Jay Inslee

Seattle employees begged for National Guard help but elected leaders refused

Seattle employees tasked with dealing with the occupied protest asked for the National Guard and were denied that help by Governor Jay Inslee.

Ari Hoffman

Local water park mysteriously prevented from reopening despite others being allowed to fully operate

After having been given permission to operate by local health officials, the state came in and shut them down, though they allowed other, government run parks, to operate.

Ari Hoffman

BREAKING: Federal agents have left Seattle

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan confirmed the the Border Patrol Tactical Unit has demobilized and departed, according to a press release from the governor's office.

Libby Emmons

Seattle asks Washington State for cash influx for undocumented immigrants—businesses, residents, see no help in sight

The Seattle City Council asked Governor Jay Inslee to provide $100,000,000 in coronavirus relief for undocumented immigrants.

Ari Hoffman

Seattle begins to dismantle occupied zone as mayor tries to sanction militant council member

Seattle crews began removing the barriers around the occupation, while Mayor Durkan asked for the punishment or expulsion of City Council Member Kshama Sawant.

Ari Hoffman

16-year-old boy dead, 14-year-old boy in critical condition after ANOTHER shooting in Seattle's occupied zone

One person is dead and a 14-year-old is in critical condition following a fifth shooting in the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest.

Ari Hoffman

Washington State Governor Inslee unaware that downtown Seattle is occupied by BLM, Antifa

When Governor Inslee was asked about the occupation of the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in downtown Seattle by protestors he claimed to be unaware of it.

Libby Emmons

Washington's unemployment insurance lost over $100 million to a Nigerian scam

Washington State was defrauded of hundreds of millions of dollars from the State Unemployment fund when officials fell for a Nigerian fraud scheme.

Ari Hoffman

Trump encourages states to reopen despite pushback from Democratic governors

Trump is very interested in the rapid reopening of the US economy after months of shutdown. Democratic governors have been pushing back against these efforts.

Collin Jones

Sheriff vows to defy Governor's shut down orders in Washington State

Citizens have begun pushing back against Governor Inslee’s stay at home orders, and now the Sheriff of Snohomish County is refusing to enforce them.

Ari Hoffman

Protests against stay-at-home orders ramp up in Washington State

Thousands of protestors gathered in Olympia to protest stay-at-home orders and advocate for a reopening of the local economy and a return to work.

Ari Hoffman

Shelter-in-place order issued for Washington State, no help for small businesses

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee issues stay-at-home order, joins growing number of states. Offers poetry, but no timeline for expiration of the order.

Ari Hoffman