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5 things you need to know this Tuesday

When smoke could return to PNW; More schools reopen; Unemployment fraud hits KING 5 reporter; Protester talks about police bike incident; First presidential debate.

Smoke could return to Puget Sound

Wildfire smoke from northern California is expected to return over western Washington this week. 

However, the smoke is not expected to be as heavy and polluted as it was earlier this month. 

The smoke could make its way to the Puget Sound region by Wednesday or Thursday and filter the autumn sunshine in our forecast. Read more

More schools reopen

Some Puyallup students will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, despite concerns from the teachers union. 

Health officials said the rate of coronavirus cases in Pierce County is within the range considered safe enough for some in-person instruction to resume.

Most of the 700 children returning Tuesday are special education students. Elementary students would be next to return, followed by older grades. Read more

Unemployment fraud hits KING 5 reporter

Scammers targeted nearly 90,000 Washington residents by filing fraudulent unemployment claims, including KING 5 Investigator Chris Ingalls. 

He caught the fraud and took steps to clean up the mess before the state could pay on the claims. Then he filed a public records request with Washington's Employment Security Department. 

Here's what Ingalls learned about stopping the fraud

Protester talks about Seattle police bike incident

Days after a Seattle officer was caught on camera appearing to roll a bike over the head of a protester lying on the ground, that protester spoke out on social media.

The protester is known as "Trumpet Man," a regular at Seattle's racial justice and defund the police protests over the last several months.

The officer seen in the video has been placed on administrative leave. Read more

First presidential debate

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden take the stage for the first of three presidential debates Tuesday night. 

KING 5 News at 5 will be a half-hour long, followed by NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt at 5:30 p.m. The live presidential debate will begin on KING 5 at 6 p.m. Read more

Also see: Seattle local forecast

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