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Durkan will advance $90 mil plan for low-income housing

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan soon will advance the city’s long-delayed plan to convert unused land next to Discovery Park into more than 200 affordable homes.


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Seattle mayor to move quickly to house more homeless

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Wednesday she wants to get hundreds more homeless people into tiny houses, emergency shelters and other safe housing over the next 90 days.


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

Seattle ‘head tax’ proposal advances to vote Monday

A proposal to tax large businesses in Seattle to pay for housing and homeless services has cleared a council committee and now heads to the council for a vote Monday.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

Seattle asks court to dismiss misdemeanor marijuana convictions from before legalization

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes filed a motion Friday asking the Seattle Municipal Court to vacate all convictions and dismiss all charges for misdemeanor marijuana possession that were prosecuted in …


Seattle mayor wants to use money from land sale for homeless

Mayor Jenny Durkan wants to use $11 million in proceeds from the expected sale of a city-owned property to fund new rental assistance and short-term housing options for the homeless.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 6:52 p.m.

Seattle mayor inks KeyArena deal to lure NBA, NHL teams

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has inked an agreement with a private developer to renovate KeyArena so the venue could be ready for an NBA or NHL team.


Seattle mayor pushing for free community college program

Seattle’s new mayor is pushing free community college tuition for all of the city’s graduates.


Jenny Durkan sworn in as Seattle’s first female mayor since 1920s

Jenny Durkan took the oath of office as Seattle mayor Tuesday, becoming the first woman to lead the city since the 1920s as the result of her win in the …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 11:05 p.m.

Jenny Durkan defeats Cary Moon to become Seattle’s first woman mayor since the 1920s

Seattle will have its first woman mayor since 1920s — and it’ll be Jenny Durkan.


Trump fatigue? Female mayoral candidates dominate in Seattle

After 91 years, Seattle is poised to elect its second female mayor next week. Voters will choose between urban planner Cary Moon or former U.S. attorney Jenny Durkan to lead …


Durkan takes lead in race for new Seattle mayor

Seattle voters took the first step in choosing a new mayor with early returns in Tuesday’s primary showing former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan clearly in first in the race to …


Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan in Seattle mayor’s race

Jenny Durkan, the former U.S. attorney for Western Washington, is running for Seattle mayor.


Federal defenders facing layoffs

Federal budget cuts totaling 23 percent over two years could mean attorneys who are appointed to represent the poorest defendants in Eastern Washington’s federal court will receive pink slips in …


Huge turnout at Spokane forum on marijuana legalization

In one of the biggest turnouts in the state, more than 450 people packed the state Liquor Control Board’s public forum Tuesday night in Spokane to talk about Washington’s baby …


Initiative or no, federal law trumps state on marijuana

Suppose voters decided that they’ve had it with federal drug rules that make marijuana an illegal substance akin to heroin or cocaine, and they change Washington state law to make …


Marijuana bill supported

OLYMPIA – Federal agents are unlikely to arrest state workers for regulating medical marijuana in Washington, despite warnings from two federal prosecutors, a constitutional law expert told Gov. Chris Gregoire …


Editorial: Obsolete view on marijuana holding back state efforts

As the Washington Legislature heads toward adoption of a bill that permits marijuana growing and distribution systems for medicinal use, federal prosecutors are loudly clearing their throats and reiterating that …