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Image: Seattle Police Department Chief Adrian Diaz is seen in September 2020....
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Chief Adrian Diaz likely out at Seattle Police Department, sources say

Rumors are swirling amongst officers that Seattle Police chief Adrian Diaz is out after the mayor's office grew tired of "drama."
20 minutes ago
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Jason Rantz

Rantz Exclusive: Semi Bird reprimanded for fraud against US Army, after ‘stolen valor’ claims

Gubernatorial candidate Semi Bird committed acts of stolen valor, even admitting to defrauding the U.S. Army.
8 hours ago
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Frank Sumrall

Will the minimum wage for delivery drivers in Seattle be lowered?

The Seattle City Council is expected to vote on a new ordinance that would repeal the recently-instituted mandatory minimum wage for delivery drivers.
17 hours ago
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Steve Coogan

Wing Luke Museum closes after employees walk out in protest of ‘Hate’ exhibit

About two dozen employees of Seattle's Wing Luke Museum staged a walkout Wednesday to protest an exhibit that was set to begin.
3 days ago
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Matt Markovich

How does Washington fix its eviction case backlog? A constitutional change is needed

King County is struggling with this workload due to a constitutional requirement that unlawful detainer cases must be heard by a constitutional commissioner.
5 days ago
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Matt Markovich

Washington Supreme Court rejects bid to return convicted murderer, documentary star to prison

The Washington State Supreme Court rejected an effort to send convicted murderer Kimonti Dennis Carter back to prison on Thursday.
6 days ago
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Matt Markovich

Washington Republicans face internal feud over endorsements ahead of elections

Washington Republicans are in the midst of an experiment, leading to a political family feud over the most "electable" candidates.
6 days ago
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Matt Markovich

‘Discriminatory practices’: Seattle police captain sues city, Chief Adrian Diaz

A longtime Seattle Police Department captain filed a discrimination lawsuit Monday against the city of Seattle and Chief Adrian Diaz.
7 days ago
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Sam Campbell

Protesters at UW encampment harass, shine laser in eye of photojournalist

A FOX 13 photographer was harassed and had a laser shined in his eye while filming near the pro-Palestinian UW encampment this week.
11 days ago
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Julia Dallas

New poll: AG Ferguson has edge in governor’s race over Reichert

A new poll from the left-leaning Northwest Progressive Institute has found AG Bob Ferguson has widened his lead in his bid for governor.
11 days ago
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Matt Markovich

Signature gathering begins for initiative to keep natural gas in Washington

Those seeking to halt the state's efforts to eliminate natural gas use in homes and buildings want to get the measure on the November ballot.
12 days ago
Photo: Tacoma City Council member Catherine Ushka has died after a battle with cancer. She represen...
Julia Dallas

Tacoma City Council member Ushka dies after battle with cancer

Tacoma City Council member Catherine Ushka has died after a battle with cancer. She represented District 4.
12 days ago
Photo: A young child holds a pair of trans pride flags at a noon gathering on the steps of the Miss...
Matt Markovich

Judge tosses lawsuit aimed at removing state’s gender-affirming care for youth

A federal judge in Washington has dismissed a lawsuit brought by two anti-transgender groups challenging a state law.
12 days ago
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Frank Sumrall

King County faces property tax hike to save public health clinics from closing

King County Executive Dow Constantine is pursuing a property tax increase throughout the county in order to prevent public health clinics from shuttering.
13 days ago
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Frank Sumrall

Seattle requests KC Homelessness Authority to shrink budget by $21M

The King County Homeless Authority (KCRHA) has been requested by the City of Seattle to shed $21 million from its budget.
13 days ago
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James Lynch

UW buildings covered with pro-Palestinian graffiti; president responds

The University of Washington community found many buildings around the pro-Palestinian encampment on campus covered with graffiti Wednesday.
13 days ago
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Jackson Meyer

Bob Ferguson from Graham on governor’s race: ‘My intent was to win’

After Washington AG Bob Ferguson threatened legal action, two candidates also named Bob Ferguson have withdrawn from the gubernatorial race.
13 days ago
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Josh Boak, Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin, The Associated Press

Biden and Trump agree to 2 presidential debates, in June and in September

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump on Wednesday agreed to hold two campaign debates — the first on June 27 hosted by CNN.
14 days ago
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Frank Sumrall

Conservative activist: ‘No doubt’ duplicate Bob Fergusons would be ‘far better’ at running state

Ferguson claimed this was a "direct attack" on democracy and the Washington state election system. Both Bob Fergusons subsequently dropped out.
14 days ago
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Frank Sumrall

Seattle passes contract with SPD amid concerns over lack of public comment

The Seattle City Council passed a long-negotiated contract with the Seattle Police Department 8-1 on Tuesday.
14 days ago
Photo: The Metropolitan King County Council voted Tuesday to increase the minimum wage in unincorpo...
Matt Markovich

King County Council votes to increase minimum wage by 25%

The Metropolitan King County Council voted Tuesday to increase the minimum wage in unincorporated King County by 25%.
14 days ago
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Associated Press

Cohen’s lies, loyalty, a gag order upheld: Tuesday Trump hush money trial takeaways

The Donald Trump legal team started grilling prosecutors' star witness in his trial, portraying Michael Cohen as a media-obsessed liar.
14 days ago
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Matt Markovich

Markovich: What do President Joe Biden and Sammy Sosa have in common?

A hotel charged $55 to have your picture taken with baseball’s Sammy Sosa. For President Biden, that photo would cost a minimum of $25,000.
15 days ago
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Matt Markovich

Both duplicate Bob Fergusons withdraw from governors race

AG Bob Ferguson sent two cease-and-desist letters to two other Robert Fergusons in an effort to remove their names from the August primary ballot.
16 days ago