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Top Seattle news: Officer suspended after slamming lockdown on video; Bill Gates funds testing; more

Top Seattle news: Officer suspended after slamming lockdown on video; Bill Gates funds testing; more
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By Hoodline - Published on May 14, 2020.

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in Seattle.

Seattle police officer suspended after slamming ‘tyrannical’ lockdown orders in viral video

A Port of Seattle police officer was placed on paid administrative leave this week after a video he posted on social media slamming the state's "tyrannical" lockdown orders went viral.

Read the full story on The Washington Times.

Bill Gates is funding a new at-home COVID-19 testing program and it's already testing 300 people a day

The system is called the Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network (SCAN) and will send home nasal swabs to members of the public.

Read the full story on Business Insider.

The show goes on: Seattle's theaters, performance venues adapt to new normal and plan for reopening

As the COVID-19 pandemic has canceled all spring festivals, events and gatherings in Seattle, local theaters and arts organizations are being forced to find creative new ways to perform not only to sustain their business, but also to keep community spirits high during this period of isolation and societal change.

Read the full story on Houston Chronicle.


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