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    Handgun found in car’s bumper may have been fired during gunfight

    The "small black object" a driver saw fly through the air while traveling on I-5 turned out to be a handgun.
  • Yakima County Jail’s basement remains closed due to flooding

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The basement of the Yakima County jail remains shut down due to flooding. But the Yakima Herald-Republic reports that it’s expected to be operational by Tuesday. Jeremy Welch, Yakima County Department of Corrections chief, said crews are working on cleaning the basement and checking computers and other electronics to make sure […]
  • Man accused of digging up grave in Bremerton arrested

    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A man who police say was found digging up a grave has been arrested. KING5-TV reports that Bremerton police were called to the Miller Woodlawn cemetery Wednesday morning after an employee spotted the man digging up the grave of Hector Apodac. The TV station reports that the 27-year-old man was Apodac’s […]
  • housing, zoning laws

    Businesses shackled by Seattle’s strict zoning laws

    There are potentially long-term negative effects of Seattle's zoning laws on the business community.
  • Starbucks

    Starbucks previews racial-bias training

    Starbucks released a preview of its curriculum that 175,000 employees will participate in following backlash from the arrest of two black men.
  • Buccaneers sign draft picks Vita Vea, Carlton Davis

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed first-round draft pick Vita Vea and second-round selection Carlton Davis to four-year contracts. The deals were announced Thursday. They leave Tampa Bay with one unsigned draft pick, second-round running back Ronald Jones. Vea, a 347-pound defensive tackle out of Washington, was the 12th pick in last […]
  • Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, accused of welfare fraud

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was outed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud. Rachel Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged this week with theft by welfare fraud, perjury and […]
  • Suspect in 1986 Washington murder case pleads not guilty

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man arrested in the killing of a 13-year-old Tacoma, Washington girl over three decades ago has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. The News Tribune reports 60-year-old Robert Washburn pleaded not guilty Thursday in Tacoma, Washington, to murder with aggravated factors of sexual motivation and deliberate cruelty in the death […]
  • Piscotty, A’s tag Hernandez early, beat Mariners 4-3

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty and the Athletics tagged Felix Hernandez early, and Oakland ended the Seattle Mariners’ five-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory Thursday. Oakland helped itself by turning a team record-tying five groundball double plays, and stopped a five-game home skid. The A’s scored four times in the first inning, two […]
  • Power outages temporarily halt flights at Sea-Tac Airport

    SEATTLE (AP) — Officials say scattered power outages halted some flights on the south side of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. KOMO-TV reports airport spokesman Perry Cooper said after 12:30 p.m. Thursday that flights were slowly resuming. Airport officials said on Twitter that all power was restored shortly after that. The cause of the outages was not […]
  • Police: Winlock man shot while playing basketball with son

    WINLOCK, Wash. (AP) — Detectives in Lewis County say a Winlock man playing basketball with his son was shot to death by a neighbor. Authorities say the 44-year-old father had been shooting hoops with the boy Wednesday evening when the neighbor, identified as 58-year-old Randolph Thomas Graham, pulled into their driveway and started shooting. The […]
  • Tallest building in downtown Spokane listed for sale

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The tallest building in downtown Spokane is for sale. The Bank of America Financial Center, a 288-foot office tower built in 1981, was listed for sale Wednesday morning. The Spokesman-Review says real estate agents expect the building will sell for more than $55 million. The sale includes the 20-story building and […]
  • Worker who died in fall at Sound Transit site identified

    SEATTLE (AP) — Officials have identified the man who died after falling from a light rail column at a Sound Transit construction site in Bellevue. The Seattle Times reports 63-year-old Walter Burrows was a foreman and a longtime employee at Kiewit, the company building the elevated light rail on the Eastside. The King County Medical […]
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    Add sewer to Seattle’s list of projects over budget

    A new tunnel meant to handle a growing Seattle sewage problem is the latest city project to experience a ballooning budget.
  • megaquake

    Megaquake watch: Northwest is under a lot of pressure right now

    The risk of a Cascadia megaquake is a little higher with the annual episodic tremor and slip event happening right now. It increases tectonic plate pressure along the Cascadia subduction zone.

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