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Seattle teachers OK deal for older students in classroom

Apr. 15, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A decision approved by Seattle’s teachers means at least 10,000 middle- and high-school students can return to class for the first time in more than a year due to COVID-19 restrictoins. The Seattle Times reports that after months of negotiations, the...

Olympia approves extra ‘hazard pay’ for some grocery workers

Apr. 15, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Starting next month, large grocery stores in Olympia will be required to pay workers an additional $4 an hour in pay, the latest city in the state to enact such a requirement during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Olympian reported that the...

Homeless Americans finally getting a chance at COVID-19 shot

Apr. 15, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

Homeless Americans who have been left off priority lists for coronavirus vaccinations — or even bumped aside as states shifted eligibility to older age groups — are finally getting their shots as vaccine supplies increase. While the U.S. government has only incomplete...

Deal the Kraken? Francis can't make official trades -- yet

Apr. 14, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

Just because the NHL can't release the Kraken until October doesn't mean Seattle wasn't in the mix at the trade deadline. General manager Ron Francis can't finalize any transactions until ownership makes its final expansion payment to the league, but there is precedent...

Sounders undergo overhaul after another run to MLS final

Apr. 14, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Success has been a defining characteristic of the Seattle Sounders, a team that has reached the Major League Soccer postseason in each year of its existence. Another has been the ability to correctly assess when it needs to overhaul its personnel, whether...

Amazon claims social network Parler trying to conceal owners

Apr. 14, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has accused Parler, the social network known as a conservative alternative to Twitter, of trying to conceal its ownership amid a legal dispute between Amazon and Parler stemming from the U.S. Capitol riots. Angelo Calfo, an attorney representing...

WNBA to play 32-game schedule, has month break for Olympics

Apr. 13, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA will play a 32-game schedule that includes mini two-game series in the same city to reduce travel amid the coronavirus pandemic, the league announced Tuesday. The season opens on Friday, May 14, with New York hosting Indiana — one of four...

King County sheriff urged to retire after shooting response

Apr. 13, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — King County Executive Dow Constantine has urged the county sheriff to retire after she defended a deputy who fatally shot a high school student in 2017. King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht sent an internal email last month after announcing a $5 million...

Toddler remains in critical condition after Seattle shooting

Apr. 12, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle toddler remained in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center Monday after she was shot along with three others in a Central District parking lot Sunday. The 2-year-old girl was taken to the hospital in a private car after police say at...

Police search for car that fatally hit cyclist in Seattle

Apr. 12, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 63-year-old cyclist is dead after being struck by a hit-and-run driver Sunday night in Seattle. Police said the incident happened before 7 p.m. south of Seward Park, KIRO reported. The cyclist was traveling north on Seward Park Avenue South, east of...