The street down 3rd Avenue in downtown Seattle near the Space Needle where the streets are quieter and less packed with cars, buses and people. 



On Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
The street down 3rd Avenue in downtown Seattle near the Space Needle where the streets are quieter and less packed with cars, buses and people photographed March 12, 2020. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
Jon Talton

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Majority of Seattle council pledges to support Police Department defunding plan laid out by advocates

Multiple Seattle City Council members joined community advocates for a news conference hosted by Decriminalize Seattle and King County Equity Now.
A woman with a face mask gets a pedicure at a nail shop as plexiglass dividers are installed to protect customers and employees from COVID-19 Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. Four months, 3 million confirmed infections and over 130,000 deaths into the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., Americans confronted with a resurgence of the scourge are facing long lines at testing sites in the summer heat or are getting turned away. Others are going a week or more without receiving a diagnosis. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) CAJH101 CAJH101

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