Josh Kelety

Former public defender Daron Morris criticized King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg on issues like bail at a Aug. 15 forum at the MLK Labor Temple in Seattle. Photo by Josh Kelety

Race for King County prosecutor heats up at forum

Former public defender Daron Morris slams incumbent Dan Satterberg for the use of bail in the county justice system.

 

Democratic socialist to run against Rep. Adam Smith in Nov. election

After coming up short in early results for Aug. 7 primary, Sarah Smith moves into second place

 

Rossi and Schrier lead 8th Congressional District race

Republican Dino Rossi and Democrat Kim Schrier are the top two finishers in the Aug. 7 primary race for U.S. Representative in Washington’s 8th Congressional… Continue reading

 

Miloscia leads primary race for District 30 State Senate seat

In the race for District 30 State Senate, Republican incumbent Mark Miloscia is the leading vote-getter so far in the Aug. 7 primary election. The… Continue reading

Adam Smith beats Democratic challenger in 9th Congressional District

The 9th Congressional District — spanning from Southeast Seattle and Bellevue down to Federal Way and Tacoma — is a reliably safe Democratic district that… Continue reading

Organizations like the ACLU are pushing against law enforcement using facial recognition software. A recent test of Amazon’s tech falsely identified 28 members of Congress as criminals. Image courtesy ACLU

Property tax levy for fingerprinting is ‘godsend to law enforcement,’ says King County sheriff

Civil liberty advocates argue that the ballot measure’s language opens the door for inaccurate facial ID technology.

Organizations like the ACLU are pushing against law enforcement using facial recognition software. A recent test of Amazon’s tech falsely identified 28 members of Congress as criminals. Image courtesy ACLU
King County Council is proposing measures that would impact gun storage and sales. Photo by zaphad1/Flickr

King County Council members push safe storage gun regulation

Gun rights groups have threatened legal action over the measure.

King County Council is proposing measures that would impact gun storage and sales. Photo by zaphad1/Flickr
Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta stands alongside family members, Burien Police Chief Ted Boe, and Burien City Manager Brian Wilson at a July 23 press conference. Photo by Josh Kelety

Burien Mayor Assaulted in Potential Hate Crime

The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the attack against the Latinx Mayor Jimmy Matta.

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta stands alongside family members, Burien Police Chief Ted Boe, and Burien City Manager Brian Wilson at a July 23 press conference. Photo by Josh Kelety
Nikkita Oliver speaks at a July 17 No New Youth Jail press conference in front of the construction site of the King County Youth Detention Center. Photo by Josh Kelety

King County youth detention center moves forward despite opposition

As community criticism of the project mounts, King County tries to take a middle road.

Nikkita Oliver speaks at a July 17 No New Youth Jail press conference in front of the construction site of the King County Youth Detention Center. Photo by Josh Kelety
The Carlton Complex wildfire burned in north-central Washington state in 2014. Photo by Jason Kriess/Wikimedia Commons

King County burn ban under way

Other counties across the state have already enacted similar restrictions.

The Carlton Complex wildfire burned in north-central Washington state in 2014. Photo by Jason Kriess/Wikimedia Commons
Numerous complaints against King County Sheriff’s deputies for issues like excessive force and improper search and seizure weren’t investigated due to internal misclassification, a new report says. Photo by Oran Viriyincy/Flickr

Complaints against sheriff’s deputies not properly investigated, report says

An outside review says that allegations of excessive force and racially-biased policing weren’t pursued.

Numerous complaints against King County Sheriff’s deputies for issues like excessive force and improper search and seizure weren’t investigated due to internal misclassification, a new report says. Photo by Oran Viriyincy/Flickr

King County Sheriff’s Deputy Fired Over Felony Conviction

The Sheriff’s Office somehow missed his record of assault when hiring him in 2017.

Last spring, Sarah Smith (second from left) travelled to Tennessee to meet with other Brand New Congress candidates including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (right). Photo courtesy Brand New Congress

Smith vs. Smith: Newcomer tries to shake up 9th Congressional District

District spans from Seattle and Bellevue to Federal Way and Tacoma. Democratic socialist candidate challenges longtime incumbent Adam Smith in primary.

Last spring, Sarah Smith (second from left) travelled to Tennessee to meet with other Brand New Congress candidates including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (right). Photo courtesy Brand New Congress

Access to opioid addiction medication remains limited in King County

Patients in South King County and Eastside face bigger barriers to treatment

After Seattle’s controversial employee head tax was repealed, King County Executive Dow Constantine wants to bond against existing tax revenues to generate $100 million for affordable housing. Photo by Joe Mabel/Wikipedia Commons

County executive proposes $100 million affordable housing bond

The money was already coming, but Constantine wants to speed up the process.

After Seattle’s controversial employee head tax was repealed, King County Executive Dow Constantine wants to bond against existing tax revenues to generate $100 million for affordable housing. Photo by Joe Mabel/Wikipedia Commons

Seattle and King County officials want a safe injection van

The mobile project—an alternative to permanent sites—still doesn’t have a defined timeline.

An autopsy found that Tommy Le was shot twice in the back during an fatal encounter with a King County sheriff’s deputy. Photo courtesy Career Link

New report calls for increased transparency from King County Sheriff’s Office

The fatal shooting of Tommy Le served as a case study for researchers.

An autopsy found that Tommy Le was shot twice in the back during an fatal encounter with a King County sheriff’s deputy. Photo courtesy Career Link
Charles Pillon sits inside one of the several buses on Iron Mountain. Photo by Caean Couto

The likely last days of Iron Mountain

After battling King County government for decades, Charles Pillon may have finally lost the fight over his illegal 10-acre junkyard.

Charles Pillon sits inside one of the several buses on Iron Mountain. Photo by Caean Couto
A scene from the 2017 Women’s March Seattle. Photo by Richard Ha/Flickr

County sexual harassment policies could be overhauled

One King County councilmember says male-dominated departments have “workplace culture issues.”

A scene from the 2017 Women’s March Seattle. Photo by Richard Ha/Flickr
Seven Puget Sound residents are suing Sound Transit for $240 million. Photo by Atomic Taco/Wikipedia Commons

Sound Transit faces $240 million class-action lawsuit

An Auburn lawmaker has organized a suit that claims the new car tab taxes are unconstitutional.

Seven Puget Sound residents are suing Sound Transit for $240 million. Photo by Atomic Taco/Wikipedia Commons