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Today, on National Rescue Dog Day, we highlight some of the precious pups who could be your new best friend. Currently the Shelter has nearly...

Statement from Mayor Harrell on Federal Monitor’s Report

“My administration is committed to ensuring that SPD is an effective public safety department – centered on good police work, accountability, innovation, and true community...

May is Bike Everywhere Month! Here’s what you need to know to get biking around Seattle.

Two people bike down the street in Seattle. Photo credit: Jeanné Clark. Please note: this blog post is available in additional languages via the links below,...

United Outreach Effort at Woodland Park Leads to Unprecedented Number of Referrals to Shelter and Services

With park restoration efforts in full swing, Mayor Harrell, Councilmember Strauss, KCRHA CEO Marc Dones and provider and community leaders highlight successful and collaborative outreach...

Mayor Harrell Names Search Committee and Launches Community Survey to Identify Seattle’s Next Chief of Police

Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell announced today that as part of the City of Seattle’s national search for a Chief of Police for the Seattle...

Chief Diaz on SPD’s Consent Decree Compliance Milestone

The Federal Court Monitor’s recent assessment, that the Seattle Police Department has sustained full and effective compliance under the Consent Decree, marks a significant milestone...

HSD Announces Availability of Funding to Increase Licensed Capacity in Preschool and Child Care Facilities Across the City of Seattle

Photo by Pavel Verbovski The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is pleased to announce the availability of up to $5,000,000 of Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery...

Firefighters rescue two from their burning apartment unit in Downtown Seattle

Photo by John Odegard SEATTLE— At 10:28 a.m., our Fire Alarm Center received a call reporting two people on a 5th floor balcony waving for...

Police Investigating Friday Afternoon Shooting

Police are investigating after a man was shot in an RV encampment Friday afternoon. Witnesses began calling 911 around 3 PM to report that a...