Year started with KUOW: 2015
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best has resigned. The move comes after the city council began the process of reducing funding for the police department.
Recent shootings in Seattle's "autonomous zone" are proving difficult to investigate. The mayor is now telling protesters to go home. She plans to send the police back to their precinct there.
Organizers hope potential residents are more comfortable coming to a facility that attends to their specific cultural needs.
Over the weekend, the Puget Sound region was blanketed in snow and hit with frigid temperatures. Residents are busy digging out after the storm. Hardware stores have sold out of rock salt and deicer.