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The beginning of the Seattle womxn's march at Judkins Park on Saturday morning in Seattle. The march was packed for the length of the route, which extended 3.6 miles.
KUOW Photo/Isolde Raftery

On Friday, President Donald Trump took the oath of office and Seattle came out in full force to protest. More than 100,000 people marched through Seattle to protest the Trump administration and to support women's rights. Here are some of the voices from around the Puget Sound region during inauguration weekend.

Pink Hats And Chants In Women's March On Olympia

Jan 21, 2017

Pink hats dotted the capitol lawn in Olympia Saturday morning as demonstrators gathered for a rally and march. It was one of dozens across the northwest coordinated with the march on Washington, D.C. the day after Donald Trump's inauguration.

Donna Dean-Wright holds a sign at the Seattle womxn's march on Saturday morning.
KUOW Photo/Isolde Raftery

Editor's note: Some protest signs may be a little too, er, brazen for some.

“There will be hell toupée.”

“Hell yes, we’re ovary-reacting.”

“Golden rule not golden showers.”


Elle Christensen watches the crowd for Seattle's women's march past her perch at Seventh and Jackson on Saturday.
KUOW photo/Joshua McNichols

Here's how big Saturday's women's march in Seattle was: The front reached Seattle Center (the end) before the back had left Judkins Park (the start). That's a distance of a 3.6 miles.


Protesters crowd into the University of Washington's Red Square.
KUOW photo/John Ryan

UPDATE 1/22/17, 1:25 p.m. The victim's condition has improved to serious. He remains in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center but is breathing on his own.

UPDATE 1/21/17, 1:31 p.m. University of Washington Police said they have released the shooting suspect taken into custody Friday night and that no suspects remain outstanding. 


Tonia Arehart offered some encouragement to the high school students and others joining a protest at Seattle Central College on Friday.
KUOW photo/Amy Radil

The day started with an inauguration viewing event at Town Hall. And Friday night, Seattle was wrapping up with a big protest at Westlake Park and another at the University of Washington.

In between ...

It happens thousands of times a year in Washington state: someone who isn’t allowed to own a gun tries to buy one but is denied after a background check. But even though it’s a crime to lie on a background check form, police rarely if ever investigate these cases.

Oregonians may be seeing a rare site in the coming years. A proposal to reintroduce the highly endangered California condor in Redwood National Park could mean North America’s largest land bird will once again take flight over the Pacific Northwest.

The California condor once soared over the West, from Baja to British Columbia.

A new tsunami survival option has come to the Pacific Northwest coast. It involves climbing into a spherical aluminum pod for what is sure to be the ride of your life.

As Donald Trump was being sworn in Friday morning, students from Olympia High School led a permitted rally on the steps of the Washington Capitol. Some were joined by their parents and had excused absences.

Nearly 40 marches are registered in the Northwest for Saturday. The demonstrations are part of an international show of support for women and human rights. 

Volunteers help with citizenship forms.
KUOW Photo/Lisa Wang

People started lining up in Seattle several hours before the city’s big immigration workshop opened its doors at noon Friday.

The city planned the event to coincide with Inauguration Day to emphasize that Seattle would remain a welcoming city for immigrants and refugees under the Trump administration.

A small crowd gathered at Republican Headquarters in Spokane to see Donald Trump take the oath of office Friday morning. As Donald Trump placed his hand on the bible, 35 people stood, many clad in red white and blue, raised mimosas and cups of coffee to toast the 45th president.

6 Washington Fisheries Receive Disaster Designation

Jan 20, 2017

Unusual ocean and climate conditions have significantly reduced the number of fish available for American Indian tribes and commercial fleets to catch. That's led to the federal government's declaration that six fisheries in the state can now seek assistance to help bring things back to normal.

Leeching Tran with Lunar New Year decorations at Viet Wah Supermarket. She's worried the Womxn's March on Seattle will mean fewer sales
KUOW Phot/Kate Walters

Organizers expect up to 60,000 people to hit the streets for the Womxn's March on Seattle on Saturday.

The march is being held in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington D.C., and it will follow a 3.6 mile route from Judkins Park to Seattle Center.

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