Top Seattle news: Electric scooters are coming, mayor says; hate crime reports on the rise; more

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in Seattle.

Electric scooters are coming to Seattle, Mayor Jenny Durkan says

The Durkan administration will craft a pilot program for scooter-share this fall, the mayor announced Wednesday. Until now, Seattle has banned scooter-share, and city law bars the use of motorized scooters on sidewalks and bicycle lanes.

Read the full story on The Seattle Times.

Rising Seattle housing prices fuel surge in unsold homes, study finds

The number of homes for sale in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area is rising faster than it has in years, but the increase isn't fueled by a huge influx of homes on the market, says a new report released Thursday. Rather, the increase in available homes is mostly because prices are higher than buyers can afford, so homes are lingering on the market longer, inflating the inventory.

Read the full story on KOMO News .

Hate crime reports on the rise in Seattle, latest data shows

More people are reporting hate crimes in Seattle, with the number increasing by the hundreds over the past few years.

Read the full story on KING5.

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