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Past articles by Mike:

Seattle settles CHOP lawsuit after judge levied sanctions over deleted texts

The settlement comes after a judge levied sanctions against the city over thousands of deleted text messages between the former mayor, former police chief and other officials. → Read More

White supremacists sent to prison for brutal assault on Black DJ at WA bar

The four avowed white supremacists brutally beat a Black DJ unconscious at a Lynnwood tavern in 2018. → Read More

Inquest into fatal shooting by police delayed after Federal Way officer gets COVID

An inquest into the 2017 shooting death of Robert Lightfeather by Federal Way police was postponed after one of the officers tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

WA Secretary of State primary election results: Democratic incumbent Hobbs trounces field

Steve Hobbs' victory puts him in a good spot in his quest to become the first Democrat elected secretary of state since 1960. → Read More

Seattle pays $500K to settle lawsuit over man’s death in CHOP shooting

A judge has approved settlement of a lawsuit filed by the father of a man who was shot to death inside the no-police zone during the June 2020 racial justice protests on Capitol Hill. → Read More

Nicole Thomas-Kennedy gains ground in Seattle city attorney’s race, but Ann Davison maintains large lead

Progressive "police abolitionist" Nicole Thomas-Kennedy gains ground but continues to trail Republican Ann Davison in the Seattle city attorney's race → Read More

King County sheriff fires detective over tactics that led to 2019 fatal shooting of Black Diamond man

King County sheriff's Detective George Alvarez endangered the public and his partner when he decided to ram a stolen pickup truck and arrest its driver, 37-year-old Tony Chilcott, Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht said. → Read More

Legal costs in protest lawsuit stack up for Seattle, could top $600,000 if judge awards fees

Costs and fees and possible sanctions are mounting as the Seattle Police Department defends itself against a Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County lawsuit over use of force against peaceful protesters. → Read More

Far-right group stakes claim at Whidbey Island Grange, stoking angry debate and exposing political divides

In recent months, Whidbey Island's Deer Lagoon Grange #842 has been at the center of outrage and controversy over its apparent affiliation with the armed, far-right Washington State Three Percenters... → Read More

Crowd of protesters marches through downtown Seattle and Capitol Hill; police report arrests, vandalism

Protesters have gathered downtown, with police reporting some property damage and looting. → Read More

Tacoma police investigating shooting that left two dead; suspects are being sought

Police are seeking suspects in a shooting that left two people dead following a dispute in a Tacoma parking lot. → Read More

FBI arrests ‘violent extremists’ after threatening posters sent to minorities, journalists in Seattle area

The FBI has arrested at least two people described by the agency as "violent extremists," believed to have ties to the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division, after an investigation that included... → Read More

Man, 27, shot dead after altercation in Renton homeless encampment

Police say a 27-year-old man was shot and killed after an altercation at a Renton homeless encampment Sunday. Renton police received a report of shots fired at the encampment, in the 13200 block of 89th Avenue South, at 12:25 p.m.... → Read More

Multiple people shot near 3rd Avenue and Pine Street in downtown Seattle, Westlake Station evacuated

Police say there are multiple victims in a shooting downtown this evening, the third downtown shooting in just over 24 hours. → Read More

Seattle federal jury convicts man of sexually assaulting woman on international flight

The charges allege he repeatedly assaulted a 22-year-old woman on a 10-hour flight from London to Seattle on Jan. 10, 2018. → Read More

Seattle Police Officer Fired Over Profane Social Media Posts

A Seattle police officer has been fired after an internal investigation found he violated the department’s social media policy by posting profane and politically charged comments on Instagram. → Read More

Seattle Police Chief Touts Department's 2019 Successes

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best at Tuesday’s news conference touted lower crime statistics and advances the department has made in hiring and retaining new officers. → Read More

Washington woman accuses Craigslist, major hotel chains of profiting from child sex trafficking

The woman, now in her 20s, claims that as a child and teen she was sold to hundreds of men after her pimp placed advertisements on Craigslist; she alleges in... → Read More

Police release video of suspect in deadly Westlake Station shooting

The Friday night shooting did not appear to be random, according to police. The gunman and two of the victims, all in their 20s, may have been in an altercation... → Read More

Documents, family members link indicted Everett woman to possible hit man in Thomas Wales killing

A 34-year-old Everett woman indicted for allegedly obstructing a grand-jury investigation into the slaying of Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Wales has ties to two men entangled in the investigation into the unsolved killing, court documents and interviews show. → Read More