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Tammy Mutasa


Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Tammy:

Thousands of UW students set to move into resident halls for fall semester

SEATTLE - Starting Tuesday, thousands of students begin moving into the residence halls at the University of Washington. This move-in day will be a very different experience in the age of COVID-19. Beginning Tuesday, 4,000 UW students will be moving into residence halls for the Fall Semester. That number is less than half of the normal residence hall capacity. → Read More

Feds investigating arson at Seattle Police Department's East Precinct

SEATTLE-Two nights after protesters targeted three law enforcement buildings, the Seattle Police Department said the destruction needs to stop now, before someone loses their life. This comes as some protesters appear to be escalating their destruction by using potentially deadly tactics. What is shown in new SPD surveillance video from the East Precinct-is what police are calling a direct… → Read More

1 arrested, officer injured in overnight Seattle protest over Wis. police shooting

SEATTLE - Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Seattle overnight in solidarity with protests in Kenosha, Wis., and around the country over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Protesters started at Cal Anderson Park at about 9 p.m. Monday, chanting "Black Lives Matter" and "No Justice, No Peace." → Read More

Prosecutors: Slow process, but we will hold violent protesters accountable

SEATTLE -- After weeks of violence and destruction have rocked the streets of Seattle-including Capitol Hill where businesses had busted out windows and tagged with vulgar graffiti this weekend -- some are wondering if those arrested will be held accountable. → Read More

'It's scary:' Violent, property crime increasing in Alki Beach area

SEATTLE - A double shooting in Alki Beach early Sunday morning has people living there worried violent crime is getting worse around the popular beachfront. → Read More

'I'm young, I'm reckless:' Large gatherings of young people contributing to COVID-19 spike

Gov. Jay Inslee is pausing our state's reopening for a second time. Counties cannot move forward until July 28 at the earliest. He said the coronavirus pandemic has grown dramatically over the last month and the steps we take 'this week' will determine what the outbreak looks like in the fall. The Washington State Department of Health confirmed another 547 COVID-19 cases Tuesday, pushing the… → Read More

Washington businesses now required to turn away customers if they aren't wearing mask

Starting Tuesday, prepare to be 'turned away from' a business if you're not wearing a face mask. Governor Jay Inslee's 'No mask, No service' Order is taking effect Tuesday as the state broke a record for new cases reported in a single day. → Read More

COVID-19 outbreak along UW's Greek Row continues to grow

SEATTLE -- University of Washington and King County public health officials are still trying to contain a coronavirus outbreak on Greek Row as the number of cases continue growing. Officials say this is outbreak is concerning because it just goes to show how quickly things can spiral. → Read More

Community leaders telling CHOP protesters to go home after fourth shooting in three days

SEATTLE - Tuesday was Night 15 of the "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest" and some protesters weren't budging even after the Mayor of Seattle asked for people to start clearing out. Jenny Durkan is asking community leaders to spread that message instead of using police intervention. Early Tuesday morning a fourth person was shot near the "CHOP. → Read More

Chief Best: Seattle's CHOP is 'not a no-police' zone

SEATTLE - Police Chief Carmen Best doubled down on CNN Monday night saying police are responding to calls inside the "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest Zone" or CHOP, but they're not always crossing the barrier. "What's happening in Seattle, there's not a 'no Seattle police response zone,'" Best said. → Read More

Bethel wrestling coach fired after post defending Minneapolis police

SPANAWAY, Wash. - A Bethel School District wrestling coach is out of a job Thursday after a controversial social media post defending Minneapolis police sparked outrage. The Bethel School District investigated the post defending Minneapolis police officers in the wake of the deadly arrest of George Floyd. In the social media post, Dave Hollenbeck, the first-year Bethel wrestling coach is… → Read More

Second explosive device detonates at Gig Harbor house within one week

GIG HARBOR, Wash. - An explosion rocked a neighborhood in Gig Harbor Monday evening. The explosion caused metal fragments to fly 40 to 50 yards away. Investigators said the explosion happened the 15000 block of 27th Ave NW around 4:15 pm. Multiple agencies arrived at the address and brought bomb-sniffing K-9's to check out the scene. → Read More

Hairdressers file petition to delay salons re-opening until Phase 4

SEATTLE - Some hairdressers are calling for the state to push back the timeline for reopening salons. They're one of the businesses that are clear to open in "Phase 2" of the state's economic recovery plan . Right now, most of the state is still in "Phase 1." The governor's office released re-opening guidance Wednesday for personal services like hair salons and tattoo parlors. → Read More

Inslee preparing to announce plan to re-open state in phases

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Gov. Jay Inslee is set to announce an extension of his stay-at-home order Friday but is also expected to give additional details about his plan to gradually reopen the state in phases. → Read More

Washington's projected COVID-19 death total could drop 60% due to social distancing

SEATTLE -- Everything we're doing is helping to flatten the curve , according to state health officials Tuesday. But health officials said we have not reached the peak for COVID-19 yet. "Unfortunately, it's really difficult to know if we are at peak activity," said Dr. Kathy Lofy, Washington State Health Officer. "We generally do not know if we have peaked in the state until we see about a 2, or… → Read More

King County picks White Center site for quarantine site amid COVID-19 response

People living in White Center are voicing concern after King County started setting up a temporary quarantine village for people with coronavirus in the middle of a neighborhood. → Read More

Good Samaritan stops violent stabbing at Kenmore convenience store

KENMORE, Wash. - A convenience store owner and a stabbing suspect were treated Monday afternoon for life-threatening injuries after a robbery attempt went awry in Kenmore, authorities said. → Read More

Man stranded on coronavirus infected cruise ship arrives at Sea-Tac Airport

SEATAC, Wash. - An Oregon man landed at Sea-Tac Airport after being stranded on a cruise ship because of the new coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Neighborhood in Fall City voluntarily evacuated due to landslide in area

FALL CITY, Wash. - A landslide is causing officials to voluntarily evacuate a neighborhood in Fall City Monday due to an "abundance of caution." → Read More

Bellingham area still digging out from wintry blast

Parts of Western Washington are still recovering from wild weather! Bellingham has been hammered by snow, ice and below freezing temperatures that have kept schools closed for days in a row. → Read More