Daniel Beekman, The Seattle Times

Daniel Beekman

The Seattle Times

Seattle, WA, United States

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Recent articles by Daniel:

Ad barrage focuses on homeless encampments, donors in Seattle mayoral race

As ballots are mailed to Seattle voters ahead of next month's election, big-spending supporters of candidates Bruce Harrell and M. Lorena González are trading attack ads in the race for mayor. → Read More

Scorching weather made Saturday the hottest June day in Seattle on record

Even as the city sizzled, government services remained stable, per Seattle's emergency operations center. There had been no major surges in electricity use, water use or 911 calls, a spokesperson said Saturday afternoon. → Read More

Ultimate guide to staying cool in Puget Sound region during the heat wave

Here's our guide to activities and places that can help you stay cool and beat the heat during the next few days. Local city and county officials are offering public cooling spaces for those looking for chilled air. → Read More

Seattle 911 response times climbed in summer 2020. Now, police and activists debate what comes next.

Seattle police response times spiked amid the pandemic and last summer's demonstrations for racial justice. Now, the question is how the 2020 uptick in response times should be interpreted, as police officials battle their critics over funding. → Read More

Not just the mayor: Text messages of Seattle police and fire chiefs from June 2020 also missing

The texts of three top Seattle leaders during a contentious period last year weren't retained and now can't be reviewed, attorneys suing the city say they recently learned. → Read More

Proposal to address homelessness in Seattle city charter met with intrigue, skepticism

The proposal, which would add a requirement to address homelessness to the Seattle city charter, is being met with mixed reactions, questions about how it will be funded and concerns about encampment removals. → Read More

Seattle City Council proposes package of changes to Mayor Jenny Durkan’s 2021 budget plan

Seattle City Council proposes own version of spending plan that cuts spending in the Police Department but increase spending in social programs and capital projects. → Read More

Durkan’s budget plans include elimination of $30 million equity fund

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan's budget plans include eliminating a $30 million equity fund created in 2019. → Read More

A Seattle police officer’s extraordinary pay raises questions SPD can’t answer

Ron Willis, a Seattle patrol officer, became the most highly paid city employee last year. How? He was paid the equivalent of two years of work inside of one, renewing longstanding questions on how Seattle Police monitor overtime pay. → Read More

Local government employees across Puget Sound region will keep working remotely until 2021, due to COVID-19

Leaders from King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, from the cities of Everett, Kenmore, Redmond, Seattle, Shoreline and Tacoma, and from the ports of Seattle and Everett, are taking "a united approach." → Read More

Seattle City Light reports power outage for 17,000 customers in North Seattle

The utility's online map showed multiple outage "events," affecting Sand Point, View Ridge, Wedgwood, Ravenna, Maple Leaf, Roosevelt and the University District. → 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

Seattle City Council starts ‘inquest’ into police budget, resumes talks on Amazon tax

The vast majority of the Seattle Police Department's budget is dedicated to personnel, and roughly $40,000 a year is spent on crowd-control weapons like tear gas, pepper spray and blast... → Read More

‘No sense of de-escalation’ at crucial moment during latest Seattle protest, videographer says

The live-streamer who recorded a widely-shared, street-level video of a moment Monday night when officers on Capitol Hill in Seattle began to shoot pepper spray and tear gas at demonstrators said... → Read More

Seattle asks state to create $100 million coronavirus relief fund for undocumented immigrants

The nonbinding resolution also asks Washington leaders to create a wage-replacement system for workers who don't qualify for regular unemployment benefits. → Read More

Former Navy vice admiral leading Washington’s coronavirus response brings experience in medicine, military

The retired Navy vice admiral has been asked to coordinate among the dozens of hospitals that public and private providers run independently in communities across Washington, turning those facilities into a pandemic-fighting machine. → Read More

Inslee orders Washingtonians to stay at home to slow spread of coronavirus

Watch live here: Islee to address spread of coronavirus. → Read More

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and two UW experts will field your coronavirus questions. What do you want to know?

The Seattle Times has been working around the clock to bring you answers with our news coverage. But we also want to put your questions directly to leaders and experts... → Read More

Seattle closing all public libraries, community centers, parks programs in bid to slow coronavirus

The library will continue to provide digital services, such as e-books and e-audiobooks, streaming movies, television and music services and free access to online magazines and newspapers, the city said. → Read More

Coronavirus crackdown? Seattle-area official outlines possible next steps

Seattle area public-health officials are "at the ready" to start ordering involuntary isolation and quarantines and are considering cancellation of major public events, with information coming soon, a top official said Monday. Patty Hayes, director of Public Health — Seattle... → Read More