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King County's Proposition 1 failing in initial election results

Voters across the region are deciding whether to dig into their wallets to pay for buses, schools and other projects in King and Pierce Counties.

Did President Obama's mispronunciation of Oso tarnish his mudslide visit?

President Obama had plenty of heartfelt words as he spoke at the Oso firehouse after touring the mudslide debris field. But his remarks are being overshadowed because he mispronounced Oso several times during his comments.

At mudslide scene, Obama mourns with survivors

Swooping over a landscape of unspeakable sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month. He pledged a nation's solidarity with those who are enduring "unimaginable pain and difficulty" in the aftermath of the destruction.

Costs of dam crack pegged at $61 million

Dealing with that cracked dam on the Columbia River is going to cost about $61 million.

Spokane picks pine as official city tree

The Spokane City Council has designated the ponderosa pine as the city's official tree.

Seattle Tunnel Contractor seeks $125 million from WSDOT for Bertha repairs

The head of the Seattle tunnel project says getting Bertha moving again could cost around $125 million.

Asteroids are hurtling toward Earth, but scientists aren't tracking them - yet

What would we do if an asteroid was hurtling toward Earth?

Arsonist burns 2 cars in Walla Walla

Police say an arsonist burned two cars overnight in Walla Walla.

Seahawks Russell Wilson most popular pro athlete in Washington state

He's only been in town for a couple of years, but there's no doubt Russell Wilson is far and away the most popular athlete in the state.

State kills 300 Rochester cockfighting birds

The state Gambling Commission says about 300 birds seized in a cockfighting raid on Monday at Rochester were killed.

Nevada man sues Seahawks, NFL for $40 million over limiting playoff ticket sales

A Nevada man says the Seahawks, NFL, Ticketmaster and others committed fraud by limiting ticket sales to the Pacific Northwest for the NFC Championship Game against the 49ers.

500 emergency management officials training in Tacoma this week

Over 500 emergency management officials in the public, private and non-profit sectors from across the nation will participate in a wide variety of training sessions at the annual Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference in Tacoma this week.

Trooper injured in I-5 crash in Seattle

The Washington State Patrol says a 28-year-old man was booked into the King County Jail on suspicion of drunken driving after a crash that damaged two patrol cars and injured a trooper on Interstate 5 in Seattle.

Olympia invention turns cellphone into microscope

A 23-year-old Olympia man who studied mechanical engineering at the University of Washington is finding a market for his invention -- lenses that turn your cellphone into a microscope.

Pierce Transit may spend $450,000 on public image

Pierce Transit may spend nearly half a million dollars over the next three years on a marketing consultant to improve its public image.

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