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  • About 50 immigrants in SeaTac federal detention center separated from children

    SEATAC, Wash. — Local immigration attorneys say about 50 immigrants among the 200 being detained at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in SeaTac have been separated from their children. Attorneys say many of them haven’t known for weeks now where their children are being held. In a joint letter, Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson called the family separation policy cruel and unconscionable. Ferguson says the state is looking into possible legal action. Meanwhile, Jorge Baron, who is […]

  • Seattle just killed the ‘Amazon tax’ it passed unanimously last month

    The Seattle City Council voted Tuesday to repeal a controversial new "Amazon tax" on employers that it passed unanimously just a month ago.

  • Seattle City Council expected to reverse head-tax vote after backlash

    SEATTLE –  Council Member Bruce Harrell stopped short of calling the head tax a mistake but he says it’s now very clear that the vast majority of people they are hearing from oppose the head tax. So he now plans on supporting a repeal of the head tax in a council meeting on Tuesday. This announcement comes about a month after all nine council members unanimously approved the controversial head tax. “I think it’s a wise move to press the […]

  • Experts say don’t be afraid to ask friends, family and co-workers if they are having suicidal thoughts

    SEATTLE — It’s one of the top three most rapidly increasing causes of death in the country. Suicide rates increased 25% across the U.S. between 1999 and 2016. Twenty-five states experienced a more than 30% increase. Here in Washington, it was about 19%. It brings up a question of what we can do as a society to change the statistics. At the Crisis Clinic in King County, they are trying to make a difference one call at a time. Volunteers […]

  • Tacoma couple has heartbreaking message after toddler’s near-drowning

    TACOMA, Wash. — It’s their darkest hours, yet a Tacoma couple is brave enough to let Q13 News into a hospital room to see their baby girl fighting for her life. “The first night when we were in the ER they said to standby nearby; they said she is probably not going to make it, so they said stay really close so we had to watch as they were working on her,” Vincent Loyd said. Vincent and Regina Loyd found their […]

  • City Council member advocates for buying $350,000 medical van to be possibly used as safe injection site

    SEATTLE — The city of Seattle has been studying and promoting the idea of creating a safe injection site for nearly two years. Now the talk of a possible mobile version is picking up steam. On Tuesday, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda told Q13 News that she was not “committed” to the idea of a mobile injection site. But then on Thursday Mosqueda promoted buying a van to be used as a safe injection site after getting new details from city officials […]

  • Local attorney: Plaintiffs in lawsuit over high car-tab fees have strong case against Sound Transit

    SEATTLE — What you pay for car tabs is now a legal matter. In a class-action lawsuit, seven local people are suing Sound Transit and the state of Washington over high car tabs. They want $240 million to be reimbursed to the public and they want Sound Transit to stop the way they are calculating car tabs. Years of infighting in the Legislature to lower fees went nowhere because of partisan divide. Lawmakers like Steve O’Ban and Phil Fortunato have […]

  • Will Seattle head tax money go toward funding safe injection sites? One council member says no

    SEATTLE — It’s no secret that many Seattle city leaders support the idea of a safe injection site or what the city is now calling Community Health Engagement Location. But some are questioning the funding moving forward, saying there is a lack of transparency whether Seattle head tax dollars will be used to fund the site. Three days after the head tax passed, City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda in a meeting promoted the use of mobile health vans to reach those […]

  • Jewish cemetery says it’s time for Seattle to pay up for damages caused by RV campers

    SEATTLE — Officials of a Jewish cemetery in Seattle says they’ve been cleaning up trash, needles, human feces left behind by RV campers and they’re not going to take it anymore. Those in charge of Bikur Cholim cemetery in north Seattle blame the city’s inaction to enforce the laws for the damage. On Monday, board member Ari Hoffman filed a claim against the city of Seattle for more than $200,000. The moment is a culmination of years of frustration. “If the […]

  • Couple says ketogenic diet is saving their son from explosive epileptic seizures

    Sam suffers from Febrile Infection Related Epilepsy Syndrome or FIRES. It’s a rare form of epilepsy that hits healthy school-age children out of nowhere.