by Michael Sarko
- The Capitol Hill Times -
Governor Jay Inslee announced a moratorium on executions in Washington State prisons. According to the Washington State Department of Corrections, there have been approximately 70 executions in Washington over the past 110 years. The last was in 2010, the execution of 52-year-old prisoner Cal Coburn Brown.
With big plans involving economic revitalization, and headaches involving a very big drill, the Seattle waterfront is a major point of interest these days. That’s why Mayor Ed Murray has announced the creation of the Seattle Office of the Waterfront, a new department that’s pulling talent from Seattle DoT, DPD, P&R, SPU, and a bit from the private sector.
Ride-sharing and mobile-technology-supported taxi services like Lyft and Uber are under the gun this week. The Seattle City Council is set to vote on a plan to regulate the emerging industry in the city this Friday. One part of the proposed plan would limit the fleet size of such services in an attempt to curtail added congestion to Seattle’s roads.