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County proposes $1.4M budget amendment to curb gun violence

Jun. 16, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — King County officials have proposed emergency budget amendments meant to reduce gun violence after shootings last week in Seattle’s Central District and Pioneer Square neighborhoods and in nearby White Center that killed four people and injured two others. ...

Dead 'murder hornet' near Seattle is 1st found in US in 2021

Jun. 16, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Scientists have found a dead Asian giant hornet north of Seattle, the first so-called murder hornet discovered in the country this year, federal and state investigators said Wednesday. Entomologists from the state and U.S. Agriculture departments...

Amazon allots $300 million for housing near mass transit

Jun. 16, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Amazon is providing $300 million in low-interest loans to support housing located near mass transit in the Washington, D.C., area and the Seattle and Nashville, Tennessee, regions. The largest amount, $125 million, is earmarked for the nation's...

Mariners pounce on Twins early, cruise to 10-0 victory

Jun. 16, 2021 01:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — J.P. Crawford homered on J.A. Happ's first pitch, Shed Long Jr. hit a three-run triple an inning later and the Seattle Mariners thumped the Minnesota Twins 10-0 on Tuesday night. Seattle starter Chris Flexen tossed eight sharp innings while striking out...

Jamal Adams excused as Seahawks open mandatory minicamp

Jun. 15, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — There was a player wearing a white defensive jersey with “Adams” written across the back taking part in the first practice of the Seattle Seahawks' mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. All due respect to second-year defensive tackle Myles Adams, but...

King County: COVID mask mandate to end June 29

Jun. 15, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials said Tuesday that 70% of eligible people in Washington state's most populous county have received either the one-dose Johnson and Johnson COIVD vaccine or both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. That means 70% of people 16 and older...

Storm get defensive, move back atop the AP power poll

Jun. 15, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There were questions about the defending champion Seattle Storm's defense coming into the season with stalwarts Alysha Clark and Natasha Howard no longer on the roster. After a sluggish start the Storm have found some answers and are becoming more...

Council OKs bill requiring delivery app/restaurant deals

Jun. 15, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has approved a law that will require meal-delivery apps to sign agreements with restaurants instead of listing restaurants on the apps and taking orders without permission. Council President M. Lorena González, who sponsored the...

Body recovered from Elliott Bay near downtown piers

Jun. 15, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A body was recovered from Elliott Bay near Piers 55 and 56 on Monday afternoon, according to the Seattle Police Department. A water rescue response team discovered a person dead in the water near the 1200 block of Alaskan Way, the Seattle Times reported....

LEADING OFF: 3 aces ailing, D'backs and O's lost on road

Jun. 15, 2021 04:28 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: AILING ACES Three of baseball's best pitchers are hurting. Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber won’t throw for at least two weeks because of a right shoulder strain,...