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European meeting of leaders are meeting today in Brussels to consider a proposal for mandatory refugee quotas in response to the ongoing migrant crisis. Last week, it was announced that there’s a need to distribute 160,000 refugees across Europe. ‘The refugee crisis will not simply go away,’ commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told lawmakers. ‘It is high time to act.’ Today’s meeting comes a day after Germany imposed emergency controls to reduce the flow of migrants entering its borders, this could worsen the crisis and heighten political tensions.
Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who was held in contempt of court for refusing to grant some marriage licenses, is set to return to work today.
Classes for 53,000 students in Seattle are canceled for a fourth day on Monday as a teachers’ strike continues into its second week. School district officials said Sunday that they have yet to reach an agreement with the Seattle Education Association teachers union, which has taken up issues such as pay raises and teacher evaluations.
A man suspected in a domestic violence attack Sunday afternoon tried to run from police in Puyallup, only to crash. Police then discovered he had his victim in the SUV as well. Both were hurt, but expected to recover. KOMO
If you commute SR-167, heads up: A car crash wiped out one of the electrical boxes that controls some of the electronic toll signs for the HOT lanes near SR-516, meaning they’ll be blank Monday morning. WSDOT says if you see a dark sign, treat the lane as an HOV lane with no single driver access. However, if a solo driver enters the HOT lane where a price was displayed and paid with their Good To Go Pass, they are permitted to stay in the HOT lanes even if they see a blank sign. KOMO