University area shooting; NBA Showcase Games in Seattle; Opioid settlement breakdown; Darcus Allen argued opening the retrial; Viral dance TikTok.
Seattle, UW leaders are looking for solutions after a weekend of violence on the College District
Safety is now the top concern after a violent first weekend for most University of Washington students. On Saturday morning, a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death by a fleeing driver during a shootout. On Sunday, three 20-year-old men and a 19-year-old woman were shot outside a local bar.
City and school leaders have communicated about how enhance public safety in the aftermath.
“We’re going to analyze the immediate problem, see what solutions we need to come up with, again I’ll work with the University to figure it out but I don’t know if there will be immediate changes.” , said the Mayor of Seattle. and UW alum Bruce Harrell. Read more
NBA showdown game a chance to show Seattle is ready for a new franchise, ex-Sonics coach says
LA Clippers beat Portland Trailblazer by one energy crowd during an NBA showdown game at the Climate Pledge Arena on Monday.
Former Sonics head coach George Karl said the game was an opportunity for the city of Seattle to show the NBA that it was ready for another franchise.
“In my mind, it’s ‘when’, but again, the process is not in my hands,” says Karl. “It’s a little bit out of the league, but I think if the fans in Seattle can show off the league, we’re ready to bring them back. I think Kraken has shown I think most of the world that the Seattle expansion can work, will work. ” Read more
How much money will your city get from a $518 million opioid settlement
Half a billion dollars received under agreements with three opioid distributors must be used for prevention, treatment, and recovery.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the completion of a $518 million settlement Monday, along with guidance on how the money could be used and how much cities and counties will receive.
Washington brought trial against McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. in November 2021 after Ferguson accused the companies of failing to stop shipments of suspected opioids to Washington state or report them as required by law. The settlement came after a six-month trial. Read more
Attorneys issue opening statement in retrial for getaway driver in Lakewood police homicide
More than a decade after Maurice Clemmons fatally shot four Lakewood police officers in a Parkland cafe, one of the men accused of their deaths is in court – again.
On Monday, October 3, attorneys gave testimony during Darcus Allen’s second murder trial.
The prosecution attorney Sunni Ko argued that Allen knew “correctly, without a doubt”, that Clemmons would kill the police officers on November 29, 2009. Read more
Bishop Blanchet High School’s TikTok video goes viral
Bishop Blanchet High School is trending for all the right reasons.
The school introduced their new mascot “Chet” the bear to students this fall and lit up the internet with something they have been doing home for decades.
A school-wide tradition has senior cheerleaders teamed up with teachers to dance to the familiar tunes of rap group JJ Fad and the 1988 Grammy-winning song “Supersonic.” This year, the high-energy dance was shared on social media and went viral during the night, according to the employees. Read more
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