July 12, 2020

Seattle

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Pacific Highway South in Federal Way closed after T-bone collision results in arrest
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Federal Way police arrested a 21-year-old man Sunday afternoon who they said was driving recklessly and crashed into the side of a car holding a 35-year-old woman and two girls, who are all hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center.The woman was in critical condition in the Harborview ICU as of Sunday afternoon, according to a hospital spokesperson. The injuries of the two girls, ages 5 and 11, aren’t believed to be life-threatening. The spokesperson didn’t have their conditions, as a full evaluation had not been completed.
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Busking with gusto at the Market
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Even amid a pandemic, There's still music to be made at the Pike Place Market.
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Multiple people shot or stabbed in downtown Bellevue
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Multiple people were stabbed or shot in downtown Bellevue on Saturday night, according to the Bellevue police and fire departments. Three people were wounded, the Bellevue Fire Department posted on Twitter at 8:20 p.m. Everyone involved in the incident, including the suspect, has been accounted for, police said, and there is no danger to the public. Bellevue Police tweeted it was responding to a report of multiple individuals had been “shot/stabbed” at 958 111th Ave N.E., which is the address of the Elements Apartments, a three-tower complex in the Eastside city’s downtown neighborhood.
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If Seattle defunds its police department, what would happen next?
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SEATTLE — From protesters to academics, there are plenty of strong opinions about what the Seattle Police Department would look like if its funding was drastically slashed, which is what some Seattle City Council members and civic activists are lobbying for.But there really is no precedent for such a defunding of a major American city similar to the size of Seattle, and there is little consensus on how the cutting the department's budget would impact policing and the community.
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LiveCoronavirus daily news updates, July 12: What to know today about COVID-19
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As COVID-19 continued to ravage the nation and the world, President Donald Trump wore a mask in public Saturday for the first time. In other news, Disney began reopening its Florida resorts even as that state continued to report high numbers of cases.The Washington state Department of Health did not report new numbers on Saturday as its system was down for maintenance; an update is expected Sunday afternoon.
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Sliding and splashing on Seattle’s Phinney Ridge
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Families used plastic sheeting, water sourced from a neighbor and a wading pool to create their water opportunities recently.
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Meet the Youth Liberation Front behind a militant marathon of Portland protests
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PORTLAND — Shortly before 1 a.m. on July 5, as protesters braced for more long hours on the streets in Oregon’s largest city, the Pacific Northwest Youth Liberation Front took to Twitter with a stern declaration.Be like water, keep moving.If you see someone smashing windows, shut the (expletive) up.Walk, don’t run. Hold the front and back lines.Well after protests against police have faded in many American cities, the Pacific Northwest Youth Liberation Front has emerged in Portland as a persistent militant voice, using social media to promote rallies, and offering tactical advice and commentary on gatherings that often have ended in confrontations with the police and arrests.
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At Coyote Ridge, amid 229 COVID-19 cases, inmates say conditions are ‘disgusting’
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Last week, Beverly Richmond’s son spent up to 36 hours at a time locked in a 6-by-9-foot cell with another prisoner and no toilet. She said he peed in water bottles and defecated in a coffee can.“It’s not just about my son,” Richmond said. “It’s about 1,800 men that are at Coyote Ridge today that are experiencing situations they should not have to endure.”In recent weeks, COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Connell, about 100 miles southwest of Spokane. As of Friday, the prison had reported 229 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in prisoners and two prisoner deaths from the disease. At the same time, 54 staff members have tested positive with no deaths.
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Kent man still missing, after massive Kittitas County manhunt leads to arrest in his apparent homicide
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Ian Eckles was supposed to meet a buddy in May to go turkey hunting north of Liberty, a tiny community in unincorporated Kittitas County.Eckles, 41, never met up with his friend, and the following Monday he didn’t show up for his job as a warehouse manager in Kent. Six days later, what Kittitas County Sheriff’s deputies initially thought was a search for a lost hunter morphed into a 23-day manhunt for a presumed killer, deep within the southern woodlands of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
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Violence that killed two in Bellevue began with domestic dispute, police say
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The violence that erupted during a gathering at a Bellevue apartment complex and ended with two people dead and two injured began with a dispute between a 41-year-old guest at the party and his 22-year-old relative, police said Sunday.At a news conference, Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett said the 41-year-old Burien man had stabbed three people Saturday at the party — including his relative, who was the host — in her third-floor apartment before another guest who was stabbed in the neck drew a gun and opened fire.
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Fearing a ballot topped by Trump and Eyman, some GOP leaders back newcomer Raul Garcia in crowded gubernatorial primary
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For the better part of a year, Republican gubernatorial candidates have been raising money, holding rallies and wrangling support for the chance to face off against Gov. Jay Inslee in November.The roster of top GOP contenders has remained fairly stable, including initiative promoter Tim Eyman, former Bothell Mayor Joshua Freed, state Sen. Phil Fortunato, and Loren Culp, the police chief of Republic, Ferry County.
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Search continues for boy missing in the North Cascades
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MARBLEMOUNT, Wash - The Skagit County Sheriff's office says crews are back out this weekend searching along the Skagit River for a 10-year-old boy who went missing on Tuesday.The search is now concentrated on the Skagit River using hovercrafts, rafts, and boats donated from various agencies, Skagit County Undersheriff Chad Clark says.According to the sheriff's office the boy and his father had been camping and kayaking in North Cascades National Park. As they were kayaking on the Skagit River, the father got dumped out of his kayak in some rapids but the boy continued down the river.
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The Latest: Surgeon general urges face coverings
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WASHINGTON -- Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Sunday the Trump administration is “trying to correct” its guidance from earlier in the coronavirus epidemic that wearing face coverings was not necessary.With virus cases surging and many states and cities now issuing orders to wear masks in public, Adams said he and other administration officials were wrong back in March. But he insists they were going with the scientific knowledge at the time, which suggested that people with COVID-19 who showed no symptoms were not likely to spread the virus.
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Sammamish man, 68, arrested after shooting at deputy checking on his well-being
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A 68-year-old Sammamish resident was booked into the King County Jail early Friday for investigation of first-degree assault after he allegedly opened fire on a deputy who was at his front door to check on his well-being.Sheriff’s Sgt. Ryan Abbott said deputies had been called to a house in the 26900 block of Southeast 22nd Way, after a neighbor noticed an open garage door at the residence late Thursday. Ryan said the deputy knocked on the door, which was opened by a man who “immediately pointed a handgun toward the deputy and fired a round,” narrowly missing the deputy.
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Search of California lake resumes for missing "Glee" star
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The search to find “Glee” TV show star Naya Rivera in a Southern California lake resumed on Sunday, authorities said.The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said last Thursday that they believe Rivera, 33, drowned in Lake Piru, northwest of Los Angeles. Her 4-year-old son was discovered alone in a rented boat.The boy, who was found asleep and wearing a life vest late Wednesday afternoon, told investigators that he and his mother went swimming and he got back on the boat, but “his mom never made it out of the water,” Sheriff’s Sgt. Kevin Donoghue said.
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Alaska flight forced to return to Sea-Tac Airport after man threatens passengers Saturday night
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Port of Seattle Police arrested a man accused of threatening other passengers on an Alaska Airlines flight headed to Chicago late Saturday night.The incident occurred shortly after Alaska Airlines Flight 422 took off at 11:10 p.m., said Peter McGraw, spokesperson for the port. The man was apparently unarmed and no one was injured.“The man became extremely belligerent and physically aggressive during the ascent,” Ray Lane, external communications manager for Alaska Airlines, said in an email.
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2 killed, 1 in critical condition after fight in Bellevue
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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 a housewarming party at the Elements Apartments, a three-building complex downtown, authorities said.
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Judge: Petition to recall Seattle mayor can move forward
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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 — sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.Once any recall petition is approved, signatures are needed to qualify for a special election ballot. The petitioners must, within 180 days, collect valid signatures from a number of voters equal to 25% of the votes cast in the last election. In this case, signatures from more than 50,000 Seattle voters would be needed.
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Small plane goes down on Airport Road in Everett
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UPDATE: Everett Police say the roadway is back open.SEATTLE - Airport Road between 94th Street Southwest and Kasch Park Road is Everett is closed because of an aircraft on the road.Everett Police say the small aircraft is in the middle of the road and no injuries are reported.It is unknown at this time what caused the plane to go down.This story is developing, check back for updates.This article was originally published by KOMO News here.
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Young carpenters at work
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Summer camps, beloved by kids and parents alike, are one of the many question marks this year as the COVID-19 pandemic has upended normal patterns of behavior. Some are still able to operate with limits for health and safety, but their reach is drastically reduced.Kids’ Carpentry Seattle, in the Columbia City neighborhood, normally serves about 1000 children each year, between camps, community centers and schools, according to Program Director Loren Kite. With the closure of the majority of those opportunities, he estimates they’ll be closer to serving 30-50 kids this year, depending on repeat appearances from some families.
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Want it? Seattle’s last poster shop, in the U District is ‘not going to survive’
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It’s reckoning time for Seattle’s last, full-fledged poster shop.For 44 years, Innervisions, with its wall-to-wall displays of everything from Richard Avedon’s psychedelic 1967 Beatles posters to a restored print of the 1891 map of Seattle, has been a stalwart on the Ave.But Steve Delph is 72. His wife, Anne Delph, is 68. And the pandemic shut their store down for three months.That’s on top of what’s upended pretty much all brick-and-mortar businesses. There is still joy for many in thumbing through merchandise for a true find, and seeing for yourself that it’s on high-quality paper stock and printing.
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LiveCoronavirus daily news updates, July 11: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world
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COVID-19 isn’t going away anytime soon in Washington, King County’s top public health official said Friday — so we need to learn to make protecting each other’s health part of our daily lives, he added. The county saw an average of 118 new cases per day during the week ending July 9, according to the county’s COVID-19 dashboard. Meanwhile, Washington’s colleges and universities are pushing back on a new federal directive that would require international students to return to their home countries if the schools have to go to all-online classes this fall. On Thursday, President Donald Trump — in another push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall — threatened schools’ tax-exempt status.
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Disney World reopens as coronavirus cases surge in Florida
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — “The Most Magical Place on Earth” has reopened after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will follow four days later.“It's the chance to come back and be in the magic,” said Diane Watkins, a preschool teacher from Helena, Alabama, who visits the park about eight times a year. “Hot or not, mask or not, we’re just happy to be here. I feel like everybody here is in the same frame of mind. Everybody is just so excited to be here.”
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Police investigate shooting that injured bystander in Madison Park
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Seattle police gang detectives are continuing an investigation into a Thursday night shooting that injured a bystander in Madison Park.Police said officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired in the area of 42nd Avenue East and East Madison Street about 8 p.m. Thursday. Officers arrived to find a number of people fleeing the park. Witnesses told officers that an argument between individuals escalated and shots were fired.
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Police: Federal officers use tear gas on Portland protesters
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal law enforcement officers used tear gas and crowd control munitions on people protesting near Portland’s federal courthouse during a protest that started Saturday night, Portland police said.Federal officers at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse asked for help from city police at about 2 a.m. Sunday after some protesters resisted arrest and some threw bottles, the Portland Police Bureau said. Announcements were made for protesters to leave the area and the crowd dispersed around 3:20 a.m., police said.
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