5 things to know Friday

Mariners after the season starts; Proposed King County public safety budget; Amazon hires 150k holiday workers; powwow native prison; Unidentified family photo.


Mariners post-production begins with a game against Toronto Blue Jays

The Seattle Mariners’ postseason kicks off with a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday afternoon.

There’s nothing magical about getting to this point after the Mariners were among the top five worst baseball teams at the end of May. Seattle is 18-27 and going ahead with 65 wins, which would be the fifth-worst record in the league.

Then the Mariners started winning and winning and winning, thanks to a combination of pitch improvements and another world rookie season from Julio Rodriguez. Read more

Proposed public safety budget includes funding for unit that emphasizes gun violence in King County

King County Council members heard from a panel Thursday about the Dow Constantine CEO’s budget proposal for public safety agencies.

The proposal includes several notable additions. The King County Sheriff’s Office will receive $1.7 million to create a unit specifically focused on gun violence in what the county calls “high-risk” communities. Funding will also be provided to two new divisions to separate oversight of special operations and community programs.

The budget also includes funding for organizations such as the King County Prosecutor’s Office and Adult/ Juvenile Detention Centers. Read more

As the holidays draw near, Amazon is ramping up by hiring 150,000 workers

Amazon will hire 150,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees across its warehouses before the holiday season.

The announcement, made Thursday, shows that the e-commerce giant is taking a less conservative approach to its holiday planning than Walmart, the company said last month. they will hire 40,000 American workers for the holiday, compared with 150,000 in 2021.

Amazon, which often ramps up operations during the holidays, sought the same number of seasonal workers last year. Its other competitors, UPS and Target, said their holiday hiring plans would also remain in line with the previous year. Read more

At the prison, indigenous prisoners are exposed to their culture, seeking cures

For the first time in nearly three years, inmates of the Washington State Prison in Walla Walla hosted a traditional local dough party with family and friends as guests. It’s part religious ceremony and part celebration.

Powwow has returned to the state prison with the help of Jeremy Garretson, a convicted inmate who became a mentor to newly released inmates. Garretson worked with the Bureau of Corrections to make the celebration a reality.

His life’s mission is to keep these men from ever returning to prison.

“Native Americans may not have the highest population per capita in this facility, but they have the highest recidivism rates among their ethnic and cultural groups,” says Garretson. Read more

Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum turns to social media for help identifying historic family photos

A Seattle woman donated three boxes of family photos and a set of teapots to the Snoqualmie Valley History Museum in North Bend.

The woman’s grandparents and uncles moved to the Preston area in the early 1900s. She eventually inherited all of their photo collections. According to museum staff, more than half of the donated photos are of unknown origin.

Museum staff turned to social media to complete their job of figuring out who was in the paintings. The museum has a large following on Facebook, where they share photos of unidentified people in Snoqualmie Valley history. Read more

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Edmund DeMarche

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