Matthews Beach in Seattle is closed due to high amounts of bacteria in the lake, making it unsafe to swim. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)
Matthews Beach in Seattle is closed due to high amounts of bacteria in the lake, making it unsafe to swim. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)
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King County beaches closed for fecal bacteria — can we cry fowl and blame Canada geese?

It can't be said for sure which animal is to blame for the fecal matter that closed six Lake Washington beaches in Seattle, Renton and Bellevue due to high E. coli levels. But parks officials and longtime residents have strong suspicions.

Economy

Agency: Nearly 87,000 bogus unemployment claims filed in Washington state

This photo shows a sign at the headquarters for Washington state’s Employment Security Department Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington state’s rush to get unemployment benefits to residents who lost jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak left it vulnerable to criminals who made off with hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent claims. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) WATW101
A modified Seattle SuperSonics basketball logo is turned into a defund police t-shirt.


Local youth rallying for defunding the police and redirecting the funding to Black education

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