Amy Radil, KUOW

Amy Radil


Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Amy:

Body of infant found in Ballard remains mystery

Seattle Police and the King County Medical Examiner are investigating the death of a baby whose body was discovered on a roadside in Ballard last week. But they say it will take time to know more about the case. → Read More

The calm before WA's budget storm: 2023 legislative session so far

We're just about halfway through the 2023 legislative session. That means budget talks are on the horizon. → Read More

Police vehicle pursuits could be hot topic at WA Legislature – again

Citing “growing sense of lawlessness,” some coalitions of police, mayors and prosecutors say they will press state legislators to revisit current restrictions on police vehicle pursuits in the upcoming session. → Read More

Patti Cole-Tindall named King County Sheriff

King County has named Patti Cole-Tindall as the new full-time sheriff. → Read More

SPD renews call for hiring incentives, as neighboring cities snap up recruits

Seattle’s police chief says the city is critically short on officers, and he thinks offering hiring incentives would help. Critics say that money can do more good by going directly to people in need. Meanwhile, recruits in nearby cities say they’re benefiting from more targeted incentives, that reward them for specific skills. → Read More

Family of Auburn man killed by police sues city, officer who shot him

The parents of Enosa (E.J.) Strickland Junior filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Auburn Police Officer Kenneth Lyman and the City of Auburn. They allege that Lyman’s negligence and unconstitutional excessive force resulted in their son’s death on May 20, 2019. The lawsuit says that Lyman has been the subject of at least a dozen use of force reviews since joining the department in 2016. → Read More

Seattle City Attorney has a new plan to arrest, intervene with 118 repeat offenders

Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison calls it a “reset” in the city’s approach to repeat offenders. The High Utilizer Initiative will focus on people "engaged in a repeated criminal activity resulting in a disproportionate amount of crime in the city of Seattle.” → Read More

Washington lawmakers create first-in-nation alerts for missing Indigenous people

Later this year, Washingtonians may start seeing alerts about missing Indigenous people on highway billboards, your cell phone, or local media. A bill to create a new public alert system for missing Indigenous people has passed both chambers of the state Legislature. It could soon be on its way to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk for his signature to make it official. The program in Washington would… → Read More

Chief Seattle Club inaugurates new housing in Pioneer Square

In Pioneer Square this week, new tenants are picking up their keys and getting settled in brand-new studio apartments built by the Chief Seattle Club. And leaders say they have a lot more housing in the pipeline. → Read More

WA lawmakers outline two quick fixes to new policing laws

Washington lawmakers appear anxious to fix new laws that many law enforcement agencies say have hindered the ability of their officers to use less-lethal ammunition, and to take people into involuntary custody during a mental health crisis. → Read More

Seattle needs fishmongers. Could this be the solution?

Apprenticeships have long helped construction workers learn advanced skills – and earn higher pay. Now unionized grocery workers in Western Washington are following that example. They’re teaming up with employers like Kroger and PCC to create more advanced training and career paths. → Read More

Missing and murdered indigenous women get spotlight: Washington task force to examine data

Washington is one of a handful of states with a task force on the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. The group held its first meeting this week. → Read More

Makah Tribe works to obtain food provisions after landslides close highways

Makah tribal officials say record rainfall last weekend resulted in landslides and washouts that initially cut off access to their reservation at Neah Bay. They've been working to ensure access to food, medicine and fuel as tenuous travel routes are restored. → Read More

Burien city council slate opposes low-income housing project

A new low-income housing project has become a flashpoint in municipal election in the city of Burien. Four city council races are on the ballot there. The races have pitted the project’s supporters against local business owners. → Read More

Attorney general files criminal charges against Pierce County sheriff

Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer has been charged with two misdemeanors by the Washington state Attorney General. → Read More

Transit riders celebrate new North Seattle light rail route

Light rail through North Seattle opened this weekend to a pretty rapturous reception. → Read More

González plan for housing favors wealth tax, rejects sweeps.

A candidate for Seattle mayor is pledging to tackle homelessness with every possible city resource. City council president Lorena González unveiled her plan to address the city’s housing and homelessness crisis Thursday. She proposed new taxes on the wealthy, more flexible zoning, and an array of policies to prevent displacement. → Read More

Incumbent Pete Holmes concedes in city attorney race, calls Seattle 'ideologically splintered'

Seattle’s three-term city attorney Pete Holmes has conceded in his reelection bid. Now, the city may be poised to elect its first-ever female city attorney. → Read More

Who's leading in Seattle races on primary night

With a clap of thunder, the polls closed at 8 p.m. on Tuesday in Seattle, marking the end of a seemingly sleepy series of races. → Read More

Seattle police should change their response to protestors after tension last summer, report says

"This review found that a lot of the things that the police did in response actually inflamed the protests." → Read More