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Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant Arrested At Protest In SeaTac

Seattle City councilmember Kshama Sawant was arrested Wednesday during a protest at Alaska Airlines headquarters in SeaTac, Washington.

CBS Seattle–11/19/2014

File photo of a classroom. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Indigenous People Day Replaces Columbus Day In Seattle

The Seattle City Council is replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day in the city.

CBS Seattle–10/06/2014

File photo of a classroom. (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Seattle School Board Votes Unanimously To Recognize ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’ On Columbus Day

The Seattle School Board approved a resolution to recognize “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” on the same day as Columbus Day.

10/03/2014

Seattle To Fine Homeowners, Businesses For Not Composting  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Seattle To Fine Homeowners, Businesses For Not Composting

Seattle residents who fail to separate food waste from trash will be fined.

09/23/2014

(Photo credit: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes To Dismiss Seattle Marijuana Tickets

Seattle’s elected prosecutor says he’s dropping all tickets issued for the public use of marijuana through the first seven months of this year, because most of them were issued by a single police officer who disagrees with the legal pot law

CBS Seattle–09/22/2014

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UW Study: Gun Victims More Likely To Be Shot Again

People hospitalized with a gunshot wound are 30 times more likely to come back to the hospital with another firearm injury than those hospitalized for another medical reason, according to a new study from the University of Washington

CBS Seattle–07/07/2014

'15 Now' protesters (Emmanuel Dunand /AFP/Getty Images)

Minimum Wage Debate Pits Cities Against States

Efforts to raise the wage are running into opposition from state lawmakers and business groups who say a patchwork of minimum wages could lead to a confusing and unequal business climate in which labor costs would vary dramatically from city to city

CBS Seattle–06/19/2014

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City Light CEO Pay To Be Voted On By Seattle City Council

The Seattle City Council is scheduled to vote Monday whether to approve a pay raise for Seattle City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco. He’s already the highest-paid city employee at nearly $245,000 a year.

CBS Seattle–06/16/2014

'15 Now' protesters (Emmanuel Dunand /AFP/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Challenges $15 Minimum Wage

A new federal lawsuit is challenging Seattle’s adoption of the nation’s highest minimum wage as unfair to small franchises

CBS Seattle–06/11/2014

Fast Food workers across the country marched to demand a higher minimum wage. (Getty Images)

Will Others Follow Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike?

Seattle activists celebrated a successful campaign to gradually increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 by calling for a national movement to close the income and opportunity gaps between rich and poor.

CBS Seattle–06/03/2014

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