Natalie Swaby

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Seattle teacher holds moment of silence in honor of Uvalde, Texas

There have been classroom conversations around the country about the mass shooting in Texas. At one Seattle school, a powerful moment brought people together. SEATTLE — At Bryant Elementary in Seattle,...

Proposal to add deputy prosecutor to focus on hate crimes in King County gains support

There’s already support for the new positions, but the King County Council needs to approve it. The council is expected to vote in late June or early July. SEATTLE — The...

Sound Transit plans raise concerns in Chinatown-International District

Final decisions about the project are expected next year. People who live and work in Chinatown-International District say it is all happening too fast. SEATTLE — On Friday afternoon, a Sound...

Woodland Park visitors notice results of city homeless outreach, encampment cleanup

As of last week, 60 people living in the park were referred to tiny home villages, 25 were referred to enhanced shelters and four were referred to permanent housing. SEATTLE —...

Court hears challenge to state's conversion therapy ban

The Attorney General's Office is defending the law, making the case that conversion therapy is a discredited and harmful practice. SEATTLE — What started as a therapist's concerns about a state...

More King County families seeking shelter than there are beds available, nonprofit says

SEATTLE — A fundraising effort is underway until midnight to help homeless families. All 700 beds in Mary’s Place’s five family shelters have often been full, according to the nonprofit organization....

Owed DNA from registered sex offenders already producing 'hits' in Washington

The Washington state Attorney General's office identified 635 registered sex offenders who lawfully owed a DNA sample. SEATTLE — The effort to end the rape kit backlog has been a focus...

Federal Way considers harsher punishment for smoking fentanyl in public

The first reading of a measure prohibiting the use of fentanyl in public spaces passed unanimously. A final vote is expected on May 3. FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Officials with the...

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