I explain the social phenomenon that is Seattle, WA; endearingly refered to by locals as “the seattle freeze”.
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Seattle Council Approves 2021 Budget, Including Some Police Cuts
While the budget approved Monday fell well short of demands to cut police funding in half, it does include some notable changes.
Seattle City Council Just Cut SPD's Budget by 20%
On Monday evening the Seattle City Council voted 8-1 to approve a $6.5 billion 2021 budget package that filled in COVID-19 holes, increased funding to address homelessness, revived Seattle's Green New ...
Council passes 2021 Seattle budget, policing cuts included
We're going to slowly and systematically, as much as we can, redirect funds from the Seattle Police Department to upstream programs.” ...
Seattle City Council passes smaller police budget for 2021
Monday’s city council vote to make cuts to Seattle’s 2021 police budget followed months of racial justice demonstrations and pledges to rethink public safety.
Seattle cuts, but doesn't ‘defund,’ police budget in 2021
After a summer of protests and a pandemic-induced budget crunch, the city is moving toward a new public safety reality.
Now comes the hardest part: Getting a coronavirus vaccine from loading dock to upper arm
Riverside Health System in Virginia has ordered a specialized freezer for each of its five hospitals to keep precious vials of coronavirus vaccine as cold as a deep Antarctic freeze. Public health ...
Protest caravan targets Seattle council member's home ahead of budget vote
A long line of protesters in cars honked horns and created a noisy disturbance Sunday night outside the home of Seattle City Council member Teresa Mosqueda, a day before the council is scheduled to ...
Seattle City Council rejects effort to block police hiring
The Seattle City Council has rejected a proposal intended to block more than 100 police officers from being hired in 2021, siding with Mayor Jenny Durkan and others who say new recruits are needed.
Seattle City Council Approves 17% Cut to Police Department's Budget
A 17 percent Seattle Police Department budget cut was approved by a committee of the Seattle City Council on Thursday, while a proposal to redirect $9 million earmarked for the hiring of new officers ...
Seattle City Council votes down freeze on police hiring for 2021
Seattle City Council voted against a measure which would have froze SPD's hiring of new officers in 2021, while approving a series of other cuts.
How to make friends and break through the Seattle Freeze if you’re new to the city amid the pandemic
When Rachael Tom and her husband, Brandon Tams, made the cross-country move to Seattle from Washington, D.C., in June, they had no friends in their new city. Despite dealing with coronavirus ...
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The all-too-real “Seattle Freeze” might prevent us from being the most outwardly welcoming city. But play it cool and you’ll blend right in. Meet your local Seth has lived in Seattle since 2011.