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Doors and hearts open for adoptions

People lined up for their chance to adopt the perfect pet at the Seattle Animal Shelter’s open house on June 25. More than 20 animals found new homes that day: 12 kittens, four adult cats (including a bonded pair), three dogs, and one guinea pig. And at least five kitties are scheduled for adoption when they are ready to go to their new homes.
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Seattle Transit Measure | We’re adding bus-only lanes on sections of Rainier Ave S to make transit more reliable and help save you time

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Seattle City (spot)Light: Cassondra Dale, Assistant Electrical Engineer

How long have you been at City Light? I will have been at City Light for four years this September. Division: Engineering and Technology Operations . Tell us about your role. What does your job entail? I’m an assistant engineer in the Generation Electrical Engineering team. We do design work for capital projects as well as maintenance for the hydroelectric plants. Currently, a small team of my coworkers and I are working on an updated, new human machine interface (HMI) for our Cedar Falls plant and Cedar Falls upcoming switchyard. There’s a lot of moving parts and collaboration with the switchyard project, but I am in an excellent group of team players and hard workers.

Two Killed in North Seattle Shooting Saturday Night

Detectives are investigating after two people were shot and killed at a private party in Bitter Lake on Saturday night. At 10:13 p.m., police responded to the 900 block of North 145th Street for reports that a person had been shot. Arriving officers located a 26-year-old man with fatal gunshot wounds, and a 30-year-old man who had also been shot. Officers and Seattle Fire Department medics attempted life-saving measures on the 30-year-old man, but he also died at the scene.

Abortion access and reproductive justice

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing safe access to abortion nationwide. Many states will drastically limit access or even ban abortion entirely. Across the U.S., restricting and/or denying access to abortion services will have a disproportionate impact on poor women, girls, and transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people who are more likely to be Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC).

Mayor Harrell Statement on SCOTUS Abortion Ruling

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement:. “The Supreme Court’s decision is dangerous, outrageous, and an unacceptable step back for generations of women now and to come. Just yesterday, the Supreme Court limited states’ ability to regulate guns, but today declared states can regulate bodies. We know too many states will react quickly and severely to this ruling and we know the consequences of those efforts to restrict reproductive health care will be dire.

Construction alert: East Link Extension

Beginning Sunday, June 26th, crews will be doing overhead wire system work on the Homer M. Hadley floating bridge. In preparation for this work, crews will be closing the HOV lane on the westbound Interstate I-90 on the floating bridge. What. Overhead wire system work. When. Sunday, June 26th through...

HSD is Seeking Applications from Agencies to Provide Services for Persons with Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charges

HSD’s Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (MODVSA) is seeking applications from agencies interested in providing assessment and treatment services for persons with misdemeanor domestic violence charges referred by the Seattle Municipal Court. Approximately $147,229 in HSD General Fund is available through this RFQ. Initial awards...

HSD Announces Availability of Funding to Establish a Seattle-based Coordinated Regional Network of Services for Victims and Survivors of Gender-based Violence

HSD’s Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (MODVSA) is seeking applications from agencies interested in providing survivor-centered, gender-based violence victim services for the diverse communities and geographic areas of Seattle. The purpose of this RFP is to establish a Seattle-based coordinated regional network of services under...

Homicide Detectives Investigating Fatal Shooting in CID

Detectives are investigating after a man was shot and killed in an encampment in the Chinatown-International District early Friday morning. At 12:04 a.m., police responded to 12th Avenue South and South Lane Street for reports that a man had been shot. Officers arrived and found a 31-year-old man with a fatal gunshot wound. Seattle Fire […]

Devastating Roe v. Wade Decision; West Seattle Bridge Update; Seattle Police Department 911 Call Handling Update; Fireworks; Council Begins Considering Park District Funding; Free Activities in South Park Summer of Safety

This morning’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade is devastating to many millions of women and pregnant people who will be unable to access basic healthcare and be forced into decisions that endanger their safety and lives. Nearly 1 in 4 people who can become pregnant will have an abortion in their lifetime. Now, for very many, seeking that abortion will be simply out of reach due to the expense, the time off required to travel to a different state, the misinformation, and the fear.

PRESS RELEASE: Abortion Rights Sanctuary City Legislation

Councilmember Sawant & Community Supporters Will Introduce Abortion Rights Sanctuary City Legislation, Urge WA State Legislature to Also Act. “We must make Seattle a sanctuary for pregnant people and their doctors and other care providers facing persecution for getting and performing abortions. Let anyone threatened by draconian anti-abortion laws come to Seattle without fear of prosecution!”

Mosqueda Decries Supreme Court Decision Ending Roe v Wade, Reaffirms Seattle’s Commitment to Reproductive Justice

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Roe and Casey decisions, limiting healthcare access for millions of women:. “Cities like Seattle will continue to be a safe haven for individuals looking for access to comprehensive healthcare which...

Honoring 2022 Retirees

Honoring 2021-22 Retirees: Thank you for your service!. Seattle Public Schools thanks those who are retiring for all you have given in support of schools. What an honor to celebrate the more than 3,730 collective years of service from these amazing educators, school leaders, and staff. 1-10 years of service.