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50 Shots Fired at Hip Hop Concert

Over 50 rounds were fired during a South Seattle Hip Hop concert. A concert at Washington Hall in South Seattle ended in gunfire on Sunday night, according to Seattle police and social media videos from the scene.

Starbucks Closing 5 Stores Due To Crime

Citing crime concerns, Starbucks announced recently that it will close 5 of its Seattle coffee stores. Just like a number of other local businesses, higher crime rates and safety concerns have prompted the coffee store leader to close coffee shops in Seattle and Everett.

City Council To Vote On Historical Light Rail Expansion 

Seattle's City Council is voting on the next steps for the largest infrastructure projects in city history. The major light rail expansion could be a boon for living wage jobs. The $12 billion project has been years in the making and will take decades to complete.

Bruce Lee Exhibit Now In Seattle

Bruce Lee enthusiasts in Seattle will now be able to take in the life of the great actor/martial artist. The Enter the Dragon actor's personal philosophy is on display at the Wing Luke Museum. The exhibit opened to the public on July 9.

Boeing Delivers A 737 Max To One Of Airlines That Suffered A Fatal Crash Of The Plane

Ethiopian Airlines took delivery of a 737 Max from Boeing in June, the aircraft maker disclosed Tuesday.

$71,000 Settlement Awarded To Domestic Worker 

A first-of-its-kind settlement of $71k was awarded to a domestic worker. The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) accused a household employer of violating the Domestic Workers Ordinance, Minimum Wage, Paid Sick and Safe Time (PSST) and Wage Theft Ordinances.

6 Washington Counties Should Wear Masks

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that six counties have their COVID-19 community levels rated as "high." This also means that people in these six Washington state counties should begin wearing masks indoors, in public, and on public transportation again. 

Belltown Neighborhood 130-year-old Landmark Damaged By Fire

A 130-year-old Seattle landmark was severely damaged by fire in Belltown the neighborhood.  The historic Wayne Apartments was scheduled for demolition despite being granted landmark status in 2015. The apartment building dates back to the 1890s. The historic building was damaged early Thursday morning.

Seattle Activists, Leaders Protest Abortion Ruling 

More protest was sparked by the ruling against abortion. Protestors filled the streets of Downtown Seattle in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Natives Missing Now Have Alert System 

There is now a new alert system for missing native people in Washington. The Missing Indigenous Person Alert went into effect on July 1. Leaders believe it is one of the first steps to addressing the Missing Indigenous Women and People crisis in Washington. It is called the Missing Indigenous Person Alert or MIPA.

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