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Seattle police faked radio chatter about Proud Boys during 2020 racial justice protests – watchdog

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Seattle police exchanged detailed fake radio transmissions about a nonexistent group of menacing right-wing extremists at a crucial moment during the 2020 racial justice protests, an investigation by the city’s police...

Wilson or Carroll? The crucial choice facing Seattle after a disastrous 2021

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After a period of unprecedented, sustained success, the Seahawks have bottomed out. Now, they’re at a crossroads. Defeat to the Bears last Sunday dropped the Seahawks to 5-11 on the season. They have no shot at making...

Seattle socialist Kshama Sawant keeps city council seat after recall election

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Seattle socialist Kshama Sawant has narrowly avoided being ousted from her seat on the city council, following a widely watched recall election. By Friday afternoon, just over 41,000 ballots had been counted, with the...

Famously rainy Seattle breaks its fall rain record after a summer of extreme heat

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Seattle area, notorious for its wet, overcast days, has logged its rainiest fall season on record after weeks of back-to-back downpours, capping a year of weather whiplash that saw the region endure a record breaking ...

Seattle police bust lucrative Lego trafficking scheme

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Police in Seattle went undercover to break open what they said was a trafficking ring involving the sale of expensive stolen goods: Lego, taken from an Amazon store. Saying they had seized 171 sets, police released a ...

John Coltrane: A Love Supreme Live in Seattle review

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Whether you’re listening to the innermost revelations of a soulmate or a stranger, the nuances of sound can convey as much as words, sometimes a lot more. The instantly identifiable, voice-like timbre of John Coltrane...

Recall fever: Seattle socialist is one of hundreds targeted amid Covid rows

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Recall attempts across the US in recent months have hit a fever pitch in response to Covid-19 and racial justice disputes, and a socialist city council member in Seattle has become the latest prominent seat to be targ...

Unprecedented, unbelievable, unsettling: What the heatwave feels like in Seattle

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The city with the best summers in the nation just hit 108F (42.2C) degrees. As a lifelong Seattle-area resident and so-called geriatric millennial, I can attest to the fact that, until recently, Seattle summers truly ...

Seattle becomes most vaccinated city in US, mayor says

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After fully vaccinating at least 70% of all residents over the age of 12 against Covid-19, Seattle has become the most vaccinated city in America, the mayor said. Jenny Durkan announced that Seattle has fully vaccinat...

NBA star James Donaldson stands tall and bares all in run for Seattle mayor

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The tallest mayoral candidate in Seattle history, 7ft 2in James Donaldson, backs a beat-up Saturn SUV into an angled parking spot in the cacophonous neighborhood of Georgetown, where modest homes and a row of restaura...

Detroit’s Spencer Turnbull twirls fifth no-hitter of MLB season against Seattle

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Spencer Turnbull pitched the fifth no-hitter in the majors already this season, sending the Detroit Tigers to a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Turnbull, who led the big leagues in losses when ...

Seattle Kraken officially become 32nd NHL team after final $650m payment

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The Seattle Kraken are free to make trades and sign players after making their final expansion payment to the National Hockey League. Seattle owners paid $650m (£470m) to become the NHL’s 32nd franchise. The Kraken be...

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott marries Seattle teacher

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MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist and ex-wife of the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has married a Seattle science teacher. Scott, who collected $38bn (£27.5bn) in her divorce from Bezos in 2019, announced he...