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  • ‘Critical’ shortage: More than 100 Seattle Police officers left the department last year

    SEATTLE – Recruiting and retaining qualified police officers is a problem departments are seeing nationwide, and Seattle is not immune to the issue. City leaders and staff hosted a briefing on the Seattle Police Department’s recruitment and retention problem on Thursday. City Councilwoman Lorena Gonzalez is the chair of Safe Communities and sat down with city staff regarding the Mayor’s budget and policy proposals to improve recruitment and retention of patrol officers. Last year, 109 officers left Seattle Police for […]

  • Car tab battle heats up as coalition forms against $30 car tab proposal

    SEATTLE – Opponents of a voter initiative to limit how much you pay for car tabs have formed a statewide coalition to campaign against I-976. I-976 is an initiative that limits the annual license fees for vehicles, commonly referred to as car tabs. It’s on the ballot for the Nov. 5 election. If voters approve the measure, owners of vehicles that are under 10,000 pounds will pay a car tab of $30. On Wednesday, city, state and transportation leaders said […]

  • Doctors warn of potentially bad flu season ahead

    If Australia's flu season this year is any indication of what's to come here at home, we might be in for a bad one. 

  • Suspect in deadly Seattle Westlake rail station shooting arrested

    SEATTLE – The man accused of shooting three people, one fatally, Friday night in a downtown Seattle light rail station has been arrested, the department said. Police say a fight broke out on the street between two groups of people which transitioned inside the Westlake light-rail station near Third Avenue and Pine Street. The suspect pulled out a gun and opened fire inside the tunnel around 9:20 p.m. Officers performed CPR on victims before Seattle Fire transported all three to […]

  • ‘It should be offensive to everyone’: Racist flyers pop up in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood

    SEATTLE – Community activists are taking a stand after racist flyers went up over the weekend in Columbia City. The flyers were taped over Black Lives Matter signs in the neighborhood. It used racist language, graphic images and referred people to a website known for white supremacy content. Genessa Krasnow said police responded to her home, took down a report and the flyer that appeared on her Black Lives Matter sign over the weekend. “It is a direct assault to […]

  • Downtown Seattle business owners react to plans for repeat, violent offenders

    Community members are weighing in on Seattle’s proposed pilot program to manage repeat criminal offenders.

  • Business owners hope Seattle’s $1.6 million investment in police will bring much-needed safety

    SEATTLE — Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan announced plans on Tuesday to pour in $1.6 million into recruiting and retaining officers and building community-based safety programs. The mayor says 911 calls are down since emphasis patrols started, but it’s still a taxing job for the men and women who wear a badge in Seattle who’ve responded to about 350,000 calls for service this year alone. “Our city is growing exponentially, and our police force is not growing along with it,” said […]

  • Bizarre rock-throwing attack at West Seattle restaurant caught on camera

    SEATTLE — Surveillance video captured the bizarre attack of a man slamming rocks into a Seattle restaurant, sending customers diving for cover. “My immediate thought was it was a gun because it was just the ‘pop,’” the restaurant’s bartender Annalisa Lafayette said. It happened at Whiskey West on a seemingly quiet Sunday dinner. While the suspect was quickly arrested, the restaurant remains boarded and patrons are still rattled. “Yeah, it’s the guy in the window just coming from the left,” […]

  • Arlington teen recovering in the hospital after being hit by a truck

    ARLINGTON, Wash. — The community is rallying behind a middle school football player who is in recovery after being hit by a truck on Thursday night. Colby Legendre, 13, suffered traumatic injuries to his head and his leg. Police believe the boy biked through the stop sign near the intersection of Medical Center Drive and Tveit Road when he collided with a truck. “He says he didn’t see anything. He didn’t see a car or a truck or anything like […]

  • ‘She would really brighten up your day’: Friends, family continue search for missing boaters

    "She would just really brighten up your day. She’s always so cheerful. Honestly if you wanted to laugh you’d just go up to her desk."

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