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When Seattle police officer recruit Marcus Jones heard Chief Carmen Best suddenly announce her retirement because of actions by the City Council, he said he was heartbroken to see his role model stepping down. Even though he's still training in the academy, he was compelled to write encouraging words to her.

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Lawsuit: Washington COVID-19 rules deny basic education to kids who can’t learn remotely

Several Puget Sound families filed a lawsuit against the Washington State Board of Education and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction Tuesday, challenging rules from those agencies in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Primary turnout in Washington state highest seen in decades

Washington state saw its highest primary turnout in more than five decades, with 55% of the state's 4.6 million voters returning ballots for last week's election, setting the stage for a potential record-breaking turnout in November.

Seattle Schools start online, outdoor class could follow

On Wednesday afternoon, the Seattle School Board voted unanimously to start school online.

Seattle Council overrides Durkan veto of COVID relief bill

After weeks of tension over the police budget, on Wednesday Seattle's City Council voted to override Mayor Jenny Durkan's veto of an emergency spending bill.

King County Councilmember requests a ‘Chief Carmen Best Day’ in early September

King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer is asking County Executive Dow Constantine to declare a day in early September “Chief Carmen Best Day.”

Coronavirus case rates dropping in Washington

After months of an economic shutdown, months of school closures and months of the coronavirus death toll rising every day, state health officials on Wednesday said something not often heard from them.

Police: Do you recognize this man who stole thousands worth of vape products?

Detectives with the Seattle Police Department need your help in identifying an armed robbery suspect.

Troopers investigate fatal hit-and-run crash in Spanaway

Troopers are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash Wednesday afternoon in Spanaway.

Durkan announces city investment in 600 new permanent housing units for homeless

The Seattle Office of Housing is investing $60 million to help build 600 new apartment units of permanent housing for the homeless in response to COVID-19.

Gov. Inslee announces $43 million in relief to help immigrants and agricultural workers

Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday announced the creation of two funds to help workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

26 years later, detectives identify body found floating in Snohomish County lake

Officials with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday announced that they have positively identified a body found floating in Stickney Lake in 1994 as Rodney Peter Johnson.

REI plans to put its brand-new headquarters up for sale

Seattle-based REI Co-op announced Wednesday that it will be selling its newly built Bellevue headquarters.

Fred Meyer recalls Cheese Dips over possible Salmonella contamination

Fred Meyer has issued a recall of Cheese Dips sold in store delis over possible Salmonella contamination.

Police investigating shooting at Kent apartment building

Crews respond to fire at abandoned Federal Way house

Police: 1 shot, 1 hit with crowbar in downtown Puyallup

Man finds grenade in water at Green Lake

A "magnet" fisherman at Seattle's Green Lake caught something much more dangerous than coins and bottlecaps Tuesday afternoon.

Body found in Burien dumpster

Water main break shuts down Bellevue road

Black community blaming ‘racism’ for police chief’s departure

Harris choice excites Democrats, but Republicans see opportunity

Pier 58 will not reopen but a replacement is coming

Between the Seattle Aquarium and the Great Wheel, Pier 58, known as Waterfront Park, is fenced off.

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Body found near Snoqualmie Pass identified as missing Tacoma woman

KIRO 7 has learned that the body of a woman who was found near Snoqualmie Pass last week has been identified as Diana Davis, a 50-year-old missing woman from Tacoma.

Who is taking over for Carmen Best? Here’s what we know about Interim Chief Adrian Diaz

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has announced that Deputy Chief Adrian Diaz will assume the role of Interim Chief following current Police Chief Carmen Best’s retirement on Sept. 2.

’I wish she was staying’: Mayor Durkan speaks after Chief Best announces retirement

‘Racism is racism’: Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County issues statement on Chief Best retirement

Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County has issued a statement following the news that Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best will announce her retirement at a news conference on Tuesday.

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