Celebrate Seattle Fire’s 2020 Annual Awards winners

Congratulations to all of the members of the Seattle Fire Department who have been recognized for their exceptional accomplishments in the year 2020. The department recently presented a video appreciation event to honor individuals and teams that received an annual award last year. We invite the public to view the ceremony on YouTube and learn […]

Seattle Human Services Department Announces Supportive Reentry RFP Funding Opportunity

The Safe and Thriving Communities (STC) Division of the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from community-based organizations to support currently and formerly incarcerated individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and support; connect or reconnect with cultural roots and supportive communities; and to obtain long term, living wage employment in order to transition successfully […]

Lakewood Play Area Renovation Opens

Seattle Parks and Recreation is happy to announce the renovated play area at Lakewood Playground is open. Thank you to everyone who participated in the public process.  The project is substantially complete, and fencing will remain around the new benches as we allow for the grass to establish. The play area renovation improves access from […]

Seattle Police Department Launches New Community Feedback Data Page

The Seattle Police Department is working with social scientists to reach, and listen to, a broader range of voices in our community. Police have long relied on 9-1-1 calls and reports as a primary means of identifying priorities. But 9-1-1 and police reports don’t always tell the whole story. SPD is partnered with research groups at Seattle University and Zencity to gather expansive community input, […]

Seattle Contractors To Now Pay 100% Of Worker’s Parking Costs

SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, today unveiled her legislation requiring contractors in Seattle to pay for the cost of parking for construction workers and called on the City Council to swiftly enact it. Sawant’s bill would mandate that contractors reimburse 100 percent […]

Fire Prevention Month Tip: Know how to respond to a sounding smoke alarm

Make sure your smoke alarms are working by testing them monthly. Replace batteries yearly and replace smoke alarms every 10 years or sooner if needed. October is Fire Prevention Month in Seattle and this year the Seattle Fire Department will be highlighting a new fire safety topic weekly. This week we are highlighting the importance […]

Fresh Bucks Public Lottery Application Now Open To Seattle Households

The Fresh Bucks Public Lottery is now open for applications! The application opened yesterday, October 11th, and will stay open until October 29th, 2021. Eligible Seattle households may submit a Public Lottery application for $40 in Fresh Bucks benefits to use on fruit and vegetable purchases starting in 2022. Residents may apply online or over […]

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a Letter to My Grandfather

Scene: It’s late September / early October in Seattle. Ken Workman, 5th generation Great-Grandson of Chief Seattle, and Chief Seattle are sitting on a log on the west shores of Elliott Bay. It’s one of those typical fall days in Seattle where the skies consist of broken clouds and patches of blue. The temperatures are […]

4 community leaders appointed to Seattle Redistricting Commission

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the Seattle City Council have announced their appointments of community members to serve on the Seattle Redistricting Commission, the body responsible for overseeing the development of new City Council district lines in response to the completed 2020 Census. “Seattle remains one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, and the […]

Detectives Seek Leads on Missing Woman in Seattle

Detectives are seeking information about Deanna Jean Scott, 37, who went missing in the greater Seattle area sometime last year. Scott moved from Ohio to Seattle in 2017, and her family has not heard from her since November 2020. Her family contacted Seattle police in February 2021 to make a Missing Person report and detectives […]

Police Arrest Suspect in Tuesday Afternoon SODO Stabbing

Police arrested a man in SODO after he stabbed another man in the back multiple times on Tuesday afternoon. Just before 3:00 p.m., police responded to a stabbing near 8th Avenue South and South Holgate Street. A witness said he saw a man chasing another man and then apparently stabbing him with a sharp object. […]

Axe-Wielding Carjacker Arrested in Columbia City After Rollover Collision

Police arrested a carjacking suspect armed with an axe after he crashed the stolen car in Columbia City on Tuesday night. Just before 8:30 p.m., a woman called 911 and reported a man had tried to carjack her in the 800 block of 34th Avenue. She said a man wielding a hammer walked up to […]

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