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EXPLAINER: Washington tenants get modified eviction reprieve

Jul. 30, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only...

Employee attacked in county courthouse bathroom, 1 arrested

Jul. 30, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 35-year-old man was arrested inside the King County Courthouse after Seattle police say he hid in a restroom and attacked a woman who works at the courthouse. Police spokesperson Sgt. Randy Huserik said a sheriff’s deputy walking by the restroom...

Grubauer surprised, excited to get opportunity with Kraken

Jul. 30, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — When the NHL free agency window opened, the Seattle Kraken's front office was stunned to see goaltender Philipp Grubauer wasn't already headed back to Colorado. They weren’t alone. “A little bit surprised for sure,” Grubauer...

Report: Half of Seattle police calls don’t need cop response

Jul. 30, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — New findings from an Oakland-based nonprofit that spent recent months analyzing Seattle’s 911 calls say up to half the calls Seattle police receive can be responded to without armed, sworn officers. The Seattle Times reports police, while generally...

After injuries Penny's goal is being available for Seahawks

Jul. 29, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Rashaad Penny joked Thursday that when he works out in the offseason, he’s not interested in putting himself through the kind of strain as his Seattle Seahawks teammate Chris Carson. “I don’t try to look like Chris Carson, do his workouts,”...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer? Trade deadline looms after big moves

Jul. 29, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Friday: ___ CLOCK IS TICKING Time is running out for playoff contenders to bolster their rosters through a trade, and there likely will be more players changing teams before the 4...

Mariners acquire RHP Diego Castillo from Rays for 2 players

Jul. 29, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners quickly found a replacement for the back end of their bullpen, acquiring right-hander Diego Castillo from the Tampa Bay Rays for reliever JT Chargois and a minor league infielder on Thursday. Castillo will likely jump into the closer...

Protests: Seattle police commander files claim over demotion

Jul. 29, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

A recently demoted Seattle police commander has filed a $5.48 million discrimination and retaliation claim against the city, alleging interim police Chief Adrian Diaz made him the scapegoat during last year’s police clashes with racial justice demonstrators. Capt. Steve...

Seattle homelessness initiative qualifies for ballot

Jul. 29, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A campaign to alter Seattle’s city charter and force it to handle homelessness differently, known as Compassion Seattle, has officially qualified to appear on the November ballot. The King County Department of Elections confirmed Wednesday morning that...

Inquests into fatal shootings by police to resume

Jul. 29, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Inquests into fatal shootings by police can resume for the first time in three years in King County, and now will include far-reaching changes that had been opposed by county law enforcement agencies. Executive Dow Constantine signed an order Wednesday...