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    Should political ads feature logos of corporate sponsors?

    As soda companies pour millions into an anti-soda tax initiative, Sen. Reuven Carlyle promotes legislation to force corporate logos onto campaign ads to show who is funding which initiatives.
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    Three lanes of northbound I-5 blocked in Tukwila

    The three right lanes of northbound I-5 in Tukwila just south of Martin Luther King Way at the Duwamish River Curve are closed due to emergency repair work.
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    Seattle council questions mayor’s plans for extra soda tax money

    Seattle's soda tax took in millions more than expected. Mayor Jenny Durkan has one plan for the extra money. But some council members question that plan and want to use the funds for the tax's original intent.
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    Study: Young, new workers struggling amid Seattle $15 minimum wage

    The latest insights from the University of Washington study on Seattle's minimum wage indicate that younger workers looking for first jobs, or less experienced workers, are having a more difficult time in the job market.
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    Transgender community reacts to Trump proposal to redefine gender

    Seattle's transgender community reacts to a proposal by the Trump administration to redefine gender to just male and female as President Trump weighs in.
  • Consultant gets 4 years for tax fraud tied to solar case

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Seattle-based energy consultant has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for engaging in a fraud scheme involving solar energy tax credits with a former Oregon Department of Energy employee. Martin Shain was also ordered Tuesday to pay over $520,000 in restitution. Shain pleaded guilty to tax fraud […]
  • Program for tribes to access crime databases expanding

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A federal program for Native American tribes to access national crime information databases is expanding. The number of participants in the Tribal Access Program is expected to rise from 47 to 72 by the end of 2019. The tribes can use the databases to do background checks, and see outstanding warrants […]
  • EPA proposes scaling back cleanup of Portland Harbor

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to scale back the scope and cost of a planned $1 billion cleanup of a 10-mile (16-kilometer) stretch of Oregon’s Willamette River as it winds through Portland’s industrial area. Five years of research shows one contaminant in the Portland Harbor is less toxic than […]
  • Complaints made over misleading political mailers

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington’s Public Disclosure Commission has received several complaints about misleading mailers sent to voters in four competitive legislative districts across the state. The mailers, which were also sent to voters deciding a Thurston County Commission race, suggest the Democrats in those races are too conservative and urge voters to write-in a […]
  • California schools race sets record for most expensive

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is again recording the most expensive state superintendent election in history, with a cast of billionaires who are outspending the teachers unions in support of a former charter schools executive. The California State Superintendent of Public Instruction is a nonpartisan office that is featuring two Democrats vying for the job. […]
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    Spokane City Council approves restrictions on Border Patrol

    The Spokane City Council has approved an ordinance restricting the U.S. Border Patrol's ability to search city property that is not open to the public.
  • Washington man sentenced to 18 years for killing friend

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Washington man was sentenced to 18 years in prison for fatally shooting his friend. The Columbian reports Clark County Superior Court Judge Daniel Stahnke said Monday that TJ Ferres, of Vancouver, was not acting in self-defense as he claimed, when he shot Ian Patrick McKay to death in January 2017 […]
  • Candidate for sheriff remains on ballot after death

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A man who died in a motorcycle crash last month remains listed as a candidate for Spokane County Sheriff on the November ballot. KREM reports that Scott Maclay, who legally changed his name to Dumpozzie Dot Com, was set to face incumbent Ozzie Knezovich. Maclay died Sept. 3 in a crash […]
  • 2 arrested after home invasion at marijuana grow house

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Two people have been arrested and a third remains on the run after an armed home invasion robbery at a home in SeaTac, Washington. The robbery happened sometime just after 4 a.m. Tuesday at a home that contained a large illegal marijuana grow, said Sgt. Michael Starrett with the King County […]
  • Kent man pleads not guilty in crash that killed 4 passengers

    SEATTLE (AP) — A 22-year-old Kent man has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide charges in connection with a fatal single-car crash that killed four of his passengers. The Seattle Times reports that Jesse Tenorio pleaded not guilty in King County Superior Court Monday. Prosecutors say Tenorio crashed his pickup truck twice on Oct. 7 […]

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