Tag Archives: King County Council

Primary Election Ballots Due Tuesday

by Emerald Staff

King County Elections has already received more than 30,000 ballots, but there are still five more days to vote before the results are tallied on Aug. 6. The results will determine which candidates move forward into the general election, most notably in the packed races for Seattle City Council seats representing seven geographic districts around the city.

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County Council incumbent Gossett and challenger Zahilay face off in Skyway debate

by Jake Goldstein-Street

On stark display Thursday night at Dimmitt Middle School in Skyway was the generational, and in turn experiential, divide between a septuagenarian incumbent who has been in office nearly a quarter century and his insurgent challenger for the District 2 seat on the Metropolitan King County Council.

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County Council Selects Rebecca Saldaña For 37th District Senate Appointment

by Cliff Cawthon

After a contentious process that included an 11th-hour lawsuit by party activists, the King County Council appointed Puget Sound Sage director Rebecca Saldana to represent the 37th District, which includes South Seattle and parts of Renton, in the state senate. Continue reading County Council Selects Rebecca Saldaña For 37th District Senate Appointment

“New Youth Jail” Passes After Dozens of Cops Storm Protestors in King County Council Chambers

by Marcus Harrison Green

Yesterday’s King County Council meeting to approve the contract for the building of a new youth detention center turned into a marathon session of civil disobedience. What was intended to be a cut and dry public hearing ended up punctuated by police scuffles and full throated salvos against the county’s proposed plans as protesters refused to allow an end to public testimony until every last voice Continue reading “New Youth Jail” Passes After Dozens of Cops Storm Protestors in King County Council Chambers

“Youth Jail” Opposition to County: “Stop Ignoring Communities of Color”

by Marcus Harrison Green

Editor’s Note: This is the second article in our series examining the impact of King County’s proposed new youth detention center on the South Seattle community. The first one can be read here.

As Seattle’s streets continue to crackle with protests proclaiming “Black Lives Matter,” uproar has been rekindled surrounding King County’s plan to build a new youth detention center that critics say will further discount those same lives. Continue reading “Youth Jail” Opposition to County: “Stop Ignoring Communities of Color”