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  • Ariana Kukors smith, olympic swimmer

    Ariana Kukors Smith sues USA Swimming for covering up alleged abuse

    Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith and her team filed a lawsuit in a California superior court against USA Swimming, and former coaches Sean Hutchison and Mark Schubert.
  • Glacier Peak

    The problems with Washington’s Glacier Peak volcano

    One of five active volcanoes in Washington state is so remote that monitoring is limited.
  • waterfront

    City council may vote on new tax for Seattle waterfront properties

    The Seattle City Council will vote Monday on a plan to create a Waterfront Local Improvement District that would tax nearby property owners.
  • superintendent, Chris Reykdal

    Chris Reykdal: Treat gun violence like a health epidemic

    What should be done to tackle the gun violence problem in public schools? Chris Reykdal says it should be treated as a nationwide health epidemic.
  • special session, gun control, state budget, government shutdown, capital budget, public records

    After Texas shooting, Washington lawmakers call for special session on school safety

    Republican state lawmakers are calling for a special legislative session to ensure our schools are better protected before the next school year.
  • needle in Everett playground

    Toddler pricked by dirty needle at Everett playground

    A toddler had to go to the hospital after being pricked by a dirty needle at a playground in Everett.
  • Body recovered near Mount Baker believed to be snowboarder

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A body believed to be that of a 24-year-old Bellingham snowboarder missing since January was recovered near Mt. Baker Ski Area. The Bellingham Herald reports the Bellingham Mountain Rescue Council reported Sunday on its Facebook page that it had recovered a body believed to be Vitaliy Datskiy. Whatcom County Undersheriff Jeff […]
  • Houston baggage handler pleads guilty to officer gun theft

    HOUSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 22-year-old man working as a contract baggage handler at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport has pleaded guilty to stealing guns last year from the luggage of three Bellevue, Washington, police officers. Mack Stewart faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine at his sentencing hearing […]
  • Jerry Colangelo Classic will feature Gonzaga, Tennessee

    PHOENIX (AP) — Gonzaga will face Tennessee in Phoenix on Dec. 9 as part of the inaugural Jerry Colangelo Classic. The doubleheader also will include a matchup between Nevada and Grand Canyon. The event is organized by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will take place at Talking Stick Resort Arena, the home […]
  • Judge says suspect’s comments to law officers are admissible

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane County judge has ruled that statements to law officers made by the student arrested for shooting four people at Freeman High School last year are admissible in upcoming court proceedings. Superior Court Judge Michael Price made the decision Monday in the case of 16-year-old Caleb Sharpe, who was arrested […]
  • Judge: Teen must repay $37M for starting Oregon wildfire

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade, though it’s unlikely the boy will ever cover his nearly $37 million bill. The Oregonian reports that Hood River County Circuit Judge John […]
  • Judge says state must provide 1 day notice to kill wolves

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Thurston County judge says the state of Washington must provide one business day of notice before killing any wolves. That’s to give the public time to go to court to try and block the killings. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese on Friday also dismissed a lawsuit filed by […]
  • backyard cottages

    Mayor Durkan fast tracks backyard cottages to address Seattle affordability crisis

    Seattle could fast-track the building of backyard cottages as a means of adding much-needed affordable housing in the city.
  • Griner has 29 points and 10 boards, Mercury beat Storm 87-82

    SEATTLE (AP) — Brittney Griner had 29 points and 10 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury hold on for an 87-82 victory over the Seattle Storm on Sunday night. Griner, who led the WNBA in scoring and blocks per game last season, shot 10 for 16 from the field and added four assists and three […]
  • Mariners rally late, beat Tigers 3-2 in 11 on Segura’s hit

    SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth inning and Jean Segura’s RBI single in the 11th gave the Seattle Mariners a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Minnesota starter Francisco Liriano took a no-hitter into the seventh but closer Shane Greene blew his third save of the […]

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