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Seattle Police Chief to Resign Following Department Cuts

SEATTLE — 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 Black police chief, said in...
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Seattle Cops Start Clearing ‘Occupied’ Zone, Make Arrests

SEATTLE — Seattle police showed up in force early Wednesday at the city's “occupied” protest zone, tore down demonstrators' tents and used bicycles to herd the protesters after the mayor ordered the area cleared following two fatal shootings in less than two w...
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US Gets 1st Case of Mysterious New Chinese Illness

SEATTLE — The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak's epicenter was hosp...
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49ers Take NFC West, No. 1 Seed With 26-21 Win Over Seahawks

SEATTLE — Richard Sherman once again wore the hat of a division champion as he walked out of the locker room in Seattle. “It’s a great feeling. It’s a great feeling to get the one seed, to be NFC West champions. That’s your goal coming into the year. That’s...