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Seattle City Council passes historic police-accountability legislation

The Seattle Times  - ‎May 22, 2017‎
Nearly seven years after an officer's fatal shooting of First Nations woodcarver John T. Williams shook faith in the Seattle Police Department, the City Council unanimously passed historic legislation Monday to bolster civilian and community oversight ...

Seattle City Council Passes Police Reforms (press release) (registration) (blog)  - ‎May 23, 2017‎
SEATTLE -- Nearly seven years after an officer's fatal shooting of First Nations woodcarver John T. Williams shook faith in the Seattle Police Department, the City Council unanimously passed historic legislation Monday to bolster civilian and community ...
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Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to build a world of 'purpose'

The Seattle Times  - ‎May 25, 2017‎
Others receiving honorary degrees included the actress Judi Dench, the composer John Williams (known for “Star Wars,” ”Harry Potter” and many other scores) and Somali human rights activist and physician Hawa Abdi Dhiblawe.
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Kobe Bryant dishes an assist to test-weary high schoolers

The Seattle Times  - ‎May 19, 2017‎
FILE - In this June 9, 2016, file photo, retired NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant poses at the 2016 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams in Los Angeles. Bryant came through with an assist for some high school students in Indiana by ...

'It appeared that he was executed': $4000 reward offered in murder of South Seattle father

Q13 FOX  - ‎May 24, 2017‎
They found a rifle discarded in the backyard of a nearby residence, which is probably the murder weapon,” said retired Seattle police detective Myrle Carner with Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound. “Three suspects in dark ... In the parking lot behind the ...
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The highest-paid CEOs by state  - ‎May 25, 2017‎
South Carolina: John D. Williams, Domtar Corp., $7.2 million. South Dakota: David R. Emery, Black Hills Corp., $4.1 million.
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Community role in police oversight will grow

Crosscut  - ‎May 18, 2017‎
The changes are part of the broad reform agreement between the City of Seattle and the Department of Justice, struck in the wake of the high profile 2010 shooting of Native American woodcarver John T. Williams by officer Ian Birk. But the road does not ...
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Richard Sherman won't let go, and it's a problem

ESPN  - ‎May 25, 2017‎
Pharrell Williams' "Happy" blasted from the loudspeakers. But the defense, a ruthless and crazy and awesome bunch that less than five months earlier had delivered the franchise its first Super Bowl victory, was just getting started.
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Skipping French Open Is a Strategy That Fits Roger Federer

New York Times  - ‎May 22, 2017‎
ROME - When John Isner received an invitation to play a charity exhibition match in Seattle in late April with Roger Federer, his initial reaction was to double-check the date.

Why we're fans of the Seattle Supersonics

Sonics Rising (blog)  - ‎May 25, 2017‎
Initially, I became interested because it was here in Seattle. The Sonics franchise .... I was a ten-year-old kid living in a Seattle suburb when Gus Williams threw the basketball a thousand feet into the air as time expired and the Green and Gold won ...

Johnathan Williams will return to Gonzaga for senior season 11  - ‎May 24, 2017‎
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams has decided to return to school for his senior season after previously submitting his name for the NBA draft without hiring an agent.
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What Denver police can learn from Seattle's de-escalation policy

CU News Corps  - ‎May 17, 2017‎
The officer left his patrol car, yelled to the man, and then and shot him four times, killing him in the street. The man turned out to be a Native American woodcarver named John T. Williams. He was holding a small piece of wood and a pocket knife that ...
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Serena Williams accepts a new challenge -- in Silicon Valley

Bakersfield Now  - ‎May 24, 2017‎
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tennis star Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic medals, major endorsement deals and her own line of clothing and accessories.

Does Winning the NFL Offseason Translate to Winning Football Games?

The Ringer (blog)  - ‎May 25, 2017‎
The Bills made plenty of offseason-winner lists after signing pass rusher Mario Williams to a six-year, $100 million contract - at that point the most lucrative deal for a defensive player in history.

Grand Central reopens cocktail bar

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)  - ‎May 17, 2017‎
NEW YORK (AP) - An old-fashioned cocktail bar tucked away in New York City's Grand Central Terminal is set to reopen this week - with two additional bars and the end of its secretive nature.

64-Player Roster Announced for US Soccer Futures Camp at NTC

U.S. Soccer (press release) (registration) (blog)  - ‎May 26, 2017‎
Daniel Miller (D.C. United; Dunkirk, Md.), John Michael Tolkin (New York Red Bulls; Chatham, N.J.), Cole Verrico (Philadelphia Union; Kennett Square, Pa.

Indie House Rides the Pulitzer Wave

Publishers Weekly  - ‎20 hours ago‎
When Wave Books, the Seattle-based independent poetry publisher, found out that Tyehimba Jess had taken home the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his latest collection, Olio, it was shocked and elated.
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Barnwell's offseason report cards on Cardinals, Rams, 49ers, Seahawks

ESPN  - ‎May 25, 2017‎
The exclusive account of how this offseason of discontent in Seattle traces to the Super Bowl That Got Away and the rift it created between Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll.