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


Seattle releases Climate Change Response Framework to reduce transportation emissions - SDOT BlogAt-a-glance We are proud to release our first-ever Climate Change Response Framework (CCRF)! This will be our guide to reducing transportation emissions and making progress on the goals and strategies contained in Mayor Harrell’s OneSeattle Transportation & Climate Justice Executive Order. At SDOT,…  — Seattle Department of Transportation
Seattle 2026 FIFA World Cup committee appoints new chief legacy officerThe 2026 FIFA World Cup is still more than 33 months away from reality and the Seattle organizing committee keeps hiring.  — KOMO News
Some Seattle Council Members Slam Big Business for Austerity ManifestoIn the latest episode of their anti-tax campaign, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) wrote an op-ed for the Seattle Times, spoon-feeding talking points to the wealthy interests they represent and the politicians they bought. As the City stares dow…  — The Stranger
Iranian American lawmaker in WA says disinformation led to death threatMany Iranian Americans have come together to show support for protests in Iran against the Islamic regime. But divisions have also spurred finger-pointing.  — Seattle Times


One Million Pounds of Trash Removed from North Seattle Freeway EncampmentAt this point, most of us know about the incredible exploits of We Heart Seattle (@weheartseattle.) This homeless outreach group is consistently one of the most impactful in the region because of the…  —
Pierce County Humane Society waving adoption fees as part of campaignThe Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County is waving adoption fees from October 1 to 15!  — KIRO7 News
West Coast cities start to confront the limits of the liberal dreamIn new court briefs, Seattle, San Francisco, Portland and other cities argue that their oft-stated goal of housing all the homeless is actually not possible.  — Seattle Times
Group of homeless people sues Portland over daytime camping banThe group’s class action lawsuit challenges new restrictions the city placed on daytime camping in an attempt to address safety issues stemming from a crisis of people living on the streets.  — Seattle Times
The effort to end downtown Seattle homelessness ended — now what? | EditorialThe end of a much-hyped effort to end homelessness in downtown Seattle leaves much disappointment, and underscores the need for a new regional leader.  — Seattle Times


Bad Apples: Response Delays, No-Shows, and a Questionable Use of ForceNobody wants to work anymore—not even cops!  — The Stranger
Downtown Seattle: ‘I no longer feel safe’Re: “Seattle Symphony’s 2023 opening night impressed. But where was the audience?” : I would like to answer this good question as a former supporter and regular attendee of the Seattle Symphony. I no longer feel safe taking...  — Seattle Times
The Stranger’s Pizza Week Returns October 9!Let’s eat!  — The Stranger
Your Last Meal | Comedian Zarna Garg on the beauty of onion breathFour years after her first open-mic, the mother of three got an Amazon special. Now the vegetarian dishes on why she doesn’t believe in vegetarianism.  — Crosscut
Stranger Suggests: The Church, ‘Suzhou River,’ Worriers, ‘Typhoon Club,’ ScarecrowberOne really great thing to do every day of the week.  — The Stranger

Safety & Law

Pierce County deputies come to the rescue of elk tangled in tree swingOn Friday, Sept. 1, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department encountered an elk caught in a tangle and were able to free the wild animal.  — KOMO News
Early morning ag chemical release frightens many in Finley, WashingtonMustard-yellow colored nitric acid in the sky Wednesday, being looked into by Benton Clean Air Agency  — KUOW
Thief Arrested, Stolen Vehicle and Property Recovered - SPD BlotterOn Saturday the 23rd, police investigated a report of a burglary in the 1800 block of Northeast 75th Street just before 6:00 a.m. The male victim’s vehicle was stolen along with other valuable electronic items. Later around 8:30 a.m., police were able to locate an item from the burglary near the i…  — Seattle Police Department
Man accused of kidnapping Seattle woman, kidnapping charges in separate caseA man accused of abducting a woman in Seattle, driving her hundreds of miles to his home in Oregon and locking her in a makeshift cinder block cell  — My Northwest
Reports: Seattle Police canceled body cam analysis contract after union leaders accidentally recorded ‘limited value’ crash conversationThe Seattle Police Department has dropped its effort to analyze body camera video after an officer and union leader was captured joking about a deadly crash victim’s “limited value.” Th…  — Capitol Hill Blog


‘Disheartening and scary’: Student loan payments resume this week, how Washington’s tab ranksStudent loan borrowers are figuring out how to budget for their loan payments just months after promises that tens of thousands would be forgiven.  — King 5
Kaiser Permanente pharmacy workers begin strike, citing unfair labor practices in union negotiationsKaiser Permanente pharmacy workers in Oregon and Southwest Washington state walked off the job Sunday morning.  — KOMO News
Hundreds gather in Seattle, Tulalip to remember dark past of boarding schoolsTwo events offered space to remember the horrors of the federal Native American boarding school era, and honor the resilience of survivors and their descendants.  — Seattle Times
‘The community is very traumatized’: Carnation residents air grievances over Tolt Dam false alarmsOfficials say that a new early warning system will be in place by October 18.  — KIRO7 News
OSPI announces 2024 Washington State Teacher of the YearPenry will now move forward to national competition for the National Teacher of the Year award.  — KIRO7 News

Arts & Events

‘It was so loud’: Man recalls moments inside Wing Luke Museum during hate crime attackStanley Shikuma was touring the Chinatown International District’s iconic Wing Luke Museum last month when he heard the sound of windows shattering.“It was so l  — KOMO News
The Top 50 Events in Seattle This Week: Oct 2–8, 2023 The Top 50 Events in Seattle This Week: Oct 2–8, 2023 - SIFF DocFest, Forever Reign, and More Top Picks  — The Stranger
Man who faked Native American heritage to sell his art in Seattle sentenced to probationA Washington state man who falsely claimed Native American heritage to sell his artwork at downtown Seattle galleries was sentenced Wednesday to federal probation and community service.  — My Northwest
A pilgrimage to a Japanese American prison campDuring World War II, the US government forced more than 125,000 Japanese Americans out of their homes, and into prison camps. Many Japanese Americans from the Pacific Northwest got relocated to a camp in Minidoka, Idaho. For years, Minidoka camp survivors visited the site with their families. This s…  — KUOW
West Seattle Comic Book store broke into twice in 6 weeksA West Seattle comic book shop is reeling in after the loss of thousands of dollars in merchandise after they experience a second break in within six weeks.  — KIRO7 News

Business & Tech

Kentucky AG announces latest round of funding to groups battling the state’s drug abuse problemsA state commission has awarded nearly $14 million in the latest round of funding to groups fighting drug abuse in Kentucky.  — Seattle Times
Microsoft CEO says unfair practices by Google led to its dominance as a search engineMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella said Monday that unfair tactics used by Google led to its dominance as a search engine.  — KOMO News
Seattle Hard Rock Cafe to close in DecemberSixty-six people are set to lose their jobs, with the anticipated last day being Dec. 1. The company did not cite a reason for the closure.  — King 5
Seattle’s Hard Rock Cafe scheduled to permenantly closeA spokesman said the company is open to having another location in Seattle if the right location can be found.  — KIRO7 News
90 Target workers to be displaced when 2 Seattle stores close this monthThe Minneapolis-based company says theft was threatening the safety of employees and shoppers.  — KIRO7 News

Health & Science

King County needs thousands of new homes. Where will they go?King County recently OK’d projections for the number of new homes needed in cities across the region. The need is dire.  — Seattle Times
WA Congresswoman announces $1.3M in federal funding for Kirkland Jail Addiction TreatmentThe funding is part of a goal to bridge the gap between public health and safety.  — KIRO7 News
Transgender minors in Nebraska, their families and doctors brace for a new law limiting treatmentNebraska’s new law restricting gender-affirming care for anyone under 19 goes into effect this weekend.  — Seattle Times
Judges maintain bans on gender-affirming care for youth in Tennessee and KentuckyA group of federal appeals judges has ruled that Tennessee and Kentucky can keep banning gender-affirming care for young transgender people while legal challenges against those state laws proceed.  — Seattle Times
Seattle hits new high for people who’ve never marriedMarriage is not as popular as it used to be and it shows in new Census data. In Seattle, 47% of people 15 and older have never been married.  — Seattle Times

Housing & Real Estate

Redfin: Seattle residents seeking affordable living options are turning to outskirtsPeople trying to sell homes in Seattle may have to start selling buyers on the city itself.According to Seattle-based Redfin, Seattle is one of the major metrop  — KOMO News
‘It’s definitely tough’: New study shows nearly third of WA households struggle to make ends meetThe mom of three kids under five said she wasn’t at all shocked to learn that 28% of WA Households are living below the Self Sufficiency Standard.  — KIRO7 News
Can a Black Person Be a NIMBY?Gentrification has nothing to do with market forces or logic or the invisible hand. It’s the result of state capitalism.  — The Stranger
The best time to apply for an AC unit, before federal funding cools off in WashingtonA program that helps low income families access air conditioning units is at risk, as pandemic funding runs out. Washington State’s Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program helps families access AC units, furnace replacements and other energy needs.  — KUOW


‘Week Without Driving’ begins in King County; aims to highlight public transit shortfallsDo you think you can live the next seven days without a car?  — KIRO7 News
Washington State Ferry fares now 4.25% more expensiveFares will increase by another 4.25% on Oct. 1, 2024.  — King 5
Fares go up for Washington State Ferries for OctoberMost Washington state ferry fares are going up effective Oct. 1. Walk-on and drive-on fares increase an average of 4.25%.  — My Northwest
Bremerton’s Bike Network Approaches Its Moment of Truth - The UrbanistBremerton is set to double its bike lanes, but will the City follow though to create a true network? Twelve watery miles due west of Seattle, Bremerton (population 44,000) is the cultural and employment hub of Greater Bremerton (pop. 180,000) and Kitsap County (pop. 280,000). The city’s largest empl…  — The Urbanist
Take a tour of the eye-catching home next to I-5 in SeattleIf you’re ever sat in Seattle traffic at night, chances are, you got a good view of a particularly peculiar glass home with flashing lights. Perhaps you’ve asked what it is and who lives there.  — FOX13 Seattle


Cheers to the Dearly Departed Murray Stenson with the Hot Charlotte at Zig Zag CaféOne last cheers to one of Seattle’s favorite bartenders.  — The Stranger
Four Moves the Mariners Should Make If They Want to See Success Next SeasonThey never should’ve gotten rid of the M.S. Relief, tbh.  — The Stranger
Foo Fighters returning to T-Mobile Park, tickets on-sale ThursdayThis will be the second time they have performed at the home of the Seattle Mariners.  — KIRO7 News
Ibañez on Mariners: “Nobody wants to fall short”“Although you fell short this year—it’s unfortunate and nobody wants to fall short—but moving forward the future is incredibly bright,” said Raul Ibañez.  — KOMO News
Raleigh was Right: Is Mariners Management Committed to Winning?Cal Raleigh’s pain was emotional, daring to question whether the commitment to winning among management and ownership was as sincere as what he felt in the clubhouse after three consecutive r…  — Post Alley


Equipment failures cause ongoing power outages in BallardA number of businesses and residences in Ballard have been losing power on and off since Sunday. Seattle Public Utilities says the outages are due to equipment failures, but residents are getting f…  — My Ballard
Continuing power outages causes frustration among Ballard residentsSome Ballard residents are extremely frustrated this Sunday.  — KIRO7 News
Enjoy Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue fall colors with these nature walksFall has arrived in Western Washington! This weekend is supposed to be in the 70s, making the perfect weather for nature walks.  — My Northwest
Sunny, cool week to come, with ‘minor disturbance’ MondayFollowing one of the wettest Septembers of the last 80 years, the Puget Sound region could get a perfect fall week of sun and cool, but not cold, temperatures.  — Seattle Times