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  • Sawant office leaking homeless cleanup plans to activists, protesters

    Emails reveal that Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant's office has been informing protesters when and where Navigation Teams plan to sweep homeless encampments, helping them counter the city action.
  • DUI suspect killed after jumping off 520 Bridge while handcuffed

    The Washington State Patrol says a DUI suspect was killed in Seattle early Friday morning when he jumped into Lake Washington from the SR 520 Bridge while handcuffed.
  • smoking, tobacco

    Washington flush with tobacco money, but gets an ‘F’ for prevention

    Washington state takes in millions of tobacco tax revenue and settlement money each year. Yet a tiny fraction of that is spent on preventing the next generation from taking up the deadly habit.
  • Bellevue

    Former Bellevue cop faces witness tampering charges

    John Kivlin's bail was bumped to $500 million and he was re-arrested. He now faces new charges for violating the order and for witness tampering.
  • Police probe whether beheaded cat related to other killings

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Police say investigators are trying to determine whether a beheaded kitten’s head found this week is related to a series of cat killings in the area. The Olympian reports Lacey police Cmdr. Jim Mack said the head was found in a wooded area near Clearbrook Drive Southeast and Yonkers Drive Southeast. […]
  • oso

    Finding Summer: A brother’s mission to get to his sister after the Oso slide

    A heroic brother was determined to find everyone lost in the tragic Oso landslide in 2014, including his sister. His mom gave him a mission: Go find your sister Summer.
  • Washington school district shortens school week to 4 days

    SEATTLE (AP) — A school district in central Washington state is moving to four-day weeks when the school year begins later this month. KING-TV reports the Waterville School District will hold classes Monday through Thursday, giving students and faculty three-day weekends. Superintendent Tabatha Mires says the change aims to increase staff retention and recruitment as […]
  • motorcycle

    Motorcyclist describes self-defense shooting in I-5 road rage attack

    A 24-year-old motorcyclist who fatally shot a 60-year-old man as he attacked her along I-5 described the incident for the first time in an exclusive interview with a fellow motorcyclist.
  • gun rights

    McKenna: Expect Supreme Court to be flooded with gun rights cases

    A major switch up on the United States Supreme Court could usher in a new era of gun rights lawsuits. Many such lawsuits are emerging in Washington under new firearm regulations.
  • orca, whales

    Conservation group files lawsuit to protect orca whales

    A federal lawsuit was filed Thursday in Seattle that aims to add protected waters for southern resident orcas in Puget Sound and along the coast. 
  • air quality

    Wednesday air quality in Washington was century’s worst

    Air quality has improved from unhealthy levels to moderate in most areas around the Puget Sound.
  • Seattle climber dies in fall at Mount Rainier National Park

    MOUNT RAINIER, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a 35-year-old climber died while rappelling off a peak in Mount Rainier National Park. The News Tribune in Tacoma reports Stephen Kornbluth of Seattle summited 6,710-foot Dewey Peak with two friends Tuesday after climbing the mountain’s west face. Park spokesman Kevin Bacher says Kornbluth’s two partners rappelled safely […]
  • Man found shot to death at boat launch west of Olympia

    MONTESANO, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Hoquiam man for investigation of murder after another man was found shot to death at a boat launch west of Olympia. Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office Chief Criminal Deputy Brad Johansson says the body of 35-year-old Andrew Detwiler was found Sunday near the Humptulips River along State Route […]
  • 2nd autopsy performed in Randle teen’s death

    CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) — A second autopsy has been performed in the case of a 16-year-old Randle boy who prosecutors say was murdered, but the defense attorney who requested it is withholding the results. The Chronicle newspaper of Centralia reports that the second autopsy on Ben Eastman III was performed at the request of a […]
  • US vows to work more closely with states to fight wildfires

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As wildfires choke California and other Western states, the Trump administration pledged Thursday to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires from ever starting. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the Forest Service and other agencies will step up efforts to cut down small trees and underbrush and set […]

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