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Seattle Pride Parade; Ex-police chief investigation; Feline rescue; Artificial kidney research; Ukraine festival
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Hundreds of thousands attend Seattle's Pride Parade Sunday

Washington’s largest parade was in full effect on Sunday. Hundreds of thousands of people celebrated Seattle's Pride Parade.

A sea of vibrant colors and smiling faces flooded the streets of downtown Seattle.

Organizers estimate nearly 300,000 people were out and about, proud to be part of the 49th Annual Seattle Pride Parade. 

Staff with Pride said this year's event had 267 community groups march in the parade. Which is the most the event has ever had in its history. Read more

OPA report shows Seattle's ex-police chief did not violate policies during 2020 protests

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell released the Seattle Office of Police Accountability's (OPA) findings in its investigation into whether former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best violated department policies during the 2020 protests.

OPA investigated whether Best violated Seattle Police Department policies over the authorization of tear gas used during protests in the summer of 2020. OPA opened investigations into whether Best made three false statements and was, "knowingly and intentionally dishonest" during another recorded statement.

Harrell released a memo Thursday that said OPA found Best did not violate department policy or that there was insufficient evidence to prove that she did. Read more

Seattle Area Feline Rescue helps about 2,000 cats get adopted every year. Many of the adoptions include senior cats and cats with special needs.

To continue providing intake and medical care to so many felines the nonprofit is planning to expand and move into a new location in Ballinger Village in Shoreline. It's about five miles away from the current Seattle Area Feline Rescue location. Read more

Seattle University researcher developing portable, artificial kidney: HealthLink

A Seattle researcher and his team could be among the first scientists to develop a portable, artificial kidney that has the potential to help millions of patients undergoing dialysis for kidney disease.

Chronic kidney disease affects an estimated 37 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Many patients go through a blood-filtering treatment called dialysis, to stay alive. Some, go through dialysis for several hours, several times a week. But a new invention being developed by a Seattle University researcher hopes to change that. Read more

Ukrainian summer festival held to help those on the front lines of war

Signs of a traditional Ukrainian summer festival were seen in the heart of Kirkland Saturday. 

"Kupala is a very important holiday," said Tetiana Novohatska, Viola executive director. "This is believed to be a magical day for Ukraine."

The organization that shared Ukrainian culture at Chainline Brewing in Kirkland Saturday is all meant to help those on the front lines of the war in Ukraine.

"It takes a heavy toll on our defenders and our soldiers as well," Novohatska said.

Money raised will go to provide medical supplies for military medics in Ukraine and raise money for those in need of prosthetics. Read more

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