Shootout attracts participants you might not expect

Shootout attracts participants you might not expect

One wouldn’t be surprised to find rural, conservative lawmakers at the legislature’s annual shootout.  But we spotted some urban Democrats–some of whom might be considered unlikely participants. In this feature video, even some lawmakers who support stricter gun regulations view the shootout as a team building event. Will the shootout help lawmakers reach an earlier compromise?  Probably not, says one [...]

March 26, 2015 at 10:10 pm Comments are Disabled

Build an oil pipeline across Washington state?

Build an oil pipeline across Washington state?

With a significant increase in crude oil being transported by train, some lawmakers are asking whether it makes sense to build an oil pipeline across Washington state. “Yes, it’s realistic,” says State Senator Michael Baumgartner (R-Spokane), who is proposing a $250,000 study to look at safety and feasibility of building a pipeline to transport oil to refineries on the Washington coast. [...]

March 1, 2015 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

Attorney General Ferguson: Raise smoking age to 21

Attorney General Ferguson: Raise smoking age to 21

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson proposes raising the state smoking age to 21. Ferguson says Washington would be the first state to raise the legal age for purchasing and possessing tobacco and vapor products to 21, though some cities and counties have tried it. According to the Attorney General’s office, Alabama, Alaska, New Jersey and Utah already prohibit the sale [...]

January 21, 2015 at 5:09 pm Comments are Disabled

Berger: Seattle’s chain gang history

Berger: Seattle’s chain gang history

Crosscut’s Knute Berger digs into Seattle’s history with chain gangs.

November 2, 2014 at 3:58 am Comments are Disabled

New police chief nominee pledges to restore public trust

New police chief nominee pledges to restore public trust

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray nominates Kathleen O’Toole for Seattle Police Chief.  The former Boston Police Commissioner pledged to restore public trust and improve morale in the police department, while complying with federal oversight of the department.  

May 19, 2014 at 2:02 pm Comments are Disabled

Mayor speaks after visiting KOMO-TV helicopter crash

Mayor speaks after visiting KOMO-TV helicopter crash

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray talks about his visit to the crash site of a KOMO-TV helicopter and discusses the city’s response to the accident.

March 18, 2014 at 1:40 pm Comments are Disabled

The power of 12: Scenes from the Seahawks parade

The power of 12:  Scenes from the Seahawks parade

From baby strollers to the rooftops of downtown Seattle office buildings, fans welcome the Superbowl champs home.

February 5, 2014 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

Giffords, gun rights advocates testify on dueling initiatives

Giffords, gun rights advocates testify on dueling initiatives

Former Arizona Congresswoman Garielle Giffords and Brian Judy with the National Rifle Association were among dozens of people testifying on gun sales and background checks in Olympia.

January 28, 2014 at 3:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Superintendent Dorn: Pressure now on legislature to act

Superintendent Dorn: Pressure now on legislature to act

With the Washington State Supreme Court ruling that the state legislature isn’t on target to fully fund basic education, Washington Schools Superintendent Randy Dorn says the pressure is now on the legislature to act.

January 9, 2014 at 11:37 pm Comments are Disabled

Watch it unfold: Tense scene as vote announced to machinists

Watch it unfold: Tense scene as vote announced to machinists

Machinists voted 67% to reject a proposal from Boeing that would have kept 777X production in Puget Sound in exchange for cuts to pension and health-care benefits.  This was the scene as union leadership announced the vote results at Seattle’s union hall. Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner issued this statement in response to the vote: “We are very disappointed [...]

November 13, 2013 at 10:10 pm Comments are Disabled