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Charges: Woman killed 2, injured 2 in high 2019-12-04 20:39:46King County prosecutors accused a woman of killing two people and injuring two others while driving intoxicated Friday in Fremont, charging documents

43 people sickened in norovirus outbreak at Seattle's 2019-12-04 20:23:38At least 43 people have been sickened by an outbreak of norovirus-like illness - including vomiting, diarrhea, body aches, chills, and fever - linked

N. Cascades Highway still open -- now latest 2019-12-04 13:33:17We've waded into December and travelers can still cross the North Cascades Highway. With state Route 20 still open on Dec. 4, it'll now clinch its

Lawsuits, emergency motions, accusations of sabotage: Where does 2019-12-04 08:55:56Initiative 976's promised $30 car tabs were supposed to take effect Dec. 5, but a motion to block the measure that was granted by a King County Super

Update: 2 people struck by Sounder trains, 1 2019-12-03 11:32:41SUMNER, Wash. -- One person was killed when they were struck by a Sounder train in the south Sound Monday morning, Sound Transit officials said. An&n

Seattle Children's Hospital knew of deadly mold danger 2019-12-03 09:57:45SEATTLE – Seattle Children’s Hospital was hit with two lawsuits Monday over Aspergillus mold that has sickened children on and off for 18

Seattle QFC debuts first apple ever bred in 2019-12-02 12:30:36The highly-anticipated Cosmic Crisp apple is finally available to the masses. The QFC in Seattle's University Village received the first delivery Su

Former Seahawk Richard Sherman pays off $20K in 2019-12-01 20:21:20Although Richard Sherman is now with the 49ers, he hasn’t forgotten about us. The former Seahawks cornerback donated more than $20,000 to help

Spend a lot of time commuting? Seattle ranks 2019-12-01 08:55:40If you think you spend a lot of time stuck in traffic on your way to and from work, you're not alone. Seattle took the second spot in a new ranking a

'Why are we afraid of our children?': Connelly's 2019-11-30 08:55:35The 1999 World Trade Organization confrontation and riot in Seattle began with the scene of environmentalists in sea turtle costumes marching out of a

20 years later: Looking back at the Battle 2019-11-30 08:55:35On Nov. 30, 1999, Seattle exploded. It was definitely not the first time -- violent labor disputes have a long history in the city, not to mention th

Driver hits 4, kills 1 on sidewalk in 2019-11-29 20:20:05A woman hit four people, killing one with a car Friday on a sidewalk in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood, police said.

The Seattle Times: Local

Oregon to change policy after losing parental rights New! 2019-12-07 14:18:01PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials who attempted to end the parental rights of a couple because of the parents’ low IQs have reached a

Officials: 6 of Alaska’s 11 ferries will be New! 2019-12-07 13:26:34JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — More than half of Alaska’s ferries will be out of service amid a lack of funds to repair the vessels, transportation

Man, former wife sentenced for child sex crimes New! 2019-12-07 11:58:41POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A man and his former wife have been sentenced in eastern Idaho after pleading guilty to child sex crimes. Lance Parry, 5

Museum of Idaho receives $500,000 donation for new New! 2019-12-07 11:45:08IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Museum of Idaho has received a $500,000 donation that will be used to create a permanent exhibit telling the histo

2 businesses sue pipeline company over 2016 explosion New! 2019-12-07 10:10:37PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two businesses whose Northwest Portland storefronts were destroyed by a 2016 gas explosion have filed new lawsuits against

Farm grows a new Christmas tradition in Kodiak New! 2019-12-07 10:00:00KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — At first glance, Kodiak may seem like the perfect place to find a Christmas tree. But Kodiak’s native spruce trees a

Santa Claus House: Everything is merry year round New! 2019-12-07 10:00:00NORTH POLE, Alaska (AP) — Santa Claus House operations manager Paul Brown says that the business is almost like an “Alaska house.” &

WSU study links cannabis businesses to poorer neighborhoods, New! 2019-12-07 09:30:00Washington’s licensed marijuana businesses are more likely to be found in poorer, less-educated neighborhoods across the state, according to a n

Magnolia residents’ AI-powered surveillance camera tracks people, cars New! 2019-12-07 09:01:38The camera at the entrance to a Magnolia neighborhood tracks vehicles, bicycles, animals and people — then categorizes them with artificial inte

North of Seattle, a beloved sushi chef returns New! 2019-12-07 09:00:56A popular sushi chef has relocated to Edmonds and two promising taco spots have opened up in the South End.

Unprovoked street attack becomes ‘catalyst’ to address crime, New! 2019-12-07 09:00:39"We have this very peculiar and tragic and dangerous situation on Third Avenue where just getting in the front door is proving to be so harrowing,"

A Bothell artist goes to homeless shelters with New! 2019-12-07 09:00:07For the past six years, artist Katrina Sather has brought canvases to places where homeless people gather, and encouraged them to join in the painting

Spokesman.com: Local news

Suit to force treasurer from Statehouse office can New! 2019-12-06 23:34:52BOISE – A lawsuit brought by Idaho legislative leaders seeking to force the treasurer out of her first-floor office in the Statehouse can move f

Trio sets record Cannonball Run from N.Y. to New! 2019-12-06 23:34:52Arne Toman’s stealth car was bursting with lawman-evading tech. But the Redondo Beach, California, police officer first noticed something suspic

Spokane man who sold FBI agents meth sentenced New! 2019-12-06 23:34:52A federal judge sentenced a Spokane man to almost 12 years in prison for distributing meth on Friday.Daniel F. Humphrey, 43, was given 140 months in f

Spokane man sentenced for drug trafficking New! 2019-12-06 23:34:52A Spokane man was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison on Friday on drug trafficking charges. Robert Dvorak, 29, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distrib

DNR adopts plan for marbled murrelet New! 2019-12-06 23:34:52The state Board of Natural Resources on Tuesday adopted a long-term conservation plan for the marbled murrelet, a threatened seabird that has been pro

Navy vet’s ashes destined for sunken Pearl Harbor New! 2019-12-06 23:34:52PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Ari

Pullman Regional Hospital bond failure prompts retreat plan New! 2019-12-06 23:34:52The Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners will schedule a retreat soon to decide what to do next following the failure of a $29 million bon

Gates Foundation CEO steps down after five years New! 2019-12-06 23:34:52SEATTLE – The CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is stepping down after more than five years in the role.Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellman

‘Die-in’ protest at Riverfront Park highlights perils of New! 2019-12-06 23:34:52For 11 minutes Friday afternoon, about 60 people laid on the cold sidewalk in Riverfront Park and died.The “die-in” demonstration was led

Christmas Tree Elegance raises money for Spokane Symphony New! 2019-12-06 23:34:52On the second-floor mezzanine at the Historic Davenport Hotel, Spokane resident Debbie Gilchrist stopped to admire a tall, rotating Christmas tree ado

US digs into Saudi shooting suspect motive in New! 2019-12-06 23:34:52WASHINGTON – U.S. law enforcement officials were digging into the background of the suspected Florida naval station shooter Friday, to determin

Spokane sees high rates of an unusual flu New! 2019-12-06 23:34:52Spokane came down with the flu early this year. Nationwide, flu season also started early this year. While it’s not officially flu season in Spo

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Students strike again in Olympia to demand action 2019-12-06 18:31:57For the second time in four months, a youth-led strike urging government leaders to take action on climate change made its voice heard in Olympia. The

Climate strikers in Olympia: ‘Climate change is not 2019-12-06 18:30:16Students march through downtown Olympia during Friday's climate strike. Similar events were held across the country Friday to coincide with a United

Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards endorses Michael Bloomberg for 2019-12-06 16:20:37Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards has endorsed Michael Bloomberg for president, according to release sent by Bloomberg on Friday. Bloomberg, billionaire

Gov. Jay Inslee to get hip replacement next 2019-12-06 15:49:41Gov. Jay Inslee is getting hip replacement surgery next week. In a written statement on Thursday, Inslee wrote he was “trading in a 1951 model h

Thurston County’s median home price up 11 percent 2019-12-06 10:00:00If you’re a prospective single-family home buyer in Thurston County, hoping that the holidays will slow sales and increase your chances of buyin

Paul Stamets becomes fungi phenom with acclaimed documentary 2019-12-06 10:00:00Olympia mushroom guru Paul Stamets, long a major figure in the world of mushroom research, is now a pop-culture celebrity, too. Stamets, a scientist a

Neighbors appeal 23-building town home project to Lacey 2019-12-06 10:00:00The city of Lacey hearings examiner has ruled against neighbors who appealed the city’s approval of a site plan for Woodbrook Townhomes, a 23-bu

Docs who serve low-income families shouldn’t have to 2019-12-06 09:05:00An increase in the state business-and-occupation tax rate that takes effect Jan. 1 will harm access to care for patients on Medicaid and residents in

Former Olympia dairy farm house to be included 2019-12-06 09:00:00Joe and Michelle Penrod's historic Cloverfields home located along Olympia's Carlyon Avenue will be one stop as part of the Olympia Historical Socie

‘The barn in the bend in the road’ 2019-12-06 09:00:00When it was built in 1914, Cloverfields was a farmhouse, part of a dairy farm owned by Hazard Stevens, whose accomplishments included bringing electri

What’s Happening for Dec. 6 2019-12-06 07:49:00Friday School Climate Strike: Students from across Washington will leave school and gather from noon to 2 p.m. at the Capitol Campus. There will be a

Deaths for Dec. 6 2019-12-06 03:00:00Alverson, Edward Roy, 82, Olympia, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Olympia. The Neptune Society, Tacoma, 253-476-2495. Batstone, Floy E., 93, Shelton