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  • Delta employees claim they were fired for “speaking Korean”

    Four Korean-born Delta employees have sued their airline company after being fired. They alleged they were fired for speaking Korean too much at the Sea-Tac Airport.
  • Metro bus involved in serious injury crash on I-5

    A driver and an unrestrained child were injured when the vehicle they were in slammed into the back of a King County Metro bus.
  • Seattle mayor nominates Carmen Best for police chief

    Interim Chief Carmen Best as the next Chief of the Seattle Police Department.
  • New rules for Bellevue homeless shelters get narrow approval

    With a 4-to-3 vote, the Bellevue City Council opened the doors to permanent homeless shelters in the city.
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    UW enrollment is up, Evergreen down as freshmen prepare for fall quarter

    Two major Washington universities are having opposite experiences with student enrollment. UW reports considerable increases in freshmen numbers, while Evergreen is suffering massive losses.
  • Inmate escapes while out on work crew in Kelso

    KELSO, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 36-year-old inmate walked away from his corrections work crew in Kelso. KIRO-TV reports Monte Huigens walked away around 10:30 a.m. Monday. The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office says Huigens was in custody for investigation of domestic violence, a no-contact order violation, harassment and assault. Officers are trying to locate […]
  • Feds arrest 11 in alleged heroin, meth trafficking ring

    SEATTLE (AP) — Officials say 11 people have been arrested on federal charges in connection with heroin and methamphetamine trafficking in the north Puget Sound region. U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes says the arrests happened Tuesday after a six-month investigation. She says search warrants also were served Tuesday at 30 locations which netted 18 firearms, […]
  • Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion reporting law

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands is suing the state of Idaho in federal court over new abortion reporting requirements that critics say are unconstitutional and intended to stigmatize women seeking medical care. Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit in Idaho’s U.S. District Court on Tuesday, asking a […]
  • 2 Spokane massage parlors investigated for prostitution

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two Spokane-area massage parlors employing only Chinese workers are under investigation on suspicion of promoting prostitution, human trafficking, practicing without a license and money laundering. Investigators with the Department of Homeland Security and the Washington State Patrol contend that women who work at the two parlors speak little-to-no English and are […]
  • Primary voters in Ferry County will not have to pay postage

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — It turns out that voters in Washington state’s Ferry County will not have to buy their own stamps to mail in their primary ballots this year. Ferry County Auditor Dianna Galvan said Tuesday that she had overcome budget concerns that had prompted her to conclude the small county could not afford […]
  • Suspected driver in fatal hit-and-run turns herself in

    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A suspect in a hit-and-run that killed a 61-year-old Washington man has turned herself in. The Kitsap Sun reports Kitsap County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Wilson says Ali Rochelle Giannini is being held on $1 million bail in the Kitsap County Jail after turning herself in Monday. Giannini will be charged with […]
  • Woman turns herself in after fatal Kitsap hit-and-run

    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A woman suspected of running over and killing a pedestrian on the Kitsap Peninsula over the weekend has turned herself in. The Kitsap Sun reports that 29-year-old Ali Rochelle Giannini is being held on $1 million bail. Kitsap County sheriff’s deputy Scott Wilson says she surrendered late Monday morning. Investigators say […]
  • Bellevue officer charged with assaulting woman, tampering

    BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — A Bellevue police officer has been charged with assault, witness tampering and violating a protection order in connection with incidents in which he allegedly punched a woman he was dating and then allegedly tried to get her to recant those allegations. SeattlePI.com reports Officer John Kivlin was charged last week. Charging […]
  • Pierce County wage credits questioned after Seattle kills head tax

    The credit program that was proposed to entice more businesses to either move or start in Pierce County was questioned after Seattle repealed its controversial head tax.
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    Head tax opponents raised $440,000; supporters only $197,000

    Opponents spent upwards of $2 for every $1 that head tax proponents spent, garnering more than $440,000 in a campaign that merely lasted a month.

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