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Partnerships are key to the recovery of downtown Seattle

As the omicron dwindles, workers return to their offices as crime continues to plague downtown Seattle. The stakes are high for the King County Regional Homelessness Authority’s new Zero Partnership.…

Washington-based companies donate $10 million to fight homelessness in downtown Seattle

Washington-based companies donate $10 million to fight homelessness in downtown Seattle Amazon, Starbucks, Microsoft Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, billionaires Steve and Connie Ballmer and others said Thursday…

Survivor says ‘court system has failed’ as Oregon sexual assault kit backlog left case unsolved for 15 years

Zane Sparling / Oregonlive.com (TNS) Audryanna Waldron has waited half her life for closure. Waldron, now 30, was just 15 when she said she was sexually assaulted near the Lloyd…

Investigation opened after shooting in downtown Seattle sends one to hospital

A 31-year-old man was transported to Harborview Medical Center on Wednesday after a shooting in downtown Seattle. The Seattle Police Department reports that at 2:10 p.m., multiple 911 callers reported…

Nearly 3 dozen people arrested in downtown Seattle staged retail theft

35 people arrested for organized robbery in downtown Seattle Seattle police officers arrested 35 people in a downtown retail robbery. SEATTLE – Seattle police officers arrested 35 people in a…

Man charged with murder in downtown Seattle shooting in October

A Seattle man previously jailed for allegedly opening fire and injuring two pedestrians on a crowded sidewalk in Seattle’s Little Saigon neighborhood in October was charged Tuesday with second degree…

Nonprofit co-founder assaulted in downtown Seattle hate crime

Seattle Police are asking the public for help in identifying a suspect. SEATTLE – Detectives are looking for a suspect involved in a hate crime that took place in downtown…

Homelessness Authority has vision for downtown Seattle recovery – but asks for $ 27 million first

The Regional Homelessness Authority has set its sights on downtown Seattle in the first major political and financial proposal since its CEO began working. General Manager Marc Dones is asking…

A wonderful adventure surrounds the Space Needle

Tim viall | On the road Take a look inside the new Space Needle While the Space Needle may look the same from the outside, a recent renovation has totally…

Seattle Downtown Businesses Urge City Council to Improve Security, Tackle ‘Rampant’ Crime

The Downtown Seattle Association wants elected officials to invest more in public safety and mental health services to help downtown businesses. SEATTLE – As Seattle City Council develops next year’s…

Loved my downtown Seattle neighborhood, but it got too depressing to stay

Would it have made a difference if I had known what was going to slowly and ruin my old neighborhood? Because I can understand something rationally so often, but it…

15,000 fentanyl tablets seized in downtown Seattle hotel arrest

item Two police vehicles with flashing blue lights lie diagonally at a deployment site. (Photo by Tino Plunert / picture alliance via Getty Images) SEATTLE – Seattle police arrested a…

Man attacked, robbed in downtown Seattle; the suspect gives up running away from the officers

item SEATTLE – A theft suspect gave up on running away from police and was arrested in downtown Seattle on Thursday morning. According to Seattle Police, six people approached a…

Police arrest man in downtown Seattle highway tunnel, charge him with climbing onto car, assaulting officer

Through Seattle Times reporter Police arrested a man for trespassing and assaulting an officer after he allegedly walked the pavement inside the Highway 99 tunnel in downtown Seattle on Wednesday…

Seattle downtown courthouse security concerns keep jurors away, judges say

Crime and public safety concerns around the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle are forcing potential jurors to refuse to serve, making it more difficult to recruit juries, several judges…

Employees and Customers Become “Insensitive” to the Woes of Downtown Seattle

After a difficult year and a half for many businesses, some have barely had the chance to finally reopen. On Third Avenue in downtown Seattle, there’s a store called Piroshky…

Elimination of downtown Seattle homeless camp ends as City Hall park closes

Street and sidewalk closures in and around Seattle City Hall Park began Friday morning, as efforts to clear a homeless camp came to an end. Chronic homelessness reaches crisis levels…

Kent, Washington man who looted during civil unrest in downtown Seattle convicted of illegal possession of firearm | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – A 33-year-old man in Kent, Wash. Was sentenced today by Seattle US District Court to two years in prison for being a felon in possession of a gun…

Downtown Seattle vacancies remain high as virus variant clouds real estate outlook

After a year of isolated living that emptied much of downtown Seattle, summer seemed to be bringing signs of return. Vaccination rates have increased, the Pike Place market filled with…

Safeco Plaza in downtown Seattle for sale for $ 465 million

Through Seattle Times business reporter The 50-story downtown Seattle office building that some call “the box the Space Needle entered” will soon be sold to a Boston-based developer for nearly…

Downtown Seattle clothing store robbed “about a dozen times” in past year

Surveillance video captures thieves breaking into downtown Seattle store Surveillance video captured several thieves breaking into businesses in downtown Seattle and escaping with thousands of merchandise. SEATTLE – Surveillance video…

Roadside artifact in downtown Seattle now on sale

Update, July 9, 2021: Over the past few days, a small triangle of land along Denny Way and an odd little brick building – which KIRO Radio listeners learned last…

King County Council member lobbies to condemn park near downtown Seattle courthouse

For years, security concerns have circulated around the Third Avenue entrance to the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle. Now King County Council Member Reagan Dunn is pushing the county…

Police make arrests during downtown Seattle marches

item Photo: Seattle Department of Transportation SEATTLE – At least four people were arrested during marches on Saturday afternoon in downtown Seattle – a year after riots there followed the…

New foot ferry makes trip to downtown Seattle in 26 minutes

Through Seattle Times Staff Reporter Kitsap Transit begins service on its third fast ferry route Monday morning, a 26-minute direct passenger-only trip between Southworth and downtown Seattle. the 255-berth Enetai…

Homeless hotel opens today in downtown Seattle; here is a glimpse of the interior

It’s more than a year after the pandemic tore downtown tourism to ribbons and forced many of Seattle’s homeless shelters to empty or relocate, but on Wednesday the city will…

The streets of downtown Seattle are nearly empty except for the homeless and those still coming to help amid the coronavirus

At 6 p.m. on a recent Friday, Aaron Guyton sat down on a park bench in the middle of Pioneer Square, where the only people around seemed to be living…