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  • state budget, government shutdown Local News

    The state budget – it’s all a game to raise taxes

    Gov. Jay Inslee says senior citizens are going to starve, criminals will be roaming the streets, and baby salmon will legislators don't pass a budget.
  • A view from Magnuson Park. (TIA International Photography via Seattle Parks flickr) Local News

    Lessons learned after massive ‘float party’ gets shut down in Seattle

    There are some disappointed swimmers out there after Seattle Parks and Rec and the police department shut down plans for a massive "float party" on Lake Washington.
  • Tacoma housing homeless Local News

    Former Tacoma meth motel may house homeless

    The City of Tacoma is reportedly eyeing a motel once called meth infested as short-term housing for the city's homeless.
  • bike share Local News

    Three reasons why a bike share will work in Seattle

    Despite the usual arguments, and the failure of the previous attempt, Pronto, a bike share can certainly succeed in Seattle.
  • Eight students will graduate from Recovery High School in Seattle on Thursday. (AP) Local News

    Seattle’s Recovery High School offers hope to addicted teens

    The students of what's likely Seattle's smallest graduating high school class will receive their diplomas Thursday afternoon.
  • Local News

    Police searching for people who fired gunshots at military plane in Renton

    KIRO 7 obtained surveillance video the Renton Police Department pulled from a local business showing two people on foot on the west side of a street, who ran behind a big tree and then fired a number of shots June 17.
  • Washington's Markelle Fultz poses for photos on the red carpet before the start of the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) AP State

    The Latest: 76ers, Celtics fans set to pack arena for draft

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Thursday night’s NBA draft (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The plaza outside Barclays Center is decorated in green and blue — as in Celtics green and 76ers blue. On a big night for both their teams, Boston and Philadelphia fans appear ready to pack the place for Thursday […]
  • FILE--In this May 15, 2017, file photo, protesters wave signs and chant during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. A federal judge said Wednesday, June 21, 2017, that a class-action lawsuit challenging a once-secret government program that delayed immigration and citizenship applications by Muslims can move forward. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file) AP State

    Judge OKs lawsuit over once-secret immigrant vetting program

    SEATTLE (AP) — A class-action lawsuit challenging a once-secret government program that delayed immigration and citizenship applications by Muslims can move forward, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Richard Jones in Seattle on Wednesday denied the Justice Department’s request to dismiss the lawsuit, which was filed in February by the American Civil Liberties […]
  • AP State

    Commission candidate drops out of race after controversy

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A candidate running for the Port of Tacoma commission has dropped out of the race. The state Public Disclosure Commission announced this week that Jim Jensen’s campaign asked to withdraw the candidate Monday. The commission says the Republican candidate has time to change his mind. The News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2rWpp4F) the […]
  • AP State

    Boeing cutting fewer than 200 jobs in South Carolina

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Boeing Co. says it’s eliminating some jobs at its 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina. Local media outlets reported the layoffs of “fewer than 200 workers” are the first in South Carolina since the company moved to North Charleston in 2009. Boeing’s vice president and general manager in South Carolina, […]
  • AP State

    Absent budget deal, Washington prepares for a shutdown

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington lawmakers are in an increasingly familiar place this year: in a third special session, racing to avoid a partial shutdown of state government because they’ve spent months unable to reach agreement on a new two-year state budget. They’ve been here before. In both 2013 and 2015, budgets weren’t signed by […]
  • FILE - This April 13, 2016 file photo shows the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va.  A psychologist who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror says his participation in the program that involved torturing suspects caused him "great, soulful torment."  The comments are in videotaped depositions of Bruce Jessen ahead of a Sept. 5, 2017 trial.
He is one of two psychologists sued by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of three men who say they were tortured with techniques designed by the defendants.. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) AP State

    Psychologist suffered ‘torment’ designing CIA interrogations

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A psychologist who helped design the CIA’s harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror has said his participation in the program that involved torturing suspects caused him “great, soulful torment.” The comments were in videotaped depositions of Bruce Jessen ahead of a Sept. 5 trial in federal court in Spokane, […]
  • AP State

    Man pleads to amended charges in meth death

    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A Washington man pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering the life of an Idaho man by making him eat the methamphetamine that caused his death. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports (http://bit.ly/2txyBt7 ) Shaun Patrick Kelly faced a murder charge until a Wednesday hearing where he instead pleaded guilty to four amended […]
  • AP State

    Man found not guilty in death of 2-year-old girl

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A jury found a man not guilty of beating a 2-year-old girl to death. The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/2sYBM0f ) Jason Obermiller was found not guilty Wednesday of killing Adalynn Hoyt despite numerous witnesses testifying Obermiller was the last one seen with Hoyt the night before she was found dead Sept. 12, […]
  • AP State

    Man stabbed in hospital south of Seattle; woman in custody

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a patient at a hospital in the Seattle suburb of Renton was stabbed Thursday morning, and woman has been taken into custody. Valley Medical Center in Renton says the situation has been resolved and the hospital has returned to normal operations. Hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said in an email […]

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