Swedish Hospital operations change

Thousands of unionized nurses and caregivers at Swedish-Providence Medical Center will begin a strike starting Tuesday.

Due to the short staffing from the strike, two Swedish Hospital emergency departments at Redmond and Ballard have closed for the week, and the delivery and labor department in Ballard is also shut down.

Thousands of replacement caregivers from across the country have come to Washington to help fill the staffing gaps. The strike is costing Swedish at least $11 million.

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Detectives seeking biker gang for tips on Kitsap County murder

Three years after the quadruple murder of a Kitsap County family, investigators are calling on anyone who has ties to the biker gang linked to their murders to come forward.

Detectives said hundreds of witnesses have been interviewed already, but they're hoping for new leads, including anyone who may have been involved with the Bandidos Motorcycle Club in 2016 but were unaware that would mean being involved in multiple murders.

Crimestoppers is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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King County monitoring 4 people for possible coronavirus

King County health officials are monitoring four people for possible novel coronavirus contamination.

A total of six individuals were tested, but two had negative test results. Three of those tested were University of Washington students who recently traveled to China.

Officials said they don't believe these people will test positive.

The CDC has warned U.S. residents to avoid unnecessary travel to China, not just Wuhan, where the virus originated.

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Amazon workers criticize company on climate change

Hundreds of Amazon employees are openly criticizing the company's record on climate change, despite a policy that puts their jobs at risk for speaking out.

Earlier this month, employees said Amazon sent letters to members who spoke out against the company, threatening to fire employees if they continued to speak to the press.

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Immigrants were the first Holocaust survivors to settle in Seattle

Eight months after Paula and Klaus Stern's marriage in the 1940s, they were deported to the Nazi death camp Auschwitz.

The pair were separated and spent years in Auschwitz and other concentration camps.

The main thing giving Paula hope was the thought that Klaus may still be alive.

After the war, the pair found each other and fled to the United States, where they became the first Holocaust survivors to settle in Seattle. The couple even helped create the Holocaust Center for Humanity in the city. 

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