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.

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After protests near her home, Seattle police chief asks City Council for intervention

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)
A passenger has plenty of kiosks to choose from when he gets a boarding pass for his Alaska Airlines flight at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport around noontime Wednesday, July 15, 2020. 214508

Alaska Airlines warns nearly 1,600 Washington state employees of COVID-19-driven fall layoffs

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

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

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

Lawsuit alleges Black Lives Matter protesters are being priced out of civil rights; cost of protective clothing too high

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