1 hour ago

7 arrested after Poor People’s Campaign protest blocks traffic in downtown Seattle

Officers with the Seattle Police Department arrested seven protesters, five women and two men, for refusing to leave the intersection at 6th and Pike in downtown Seattle during a protest for the ‘Poor People’s Campaign’ on Saturday.

    7 arrested after Poor People's Campaign protest blocks traffic in downtown Seattle
    Officers with the Seattle Police Department arrested seven protesters, five women and two men, for refusing to leave the intersection at 6th and Pike in downtown Seattle during a protest for the 'Poor People's Campaign' on Saturday. Saturday's protest in Seattle was in accordance with the Poor People's Campaign National March in Washington, D.C.
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2 days ago

5-month-old baby found in Seattle homeless encampment

Police said the baby was found the night of May 30, in an unsanctioned encampment in the 900 block of Poplar Place South. The child was reported to officers by an encampment resident concerned for the child’s well-being, police said.

    5-month-old baby found in Seattle homeless encampment
    A 5-month-old was turned over in May to child protective services after being found in an unsanctioned homeless encampment in Seattle, police said Thursday afternoon. KIRO 7 first reported a baby was found in a Seattle encampment on Thursday, June 21 during the KIRO 7 Morning News.
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4 days ago

Homeless site Camp Second Chance gets extension on city permit

Camp Second Chance, located at 9701 Myers Way South, exceeded all of the above requirements. In the past year, 139 people experiencing homelessness were helped by the camp. Data from the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) shows that 26 percent of them moved into permanent housing.

    Homeless site Camp Second Chance gets extension on city permit
    Lost in the constant headlines about the homeless issue are those quietly making a real difference. Camp Second Chance on Myers Way is one such place, and recently received an extension on its city permit from the Human Services Department (HSD).
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Jun 14

Mayor proposes to increase Seattle shelter capacity by 25 percent

Durkan’s proposal also makes official the city’s plans for 54 tiny homes in South Lake Union and 30 tiny homes at 18th and Yesler (after the city completes community outreach). The city expects the two tiny home villages to serve 103 people at a time.

    Mayor proposes to increase Seattle shelter capacity by 25 percent
    Mayor Jenny Durkan aims to expand Seattle shelter services by 25 percent, which will include inviting 120 more homeless people to the shelter at city hall. RELATED: Seattle considers South Lake Union for next tiny home village Durkan's plan to expand shelter units passed out of the council's Finance and Neighborhoods Committee Wednesday afternoon.
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Jun 13

Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in Interbay neighborhood

It happened at 15th Avenue West and West Armory Way. One lane of 15th is closed in each direction.

    Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in Interbay neighborhood
    Seattle police are investigating after a pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle in on a busy street in the Interbay neighborhood. It happened at 15th Avenue West and West Armory Way. One lane of 15th is closed in each direction. The victim is man who is about 66 years old, according to Seattle fire.
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Jun 13

Seattleites weigh in on alternatives to Magnolia Bridge replacement

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    Seattleites weigh in on alternatives to Magnolia Bridge replacement
    By: John Knicely, KIRO 7 People in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood sounded off to the Seattle Department of Transportation on Tuesday about concerns that they'll be cut off from the rest of the city. At Uptown Espresso, neighbors gave input on three alternatives to replacing the Magnolia Bridge.
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Jun 08

Franklin High School students rally against gun violence, honor slain student

The group gathered at Rainier Avenue South and Martin Luther King Jr. Way and has lined up on Rainier and the pedestrian bridge overhead.

    Franklin High School students rally against gun violence, honor slain student
    Students and staff at Franklin High School in Seattle are calling to end gun violence with a rally and march Friday. The events come nearly a week after student Ryan Dela Cruz was shot and killed in Martha Washington Park. Police are still looking for the suspect.
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Jun 07

Man critically injured in Seattle stabbing

It happened on First Avenue and Cherry Street shortly after 3 a.m.

    Man critically injured in Seattle stabbing
    Seattle police are searching for someone who stabbed a man near a 7-Eleven in downtown Seattle early Thursday. It happened on First Avenue and Cherry Street shortly after 3 a.m. The victim, a man about 25 years old, is in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center.
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Jun 06

Fires devastated Seattle, Ellensburg and Spokane in 1889

...It was caused by an accident at a carpenter’s shop at what’s now First and Madison. John Back tried to extinguish a pot of burning animal-based glue by dousing it...

“I watched the fire from Third and Madison. I don’t know why I wasn’t in school. But I stood there with mama, and we watched it burn in Grampa Bagley’s church, Second and Madison.”

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“I watched the fire from Third and Madison. I don’t know why I wasn’t in school. But I stood there with mama, and we watched it burn in Grampa Bagley’s church, Second and Madison.”

    Fires devastated Seattle, Ellensburg and Spokane in 1889
    When Washington became a state in November 1889, that wasn't the only big news story that year. RELATED: 'Categorical shift' in Western Washington wildfire season In the final spring and summer of Washington's territorial era, big fires ravaged major sections of downtowns on both sides of the Cascades, from Seattle, to Ellensburg, to Spokane.
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Jun 05

Protesters block traffic in Seattle using ‘sleeping dragon’ technique

Traffic Alert: Protesters blocking 2nd Ave. near Union St. in downtown Seattle »

    Protesters block traffic in Seattle using 'sleeping dragon' technique
    Second Avenue between Madison and Union streets is blocked by several protesters linked together using the "sleeping dragon" technique. Check the Traffic Map The protesters are outside the old federal building, which now houses ICE operations, KIRO Radio reports. Traffic in the area is backing up.
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May 30

Seattle mayor releases aggressive new homeless plan

Meanwhile, 84 tiny homes would open in new villages, one at Eighth and Roy in South Lake Union, and another in the Central District at 18th and Yesler.

    Seattle mayor releases aggressive new homeless plan
    Seattle's mayor has an aggressive new plan to quickly increase shelter and temporary housing capacity. RELATED: Homeless student population hits all time high The mayor's office says the plan would get another 525 people either in shelters or temporary housing in the next 90 days.
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May 22

Youth jail construction site hit with arson attack in Seattle

SPD says an officer heard a noise inside the construction site in the 1300 block of Remington Court at around 3:30 a.m. The officer was working security for the fenced-off property. Upon further inspection, he found small fires set throughout the site along with shattered glass bottles.

    Youth jail construction site hit with arson attack in Seattle
    Seattle police are investigating an arson attack at the construction site of a new youth jail after molotov cocktails were thrown onto the property early Tuesday morning. Detectives are "poring over the evidence," according to the Seattle Police Department.
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May 21

Toddler pricked by dirty needle at Everett playground

The 3-year-old was playing at Garfield Park at 2300 Walnut St. on Thursday afternoon when his babysitter, Dana Smith, heard a scream.

    Toddler pricked by dirty needle at Everett playground
    A toddler had to go to the hospital after being pricked by a dirty needle at a playground in Everett, sparking concerns in the community about the safety at local parks. RELATED: 12-year-old's picture explains how to handle syringes The 3-year-old was playing at Garfield Park at 2300 Walnut St.
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May 17

WATCH: Woman sprays Seattle pizza shop employees with bear spray

The incident happened on May 11, 2018 at a pizza shop in the 3700 block of Rainier Avenue South in Seattle. According to police, a woman walked into the pizza shop, took a look...

    WATCH: Woman sprays Seattle pizza shop employees with bear spray
    Seattle police are searching for a woman who covered employees of a pizza shop with bear spray. It was one of two such incidents at the same South Seattle shop within four days. RELATED: Video of Seattle police commandeering a jet ski The incident happened on May 11, 2018 at a pizza shop in the 3700 block of Rainier Avenue South in Seattle.
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