By Brendan Kolding
Last week, Councilmember Lisa Herbold introduced a proposal that would effectively de-criminalize most misdemeanor crimes committed by people who claim to be indigent or to have a behavioral health disorder. Scott Lindsay offers a thorough analysis of this proposal in
A fire that started on a porch at 6021 41st SW was called in shortly after 4am on Oct. 28.
When firefighters arrived it had spread to the home and roof. They acted quickly and got it under control. There were no reported injuries.
Investigators were on scene to determine cause and the extent of the damage.
Editor's Note: Councilmember Lisa Herbold is under fire from many quarters for her sponsorship of legislation that would effectively decriminalize more than 100 misdemeanor crimes in Seattle.
By Phil Tavel
Sister Nancy O’Reilly, OP (Mary Clement), a Tacoma Dominican Sister, died peacefully in Tacoma. WA on May 7, 2020. She was a native of County Galway, Ireland. Following her profession of vows, Sister Nancy served as teacher, pastoral associate and health care worker in several dioceses including Seattle, WA; San Bernardino and San Diego, CA; and St. Augustine, Florida. Because of COVID19 restrictions, there was a private burial with the Tacoma Dominican Community on August 19 and a Memorial Mass at St. Francis of Assisi, Burien on October 5, 2020.
In a letter to the Seattle City Council and Mayor Jenny Durkan the heads of 13 Seattle business related organizations have urged the leaders to take immediate action to address rampant drug use, crime, and a situation they see as out of control in city parks across Seattle. They call for the formation of an "nterim interagency team to develop and execute an immediate action plan" to address these issues.