by Luna Reyna
After over an hour of public comment, the Seattle City Council voted, 6 in favor, 3 opposed, to pass legislation that many argue is a regressive and harmful step back to the war on drugs era, while others claim it will help mitigate officer bias and improve access to substance use disorder care.
Continue reading Seattle City Council Passes Controversial Street Drug Legislation Amid Concerns Over Punishment Versus Treatment Options
by Sally James
The new COVID-19 vaccine is not quite available in Seattle today, even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended it for almost all ages last week. State health authorities say plenty of this new vaccine will be here within a few weeks.
Continue reading What to Expect in King County in the Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
by Luna Reyna
On March 3, 2020, Manuel Ellis was pronounced dead while in police custody. After the Pierce County Medical Examiner determined Ellis’ death was a homicide, three Tacoma police officers who had been involved in detaining Ellis, Christopher Burbank, Matthew Collins, and Timothy Rankine, were charged with Ellis’ murder. Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday, Sept. 18.
Continue reading Activists Demand Accountability as Trial Starts for Tacoma Police Officers Charged in the Homicide of Manuel Ellis
by Lauryn Bray
Last Updated on September 18, 2023, 2:37 pm.
Seattle District 2 Councilmember Tammy Morales called for immediate action and Mayor Bruce Harrell apologized to the family of Jaahnavi Kandula after bodycam footage showed Seattle police officer Daniel Auderer laughing and joking while discussing the 23-year-old’s death after being struck and killed by a speeding Seattle police car enroute to a call.
Continue reading Comments From Seattle Police Officer Regarding Death of Jaahnavi Kandula Provoke Local and International Outrage
by Lauryn Bray
Democratic State Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, who represents South Seattle, announced her candidacy for the public lands commissioner Wednesday at a press conference at Seward Park. She followed the announcement with a mile-long walk-and-talk through the park.
Continue reading Sen. Rebecca Saldaña Launches Campaign for Department of Natural Resources Lands Commissioner
by Ronnie Estoque
Since 1947, the Yoshimura family has operated Mutual Fish Company, a retail and wholesale seafood market based in Seattle that in more than 75 years built a loyal and steady clientele who are saddened by the loss of a South End staple.
Continue reading South End’s Iconic Mutual Fish to Close Saturday
On October 5, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., the South Seattle Emerald will host a debate between Seattle City Council District 2 incumbent Tammy Morales and challenger Tanya Woo, moderated by Mike Davis, the Emerald’s Voices editor.
The Seattle City Council has a great deal of impact on our communities. They are supposed to allocate funds and monitor the impact and effectiveness of all City services except education. As a community-based organization, serving District 2, we want to be sure these candidates hear YOUR questions and understand YOUR priorities.
Continue reading Have a Question for City Council District 2 Candidates Tammy Morales or Tanya Woo? Share It for Our Upcoming Debate