Eileen Whalen, a noted trauma-services expert who has served as executive director of Harborview Medical Center since 2008, has abruptly resigned. In a short memo to staff on Friday, Johnese Spisso, chief health system officer, UW Medicine, and vice president for medical affairs, University of Washington, said Whalen’s resignation became effective on Thursday. Spisso said she will…More
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The Metropolitan King County Council today approved a one-year moratorium on new medical-marijuana dispensaries and gardens in the unincorporated areas of the county. In a unanimous vote, the council adopted the emergency legislation proposed by County Executive Dow Constantine. The bill went through an expedited process and takes effect immediately. Constantine believed the normal process might have alerted…More
A struggling young adult shelter at YouthCare’s James W. Ray Orion Center will likely stay open next year after the Seattle City Council’s budget committee voted unanimously Monday to grant the shelter $130,000. The full council is expected to vote on the budget next Monday.
The contribution more than matches the $120,000 in funding the Metropolitan King County Council approved last week for the shelter. Combined, the funds will make it possible for the 15-20 bed center to stay open at least five nights a week next year.More
Under new legislation, the King County Sheriff’s Office can impound vessels of people found to be operating boats out on the water while impaired. The sheriff’s office got the authority after a measure sponsored by King County Council members Rod Dembowski and Reagan Dunn was unanimously approved this week, according to a sheriff’s office release. Previously, deputies…More
The Metropolitan King County Council reviewed the city’s revised proposal for a new sports arena in Seattle this morning and is likely to vote on the deal this month. Meeting as the budget committee, eight council members heard staff analysts describe the city changes, which were generally well-received, and asked questions. Bob Ferguson was the only…More
The Seattle City Council voted to approve an agreement with investor Chris Hansen to build a $490 million sports and entertainment arena in Sodo. Council members praised the revised agreement as providing significant protections for the public’s $200 million contribution and providing a revenue stream to address transportation issues in Sodo and the future of KeyArena. “This…More
A flat rate for Seattle taxicab rides from the downtown hotel district to Sea-Tac Airport has increased from $32 to $40. The new fare took effect today. The fare is based on the average taximeter fare from the middle of downtown to the airport, according to a city of Seattle news release. The law defines the downtown…More
From Staff Reporter Keith Ervin The Port of Seattle Commission has agreed to sell much of the Eastside Rail Corridor to King County for future use as a trail. The $15 million deal, approved by the commission Tuesday, still needs ratification by the Metropolitan King County Council. After the Port bought the 42-mile Renton-to-Snohomish rail line from BNSF…More
UPDATE 5:45 p.m.: Council Chair Larry Gossett and Kathy Lambert say they’ll vote in favor of the arena deal, which seals the deal. The 6-3 vote was taken to applause from the audience. UPDATE 5:30 p.m.: Peter von Reichbauer says he’ll vote no. Joe McDermott indicates he will vote yes. UPDATE 5:15 p.m.: Three Council Members —…More
The Seattle City Council today said the city must get a share of the projected arena tax revenue as well as as additional financial guarantees before it can agree to build a new arena in Sodo. A letter to arena investor Chris Hansen this morning said a majority of council members don’t think the proposed…More