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Recent articles by Gene:

Feds unseal 2018 indictment against suspected Kazakh hacker in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Two weeks after a cyber-security firm released the identity of an alleged hacker from Kazakhstan, federal authorities in Seattle on Tuesday unsealed a 2018 indictment charging the man with an array of computer crimes. Andrey Turchin, known in hacking circles as “fxmsp,” and his accomplices ran a prolific hacking ring that attacked hundreds of victims, including government… → Read More

Seattle mayor meets with protesters over dismantling zone

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan met with demonstrators Friday after some lay in the street or sat on barricades to thwart the city's effort to dismantle an "occupied" protest zone that has drawn scorn from President Donald Trump and a lawsuit from nearby businesses. → Read More

Mayor: CHOP barriers to come down Sunday, but no weekend police presence

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan met with demonstrators Friday after some lay in the street or sat on barricades to thwart the city's effort to dismantle an “occupied” protest zone that has drawn scorn from President Donald Trump and a lawsuit from nearby businesses. → Read More

Seattle mayor meets with protesters over dismantling zone

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan met with demonstrators Friday after some lay in the street or sat on barricades to thwart the city's effort to dismantle an “occupied” protest zone that has drawn scorn from President Donald Trump and a lawsuit from nearby businesses. → Read More

Monsanto to pay $95M over PCB pollution in Washington state

SEATTLE (AP) — The agrochemical giant Monsanto has agreed to pay Washington state $95 million to settle a lawsuit that blamed it for pervasive pollution from PCBs — toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades. The announcement Wednesday from Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson came as […] → Read More

Photos: BLM march in Portland honors Kendra James

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Rose City Justice's Black Lives Matter march honored the memory of Kendra James Monday night. → Read More

Seattle will move to dismantle protest zone, mayor says

Faced with growing pressure to crack down on an "occupied" protest zone following two weekend shootings, Seattle's mayor said Monday that officials will move to wind down the blocks-long span of city streets taken over two weeks ago that President Donald Trump asserted is run by "anarchists." → Read More

Seattle will move to dismantle protest zone, mayor says

SEATTLE (AP) — Faced with growing pressure to crack down on an “occupied” protest zone following two weekend shootings, Seattle’s mayor said Monday that officials will move to wind down the blocks-long span of city streets taken over two weeks ago that President Donald Trump asserted is run by “anarchists.” Mayor Jenny Durkan said at […] → Read More

Seattle to move to dismantle protest zone, mayor says

Seattle's mayor says the city will move to wind down the “occupied” protest zone following two recent shootings, including one that left a man dead. → Read More

Teen shot in Seattle protest zone declines police interview

SEATTLE (AP) - For the second time in less than 48 hours, there was a shooting in Seattle's "occupied" protest zone, but the 17-year-old victim declined to speak with detectives, leaving the circumstances of the shooting unclear, police said Monday. The shooting happened late Sunday night in the area known as CHOP, for "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest." It occurred in Cal Anderson Park in the… → Read More

Teen shot in Seattle protest zone declines police interview

SEATTLE (AP) - For the second time in less than 48 hours, there was a shooting in Seattle's "occupied" protest zone, but the 17-year-old victim declined to speak with detectives, leaving the circumstances of the shooting unclear, police said Monday. The shooting happened late Sunday night in the area known as CHOP, for "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest." It occurred in Cal Anderson Park in the… → Read More

Seattle will move to dismantle protest zone, mayor says

Faced with growing pressure to crack down on an “occupied” protest zone following two weekend shootings, Seattle’s mayor said Monday that officials will move to wind down the blocks-long span of city streets taken over two weeks ago that President Donald Trump asserted is run by “anarchists." Mayor → Read More

Washington city prints its own wooden money to assist residents, merchants during pandemic

TENINO, Wash. (AP) — The blue-cheese salad dressing, butter, ground turkey, cans of grain-free dog food and new toothbrush came to $24. 97. Laurie Mahlenbrei handed the cashier a slice of wood marked $25, and walked out. The wooden currency is good only in the small city of Tenino, Washington, part of an effort to help residents and local merchants alike get through the economic fallout of the… → Read More

Seattle council bans police use of crowd control weapons

SEATTLE — The Seattle City Council has voted unanimously to bar police from using tear gas, pepper spray and several other crowd control devices after officers repeatedly used them on mostly peaceful demonstrators protesting racism and police brutality. → Read More

Feds: Company provided subpar steel for Navy submarine hulls

For decades, the Navy's leading supplier of high-strength steel for submarines provided subpar metal because one of the company's longtime employees falsified lab results — putting sailors at greater risk in the event of collisions or other impacts, federal prosecutors said in court filings Monday. → Read More

Seattle council bans police use of crowd control weapons

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has voted unanimously to bar police from using tear gas, pepper spray and several other crowd control devices after officers repeatedly used them on mostly peaceful demonstrators protesting racism and police brutality. → Read More

Black Lives Matter sues over violent Seattle police tactics

SEATTLE (AP) — A Black Lives Matter group sued the Seattle Police Department Tuesday to halt the violent tactics it has used to break up largely peaceful protests in recent → Read More

Black Lives Matter sues over violent Seattle police tactics

SEATTLE — A Black Lives Matter group sued the Seattle Police Department Tuesday to halt the violent tactics it has used to break up largely peaceful protests in recent days. → Read More

Black Lives Matter sues over violent Seattle police tactics

SEATTLE — (AP) - A Black Lives Matter group sued the Seattle Police Department on Tuesday to halt the violent tactics it has used to break up largely peaceful protests in recent days. The lawsuit alleges that Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best violated the constitutional rights of people at recent protests by allowing officers to use “unnecessary violence” when controlling… → Read More

Black Lives Matter sues over violent Seattle police tactics

SEATTLE (AP) - A Black Lives Matter group sued the Seattle Police Department Tuesday to halt the violent tactics it has used to break up largely peaceful protests in recent days. Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County filed the emergency lawsuit in U.S. District Court. "These daily demonstrations are fueled by people from all over the city who demand that police stop using excessive force… → Read More