mayor halts First Avenue streetcar project amid rising costs

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Friday afternoon that she was halting work on the City Center Connector streetcar project while the city reviews …

Streetcars

Homeless in Seattle celebrate $3 bln affordable housing victory

"Without the tax credit, Patrick Place may not have been built"<p>By Gregory Scruggs<p>SEATTLE, March 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five years ago, …

Housing

US: Russian Consulate in Seattle was base for spies

In ordering its closure on Monday, the US singled out the Russian Consulate in Seattle as a hotbed of espionage activity because of its location near …

Barack Obama

Russia Told To Close Seattle Embassy

The U.S is punishing Russia for allegedly using a chemical weapon to attack two people in Britain on March 4.<p>SEATTLE, WA - The U.S. State Department …

Russia

The Latest: Russia slams Australia for expelling 2 diplomats

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the diplomatic fallout over the nerve agent attack on an ex-Russian spy in Britain (all times local):<p>7:45 …

Russia

Seattle cop rips Mayor Durkan’s gun violence plan

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan unveiled a plan to tackle Seattle’s gun violence that doesn’t at all address Seattle’s gun violence.<p>Instead, it aims to …

Guns

Jenny Durkan to South Seattle violence victims: Stop Whining

Jenny Durkan continues to fail. Yesterday, Mayor Jenny, as she calls herself on Twitter, announced her plans to do nothing to combat the series of …

Guns

Seattle Officials Knowingly Lowballed Streetcar Costs by 50 Percent

Last week <i>The</i> <i>Seattle Times</i> published a memo by the King County Metro Transit Division, which is contracted to operate the streetcar. The memo says …

FTA

Seattle official to propose legislation requiring people to lock up their guns

A council member in Seattle plans to introduce legislation to require people to lock up their guns.<p>The legislation is still being drafted, KOMO News …

Guns

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan outlines plan to reduce gun violence

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced she’s developing legislation within the next month to address gun violence.<b>Thousands expected to attend March</b> …

Guns

Durkan Wants Gun 'Safe Storage' Law To Reduce Shooting Deaths

With specifics yet to come, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Wednesday the city may increase civil penalties for improper gun storage.<p>SEATTLE, WA - …

Guns

Residents Think Big During Early Scoping

The Advisory Group listens as Sound Transit presents comments received during early scoping for the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extension. Credit: …

Urban Design

Seattle human services director Catherine Lester, who oversaw homelessness response, is stepping down

Catherine Lester, who leads the city’s Human Services Department and much of its response to Seattle’s homelessness crisis, is stepping down.<br>Lester’s …

Housing

Central District speaks up in search for a new Seattle Police Chief

In her first public discussion about Seattle’s search for a new chief of police, <b>Mayor Jenny Durkan</b> came to a Central District community group …

Seattle

Feeling overtaxed? Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan wants to cut the city's budget

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said she plans to ask city departments to trim their budgets for next year. She told KUOW's The Record that she'll ask for …

Jenny Durkan

Capitol Hill, Central District students speak out against gun violence for #NationalWalkoutDay

<i>With reporting from Michelle MacKinnon and Alex Garland</i><p>Students and supporters walked out of their schools across Capitol Hill, the Central District, …

Guns

Students pour out of class to say they’re fed up with gun violence

University of Washington

U.S. protests over gun violence

In Lindenhurst, New York, more than two dozen students at Lindenhurst High School were given extended detentions for participating in the national student walkout and disobeying orders from the superintendent who prohibited them from leaving campus, said senior Chloe Adamszky on Wednesday.<p>"We felt …

San Bernardino