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Seattle police chief resigns after cuts to police budget

Aug 11 2020

SEATTLE Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best resigned on Tuesday, a day after the city council cut her department's budget as part of a reform movement following mass protests against racial bias and violence in policing. | Video

Seattle reduces police funding, signals deeper cuts ahead

Aug 11 2020

SEATTLE Seattle's city council on Monday approved a reduction in the budget of the city's police department of less than 1% after months of protests demanding that it defund the force, but signaled deeper cuts might be on the way.

Seattle Black Lives Matter clashes spark 45 arrests, 21 police injured

Jul 26 2020

SEATTLE Dozens were arrested and many police injured in clashes around Seattle's biggest Black Lives Matter protest in weeks on Saturday, police said, with a renewed energy sparked by violent clashes between activists and federal agents in nearby Portland, Oregon. | Video

Money talks: U.S. town prints own currency to boost coronavirus relief

Jul 09 2020

TENINO, United States (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tucked away under lock and key in a former railroad depot turned small-town museum in the U.S. state of Washington, a wooden printing press cranked back to life to mint currency after nearly 90 dormant years.

Who owns the street? Seattle protest zone sparks property rights debate

Jul 01 2020

SEATTLE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Seattle authorities moved on Wednesday to dismantle the city's "autonomous zone", protesters and residents are squaring off over a question that has become integral to the Black Lives Matter movement: Who do a city's streets belong to?

Diminished but not dismantled, Seattle protest occupation enters fourth week

Jul 01 2020

SEATTLE Seattle crews on Tuesday used heavy machinery to remove some barricades around the city's "autonomous zone", as die-hard anti-racism demonstrators camped out for a fourth week despite legal and political pressure to end their protest.

Seattle mayor says illegal for Trump to send military to clear protesters

Jun 12 2020

SEATTLE The mayor of Seattle said on Thursday it would be unconstitutional and illegal for U.S. President Donald Trump to send military forces into the city to clear protesters occupying a neighborhood, as he has suggested. | Video

Seattle mayor says it would be illegal if Trump sent military to clear protest encampment

Jun 12 2020

SEATTLE The mayor of Seattle said on Thursday it would be unconstitutional and illegal for U.S. President Donald Trump to send military forces into the city to clear protesters occupying a neighborhood, as he has suggested. | Video

Summer outside? Calls to preserve U.S. public lands after lockdown

Jun 04 2020

SEATTLE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Before March, avid mountain biker Levi Rose never used to see a full parking lot at Beacon Hill, a popular trail destination in the northwestern U.S. state of Washington.

Seattle police oversight to continue after 12,000 Floyd protest complaints

Jun 04 2020

SEATTLE Police in the city of Seattle will continue to be overseen by federal monitors, the mayor said on Wednesday, days after the force drew 12,000 complaints for its handling of protests over the death of George Floyd.

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