Tag: Seattle (Wash)

Driver Charged With Vehicular Homicide in Death of Seattle Protester

A Seattle man who the authorities said drove into a protest on a closed section of Interstate 5 over the weekend, killing one demonstrator, was charged on Wednesday with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless driving. The man, Dawit Kelete, 27, is being held with bail set at $1.2 million and is expected to remain […]

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Drivers Are Hitting Protesters as Memes of Car Attacks Spread

The driver of a red Toyota first stopped, then unexpectedly accelerated into a crowd of dispersing demonstrators in Bloomington, Ind., on Monday night, injuring two of them in the latest of a disturbing rash of vehicular attacks targeting protesters. The demonstration, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, had sent several hundred people marching through […]

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Seattle Protester Dies After Being Struck by Car

One of two people who were seriously injured early Saturday when a car drove into a protest on a closed section of Interstate 5 in Seattle has died, the authorities said on Sunday. Summer Taylor, 24, of Seattle died Saturday night at Harborview Medical Center, a UW Medicine spokeswoman said. The other injured protester, Diaz […]

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‘Can We Please Talk About Black Lives Matter for One Second?’

The night after a handful of activists in Seattle dragged some barricades onto the street and announced the establishment of the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, more than a thousand people marched to City Hall for a rally. The action was notable because of the presence of Kshama Sawant, a City Council member. A Trotskyist and […]

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What’s an Autonomous Zone?

ImageSeattle police and other workers in the protest zone on July 1, 2020.Credit…Ruth Fremson/The New York Times At first they called it the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. In early June, protesters aligned with the Black Lives Matter movement took over six city blocks of a gentrified Seattle neighborhood. There, activists screened films, served spaghetti, painted […]

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Police Are Clearing Seattle’s Protest ‘Autonomous Zone’

SEATTLE — Police officers moved into an area near downtown Seattle early Wednesday where demonstrators had surrounded a police station and established a “no cop” zone amid national protests over police brutality. City officials cited a series of violent episodes in their decision to vacate the region, including the deaths of two teenagers amid at […]

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Body of One of Three Hikers Missing on Mount Rainier Is Found

U.S. park rangers on Monday found the body of one of three hikers who disappeared separately in the past 10 days at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington State, officials said. The body of Matthew Bunker, 28, of Seattle, who vanished on Friday, was found on Monday along the base of Liberty Ridge, where he […]

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Another Fatal Shooting in Seattle’s ‘CHOP’ Protest Zone

SEATTLE — Two more people have been shot, one fatally, in the fourth shooting in 10 days within the boundaries of the free-protest zone set up near downtown Seattle amid a national wave of protests over police violence. The latest shooting, at about 3 a.m. on Monday, has accelerated tensions over what happens next in […]

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Many Students Will Be in Classrooms Only Part of the Week This Fall

As school districts across the country began to reveal reopening plans this week, parents and students were forced to grapple with a difficult reality: It is unlikely that many schools will return to a normal schedule this fall, requiring the grind of online learning, makeshift child care and stunted workdays to continue. Students in Seattle […]

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The Seattle Autonomous Zone Is Not the Full Story

SEATTLE — Seattle’s police-free “autonomous zone” is coming to an end. After two largely peaceful weeks, shootings over the last several days near the Capitol Hill Organized Protest area, CHOP for short, left a 19-year-old man dead and three others wounded. Mayor Jenny Durkan announced on Monday that the city would retake the abandoned police […]

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‘Magic: The Gathering’ Pulls Racist Playing Cards From Popular Game

The movement to confront racism in the United States has reached a wildly popular trading card game, Magic: The Gathering, which said earlier this month it had pulled seven cards with racist names and imagery from its game. Playing one card, named Cleanse, causes “all black creatures in play” to be “destroyed.” Another, called Crusade, […]

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Another Shooting at Seattle’s Protest ‘Autonomous Zone’

SEATTLE — Another night of gunfire at Seattle’s protester-led “autonomous zone” sent one person to the hospital with injuries, the second round of gun violence over the weekend in an area where officers had pulled out of the police station. Susan Gregg, a spokeswoman at Harborview Medical Center, said one person who had been shot […]

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1 Dead and 1 Injured After Gunfire in Seattle’s ‘Autonomous Zone’

One person died and another was critically injured by gunfire early Saturday morning inside a portion of a Seattle neighborhood that has been occupied by protesters for more than a week, officials said. The shootings unfolded at a protester-run region known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone or the Capitol Hill Organized Protest area. It […]

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Fox News Removes a Digitally Altered Image of Seattle Protests

Fox News removed photos accompanying its coverage of Seattle’s demonstrations from its website on Friday after acknowledging that one was a combination of several different images and a second photo was of a fiery scene in a different city. On Seattle’s Capitol Hill, protesters of the police killing of George Floyd have claimed a series […]

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Inside Seattle’s ‘Autonomous Zone’: Trump Tells Mayor: “Take Your City Back”

SEATTLE — On the streets next to a police precinct in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, protesters and officers spent a week locked in a nightly cycle of standoffs, at times ending with clouds of tear gas. But facing a growing backlash over its dispersal tactics in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, the […]

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‘Take Back Your City’ From Protesters, Trump Tells Seattle Mayor

SEATTLE — President Trump renewed his threat to take federal action against local protesters in a late-night tweet on Wednesday, telling government officials in Washington State that they needed to crack down on demonstrators in Seattle. Mr. Trump said protesters were taunting government leaders, apparently referring to a group that has set up barricades to […]

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‘Please, I Don’t Have Insurance’: Businesses Plead With Protesters

In downtown Chicago, people crawled through the partially shattered exterior window of a Nike store and ran out carrying brightly colored athletic gear and sneakers. On Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, they ignited garbage cans and broke locks on luxury stores, sweeping up armfuls of designer handbags and jeans. And as night fell on Minneapolis, […]

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The Cost of Rushing Back to Sports: A Star’s Life

Nobody made much of it when Joe Hall skated off the ice. On March 29, 1919, his Montreal Canadiens were on the verge of losing Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals to the Seattle Metropolitans. Hall, 37, was one of hockey’s original enforcers, known for applying his wooden stick like a cudgel and delivering […]

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F.D.A. Halts Coronavirus Testing Program Backed by Bill Gates

SEATTLE — An innovative coronavirus testing program in the Seattle area — promoted by the billionaire Bill Gates and local public health officials as a way of conducting wider surveillance on the invisible spread of the virus — has been ordered by the federal government to stop its work pending additional reviews. The program involved […]

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Travel From New York City Seeded Wave of U.S. Outbreaks

New York City’s coronavirus outbreak grew so large by early March that the city became the primary source of new infections in the United States, new research reveals, as thousands of infected people traveled from the city and seeded outbreaks around the country. The research indicates that a wave of infections swept from New York […]

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King County in Washington Agrees to $2.25 Million Settlement in Teen’s Shooting

King County in Washington State has agreed to a $2.25 million settlement with the family of a teenager who was fatally shot by officers in a sting operation in 2017. The settlement, which was made public on Monday, also includes a promise by the county Sheriff’s Office to pursue a new policy that would require […]

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Married to an Undocumented Immigrant? You May Not Get a Stimulus Check.

They met in a Facebook community for Catholics and connected over their shared love of gospel music. At 56 and 38, they married and settled into a modest life in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, where they could splurge on the occasional day trip across Puget Sound or fried fish at their favorite waterfront […]

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He Was a Doctor Who Never Got Sick. Then the Coronavirus Nearly Killed Him.

SEATTLE — At the end of February, Dr. Ryan Padgett’s colleagues in the emergency room called him over to share some news: A patient who had died the previous day had tested positive for the coronavirus — the first known death in the United States. Everything, they knew, was about to change. Over the next […]

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Alexa, Do I Have Coronavirus?

SEATTLE — One in four U.S. households have a smart speaker and 81 percent of adults own a smartphone. These devices might seem to be unlikely medical instruments, yet their computing capability, storage and sensor quality is often superior to the clinical-grade equipment used to monitor patients in an intensive care unit. For example, the […]

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Just When They’re Needed Most, Clinics for the Poor Face Drastic Cutbacks

SEATTLE — Providers of health care in the nation’s poorest neighborhoods are used to toiling below the radar, treating chronic diseases and other ravages of poverty in places many Americans never see. But the spillover effects of the coronavirus, in cutting off routine procedures and checkups that are the day-to-day rhythm of medical economics, are […]

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What’s Next in the War on Covid-19?

In the world war against the coronavirus, there’s both very good news and very bad news. To understand what lies ahead, epidemiologists study the places battered first. Here are lessons from the front lines: First, we have a toolbox that works. Even for countries that bungled the initial response, like Italy and the United States, […]

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430,000 People Have Traveled From China to U.S. Since Coronavirus Surfaced

Since Chinese officials disclosed the outbreak of a mysterious pneumonialike illness to international health officials on New Year’s Eve, at least 430,000 people have arrived in the United States on direct flights from China, including nearly 40,000 in the two months after President Trump imposed restrictions on such travel, according to an analysis of data […]

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Nursing Home Linked to 37 Coronavirus Deaths Faces Fine of $600,000

SEATTLE — A nursing home linked to dozens of coronavirus deaths in the Seattle area faces a fine of more than $600,000 and other sanctions after federal and state inspectors found a range of problems in how the facility handled the outbreak. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a letter on Wednesday […]

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