Sydney Brownstone, The Seattle Times

Sydney Brownstone

The Seattle Times

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Past articles by Sydney:

What motivated the Pacific Northwest substation attacks?

As authorities investigate the Christmas vandalism and other Northwest attacks, concerns grow about the motivations behind them and the security of the power grid. → Read More

Atmospheric river brings a chance of rain during trick-or-treating

Sunday and Monday could mark the wettest days of the year so far. → Read More

This May ranks as Seattle’s wettest since 1948

The good news is that Memorial Day should be safe for grilling outdoors -- still cold, but relatively rain-free, aside from lingering showers up around the North Cascades. → Read More

Snow means delayed flights, freeway collisions and canceled ferries for Seattle-area travelers

Snowy conditions complicated travel by land, air and sea in the Seattle area Sunday. → Read More

A medication for meth use? Seattle health care workers want to see if it works

Coronavirus has made the search for a treatment for methamphetamine use disorder even more urgent. → Read More

‘Everybody down!’: What happened at the shooting that killed a teenager and led to CHOP’s shutdown

Seattle police detectives didn't get to the scene of the fatal shooting to begin their investigation until 7:45 a.m., police said, nearly five hours after the shooting. → Read More

Live: Seattle police clearing CHOP protest zone

The Seattle Police Department swept into CHOP early Wednesday with heavily equipped officers and tactical vehicles to clear out the Capitol Hill protest zone. → Read More

One King County patient has died due to novel coronavirus infection

One person in King County has died due to a novel coronavirus infection, Public Health - Seattle & King County officials announced Saturday morning. More information will be forthcoming at... → Read More

Across Washington, volunteers fan out to count homeless people – but in very different ways

Homeless point-in-time counts were conducted across the United States recently, because they are the main way cities and counties are able to solicit federal dollars to address homelessness. But across the state, methods for counting people vary widely. → Read More

Outside of Seattle, homelessness drives change at the ballot box

The politics of homelessness in Seattle may well have had ripple effects in other communities across the state. → Read More

When toxic chemicals were found at a Seattle homeless camp site, the city informed its workers — but not the campers

The city of Seattle reached out to five dozen city employees after contamination was discovered at the site of a former homeless encampment. But 12 homeless people who lived there... → Read More

Authorities search for escaped inmate in Olympic National Forest

Three law enforcement agencies, plus 23 Washington Department of Corrections personnel, are searching for an inmate who escaped from the minimum-security Olympic Corrections Center near Forks on Sunday morning. State... → Read More

Yakima Valley city used police to illegally evict Latinx tenants, says Washington attorney general

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Tuesday accused the Yakima Valley city of Sunnyside of using the city’s police force to illegally evict Latinx tenants, women and families from rental housing. Among the... → Read More

Man dies after being struck by Marysville Fire District aid car

The firefighters involved in the collision told police the man was walking south in the lane of travel. → Read More

King County Ombuds says ethics investigation of Executive Dow Constantine is in ‘the public interest’

Constantine has strongly denied any wrongdoing and called on the Ombuds office to release its findings immediately. → Read More

In Seattle, fast-paced redevelopment displaces the safe spaces for homeless young adults

The forces of gentrification in Seattle aren't threatening to displace its most vulnerable residents — they threaten to push out the homeless shelters themselves. Half of the city's shelter beds for young adults are closing due to development. → Read More

Did chronic homelessness in King County really drop 38%?

The new King County one-night count found a steep decrease in chronically homeless people living on the streets, a decrease so steep that people are questioning the report. → Read More

Steep drop in King County’s homeless youth, annual homeless count shows

King County's annual point-in-time homeless count, released in full on May 31, found steep drops in homeless youth and among vehicle campers. → Read More

What did Seattle's presiding judge actually say about prosecutors? Here's the transcript

Seattle’s criminal justice system is at war. → Read More

A homeless man steals clothes from a Seattle Goodwill, goes to jail. His story isn’t unusual

Seattle charges people for stealing from Goodwill more than any other retailer. Almost one in three are homeless. → Read More