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A man talks with police lining a street occupied hours earlier by protesters Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Seattle, where streets had been blocked off in an area demonstrators had occupied for weeks. Seattle police showed up in force earlier in the day at the

Seattle mayor seeks to reform police with transfers and cuts

Jul. 13, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Monday blasted the City Council's plan to cut the police department's budget by 50% and instead proposed transferring a list of functions like the 911 Call Center and parking enforcement out of the agency's budget. “We need to invest in community-based...

Police: Man arrested over threatening others on flight

Jul. 13, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police arrested a man accused of threatening other passengers on a flight to Chicago late Saturday night. Video from a passenger shows the man walking in the aisle and shouting that he would kill everyone on board “in the name of Jesus.” The incident occurred shortly...

Police: 2 dead after disturbance at suburban Seattle party

Jul. 12, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Two men died at an apartment building in suburban Seattle after a male relative of the host stabbed her and two other people and one of the stabbing victims shot him, police said Sunday. The 41-year-old stabbing suspect from Burien and a 21-year-old man from Renton, whom he...

2 killed, 1 in critical condition after fight in Bellevue

Jul. 12, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

Two men are dead and another man is in critical condition after a shooting and stabbing Saturday night in Bellevue, authorities told KING TV. A woman was also wounded and is being treated at a hospital in the suburb east of Seattle, the TV station reported. The violence apparently took place about 7:30 p.m. at...

Judge: Petition to recall Seattle mayor can move forward

Jul. 11, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A King County Superior Court judge has approved a petition for an election to recall Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. The Seattle Times reports the ruling Friday on charges filed by a group of five people last month comes after weeks of local protests against racism and police brutality —...

Official: 'Critical to understand long-term nature of virus'

Jul. 11, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — COVID-19 isn’t going away soon, so people need to learn to make protecting each other’s health part of daily life, King County’s top public health official said Friday. “It’s just critical that, as a community, we understand the long-term nature of...

A rooftop patio outdoor space is shown at Mary's Place, a family homeless shelter located inside an Amazon corporate building on the tech giant's Seattle campus, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The shelter marks a major civic contribution bestowed by Amazon to the hometown it has rapidly transformed. But the facility also serves as a stark display of haves-and-have-nots, given that some blame Amazon's explosive growth over the past decade for making living in Seattle too costly for a growing number of people. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Amazon's homeless shelter faces Seattle crisis, criticism

Jul. 10, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A homeless shelter built on Amazon’s perfectly manicured urban Seattle campus is a major civic contribution that pushes the company to face the crisis and criticism in the hometown it has rapidly transformed. Believed to be the first homeless shelter built inside a corporate office...

Most of Seattle council pledges to support police defunding

Jul. 10, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A majority of Seattle City Council members say they agree with a proposal by advocates to defund the police department by 50% and reallocate the dollars to other community needs. Council members Lisa Herbold, Dan Strauss and Andrew Lewis added support Thursday to a road map set out by...

Sur La Table closing stores, seeking bankruptcy protection

Jul. 9, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Cookware and kitchen chain Sur La Table is closing 56 of its 121 stores as it seeks bankruptcy protection, the latest retail casualty of the coronavirus pandemic. The privately held Seattle-based company said that has agreed to sell the remaining stores to affiliates of Fortress Investment...

Seattle urged to see a 'world without law enforcement'

Jul. 9, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Representatives from a new coalition urged the Seattle City Council to immediately begin redirecting millions of dollars in funding from the Police Department to community-based solutions, affordable housing and a new approach to public safety. “I really, truly do not believe change...