by Lauryn Bray
With three hours to go before a $1 million offer expired, the Burien City Council voted 4-3 Monday, Nov. 27, to accept King County’s offer and build a hotly contested tiny home village (THV) for the homeless in the Boulevard Park neighborhood.
Continue reading Burien City Council Accepts King County’s $1M Offer to Establish a Tiny Home Village on Seattle City Light Property
by Jared Brown
(This article was originally published by KNKX and has been reprinted under an agreement.)
What You Need To Know
🚔 Tacoma police officers Matthew Collins, Christopher Burbank, and Timothy Rankine face felony charges in the death of Manuel “Manny” Ellis, a 33-year-old Black man who died in police custody on March 3, 2020. All three pleaded not guilty and are on paid leave.
🏛 After nearly six weeks and hearing from about two dozen witnesses, prosecutors from the state Attorney General’s Office rested their case on Nov. 8. Attorneys for the officers are expected to call several more witnesses before resting their case, including their clients.
A police use of force expert testified Monday, Nov. 27, that the Tacoma police officers’ punches, neck hold, and Taser shocks of Manny Ellis were appropriate because Ellis was resisting arrest.
Continue reading Tacoma Officers Trial: Testimony From Defense Use of Force Expert Continues, Officers Expected to Testify Soon
by Ari Robin McKenna
After months of speculation, reaction was muted last week to the Seattle Public Schools (SPS) announcement that it will not close schools in the next two school years as it struggles to meet a projected $104.4 million budget shortfall.
Continue reading No Seattle School Closures for the 2024–2025 School Year, but Staff Reductions on the Horizon
by Agueda Pacheco Flores
Undocumented immigrants have been ineligible for state health insurance, but now Washington has opened its health insurance market to potentially more than 105,000 undocumented people.
Continue reading Washington State’s Insurance Marketplace Now Open to Undocumented People
by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue
As of Wednesday, Nov. 15, almost all remaining ballots have been counted in Seattle’s odd-year City Council election. Late ballots, which have historically favored progressives, did their thing in District 2, catapulting incumbent Tammy Morales from a nearly 9-point deficit to a 1.6-point lead.
Continue reading ELECTIONS UPDATE: Late Ballots Give Morales the Win, Leave Other Progressives Lacking
by Alex Garland
In a display of unity and support, approximately 300 people gathered Saturday, Nov. 11, at Columbia Park for the Palestinian Solidarity Children’s Protest. The event, organized in part by young people, aimed to raise awareness about the ongoing siege of Palestine and express solidarity with affected children and families.
Continue reading Hundreds Rally in Columbia Park as Local Youth, Adults Express Solidarity With Palestinian Children