Seattle ambulance contractor paid nearly $1.4 million in fines last year for being late
The private ambulance contractor for the Seattle Fire Department, AMR – or American Medical Response – paid nearly $1.4 million dollars last year for violating the terms of its contract with Seattle and arriving late to calls.
A community conversation about Seattle and the overdose crisis
King County is experiencing a record amount of overdose deaths. The number of residents who died from a drug overdose has doubled over the past five years. KUOW invited a panel of experts in the field of addiction and recovery to share their on-the-ground experience and answer your questions about this public health crisis. Here are a few key takeaways from that conversation.
Floods, faulty toilets, and a slew of early defects at Seattle’s new youth jail
The building leaked from so many places jail leaders considered adding rain gear to their uniforms. Toilets wouldn’t flush. In one part of the ventilation system, bare wires. And in another, duct tape.
South King County mayors speak up about local crime
Washington state's Democrats start planning in wake of Roe v Wade overturn
'We've got to do it together.' Skyway residents unite against gun violence
In a grocery store parking lot in Skyway today, dozens linked arms to show unity and in one voice chanted, “I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sister’s keeper.”
Sign here to avoid eviction but beware: You might be signing away your rights
Landlords say it’s a useful tool. Renters call it a predatory trick. This legal document seems like an easy way to avoid eviction, but it can backfire for tenants. Many don’t know what they’re signing away.
Federal Way seeks to stamp out fentanyl fumes by punishing smokers
Federal Way is trying to clear its air of fentanyl smoke.
Pierce County settles with Manuel Ellis’ family for $4M in lawsuit over police killing
Pierce County will pay roughly $4 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit over the killing of Manuel Ellis by police in 2020.
Inquests into officer-involved shootings look very different now in King County
Today marked the first fact-finding inquiry into a police shooting in King County in four years following reforms in the process initiated by King County Executive Dow Constantine.