The Seattle Times
Seattle, King County to seek injunction stopping Tim Eyman’s $30 car-tab measure, I-976

Saying Initiative 976 would cause “immediate and irreparable injuries to our city,” Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced plans Thursday to file a joint lawsuit with King County that seeks to stop the tax-cutting measure taking effect. The latest effort of longtime initiative sponsor Tim Eyman, I-976 aims to reduce car-tab taxes across the state to a flat $30 and repeal city authority to charge car-tab fees for local transportation projects. It also attempts to roll back car-tab taxes used by Sound Transit. Most of the initiative would take effect on Dec. 5. … Read More

King 5
Police seize guns from avowed neo-Nazi in Snohomish County

Police seized military-style firearms from an avowed neo-Nazi in Snohomish County in what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind case in Washington state. “We actually, I firmly believe, prevented a massacre,” said Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, whose office was involved in the investigation. Records filed in King County court show officers from the Arlington and Seattle police departments seized five military-style rifles, three pistols, and other gun parts from a residence on Jordan Trails Road in Arlington. … Read More

Seattle Channel
Civic Cocktail: Seattle: Dying or Trying … and Changing

Is Seattle dying or trying? That question - arising from a KOMO News special on the impacts of substance abuse and homelessness - sparked a lively conversation hosted by Joni Balter. Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes shares some of the public's discontent, but says the documentary failed to mention effective city programs. KOMO News Director Bill Dallman says the report's nontraditional approach gave a voice to frustrated residents and police. … Read More