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.
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.
By Alexis Krell and Allison Needles, The News Tribune
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.