Passengers stand on deck wearing masks after the MV Wenatchee arrives at Colman Dock on Thursday in Seattle. State ferries officials say their employees lack the authority to enforce rules requiring masks on board. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
These passengers are wearing masks after the MV Wenatchee arrives at Colman Dock on Thursday in Seattle. State ferries officials say their employees lack the authority to enforce rules requiring masks on board. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
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Washington State Ferries grapples with mask requirements for passengers

Even as businesses are ordered to require that patrons wear masks, Washington State Ferries says it can't do much when people choose to ride uncovered.  VIEW Updated

Local Politics

Seattle City Council members propose police layoffs but say they can’t defund by 50% right away  VIEW

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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Police Chief Carmen Best listens, Monday, July 13, 2020, during a news conference at City Hall in Seattle. Best and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan were critical of a plan backed by several city council members that seeks to cut the police department’s budget by 50 percent. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

After protests near her home, Seattle police chief asks City Council for intervention; activists dispute claims of ‘illegal behavior’ Updated

Several Lake Washington beaches are closed due to high bacteria levels, including Madrona Beach Park Sunday August 2, 2020. 214660

6 King County beaches closed because of high bacteria levels

Here's what protests have changed in Seattle — and what activists say still needs to be done  VIEW Updated

2 men injured in West Seattle shooting; police investigating

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