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Politics Aug 062 Seattle cops who were at U.S. Capitol in January are fired
Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz has fired the two police officers who authorities say violated the law while attending events in Washington D.C. during the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Politics Nov 05More than a dozen arrested as protesters demand vote count
Police arrested more than a dozen people in Seattle and Portland, Oregon overnight during protests demanding a full tally of all votes in the US election. Dozens of supporters of President Donald Trump rallied at tabulation sites in closely contested…
Nation Nov 05Election demonstrators arrested in Seattle and Portland
More than a dozen people have been arrested in Seattle and Portland, Oregon after hundreds took to the streets to demand a full count of all presidential election votes.
Nation Oct 23Independent report shows Seattle officers used excessive force at protests
The Office of Police Accountability continues to investigate the 19,000 complaints it has received since protests began in May.
Nation Jul 19Police contracts can stand in the way of accountability
A stipulation in a Kentucky police contract prohibited officials from initially firing the officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death in Louisville.
Nation Jul 13Seattle mayor, City Council at odds over 50 percent police budget cut
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is blasting the City Council's plan to cut the police department's budget by 50% and instead proposed transferring a list of functions out of the police budget.
Nation Jul 051 of 2 protesters hit by driver on Seattle freeway dies
One of two people hit by a man who drove his car onto a closed Seattle freeway and into a crowd protesting police brutality has died.
Nation Jul 01Seattle cops start clearing ‘occupied’ zone, make arrests
Seattle police showed up Wednesday in force at the city's "occupied" protest zone, tore down demonstrators' tents and used bicycles to herd the protesters after the mayor ordered the area cleared following two fatal shootings in less than two weeks.
Economy Mar 23Boeing to suspend production in Seattle because of virus
Boeing is suspending operations at its Seattle area facilities due to the spread of coronavirus, idling tens of thousands of workers.
Health Mar 05As U.S. coronavirus death toll hits 11, feds investigate nursing home east of Seattle
Seema Verma, head of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said the agency is sending inspectors to Life Care along with experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to figure out what happened and determine whether…