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October 30, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Proposed community college rule won’t require off-campus groups to register

The Seattle Community College District has tweaked the language of a proposed rule to regulate free speech on campus after the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington raised questions about the rule’s constitutionality last week. The new language encourages off-campus groups to register with the college before engaging in free-speech activity on the campus. Previously,…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: ACLU, North Seattle Community College, Occupy Seattle

September 17, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Silent march celebrates Occupy Wall Street’s one-year anniversary

Occupy demonstrators march in a silent rally and vigil in downtown Seattle Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 to celebrate the movement’s first anniversary. See more photos in our Picture This gallery. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times) The nationwide Occupy Wall Street movement might have made a ruckus when it started in New York…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: miccheckwallst, Occupy Seattle, Occupy Wall Street

July 10, 2012 at 7:05 PM

SPD seizes suspected evidence from Occupy members’ apartment

About 50 anarchist and Occupy Seattle protesters march from Seattle’s Westlake Park to the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct Tuesday night. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times) The Seattle Police Department SWAT team and detectives entered a Judkins Park apartment of Occupy Seattle members early Tuesday morning with a search warrant to seize…

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Comments | Topics: May Day protests, Occupy Seattle, Seattle Police Department

April 20, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Protesters target Seattle Mayor McGinn’s home

Protesters occupy the sidewalk near Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn's home. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times) Occupy Seattle protesters gathered outside the Greenwood home of  Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn on Friday to complain about the eviction of a homeless encampment known as “The Jungle” from a Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. Occupy spokeswoman Aliana Bazara…

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Comments | More in General news, Politics, The Blotter | Topics: Beacon Hill, homeless, Mayor Mike McGinn

February 27, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Protesters occupy City Hall to protest Seattle police chief

About 40 protesters calling for the resignation of Seattle Police Chief John Diaz occupied City Hall outside of the Mayor’s Office Monday. The protesters, who said they were part of the Occupy Seattle movement,  voted earlier in the afternoon to remain at City Hall until Diaz steps down as chief. The protesters first interrupted a regularly scheduled…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: John Diaz, John T. Williams, Mike McGinn

December 21, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Videos of the year: Editors' picks

In 2011, Seattle Times photographers and videographers captured the screaming of the Blue Angels and first flights of the Boeing Dreamliner, slipped underwater to see salmon swim in the Elwha River and traveled far and wide to create videos for seattletimes.com. If you missed any of these videos or would like to view them once more, here are some of our favorites from 2011.

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1. Removing the dams, restoring a river. As a part of a special report on the removal of the Elwha River Dams, photographer Steve Ringman hiked with scientists and dived into streams in order to document the hard work of scientific field work. In doing so, he gathered amazing video of fish swimming by and the environment that will be forever changed by the dam removals.

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Comments | More in Video | Topics: 2011 | A look back, Blue Angels, Elwha River

December 16, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Occupy Seattle protesters booted from vacant house

Five Occupy Seattle members could face criminal charges after police say they were squatting inside a vacant house near Seattle University. On Wednesday afternoon, police received a 911 call about a person entering a vacant and boarded up house in the 1200 block of East Jefferson Street. Officers arrived and found a rear door handle of the house…

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Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: Occupy Seattle, Seattle Police, trespassing

December 15, 2011 at 12:04 PM

Minister alleges police punched his head repeatedly at Occupy melee

A Seattle minister says he has requested an investigation after alleging officers struck him several times in the head at Monday night’s Occupy the Ports protest, on Harbor Island. The Rev. John Helmiere, of Valley and Mountain Fellowship in southeast Seattle, describes the episode in this online essay  published in local blogs. “Physically, I’m feeling pretty rough,”…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Occupy Seattle, police, protest

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