Decriminalize Seattle representative Angélica Cházaro talked to the Seattle City Council’s budget committee about defunding the Police Department on Wednesday. (Seattle Channel )
Decriminalize Seattle representative Angélica Cházaro talked to the Seattle City Council’s budget committee about defunding the Police Department on Wednesday. (Seattle Channel)
Local Politics

Seattle City Council pressed to defund police, move 911 response dispatchers out of department

The council heard details about how the city's 911 system is used, with some members saying they would like to remove Seattle's 911 dispatchers from Police Department control.

Education Lab

How 7 Seattle schools won $100,000 in coronavirus relief for families

Callista Chen is incoming president of the Beacon Hill International School PTSA. She helped the PTA apply to get funding from the Seattle Foundation to fundraise on behalf of 6 other south end schools for coronavirus relief for families. In all, seven schools in the south end of Seattle are getting $100,000 in coronavirus relief funds. Chen is standing in front of the Beacon Hill International School.

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Layoffs stuck at high level as 1.3 million seek jobless aid Updated

Trishauna Clarke (left) and Farelle Walker in Felicia Pride’s short film “Tender,” screening at the Seattle Black Film Festival.

Seattle Black Film Festival 2020 celebrates its 17th year and goes online with screenings and events

As driver is charged in Summer Taylor’s death, family remembers activist’s dedication to justice

Health department shuts down Duke’s Seafood on Alki Beach after coronavirus outbreak

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