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Deaf Montesano councilwoman demands interpreter

The City Council meeting in Montesano was forced to recess minutes after it started Tuesday night when a council member who is deaf said she could not understand the sign language interpreter.

Study: Teacher hiring should be more scientific

A new study has found school districts may be able to hire teachers who do a better job in the classroom if they change the way they screen job applicants.

Big match in messy NFC South

or any team from the struggling NFC South -- that could wind up benefiting from the NFL's setup that rewards all division winners.

Prosecutor on school threats: Bad jokes that cause people reasonable fear are crimes

Two Tacoma students say they were only joking when they allegedly made threats against their schools, but now those boys are charged with felony harassment.

SDOT releases 'hilarious' new video on protected bike lane

Nearly two months after Seattle's protected bike lane opened on Second Avenue, the Seattle Department of Transportation has released an educational video.

Market sought for tree-thinning wood in Washington

Researchers are looking for ways to turn wood waste into energy, creating a market for smaller trees that would make forest-thinning economically viable.

Record Northwest crop of sweet cherries

Northwest cherry growers brought in a record crop over the summer.

Seahawk mask at Seattle museum looks like NFL logo

A very old tribal mask that may have inspired the Seahawks logo is going on display next month at the Burke Museum in Seattle.

Skagit judge says guests OK at farmworker housing

A judge in Mount Vernon says a Skagit Valley farm violated labor and tenant laws by banning visitors from farmworker housing.

Suspect in fatal Spokane stabbing arrested

A woman suspected of stabbing a man to death Oct. 2 in Spokane is now in custody.

Why is there so much support for Marysville shooter?

Among the balloons and flowers tied to the chain-link fence outside Marysville-Pilchuck High School are these: a white wrestling shoe; a youth football team photo, with one player encased in a red-marker heart; and a candle covered with a plastic cup bearing the name "Jaylen."

Teachers back in school, awaiting return of Marysville-Pilchuck students

Teachers were back on campus Tuesday at Marysville-Pilchuck High School to begin the difficult process of preparing for the return of students on Monday.

Oil train traffic concerns Spokane firefighters

Although Burlington Northern Santa Fe has improved the safety of oil trains, a Spokane Valley fire official says firefighters would be "extremely challenged" to respond to a significant event.

Spokane deputy acquitted of insurance fraud

A Spokane sheriff's deputy accused of filing false claims for snow damage has been acquitted of insurance fraud charges.

Explosive at school; principal placed on leave

Seattle Public Schools says a principal has been placed on paid leave after a student was accused of bringing a Molotov cocktail to a Seattle high school.

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