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Trident Seafoods reports 4 COVID-19 cases at plant in Alaska

Jan. 19, 2021 10:14 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle-based seafood company has reported that four workers at its Alaska seafood plant tested positive for COVID-19, including one who was taken to a hospital. Trident Seafoods reported that the four employees were all roommates and have returned to work after undergoing a 14-day...

12 arrested after blocking Interstate 5 lanes in Seattle

Jan. 18, 2021 5:33 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Twelve people were arrested and two vehicles were impounded Monday after protesters blocked Interstate 5 in Seattle, the Washington State Patrol reports. Troopers responded to the scene, in the northbound I-5 collector-distributor lanes near James Street, at about 12:30 p.m. after receiving...

Ridership on Washington ferries plummeted in 2020

Jan. 18, 2021 3:51 PM EST

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Ridership on vessels in the Washington State Ferries fleet plummeted in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but officials are looking ahead to more sailings and riders in 2021, including those between Anacortes and the San Juan Islands. State Department of Transportation...

InvestigateWest: Activists thwart fossil fuel projects

Jan. 18, 2021 1:13 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Environmentalists teamed with Native Americans, ranchers and even windsurfers to block nearly every effort over the past decade to export fossil fuels from the West Coast. And they claimed yet another major victory this month when a proposed coal-export terminal in Washington state was...

Seattle officer fired after investigation into racist remark

Jan. 17, 2021 4:37 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s interim police chief has fired an officer for making a racist remark about a Black man last year, following an internal review into the incident. The review came after three officers reported their colleague’s comments, The Seattle Times reported Sunday based on...

Eric Holder to review equity issues at Seattle Children's

Jan. 16, 2021 3:29 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Children's hospital is bringing in a big name to review its policies and practices surrounding institutional racism, equity and inclusion: former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. The Seattle Times reports that the appointment follows the November resignation of Dr. Ben Danielson,...

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford, left, throws to first as Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty slides into second on a double play hit by Jake Lamb during the seventh inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Mariners avoid arbitration with Crawford, Murphy and Montero

Jan. 16, 2021 12:58 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners agreed to terms with infielder J.P. Crawford, catcher Tom Murphy and right-hander Rafael Montero, avoiding arbitration with all three players Friday. Crawford's 2021 deal is for $2.05 million, Murphy's is for $875,000 and Montero's is for $2.25 million. The 26-year-old...

Aimaq, Overton lead Utah Valley past Seattle 93-92 in OT

Jan. 16, 2021 12:20 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Fardaws Aimaq had 29 points plus 14 rebounds while Trey Woodbury chipped in 20 points and made the game-winning 3-pointer with five seconds left in overtime as Utah Valley edged past Seattle 93-92 in overtime on Friday night. Jamison Overton added 21 points for the Wolverines. Aimaq hit 13...

Cleveland Cavaliers' Andre Drummond (3) drives to the basket against New York Knicks' Julius Randle (30) and Reggie Bullock (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Drummond has 33 points, 23 boards as Cavs top Knicks 106-103

Jan. 15, 2021 10:56 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andre Drummond tied his career high with 33 points and grabbed 23 rebounds, and Cedi Osman scored 25 points in leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-103 win over the New York Knicks on Friday night. Drummond posted the Cavaliers’ first 30-20 game since Carlos Boozer had 32 points...

Culp drops election fraud suit after sanction threats

Jan. 15, 2021 6:08 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Losing Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp has withdrawn his lawsuit against Secretary of State Kim Wyman that alleged widespread election irregularities and fraud. Culp’s lawsuit, filed last month in King County Superior Court, tried to cast doubt on his 545,000-vote loss...