Seattle Police Killed A Pregnant Mother Of Four Who Had Called 911

Charleena Lyles, 30yo woman who was fatally shot by SPD today. Photo shared with permission from family — Steven Hsieh (@stevenjhsieh) June 18, 2017 On Sunday morning, Seattle police officers shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a 30-year-old mother of four, at her apartment in...

Seattle High School Asks Black Students to Sign Pledge to “Do Better”

There are numerous examples of when “keeping it real” goes wrong and one of the latest is a pledge created by staff at a Seattle high school that has pissed off students and parents alike. Called the “Keepin’ it 100” covenant, the agreement essentially asked African-American students...

Seattle Announces $15 Minimum Wage, Highest In Nation

The mayor of Seattle announced Thursday that he’d developed a plan for a $15 minimum wage that had wide backing from the city’s lawmakers, labor leaders and business community. The proposal unveiled by Mayor Ed Murray would gradually raise the city’s minimum wage from $9.32...