Seattle police chief to resign following department cuts

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s police chief says she is stepping down, a move made public the same day the City Council approved reducing the department by as many as 100 officers through layoffs and attrition. Carmen Best, the city’s first…

Seattle will move to dismantle protest zone, mayor says

Faced with growing pressure to crack down on an “occupied” protest zone following two weekend shootings, Seattle’s mayor said Monday that officials will move to wind down the blocks-long span of city streets taken over two weeks ago that President Donald Trump asserted is run by “anarchists.”

Hospitalized patients in WA higher than early reports

SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) -- About 1,000 patients in Washington state hospitals have confirmed or suspected diagnoses of coronavirus, according to a new count that shows earlier surveys had undercounted such admissions. The Seattle Times reports that Washington State Hospital Association…

One mask a day for doctors in virus epicenter of Washington

SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) -- Some nurses in emergency rooms in Washington state, which has the most coronavirus deaths nationally, are getting one surgical mask each day and must wash them out between patients. They may work on a patient for…

King County man arrested in FBI raid on extremist hate group

A King County man is one of four suspected extremists around the nation who were arrested and charged Wednesday in connection with a racially motivated conspiracy to threaten and intimidate journalists and activists, including a Seattle-based TV reporter, officials said.