There’s a new Sheriff in town: Mitzi Johanknecht on developing vibrant communities for the future

There’s a new Sheriff in town: Mitzi Johanknecht on developing vibrant communities for the future

by Sarah Toce Newly-elected King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht self-professes she’s never had a calendar as full as the one she’s currently operating. ‘My schedule is really interesting now,’ she tells me as we sit in her office at the King County Courthouse building just north of Pioneer Square. ‘I’ve …

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan:  ‘We will do what we have to do to protect the people in Seattle’

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan: ‘We will do what we have to do to protect the people in Seattle’

by Sarah Toce Former U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan has made history as Seattle’s first lesbian mayor and only the second woman in history to hold the office. Running on a platform of free college tuition for Seattle public high school graduates, criminal justice reform, affordable housing, and protection of …