Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Seattle officials clear protest zone

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/01/20, 03:17 pm

Police arrested more than 30 people in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood as they dismantled tents and roadblocks at 5 a.m. PDT on Wednesday. Mayor Jenny Durkan ordered the removal of demonstrators from the blocks known as the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone and nearby Cal Anderson Park for 48 hours. Protesters who called for dismantling the police department had camped in the area since June 8 following the death of George Floyd after an arrest attempt in Minneapolis.

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Christian school students win religious liberty case

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/30/20, 12:22 pm

The state of Montana violated the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by barring students from using public tax breaks to pay for tuition at religious schools, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

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Violence plagues Seattle protest zone

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/29/20, 05:06 pm

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best called the situation in the Capitol Hill neighborhood “dangerous and unacceptable” after a shooting early Monday left one man dead and a 14-year-old wounded. Several shootings have happened in and around the area since protesters first occupied the blocks surrounding the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct building about two weeks ago. “Enough is enough,” Best said. “We need to be able to get back into the area.”

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