Tag: Seattle

Hundreds Arrested In Surge Of Immigration Raids In At Least 6 States

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least six states this week in a surge of what federal officials labeled “routine enforcement actions.” The raids targeted illegal immigrants known to have criminal records beyond their immigration status, though some immigrants without a history of crime were arrested as…

Federal Judges To Hear Challenge To Trump’s Travel Ban Tuesday

On Monday evening, the Department of Justice filed a 15-page brief defending President Trump’s executive order on immigration, and moments later, it was announced the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear a challenge to his travel ban on Tuesday. Last week, a federal judge temporarily suspended parts of the travel ban against people from…

Amazon Go Store Is Checkout Free [VIDEO]

Amazon is testing a grocery store model in Seattle that works without checkout lines. Called Amazon Go, shoppers scan their Amazon app when they enter the store, and then sensors register items that shoppers pick up and automatically charge them to the Amazon app. If a shopper puts the item back they aren’t charged. The…

Clashes at May Day Protest in Seattle [VIDEO]

Seattle Police said nine people were arrested and five officers injured during clashes Sunday with anti-capitalist protesters following their otherwise-peaceful annual May Day march. Law-enforcemtent authorities said one officer was treated for a head laceration from a rock while another was injured by a Molotov cocktail, though he wasn’t burned. Another was reportedly bitten during…

Duck Tour & Bus Crash In Seattle Aurora Bridge

Emergency crews try to asses injuries after accident involving ‘Ride the Ducks’ tour vehicle and bus crashed on Seattle’s Aurora Bridge. Several people have been injured in a collision involving a Ride the Ducks tour vehicle and a charter bus on the Aurora Bridge, Seattle police say. The extent and number of the injured are…

Seattle Cop Issued 80% of Pot Tickets

A Seattle police officer who was found to have single-handedly dished out roughly 80 percent of the marijuana tickets issued this year has been reassigned. About 36 percent of the tickets were handed out to black people, who make up just 8 percent of the city’s population. The officer also apparently attached notes to the…

Soccer Star Hope Solo Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges

Star soccer player Hope Solo was arrested on Friday night for allegedly assaulting her sister and her nephew at her Kirkland, Seattle home, the Seattle Times reports. Solo is being held without bail in the SCORE misdemeanor jail in South King County for two counts of investigation of domestic-violence assault. Police told the Seattle Times…

Scholarship named for student who helped stop campus shooting

The Seattle Pacific University president announced a scholarship has been named for Jon Meis, the student who helped stop a gunman on campus earlier this month. The announcement was made at the university’s graduation. Meis, who was among the graduates, received a standing ovation at the ceremony. Meis pepper-sprayed and tackled a gunman when he…

Seattle approves a $15 minimum wage, highest in nation

The Seattle City Council Monday approved a $15 minimum wage, creating a path over the next 7 years to provide the city’s lowest-paid workers the nation’s highest minimum wage. Fast-food workers, union organizers and labor activists celebrated on the steps of City Hall after the historic vote with cake and ice cream provided by some…

Missile Launcher Appears At Seattle Gun Buyback Event

Seattle police worked with Army officials Monday to track down the history of a nonfunctional missile launcher that showed up at a weapons buyback program and determine whether it was legal or possibly stolen from the military. A man standing outside the event Saturday bought the military weapon for $100 from another person there, according…