Stories tagged: jenny durkan
Tue., Feb. 5, 2019
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
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
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
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 …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018
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
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.
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
Seattle’s new mayor is pushing free community college tuition for all of the city’s graduates.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017
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
Seattle will have its first woman mayor since 1920s — and it’ll be Jenny Durkan.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017
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 …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017
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 …
Fri., May 12, 2017
Jenny Durkan, the former U.S. attorney for Western Washington, is running for Seattle mayor.
Wed., July 3, 2013
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 …
Wed., Feb. 13, 2013
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 …
Sat., Sept. 1, 2012
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 …
Fri., April 29, 2011
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 …
Sat., April 16, 2011
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 …