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The Supreme Court once again put on hold a judge's order that relaxed election procedures because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the result will keep a referendum on partisan gerrymandering off the November ballot in Oregon.

Deputy Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz is to be named interim police chief when Police Chief Carmen Best retires in three weeks. Diaz is well known for his youth violence-prevention work and is well-liked by his peers.

While advocates say period leave policies should be widely expanded, others contend that the additional days off could hinder women’s progress in the workplace. Here's why one company made the move to offering days off.

NEW: After months of talks with immigrant advocates, Gov. Jay Inslee is setting up a $40 million relief fund for people who can’t access federal stimulus programs because of their immigration status.

Women are more vulnerable to the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic because they are more likely then men to work in service industries, which have been hit especially hard in recent months.

Qualcomm persuaded a U.S. appeals court to set aside a 2019 ruling that cast a pall over its licensing business and threatened to upend the smartphone industry. The ruling Tuesday by a three-judge panel is a blow to the Federal Trade Commission.

Tesla's five-for-one stock split won't change how much the business is worth, but will automatically reduce the price of its shares by 80% when it's completed on Aug. 31.


An emergency room physician who made pleas for more safety equipment and more urgent measures to protect staff at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center was fired on Friday.

Billionaire Seahawks owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has donated $100,000 to a group aiming to keep Republicans in control of the U.S. House of Representatives. (via )

As part of a package of stories about Seattle's CHAZ, Fox News published digitally altered and misleading photos in what photojournalism experts called a clear violation of ethical standards for news organizations.

K-Pop group Pentagon performed in Seattle for the first time last night, bringing together fans from all over the Pacific Northwest. (? : @ErikaJSchultz  and @AndyBaoPhoto ) Full story from @amyewong  here:

NEW: Testing for the novel coronavirus will get a huge boost in the coming weeks as a project funded by Bill Gates and his foundation begins offering home-testing kits that will allow people to swab their noses and send the samples back for analysis.

What makes a great Mother's Day gift? For @amyewong , it was bonding with her mom over their love of BTS. ? @BTS_twt 

A newly released autopsy report shows Charleena Lyles was shot seven times by police and was pregnant when she died.

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94 percent of the 148 women interviewed, all of whom identified as American Indian or Alaska Native, reported they had been raped or were coerced into sex at least once in their lives.