Tag Archives: Seattle

Trump: “Domestic Terrorists Have Taken Over Seattle”

Seattle’s NBC News affiliate reports: On Wednesday night, President Trump tweeted to Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, telling them “Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will.” Trump was referring to what Seattle protesters are calling the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ). After several days of violent clashes between police and demonstrators on …

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Seattle Man Drives Into Crowd And Shoots Protester

The Seattle Times reports: Just as Seattle’s mayor and police chief were wrapping up a Sunday night news conference about ongoing protests against police brutality, a 27-year-old man at a demonstration on Capitol Hill was shot by a gunman who drove into the crowd. The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition, and …

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Seattle Is First Major City To Close All Public Schools

Seattle’s Fox affiliate reports: The Seattle Public School District will close for at least two weeks amid concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus. The district announced the closure in a message sent to families. “The decision to close the district was extremely difficult,” the message said. “We know that closing our schools will impact our most vulnerable families and …

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The Seattle Times Endorses Amy Klobuchar

From the editorial board of the Seattle Times: For Washington state, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is the best choice to advance to the general election in the crucial effort to unseat President Donald Trump. She is an effective third-term senator with a strong track record of leading initiatives whether her party was in power or not, working across the aisle …

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Seattle To Unvax’d Kids: Don’t Come Back To School

CBS News reports: Thousands of students in Seattle have 10 days to get vaccinated or they will not be allowed to go to school. This comes after Washington state had two measles outbreaks this year, one forcing a state of emergency. The Seattle Public Schools district issued a notice to families saying their kids could not attend school “until the …

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4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Seattle Area [VIDEO]

The Seattle Times reports: A magnitude 4.6 earthquake shook Seattle and the Puget Sound region just before 3 a.m. Friday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The shaking emanated from Three Lakes, Wash., about 9 miles east of downtown Everett. The earthquake was relatively shallow, and originated about 14 miles beneath the surface, according to a USGS map. …

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SEATTLE: Fox Affiliate Staffer Fired After Station Aired Doctored Video Of Trump’s Border Speech [VIDEO]

The Seattle Times reports: A staffer at local FOX affiliate Q13 has been fired after the station aired what appears to be a doctored video of President Donald Trump’s Tuesday night speech from the Oval Office. The video was changed to make it look as if Trump was sticking his tongue out languidly between sentences. In addition, the colors in …

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SEATTLE: Man Steals And Crashes Empty Airliner

The Associated Press reports: An airline worker stole an empty Alaska Airlines plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington on Friday night, and the National Guard scrambled two fighter jets to chase the aircraft, which crashed on a sparsely populated island in Puget Sound, officials said. No passengers were aboard the 76-seat Horizon Air Q400 turboprop plane, which was stolen …

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Object On Tracks May Be Cause Of Amtrak Crash

The Associated Press reports: Monday’s deadly Amtrak train derailment appears to have been caused by an object on the railway, according to a government official briefed on the crash. A preliminary investigation suggests maintenance problems are unlikely to blame because the incident took place on brand-new tracks, the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. At least six …

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Trump Exploits Fatal Amtrak Crash

The Week reports: President Trump tweeted that a devastating train crash in Washington state on Monday illustrates why his infrastructure plan “must be approved quickly.” A timeline for Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure overhaul — one of his major campaign promises — has been unclear, although it remains a possible next step in early 2018 after the GOP votes on a …

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Amtrak Train Derails Near Seattle [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: An Amtrak train derailed on Monday morning, blocking southbound lanes of a highway near Tacoma, Washington. Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted a picture of the derailment at 7:45 a.m. PST, showing what appeared to be a car on its side over a highway lane. “All SB lanes of I-5 blocked near Mounts Road in Pierce County …

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Seattle Elects Openly Lesbian Mayor

The Advocate reports: Jenny Durkan has been elected mayor of Seattle, making her the city’s first out lesbian mayor and its first woman mayor since the 1920s. Durkan won 61 percent of the vote, more than 21 percentage points ahead of her opponent, Cary Moon, The Seattle Times reports. Durkan is a former federal prosecutor, having been appointed U.S. attorney …

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Seattle Mayor Resigns Amid Child Sex Allegations

The Seattle Times reports: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned Tuesday, just hours after new allegations that he sexually abused a younger cousin decades ago in New York. Murray, a former Democratic state legislator elected mayor in 2013, said in a statement that he is resigning effective 5 p.m. Wednesday. “While the allegations against me are not true, it is important …

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In-Flight Melee When Passenger Tries To Open Exit Door, Flight Attendant Clubs Him With Wine Bottles

CNN reports: An unruly passenger who authorities say was trying to open an exit door on a Delta Air Lines flight to Beijing fought with the cabin crew and a passenger and was conked over the head by a flight attendant with two wine bottles, a criminal complaint alleges. Joseph Daniel Hudek IV, a 23-year-old passenger from Florida, was arrested …

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Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Dies At Age 52

The Associated Press reports: Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52, according to his representative. Cornell, who had been on tour, died Wednesday night in Detroit, Brian Bumbery said in a statement to The Associated Press. Bumbery called the death “sudden and unexpected” and said …

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SEATTLE: Mayor Ed Murray Drops Reelection Bid In Wake Of Decades-Old Abuse Allegations [VIDEO]

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray won’t seek a second term in office, dropping his reelection bid as he faces allegations of sexual abuse from four men. Little more than a month after Murray was first publicly accused of paying a teen boy for sex in the 1980s, Murray said Tuesday morning that he will remain in office …

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SEATTLE: Man In Critical After Shooting At Protest Against Homocon Milo, Suspect In Custody [VIDEO]

Seattle’s CBS affiliate reports: A man was shot Friday night on the University of Washington campus during a protest for a controversial speaker, and the suspected shooter turned himself in claiming self defense, police said. A large crowd packed the Red Square area of campus Friday night protesting a speech by controversial Brietbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos. Police were blocking …

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SEATTLE: City Files $1.6M Suit Against Homeowners Who Cut Down Public Trees To Improve Their View

Filed under: Eat the rich. The Seattle Times reports: West Seattle homeowners accused of improving their views by illegally laying waste to more than 150 trees in a public greenbelt are now staring down more than $1.6 million in damages and fines. Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes on Tuesday sued numerous people who officials believe were involved in cutting the …

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Seattle City Council Unanimously Bans Ex-Gay Torture

Via press release from the National Center for Lesbian Rights: Today, Seattle City Council unanimously voted to protect LGBTQ youth in the city from conversion therapy, making Seattle the 10th jurisdiction—along with California, New Jersey, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Vermont, Washington, D.C., Cincinnati, and Miami Beach, FL—to protect youth from this dangerous practice. Today’s 9-0 vote protects LGBTQ youth from …

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SEATTLE: Police & FBI Investigate Hate Crime Attack On Transgender Man Leaving Benefit For Pulse Victims

From the Seattle Police: Seattle police are working with the FBI as they investigate an attack on a transgender man, who was beaten late Wednesday on Capitol Hill after leaving a fundraiser for victims of the Orlando mass shooting. The victim left the fundraiser around 11:30 PM and was walking near 11th Avenue and East Pike Street when the suspect …

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