I have been stopped eight times by the Seattle Police Department. I wasn't speeding nor did I have an issue with my car.
Four stops occurred in my neighborhood: two on Beacon Hill and one near the intersection of Rainier Avenue and Martin Luther King Way. I was never ticketed but always asked, “Do you live in this neighborhood” or “Where are you going?”
KUOW's Kim Malcolm speaks to Ron Sims about his experience with racial targeting and the Seattle Police.
Malls are facing trouble everywhere. But Totem Lake Mall in Kirkland is in a category of its own. It’s a zombie: an undead mall with just a few remaining businesses. People have been trying to revitalize it for years.
And finally, there’s action. The mall has been bought by a California developer who is reenvisioning it as a place where people can shop, work, play and live. It's a big change from the mall's former identity as a hangout for young people.
The vast majority of money going into initiative campaigns this year in Washington state has come in lumps of $10,000 or more, from a small number of wealthy individuals and special interests, according to a KUOW analysis of state campaign-finance reports.
The campaigns have been fueled by $14 million in contributions to date, mostly from billionaires, unions and out-of-state interests.