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  • Whale watchers in Puget Sound

    Expert: Ban on whale watching could actually be bad for orcas

    The Washington State Orca Task Force issued a recommendation to end whale watching for the next three to five years, but could that actually hurt local orcas more than it helps them? 
  • Gun stores in King County now have to post warning signs for customers

    King County passes law requiring gun stores to post warning signs

    The King County Board of Health passed legislation requiring stores that sell firearms and firing ranges to post signs warning customers of the various dangers posed by gun violence.
  • 2nd amendment sanctuary city

    Washington police chief proposes ‘2nd Amendment Sanctuary City’ law

    Police Chief Loren Culp with the City of Republic has proposed to make his town a "2nd Amendment Sanctuary City" that will not follow new gun control regulations as passed by Washington voters via Initiative 1639.
  • Bellevue

    Police: Man breaks into Bellevue PD garage to steal back his car

    Bellevue police arrested a man who admitted to burglarizing the police department's garage to steal his own vehicle that was locked up as evidence. The car is back in custody, but a shotgun has gone missing.
  • Green Bay trio sparks OT win over Eastern Washington

    CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — ShanQuan Hemphill and reserve Jayquan McCloud scored 19 points apiece and Cody Schwartz came off the bench to score 18 to help Green Bay turn back Eastern Washington 82-78 in overtime on Friday night. Sandy Cohen III, who finished with nine points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, three blocked shots and a […]
  • Affordable housing continues to grow in Seattle

    Seattle breaks ground on 102 new affordable housing units for homeless

    Seattle continues to do what it can to fight its homeless crisis, breaking ground on 102 new affordable housing units in the Little Saigon neighborhood. 
  • Lawsuit against Seattle over head-tax meetings moves forward

    SEATTLE (AP) — A judge has ruled that a lawsuit contending Seattle’s City Council broke the state’s Open Public Meetings Act before its abrupt repeal of the head tax on large businesses should be decided at trial, but the council’s public vote killing the tax will stand. Superior Court Judge Timothy Bradshaw on Friday rejected […]
  • Nuggets add Sue Bird to front office staff

    DENVER (AP) — WNBA champion Sue Bird is joining the Denver Nuggets’ front office while continuing her own professional basketball playing career. Tim Connelly, the Nuggets’ president of basketball operations, said Bird’s new title is basketball operations associate. In a statement, Connelly said, “We are very excited to have Sue join our organization. Her resume […]
  • Group finalizes endangered orcas proposals with ban on tours

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state task force on critically endangered Northwest orcas has offered its full slate of recommendations to Gov. Jay Inslee ahead of the next legislative session. The group advising the governor wants to temporarily suspend whale-watching boat tours focused on those whales, one of three dozen recommendations to save a population […]
  • City mulls becoming ‘sanctuary city’ to protect gun rights

    REPUBLIC, Wash. (AP) — A Washington city is considering becoming a “sanctuary city” to shield itself from gun laws after its police chief says he won’t allow his department to enforce the regulations passed by voters under Initiative 1639, saying the new gun laws violate the Second Amendment. Initiative 1639 raises the age limit to […]
  • Necropsies reveal 2 more sea lions were shot

    SEATTLE (AP) — Necropsies on the carcasses of two California sea lions that recently washed up on the shores of the residential area of West Seattle both showed the mammals had been shot. A team of scientists performed the necropsies Thursday. The results confirmed that four of the five sea lions that washed ashore in […]
  • House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped and poisoned out of existence in most of the U.S. by the mid-20th century. Since […]
  • Washington state man charged with stabbing Montana man

    LIBBY, Mont. (AP) — A 24-year-old Washington state man is charged with stabbing a Montana man nearly a dozen times while the victim was on a walking path near Libby. Michael Borchardt Robertson of Yakima, Washington, is charged with attempted deliberate homicide for the attack on Doug Crum of Libby on Nov. 11. Officials say […]
  • Man who raped dying woman gets less than 3 years in prison

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A 20-year-old Washington state man was sentenced Thursday to less than three years in prison for raping a high school student as she died from a drug overdose and texting semi-nude photos of her. Superior Court Judge Linda Krese said Thursday she could not sentence Brian Varela to more than 2 […]
  • safeco, T-Mobile

    Will the Mariners’ Safeco Field get the name T-Mobile Stadium?

    The "Safeco Field" name is on its way out. But rumors ran wild Thursday about T-Mobile taking its place, prompting the Mariners to quickly respond.

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