Seattle police chief to retire amid budget cuts

Seattle police chief Carmen Best says she will retire. The move comes as the Seattle City Council has approved reducing the police department through layoffs and attrition. (August 11)

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Trump blames protests as cases surge in Seattle, Portland | AFP

Donald Trump says there’s a rise in COVID-19 cases in ‘metropolitan areas’ such as Seattle or Portland, ‘because of what’s been going on’, referencing the weeks of protest against police brutality and a federal crackdown. Trump also told the press in Washington that his administration has done ‘an excellent job’ at stopping the ‘anarchists’ from burning down Portland’s courthouse.

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Seattle mayor calls for peace amid growing tension

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan was beseeching residents who planned to protest over the weekend to remain peaceful and not “take the bait” from President Donald Trump, who is sending federal agents to multiple cities to combat rising crime. (July 24)

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Seattle police say protesters were well organized

Authorities say two people were arrested and some Seattle police officers were injured Sunday afternoon when a large protest turned violent. (July 20)

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Seattle mayor: police cuts plan ‘not responsible’

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is responding to a push by the Seattle City Council to cut the police force’s budget by 50 percent. Such a cut could “decimate” the department’s ability to respond to emergencies, Durkan said Monday. (July 13)

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Intl. students pack to leave amid new U.S. rules

Unsure of future plans to study in the U.S. under new stringent federal guidelines for international students, see how one Seattle student is breaking his lease and hustling to get himself and his cat back to Paris this month. (July 9)

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Coronavirus outbreak in university frat houses

At least 80 students living in a dozen fraternity houses near the University of Washington campus in Seattle have reported testing positive for COVID-19, with hundreds of results pending, the university says. (July 3)

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Seattle mayor defends effort to clear protest zone

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said efforts by police and other city personnel to clear the ‘occupied’ protest zone were needed after the recent deaths of two people and the weeks-long presence of protesters left streets and businesses closed. (July 1)

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Here are the top stories for Wednesday, July 1st: Trump administration defends itself on Russian bounties; Seattle police break up “occupied protest zone”; NYC delays indoor dining due to pandemic; SpaceX launches GPS satellite.

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Seattle police clear ‘occupied’ area, make arrests

Seattle police showed up Wednesday in force at the city’s “occupied” protest zone, tearing down demonstrators’ tents, and using bicycles to herd the protesters after the mayor ordered the area cleared following two recent fatal shootings. (July 1)

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Seattle begins to open ‘occupied’ protest zone

Seattle transportation crews used heavy equipment Tuesday to remove some makeshift barriers around the city’s “occupied” protest zone following two fatal shootings in the area. (June 30)

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Boeing 737 Max takes off for certification testing

Flight-certification testing for Boeing’s 737 Max, which has been grounded since March 2019 after two deadly crashes, began Monday, the company said. A 737 Max flew from Seattle’s Boeing Field to Moses Lake in central Washington on Monday. (June 30)

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Shooting at Seattle CHOP protest area leaves 1 dead

One man has been killed and another was wounded in Seattle’s occupied protest zone. (June 29)

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Chef brings food, peace to Seattle protest zone

A chef has built a makeshift kitchen inside Seattle’s occupied protest zone where she and a team are cooking up meals to help feed protesters and the homeless. Riot Kitchen operates 24 hours and is totally free. (June 28)

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Protesters resist clearing of Seattle protest zone

Crews arrived with heavy equipment Friday at Seattle’s “occupied” protest zone, apparently ready to dismantle barriers set up by protesters, but halted work when demonstrators resisted by lying on top of some of the makeshift structures. (June 26)

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Protester: Seattle autonomous zone ‘so fractured’

Members of the Seattle “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest,” or CHOP, zone remained defiant Thursday, days after Seattle’s mayor said that officials will move to wind down the blocks-long span of city streets taken more than two weeks ago.

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Here’s the latest for Thursday June 25th: NY, NJ, CT warn visitors from some states to quarantine; Wisconsin activates National Guard after violent protests; Residents & businesses sue Seattle over protest zone; Trump moving troops from Germany to Poland.

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Resident: Seattle protest zone constantly changing

Faced with growing pressure to crack down on an “occupied” protest zone following two weekend shootings, Seattle’s mayor said Monday that officials will move to wind down the blocks-long span of city streets taken over two weeks ago. (June 22)

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