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King County Sheriff: Staff must work remotely amid violence

Aug. 05, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The King County sheriff has instituted an immediate return to 100% remote work for many staffers, citing unsafe conditions around the county courthouse and parking garage as well as an administrative building and jail in downtown Seattle. Longtime...

Amazon pushes back return to office to January due to COVID

Aug. 05, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has pushed back its return-to-office date for tech and corporate workers until January as COVID-19 cases surge nationally due to the more contagious delta variant. Unlike its Seattle-area rival Microsoft and other tech...

Washington Supreme Court to hear police public records case

Aug. 05, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving six Seattle police officers who were in Washington D.C. during the Jan. 6 insurrection and sued several people who filed public records requests to disclose the officers' names. "It it is...

Colvilles sue federal government over 2015 wildfire damage

Aug. 05, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

NESPELEM, Wash. (AP) — The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, saying federal agencies failed to fulfill their legally required duties before, during and after the 2015 wildfires that burned more than 375 square miles (971 square...

King County to pay $1.5M over pregnant mother shot to death

Aug. 05, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — King County has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a young pregnant Muckleshoot mother of three fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies. Renee Davis’ death, which happened while deputies...

Tacoma couple sentenced on drug trafficking charges

Aug. 05, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Tacoma couple has been sentenced to five and seven years in prison after authorities found large quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine and MDMA in their home, according to federal prosecutors. Jaymes Arthur Gallagher, 34, was sentenced to seven...

LEADING OFF: Rizzo on a roll, Phils drive for 5, Rendon done

Aug. 05, 2021 03:24 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ WILD RIDE Anthony Rizzo and the New York Yankees host surprising Seattle in the opener of a four-game series between AL wild-card contenders. Rizzo...

Jara scores late to give FC Dallas 1-1 tie with Sounders

Aug. 05, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Franco Jara scored in stoppage time to give FC Dallas a 1-1 tie with the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night. Jara redirected a cross by Nkosi Tafari in the first minute of injury time. Fredy Montero headed home a perfectly placed...

Makah Tribe rolls back to Phase 2 amid COVID-19 outbreak

Aug. 04, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

NEAH BAY, Wash. (AP) — The remote Makah Indian reservation in northwest Washington is reinstating COVID-19 restrictions meant to limit the spread of the virus amid an outbreak there. The reservation returned to Phase 2 on Tuesday, which makes masks mandatory in public...

June Daugherty, former women’s basketball coach, dies at 64

Aug. 04, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — June Daugherty, the former Washington and Washington State women's basketball coach who led the Huskies to seven NCAA Tournaments, has died. She was 64. Washington State said Daugherty died Monday at her Boise, Idaho, home. A...