The Future of Policing: As protesters across the country demand sweeping changes to law enforcement, The Seattle Times begins an examination of what that future could look like and the hurdles ahead. Today, Seattle community leaders offer differing views on reimagining public safety. When thousands of people marched through the Seattle’s South End in one of the city’s largest demonstrations over law enforcement brutality and the death of George Floyd, police had remarkably little presence. That doesn’t mean no one was around to

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As the end of the school year inches closer, kids and parents in the Seattle area are left planning for a summer that will likely look very different from years' past. The future of many summer camps this year remains up in the air as the state moves forward with its gradual reopening plan during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Some organizations have already canceled their summer camp sessions, while others are moving forward with plans in place to ensure the health and safety of

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SEATTLE — With all of Washington’s 1.2 million students now sitting out school for the next six weeks amid the COVID-19 outbreak, many parents are likely racing to figure out what to do when it comes to child care. In King County, Boys and Girls Clubs will be extending hours and programs at 12 of its centers as an option to families looking for a place to turn. “For those families that need us most or for first responder families. we’ll

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Governor Inslee’s proclamation to close all schools for six weeks in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties left working parents of more than 600,000 students scrambling to solve an unexpected, and historic burden: What am I going to do with my kids? Inslee suggested some schools would continue to provide free breakfast and lunch, and some would provide child care, but not all schools would have the abilities to provide services. Enter the Boys & Girls Clubs, where each location is

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Boys & Girls Clubs of King County are open, accepting new members, extending programs, and serving hot meals while keeping a close eye on the number of kids who come through the doors, the organization said Friday. “We want to support those families who may be experiencing challenges due to school closures in our area,” said Laurie Black, president, and CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of King County, which has 10 locations: Bainbridge Island, Ballard, Kirkland, Mercer Island,

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