Lawsuit Against Opioid Companies Blames COVID-19 for Aggravating Crisis
Lawsuit Against Opioid Companies Blames COVID-19 for Aggravating Crisis
2021-11-19 20:56:42
by Tom Ramstack

SEATTLE — Testimony this week during a civil trial in Seattle could explain why opioid deaths set a record of more than 100,000 in a year by last April. The class action lawsuit seeks $95 billion in damages against pharmaceutical... Read More

Seattle Mayoral Race Down to Two As Late Ballots Are Counted
2021-08-04 15:58:02
by Dan McCue

In Seattle, where votes are still being counted, former City Council member Bruce Harrell leads a total of 15 candidates with 38% of the vote, while City Council President M. Lorena González has 28% and Colleen Echohawk and Jessyn Farrell... Read More

Detroit, Seattle to Hold Nonpartisan Primaries for Mayor
2021-07-31 17:16:42
by Dan McCue

Seattle and Detroit, the nation’s 18th and 21st largest cities, respectively, according to Politifact, are both holding nonpartisan primaries for mayor on Aug. 3. In Detroit, 10 candidates are running, including incumbent Mike Duggan, who currently is expected to breeze... Read More

Mayors Urge Congress to Block Deployment of Federal Troops to Cities
2020-07-28 16:20:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Democratic mayors of six U.S. cities have sent a letter to congressional leaders, asking Congress to take steps to bar the federal government from deploying federal agents to municipalities that don’t want them. The letter, sent Monday,... Read More

Campaign Finance
Supreme Court Declines to Strike Down Seattle Campaign Finance Voucher System
2020-03-30 20:23:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to Seattle's "Democracy Voucher Program," leaving in place the city's public financing program for local elections. Though the justices offered no explanation for their decision not to... Read More

Whistleblower Alleges Medicare Fraud at Iconic Seattle-Based Health Plan

WASHINGTON—Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected nonprofit health insurance plans, is accused of bilking Medicare out of millions of dollars in a federal whistleblower case. Teresa Ross, a former medical billing manager at... Read More

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