KUOW News and Information
Interim Chief Carmen Best (pictured third from the right) was not included among the finalists.
Megan Farmer/KUOW

City chooses three "outside" contenders for Seattle police chief

Half a year after former Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole stepped down, today Mayor Jenny Durkan's 25-person police chief search committee announced three all-male contenders to replace her. Interim Chief Carmen Best, the first black woman to hold the position and one of those vying for the spot, was not included.

Read More

An investor, First Quantum Minerals, has pulled out of a partnership to build the proposed Pebble Mine near Bristol Bay, Alaska while the project is in the middle of a permitting process with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

If you were one of the millions of viewers who tuned into the royal wedding last weekend, you may also have been one of the many who were impressed by a young cellist.

Nineteen-year-old Sheku Kanneh-Mason played three pieces during the interlude in which Prince Harry and Meghan Markle signed the registry.

Coastal erosion is chewing away at one of the Northwest's most popular recreation areas. It's threatening the main campground and other amenities at Cape Disappointment State Park, which has the second most camper visits in the Washington State Park system.

KUOW PHOTO/BOND HUBERMAN

Seahawks Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin weigh in on the NFL's new policy for players who want to protest during the national anthem. Amazon and Starbucks kick in for an initiative to overturn Seattle's head tax on major businesses. A measure to impose new gun safety law gets a couple of million-dollar contributions. And a trip to Iowa fuels speculation of a presidential run for Governor Jay Inslee.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced her plan to seek safe storage legislation in March at Harborview Medical Center.
KUOW Photo/Amy Radil

Gun owners who don’t store their guns securely could face new civil penalties under legislation unveiled Thursday by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. Durkan said the goal is to reduce gun deaths including accidents and suicides.


Updated at 9:58 a.m. ET

Harvey Weinstein surrendered Friday to authorities at a police station in New York City, where the former Hollywood megaproducer has been charged with rape and sexual misconduct.

Weinstein arrived early in the morning at the New York Police Department's 1st Precinct in Lower Manhattan, ushered into the station by law enforcement officers as members of the media crowded behind metal barriers. He kept his gaze lowered amid a barrage of shouted questions.

Mike West has watched Tukwila change from his spot beside the (former) highway 99 since 1971.
KUOW Photo/Joshua McNichols

Mike West likes to watch for someone from out of town to walk by on Tukwila International Boulevard. He leans out  the door of the auto shop he's occupied since 1971.

"Hey, you want to see something?" he asks.

He's semi-retired now, so he has a lot of time for this kind of thing.


Michael Frank ran his finger down his medical bill, studying the charges and pausing in disbelief. The numbers didn't make sense.

His recovery from a partial hip replacement had been difficult. He had iced and elevated his leg for weeks. He had pushed his 49-year-old body, limping and wincing, through more than a dozen physical therapy sessions.

The last thing he needed was a botched bill.

His December 2015 surgery to replace the ball in his left hip joint at NYU Langone Health in New York City had been routine. One night in the hospital and no complications.

Safeco Field in Seattle
Flickr Photo/hj_west (CC BY-SA 2.0)/https://flic.kr/p/UWDcZw

Kim Malcolm talks with King County councilmember Dave Upthegrove about a proposal that would allocate up to $190 million in taxes over two decades for improvement and maintenance at Safeco Field. The money would come from King County's hotel/motel tax.

This map shows the gun deaths of children and adolescents in King County between 2009 and 2018.
KUOW/Google Fusion Tables

Look at the map above. What do you notice?

Each red dot represents someone 18 or younger who died of a gunshot wound in King County in the last nine years.

Pages

_

Keep your ear to the sound.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

Got documents or tips for KUOW? Need to be discreet? No problem.