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A woman holds up a George Floyd poster across from the Hennepin County Government Center, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Minneapolis, after jurors found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the death of Floyd.
Jim Mone / The Associated Press

Chauvin guilty verdict met with relief, renewed calls for reform in Puget Sound area

Former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty Tuesday on three charges related to the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd – unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. That verdict in Minneapolis sent a wave of relief throughout the country, including here in Washington.

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WA Legislature approves ban on open carry at Capitol

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An attendee at a gun-rights rally open carries a gun next to a bumper sticker that reads "I'm a Gun Owner & I Vote," Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at the Capitol in Olympia.
Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press file

People would be prohibited from openly carrying guns and other weapons at the Capitol and surrounding grounds and at or near permitted public demonstrations across the state under a measure approved Tuesday by the Washington Legislature.

Washington State Patrol vehicles lineup at graduation on Dec. 13, 2018.
Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press file

The Washington Legislature on Tuesday approved a measure requiring police to intervene if they see a fellow officer using, or attempting to use, excessive force.

People set up camp on a sidewalk in King County.
Paula Wissel / KNKX file

The Auburn City Council voted Monday to criminalize camping on public property, a change with consequences that will largely fall on people experiencing homelessness.

The dome of the Legislative Building is shown next to cherry blossoms, Monday, April 6, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia.
Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press file

State lawmakers are in the final week of their legislative session, and there is still a lot to address: budget, capital gains, climate issues, drug possession laws and more.

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Being on stage can be stressful. Even more so when singing for a live audience and you forget the words to the song. When you have the improvisation skills of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, though, you can turn lemons into lemonade.

A box of Janssen vaccines is shown by pharmacist Zsolt Szenasi at a warehouse of Hungaropharma, a Hungarian pharmaceutical wholesale company, in Budapest.
Szilard Koszticsak / MTI via AP

The use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine remains paused this week as U.S. regulators study a possible link to rare blood clots. They’re expected to review the pause on Friday.

In the meantime, there are a lot of questions. To help us think through some of them, KNKX got in touch with bioethicist Thomas May of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University.

In another sign of the rebound in travel, Amtrak and the state transportation departments of Oregon and Washington announced plans to restore a good chunk of the passenger train service that was curtailed due to low ridership in the pandemic.

Leaders of Proud Boys, including Auburn man, ordered jailed on Capitol riot charges

Apr 19, 2021
Proud Boys members Joseph Biggs, left, and Ethan Nordean, right with megaphone, walk toward the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021.
Carolyn Kaster / The Associated Press file

A federal judge on Monday ordered two leaders of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group to be arrested and jailed while awaiting trial on charges they planned and coordinated an attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s electoral victory.

This week on Jazz Northwest, you can hear a sample of saxophonist Harold Land appearances at The Penthouse, part of the legendary series of live broadcasts from the Seattle jazz club. Sourced from airchecks in 1962, 1964 and 1965 and not heard since, the album will be released on a vinyl, two LP set on Record Store Day, June 12, and on CD on June 18. Both packages will include extensive notes about the musicians, the club and the live broadcasts produced and mixed by Jim Wilke. These exciting, hard-hitting performances refute the image of West Coast cool. This premiere will be heard exclusively on today’s episode of Jazz Northwest. 

Tim Eyman listens Wednesday during a session of Thurston County Superior Court in Olympia. Eyman, who ran initiative campaigns across Washington for decades, will no longer be allowed to have any financial control over political committees, under a ruling
Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press

Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman must pay almost $2.9 million to cover the legal fees and costs of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s long-running lawsuit against Eyman for campaign finance violations, a Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled Friday.


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