Amy Radil is a reporter at KUOW where she covers politics, government and law enforcement — everything from policing to legalized marijuana and campaign funding.
She got her start at Minnesota Public Radio in Duluth, and freelanced for four years from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Amy grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated from Williams College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
She’s the winner of regional awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and the RTNDA’s Edward R. Murrow awards for investigative reporting and coverage of gun measures.
She’s a believer in the importance of journalism to create accountability and empathy. In her spare time Amy seeks out bookstores, caffeine and classic movies.
Community groups are pressing Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan for prompt action to make changes to the police accountability system found lacking by a federal judge.
Kshama Sawant’s labor critic says lost endorsement should be no surprise. He cites five times they've been at odds.
This week the Martin Luther King County Labor Council endorsed Zachary DeWolf over incumbent Kshama Sawant for Seattle City Council in District 3. They point to five major differences they've had with Sawant.
They say they’ll work to elect candidates that will be more receptive to working with businesses than the current council has been.
Last year both King and Snohomish Counties stopped prosecuting people for carrying small amounts of illegal drugs. But now the Snohomish County prosecutor says the experiment isn’t working.
Efforts to update Seattle’s tree regulations fizzled last year. Now a new effort to protect the city's trees is under way.
Seattle’s new Inspector General Lisa Judge will be looking at how Seattle police officers use canines, best practices for police interrogations, and how to retain officers at SPD. That’s just part of this year’s work plan.
In 1999, Andrea Altheimer of Seattle was sentenced to nearly 40 years in prison. She was convicted for shooting and wounding her ex-boyfriend after she found him with another woman. But this year the King County Prosecutor’s office concluded that her sentence was excessive, and there were grounds to cut it in half. She was released in March from the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor.
King County’s Voter Education Fund has awarded nearly one million dollars to 39 organizations. The money will provide voter outreach tailored to under-represented groups.
Friday was the filing deadline for candidates running for office in Washington State. One surprise was the decision by civil rights attorney James Bible to seek a seat on the Bellevue City Council.
The Seattle Police Department is out of full compliance with the federal consent on use of force. That’s the ruling by a federal judge Wednesday.