Seattle newswire. Headlines and commentary from 20+ local news sources, updated every 15 min.


Shoreline legalizes ‘cottage housing’ clusters north of Seattle The Shoreline City Council voted this week to legalize cottage housing developments in low-density residential zones.  — Seattle Times
Seattle LGBTQ+ entrepreneur aims to make health and fitness inclusive: ‘It’s all about respect’ “We all deserve to be treated equally and fairly across the board.” Tiana Duncan, Indigo Movement founder, advocates for LGBTQAI+ rights through fitness community.  — King 5
Indigenous people from across Pacific help build Swinomish clam garden KIKET ISLAND, Swinomish guided them into place by hand. The southern shore of this islet in Skagit Bay...  — Seattle Times
Portland bans daytime camping, imposes other restrictions Portland’s city council voted Wednesday to pass an ordinance prohibiting camping during daytime hours in most public places.  — KOMO News
Seattle City Council strikes down drug enforcement policy The city council narrowly rejected a proposal that would give the city attorney the power to prosecute public drug use and possession. The slim margin suggests there’s a lot of division in the city about how to approach the crisis. Publicola journalist and editor Erica C. Barnett will tell us how t…  — KUOW


Everett Animal Shelter warns people of lost pet scam The shelter does charge for re-claiming lost pets but says they don’t do it over the phone, except for special circumstances.  — KIRO7 News
Should stores have to accept cash? King County weighs the question The proposal is meant to ensure that food and basic goods remain available for people who don’t have access to credit cards or bank accounts.  — Seattle Times
King County Regional Homelessness Authority adopts 5-year plan The plan creates guideposts for the authority’s operations, lays out new ideas for funding and creates a vision for more regional buy-in, but avoids dollar figures.  — Seattle Times
‘There’s nowhere for them to go’; Burien sweeps 2nd homeless encampment in a week For the second time in less than a week, the City of Burien is forcing people out of their homeless encampment.  — FOX13 Seattle
‘It’s incredibly frustrating’: Burien homeless camp moved third time over lack of resources “We still don’t have any beds, we don’t have any resources, we don’t have any spots that’s been allotted by the city,” said Tidholm.  — KIRO7 News


Meet the Heir to Harp Legends Alice Coltrane and Dorothy Ashby The trio’s sound alights with exquisite poise.  — The Stranger
The Ghost of Socialism in the NBA Finals How is Nikola Jokić so good at basketball? The answer will ultimately be found in socialism.  — The Stranger
Sammamish City Official Resigns after Homophobic Rant Guess the DEIB training didn’t work  — The Stranger
If UW Doesn’t Start Paying Postdocs and Researchers a Living Wage, then We Will Strike Wednesday When employers don’t behave well, sometimes we need to walk out and withhold our labor to stop them. The UW is not behaving well with Postdocs and Researchers.  — The Stranger

Safety & Law

2 injured in shooting in Skyway Two people were injured in a Thursday morning shooting in Skyway, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.  — Seattle Times
Bellevue kids follow in father’s footsteps, now they are firefighters together Fathers often dream of their sons following them into their line of work, and daughters have been known to follow their mothers in their careers.  — My Northwest
Snohomish County pays $1.5M to settle lawsuit over death of man deputies used stun gun on, choked Alexander Dold was 29 years old when he died after Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies Tasered him and choked him unconscious.  — Seattle Times
Crime and Therapy: Seattle City Attorney Brings Back the Punishment It didn’t matter if the criminal defendant had been referred to Community Court a dozen times before, and blown it off each time. Always the system offered another slice of social services.  — Post Alley
Shooting at Skyway apartment complex leaves 2 injured The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after two people were injured in a shooting in Skyway early Thursday morning.  — FOX13 Seattle


Seattle schools say they can’t stop area shootings, need help to deter them Seattle school, city, parent, and community leaders came together to discuss how to make the Garfield High area safer following recent shootings and threats,  — Seattle Times
Students Chain Selves to UW Power Plant, Calling for Decarbonization by 2035 On Friday, May 19, a coalition of climate justice student activists, local community organizations, and student groups gathered at the University of Washington (UW) campus to call on the university — specifically UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost Mark Richards — to make a written commitment to…  — South Seattle Emerald
Why over 2,000 University of Washington researchers are now on strike The strike among postdoctoral researchers and research scientists and engineers will “effectively grind research to a halt,” organizers said.  — Seattle Times
Seattle Schools unveils new safety plan to decrease gun violence Seattle Public Schools (SPS) announced several security improvements to help decrease gun violence across the district.  — My Northwest

Arts & Events

Remembering two pioneers of Seattle’s Black arts community Jas Keimig writes about the elation and frustration of rediscovering the renaissance men who deserve more recognition.  — Crosscut
On the List | Parke Diem returns to Capitol Hill and Capitol Hill Art Walk does Pride Capitol Hill’s month of Pride got off to a sunny start last weekend in Volunteer Park. There is plenty left to do this week to enjoy some sun, LGBTQIA+ good vibes, and fun happenings around t…  — Capitol Hill Blog
21 Queer-Owned Restaurants in the Seattle Area 21 Queer-Owned Restaurants in the Seattle Area - Marination, Frelard Tamales, and More  — The Stranger
Bellevue 7th grader’s art showcased on Google’s homepage Rebecca Wu’s winning doodle “My Sweetest Memories” was live on Google’s homepage on Monday.  — King 5
Homecoming: OOLA Capitol Hill opening new bottle shop, cocktail bar, and restaurant at 14th and Union OOLA Distillery picked up its barrels and still equipment and left 14th and Union three years ago but the Capitol Hill-rooted owners behind the craft spirits maker never did. Now, OOLA is returning…  — Capitol Hill Blog

Business & Tech

2 more deaths confirmed in bacterial outbreak at Virginia Mason in Seattle Virginia Mason Franciscan Health confirmed two more deaths among infected patients in a bacterial outbreak that began in late 2022.  — KOMO News
Downtown Seattle businesses seeing signs of progress as workers return to office One in three downtown Seattle businesses are now offering incentives for their workers to return to the office, according to new data.  — KOMO News
Seattle Children’s cuts 135 positions amid economic uncertainty Seattle Children’s is “facing the financial impacts from the pandemic, inflation and economic uncertainty.” The layoffs impact 1.5% of Seattle Children’s employees.  — King 5
2,400 UW researchers strike for raises, inclusivity Thousands of University of Washington research scientists and postdoctoral researchers went on strike Wednesday to demand living wages, childcare support, and other benefits.  — KUOW
He’s 14, just graduated Santa Clara University and about to join SpaceX Kairan Quazi, 14, graduates this month — but not from middle school. He’s getting his degree, then starting his software engineering job in the Seattle area.  — Seattle Times

Health & Science

Marysville among many Washington cities with limited drug treatment resources Marysville is one of many Washington cities that have limited treatment resources when it comes to combatting the state’s drug crisis.  — KOMO News
Port of Seattle studying how eelgrass restoration, kelp, oysters could impact water quality The Port and its partners are doing a pilot project to see how eelgrass, kelp and oyster restoration could impact water quality and other factors.  — King 5
6 arrested in scheme to steal $2.7 million in COVID relief funds meant for King County U.S. Attorney Nick Brown said the defendants submitted over 125 fraudulent applications for various COVID-19 pandemic relief programs, seeking over $6.8 million.  — King 5
Seattle launches school-based project to help improve mental health of youth A comprehensive approach to treating youth mental illness is underway in Seattle.  — KOMO News
6 indicted in scheme to defraud millions from pandemic relief programs The allegations are a gut-punch to people in King County who struggled to pay their bills during the COVID-19 pandemic and reached out for federal help.  — KOMO News

Housing & Real Estate

Seattle-area home prices have tumbled from last year. See what’s happening near you King County home prices peaked at this time last year. This spring’s housing market is far different.  — Seattle Times
Seattle ranks among most expensive in US to raise a child The Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area ranks 34th in the nation in the cost to raise a child, according to a study from SmartAsset.  — My Northwest
For the first time in Seattle, nearly half of millennials are home owners According to a recent report, more than 128,000 millennials bought a home in Seattle.  — King 5
Thinking about renting out your Seattle-area house? Read this first With high mortgage rates and a cool housing market, renting out your home may be a viable option, but make sure you know what you’re getting into as a landlord.  — Seattle Times
Property values are falling. See what’s happening near you King County Assessor John Wilson said Thursday that while his office is still finalizing property valuations across much of the county, it’s already clear that values are on the decline in many areas.  — Seattle Times


As people work from home, Sound Transit bets $350M on 3 new parking garages As the future of commuting remains uncertain, the investment in parking is a bet that Sounder riders will return and, when they do, will need more parking.  — Seattle Times
Who will pay to fix Spokane Valley’s sinking City Hall? Constructed in 2017, the city had to close sections of the building after cracks appeared in the walls and floor and water started seeping in.  — Crosscut
This 17-year-old cat ‘roams free and people watches’ on Washington’s ferries Betty has been riding the ferry with her owner for the last two years.  — KIRO7 News
Metro Gears Up To Tackle Its Worker Shortage - The Urbanist General Manager Michelle Allison said King County Metro is charting a path to growth, but recovery will take time. Last month King County Metro took the unusual step of announcing its fall service change in the spring. The reason: The agency is cutting service by 4% due to a labor shortage and wante…  — The Urbanist
Transportation Events June 7 – July 5 Meetings Sound Transit: System Expansion Committee Meeting: Thursday June 8, 1:30pm – 5:00pm. details Community Oversight Panel Meeting: Wednesday June 14, 5:30pm – 8:15pm details Board of Director…  — Seattle Transit Blog


Pet of the Week: Meet 6-year-old Nala, a well-mannered bully mix Meet Nala, a six-year-old bull mix who enjoys fetching toys and playing tug.  — KOMO News
Meet the new preseason play-by-play broadcaster for the Seattle Seahawks Kate Scott just finished her second season as the television play-by-play voice of the NBA’S Philadelphia 76ers.  — King 5
The San Andreas Fault is sleepy near Los Angeles. Researchers have an idea why Researchers published a paper Wednesday that offers a reason for the period of seismic silence along the meeting point of the North American and Pacific tectonic plates.  — Seattle Times
Seattle’s professional women’s ultimate frisbee team wins second consecutive championship Seattle’s professional ultimate frisbee women’s team has seen major success since it was established in 2020.  — King 5
Seattle sports legends team up to make a positive change in the community The Champions of Change celebrity basketball game was formed by Super Bowl champions Doug Baldwin, Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett.  — KOMO News


Concerns grow as more kids linked to crimes in Western Washington Crimes linked to kids are a growing concern in Western Washington.  — KIRO7 News
Fire agencies across western Washington preparing for upcoming wildfire season East Pierce Fire and Rescue, plus around eight other fire agencies, were in the heat Wednesday, preparing for the hot and dry weather.  — KOMO News
Thousands without power in West Seattle The 3,294 outages are primarily impacting North Delridge, Admiral, and Alki. Power may not be restored until midnight.  — Seattle Times
Want to explore Puget Sound tide pools? Here’s what you need to know Low tide can reveal a treasure trove of colorful marine life, but exploring tide pools isn’t always as simple as taking a stroll along the beach.  — KOMO News
Western WA fire conditions intensify as heat and dry weather continue With unseasonably warm temperatures, low humidity, lack of precipitation and gusty winds, fire conditions will persist across much of the region into Thursday.  — Seattle Times