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May 1, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Few dozen marchers remain on Capitol Hill

Only a few protesters left Update at 11:45 p.m. Traffic is moving through the Broadway and Pine intersection. There few protesters left along the side of the intersection and police are keeping a wary eye on them. Police retake intersection Update at 10:57 p.m.: Police rushed the crowd at Pine and Broadway and have taken the intersection. They’ve…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: May Day, Seattle Police Department, Westlake Park

November 20, 2013 at 7:55 AM

Advocates to end homelessness march in downtown Seattle today

Several dozen homeless advocates hit the streets of downtown as part of an organized protest. Marchers, many dressed in heavy coats and knit caps this chilly morning, walked from Westlake Park to Seattle City Hall. The activists’ goal is to get 1,000 people off Seattle streets by summer. Protesters plan to attend the Committee to…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: homelessness, Seattle City Hall, Seattle Police

October 15, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Man assaulted in Westlake Park files claim against city

An attorney representing Joseph Crudo, the conceierge/security guard at the Seaboard Building who was beaten by a group of young people in Westlake Park in July, filed a tort claim against the city last week, alleging the city and mayor’s office were negligent in protecting the public from known dangers. Patrick Reddy filed the claim on…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, juvenile crime, Seattle City Attorney's Office

October 9, 2013 at 12:03 PM

13-year-old boy charged in 2 Westlake Park attacks

King County prosecutors have filed robbery and assault charges against a 13-year-old boy who is alleged to have been part of a group that beat a Westlake Park security guard/concierge into unconsciousness in July and assaulted a skateboarder in the same area a month later. According to charging documents filed Wednesday in King County Juvenile…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: 13-year-old, assault, King County Juvenile Court

October 4, 2013 at 4:44 PM

13-year-old boy arrested in brutal attack in Westlake Park

A 13-year-old Des Moines boy was arrested by Seattle police Thursday night in connection with a vicious beating of a security guard in Westlake Park in July. The boy made his first court appearance in King County Juvenile Court on Friday, where a judge found probable cause that the boy committed the crimes of third-degree assault…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, juvenile crime, Seattle Police Department

August 1, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Eight arrested at downtown rally of fast-food workers

Eight protesters were arrested at a rally of fast-food workers in downtown Seattle Thursday evening. More than 100 people rallied at Westlake Park, marched in a circle at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Pine Street and then marched down the street to congregate in front of the McDonald’s at the intersection of Third Avenue and Pine Street. The demonstrators were protesting what they…


Comments | Topics: fast-food workers, wage theft, Westlake Park

July 14, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Crowd in downtown Seattle protests verdict in Trayvon Martin case

From Staff Reporter Susan Kelleher: Update: 8:10 p.m.| The crowd has headed back to Westlake Park, where maybe 75 protesters remain. Update: 7:15 p.m.| A few hundred protesters — many more than when the event began about 6 p.m. — have taken to the street, walking toward the federal courthouse a few blocks away…


Comments | More in | Topics: George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin, Westlake Park

September 17, 2012 at 9:52 PM

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

The nationwide Occupy Wall Street movement might have made a ruckus when it started in New York City’s Zuccotti Park on Sept. 17, 2011, but a march celebrating its anniversary in downtown Seattle tonight didn’t. The loudest part of an Occupy Seattle march of about 100 people with dollar bills taped over their…


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

November 25, 2011 at 6:25 AM

The Morning Memo / Friday: Trucker found dead, empty wallets, North Bend fire

Weather: Looks like there might be some sun breaks some time today. Well, we can dream, can’t we?  It’s rain tomorrow and Sunday, just in time for the weekend. No rain Monday and Tuesday, though. We’ll take that. By the way, have you raked your leaves yet? Some of us have not… The details. Traffic:…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Black Friday, North Bend, Seattle

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