Seattle police Chief Carmen Best   announced Monday night that she is going to retire.  (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best talks to media June 29 in front of the East Precinct. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best says she will retire amid protests, City Council cuts

Seattle Police Chief Best announced her retirement in a memo Monday night, after the City Council voted to cut her pay and reduce the SPD. Updated

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Seattle brings back lifeguards at 4 beaches, with some COVID-19 guidance for swimmers  VIEW

Lifeguard Hussein Dahir makes announcements about usage at the Madison Park Beach as staffing starts on Saturday at 11 a.m.  Seattle Parks & Recreation is now staffing four beaches with lifeguards–Madison, Magnuson, Pritchard, and West Green Lake beaches  from noon to 7 p.m., Monday-Friday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the weekend.  REF to more phots online.


Lifeguards return to four of Seattle’s nine beaches.  Madison Park Beach.

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Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (orange)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (gray) cultured in the lab. Credit: NIAID-RML 1611430

Promising COVID-19 treatment sends Seattle biotech company’s stock soaring

A nurse, right, who was providing volunteer medical care to protesters, comes to the aid of a person who was knocked down by police, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Seattle as police clashed with protesters during a protest in support of Black Lives Matter and against police brutality and racial injustice at Seattle Central College in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) OTK OTK OTK

Seattle agrees police can’t use riot declaration to justify indiscriminate force at protests, can’t target medics

As Big Ten and Pac-12 football season-cancellation reports swirl, UW Huskies in limbo

Pac-12 may cancel football season over COVID-19 fears. But what’s the rush? | Matt Calkins

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