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The mayor also will keep a city commission in place to provide a 'loud' public voice on police issues.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
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The Smartypants Guide to November's Civic Cocktail with SPD Chief Kathleen O'Toole and film director Lynn Shelton
Join us for drinks, snacks and smart talk about police issues and indie film-making.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
City Attorney Pete Holmes wants an emergency suspension of the license of Cellars Restaurant and Lounge.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
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Miss Honduras found dead
Two men have been arrested in connection with the deaths of a Honduran beauty queen and her sister.
Netflix postpones Bill Cosby special amid rape allegations
The announcement came just hours after model and TV host Janice Dickinson accused Cosby of sexually assualting her in 1982.
Shades of Amanda Knox case: How Australia convicted a woman wrongly in the '80s
Amid a circus atmosphere, prosecutors came up with a theory that a young mother killed her own child. And it took years for definite proof to emerge that a wild dog had carried the child away, as the mom had said all along.
Computers rather than humans are making weapon-targeting decisions
The Defense Department says it will maintain the appropriate level of human involvement.
Contraceptive challenge to Obamacare rejected
A federal court of appeals rejected a case arguing non-profit religious groups need not pay for contraceptives.
Rape allegations haunt Bill Cosby
Nasty allegations have been haunting one of America's most iconic comedians with a reputation for moral wholesomeness. They haunted him once again on social media.
Suicide bomber kills 48 Nigerian high school students
Dozens of schoolboys were killed Monday in a suicide bomb attack on a high school in the town of Potiskum in Nigeria's Yobe state.
Guardianship system leaves woman feeling her mother was stolen from her
A law school dean says Washington's system allowing strangers to file for control of an elderly person's affairs can create family difficulties.
Lone driver causes 15-car, 10-injury accident on Rainier Ave.
Police say a man driving a white pickup pinballed through traffic until hitting an officer's cruiser.
Albuquerque orders police reforms
Similar to what is happening in Seattle, the U.S. Justice Department and Albuquerque have a reached a deal to overhaul the police department after accusations of excessive force.
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