It is critical for the City Council to keep a sharp eye on equity and fairness in creating new laws for taxis and app-based ride services like uberX and Lyft, write guest columnists Mike O’Brien and Rich Stolz.
Recently, a colleague and I visited another Seattle high school. When we were introduced to the class as teachers from Rainier Beach High School, a ninth-grade boy with a friendly face asked, “You’re from Rainier Beach? Do you like working there? Isn’t it a bit … sketchy?&rd
Most suburban school ballot measures passing: Several school districts outside of Seattle are awaiting final ballot results from special elections held Tuesday. Most bond measures were passing in early returns — some by narrow margins.
Strong winds causing power outages: Some 5,000 Seattle City Light customers were without power this morning as winds gusting to 40 miles per hour blew through the Seattle area. Other outages are reported in Pierce and Thurston counties.
The exodus of tens of thousands of Muslims from Central African Republic amounts to "ethnic cleansing," a top U.N. official and Amnesty International said Wednesday. The rights group warned that the sectarian bloodshed now underway despite the presence of thousands of peacekeepers is a "tragedy of historic proportions."