Northwest

Seattle City Council takes steps to cut police officers

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council in a preliminary vote decided unanimously Wednesday to reduce the police department by up to 100 officers through layoffs and attrition — a move pushed by demonstrators who have marched in the city…

Toppenish man dies after cliff jumping into Yakima River

YAKIMA, Wash. — A Toppenish man is presumed to have died by drowning after he jumped off a cliff and into the Yakima River. Kittitas County deputies say Brian George, 53, went missing after jumping from the “smiley face” rock…