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2 dead, 2 hurt in shooting in White Center near West Seattle

Jun. 11, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

WHITE CENTER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead and two are injured in a shooting that happened just south of Seattle in White Center. The King County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened in the commercial area Friday afternoon. A spokesperson...

Mariners get back reliever Graveman after COVID issue

Jun. 11, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Seattle Mariners reliever Kendall Graveman is back with the team after being on the injured list following a COVID-19 scare. The 30-year-old right-hander, who had been out since May 23, was activated Friday before the Mariners opened a three-game series...

Russell Wilson says he didn't request a trade from Seahawks

Jun. 10, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson made it clear Thursday that he did not ask for a trade this offseason, and insisted his relationship with coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider has been strengthened through a series of conversations after...

Indians send 1B Jake Bauers to Mariners for player or cash

Jun. 10, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jake Bauers ran out of chances with the Indians. The Mariners are giving him another one. Less than a week after Cleveland designated the first baseman/outfielder for assignment, Bauers was traded Thursday to Seattle for a player to be named or cash. ...

Amazon now says remote work OK 2 days a week

Jun. 10, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Corporate and tech employees at Amazon won’t have to work in offices full time after coronavirus restrictions are lifted. The Seattle Times reports the online retail giant said in a company blog post Thursday that those workers can work remotely two...

Review: Seattle police officer followed rules in shooting

Jun. 10, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A police accountability office in Washington state has said a police officer followed proper procedures last year when he shot at a suspect who threw a flaming piece of lumber inside the officer's vehicle. An officer with the Seattle Police Department...

Prosecutors: Teacher sent sexual messages to fictitious teen

Jun. 10, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — A teacher at a suburban Seattle private school has been criminally charged with four counts of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes, prosecutors said. Nathan Williams of Kirkland is accused of engaging in online sexual conversations...

Mayor: Seattle first to fully vaccinate 70% of residents

Jun. 10, 2021 08:23 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle is the first major American city to fully vaccinate 70% of its residents 12 years-old and older against coronavirus, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Wednesday. “When we launched our vaccination effort earlier this year, I said that I wanted to...

Washington's 'joints for jabs' vaccine program falling flat

Jun. 09, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — It was designed as an innovative way to promote COVID-19 vaccinations, but Washington’s new “joints for jabs” program is off to a rough start. Officials announced Monday that the state's nearly 500 licensed marijuana retailers could begin hosting...

Mayor: Seattle 1st major city to fully vaccinate 70%

Jun. 09, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Wednesday that 70% of city residents ages 12 and up have been fully vaccinated, which she said makes Seattle the first major U.S. city to hit the COVID-19 milestone. Durkan’s office also said 78% of the Seattle...