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Seattle — Washington state's King County Council has approved $135 million in public funding for improvements at Safeco Field where the Seattle Mariners play.

The funding package narrowly passed in a 5-4 vote on Monday.

The Mariners initially asked for $180 million in funding to fix wear and tear at the 19-year-old stadium as part of a long-term, 25-year extension with the Public Facilities District that oversees the ballpark.

Funding package opponents argued that the billion-dollar company could pay for its own needs.

The funding package was lowered to $135 million after dozens of housing advocates argued that the funds would be better used on much-needed affordable housing.

Woman shot serving eviction notice

Renton, Wash. — Authorities said a woman who was serving an eviction notice in the Seattle suburb of Renton was shot.

The Renton Police Department said Tuesday afternoon on Twitter that officers responded to a shooting near Highlands Elementary School.

Renton Fire officials said the 40-year-old woman was at an apartment complex serving an eviction notice when the home's occupant began firing at her.

The woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in critical condition.

Officers were searching for the suspect.

The school was placed on lockdown.

 

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