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Lynsi Burton


Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Lynsi:

'Underresourced for years': Lawmakers push to speed up rape kit processing

Seattle clearing its backlog by sending its kits to the State Patrol crime lab doesn't mean sexual assault cases can now be quickly solved. The State Patrol itself had accumulated a stash of 6,460 untested kits from 208 police agencies, according to an Attorney General's Office report issued in October. Efforts in the state Legislature are aimed at speeding up that processing and assuring that… → Read More

Teen sexually assaulted on Seattle flight; lawsuit says United Airlines did nothing

A lawsuit filed last week accuses United Airlines of failing to protect a 16-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted on a July 2017 flight from Seattle to Newark New Jersey. → Read More

Man tackled in racist attack at Capitol Hill QFC, charge says

A 53-year-old man was charged with a hate crime this week after a man of Asian descent was tackled and assaulted at a Capitol Hill QFC, prosecutors say. → Read More

Cops ask public's help in solving SR-509 shootings

At least 11 drive-by shootings have occurred along state Route 509 in the South Seattle area since June, including a December shooting that blinded a 14-year-old boy riding in the passenger seat of a car on the way home. → Read More

Sheriff: Son lived among parents' dead bodies for days before killing self in Sammamish

Detectives say 34-year-old Matthew Ficken killed his parents days before killing himself at their Sammamish home on Tuesday. → Read More

Could Kent Dick's Drive-In be torn down for Sound Transit facility?

When Dick's Drive-In opened its seventh location in Kent last month, the 65-year-old Seattle-area franchise didn't imagine it could soon be torn down. → Read More

Author, realtor, son are the 3 found dead in Sammamish, reports say

The three people found dead in a Sammamish home Tuesday evening in an apparent murder-suicide are a longtime realtor on the verge of retirement, a prolific local historian and their adult son. → Read More

Mother kidnapped her own children and took them out of Wash., charge says

Seattle police believe 29-year-old mother took her own children from their foster parents and whisked them out of the state, according to a criminal charge filed last week. → Read More

Seattle among top global cities for vegans

Any vegan knows that Seattle is a fantastic place to live - and it's only getting better. → Read More

The Who coming to Seattle's T-Mobile Park

Just a few years after their last visit, rock'n'roll gods The Who plan to hit Seattle once again. → Read More

Tax-inflation lawsuit against Expedia adds Washington state claim

An Edmonds woman filed a class-action federal lawsuit against Bellevue-based travel company Expedia last week, adding to the claims that the company falsely inflates tax rates and pockets the proceeds. → Read More

Woman rammed King County deputy with car during White Center getaway, charges say

An 18-year-old woman was arrested Thursday, accused of ramming a King County deputy with her car after shoplifting from a White Center Safeway store. → Read More

Ravensdale couple charged with the deaths of 2 dogs in fetid, filthy home

King County prosecutors charged a Ravensdale couple with animal cruelty Wednesday after animal control officers recovered dead pets and dehydrated live ones at their home in October 2018. → Read More

Seattle hotel workers take fight for worker protections measure to state Supreme Court

When the state Court of Appeals struck down Initiative 124 on Christmas Eve 2018, the litany of protections that 77 percent of Seattle voters approved for hospitality workers were abolished with it. → Read More

Woman in scooter run over by UPS truck in Auburn, reports say

Auburn police say a woman riding in a scooter was hit and killed by a UPS truck Wednesday morning. → Read More

Charge: Seattle man who claimed to have killed brother 'thought he was a lizard'

A 26-year-old man is charged with murder after police found a sword through his brother's head in a Fremont-area home Sunday night. → Read More

Lawsuit: Former Bellingham police officer assaulted man without provocation

A man who claims to have been assaulted by a Bellingham police officer in 2017 sued the city last month, hoping to expose Bellingham's alleged pattern of knowingly employing violent cops. → Read More

Charge: Man who stabbed teen in S. Seattle 'wanted to kill white people'

Police say that a 32-year-old man accused of stabbing a 17-year-old boy in South Seattle last month "wanted to kill white people" and "wanted to shoot police officers," according to court documents. → Read More

Charges: Man harassed, assaulted lesbian couple at Seahawks game

King County prosecutors say a 34-year-old Tacoma man harassed a lesbian couple for their sexual orientation at a Seahawks game last month, groping one of the women and punching the other in the face. → Read More

White nationalist fliers found in West Seattle, Tacoma, other Puget Sound cities

Residents in West Seattle, Tacoma and beyond discovered fliers citing a white nationalist hate group in their neighborhoods Sunday, prompting police to investigate who is responsible for the littering. → Read More