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    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan outlines plan to reduce gun violence

    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced on Wednesday that she's developing legislation within the next month to address gun violence.
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    Two of Washington’s healthiest counties have high overdose rates

    Two of Washington state's reportedly healthiest counties also have a high rate of drug overdose deaths, according to data from 2014-2016.
  • Man who engaged police shootout gets 37 years in prison

    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man has been sentenced to 37 years in prison for a May 2016 shootout with law enforcement near Port Angeles. The Peninsula Daily News reports that 38-year-old James Edward Sweet was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to first- and second-degree assault with a deadly weapon for firing […]
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    Why today is a big day for women in Olympia

    It's a big day for women in Olympia with Inslee set to sign a package of bills for women's health, equal pay, and protections against sexual harassment.
  • Mariners’ Phelps to have Tommy John surgery and miss season

    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Mariners reliever David Phelps will miss this season after tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching arm. Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto announced the diagnosis Wednesday night. Phelps was injured on the final pitch of his previous outing March 17 against the Angels. The right-hander will have Tommy John surgery […]
  • Fire damages Bellevue mosque for second time

    BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a fire severely damaged the Islamic Center of Eastside in Bellevue. The Seattle Times reports no one was injured in the Wednesday afternoon blaze. Bellevue Fire Department Lt. Brian Gomez says the building had been vacant since an arson fire last year, which heavily damaged the back of the […]
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    New hope for preserving Memorial Stadium?

    The neglected World War II Memorial Wall at Seattle Center’s Memorial Stadium is looking less shabby these days, thanks to the efforts of group of students.
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    Older women facing ‘silent epidemic’ of homelessness

    An older generation struggling to stay in their homes is going through what is being called "the silent epidemic."
  • Coeur d’Alene High School principal dead in apparent suicide

    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say the principal of Coeur d’Alene High School has died after he was found at home with a gunshot wound that appeared to be self-inflicted. The Spokesman-Review reports the school district said Troy Schueller died Wednesday afternoon at Kootenai Health. The high school canceled classes Thursday but crisis counselors […]
  • Upset-minded Florida State gets shot at powerful Gonzaga

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — No. 4 seed Gonzaga (32-4) vs. No. 9 seed Florida State (22-11) Third round, West Region; Los Angeles; 10:07 p.m. EDT. BOTTOM LINE: Surprising Florida State has crossed the country to take on its third higher-seeded opponent when the Seminoles face the Zags, who are off to a strong start in […]
  • Seattle mayor pursues law to require owners to lock up guns

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s mayor and a city councilmember say they plan to propose legislation that would require gun owners to lock up firearms in their homes and vehicles. The Seattle Times reports Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Councilmember M. Lorena González said Wednesday that the legislation also could increase penalties for people who fail […]
  • Gov. Jay Inslee signs abortion insurance bill

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure that requires Washington insurers offering maternity care to also cover elective abortions and contraception. In addition to linking abortion coverage with maternity care, the bill requires health plans issued or renewed after Jan. 1, 2019, to provide copayment- and deductible-free coverage for all contraceptive […]
  • 2 soldiers die in Washington state boating incident

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Joint Base Lewis-McChord says two soldiers died in what the base described as a boating incident south of Tacoma, Washington. KOMO-TV reports the men died Tuesday at American Lake in Lakewood. The base identified the soldiers as 21-year-old Pvt. Jamanni Gibson of West Peoria, Illinois, and 22-year-old Pvt. Jacques Means of […]
  • Gov. Jay Inslee signs bill protecting students’ free speech

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A measure protecting high school and college students’ rights to publish and speak freely in school-sponsored media has been signed by Gov. Jay Inslee. Under the new law signed Wednesday, editors would be fully responsible for determining what goes into their publication or broadcast. While school administrators wouldn’t be able to […]
  • Gov. Jay Inslee signs law aimed at lowering gender wage gap

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure that seeks to reduce the wage gap between men and women and provide equal growth opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace. The measure modifies the state’s Equal Pay Act by making several changes, including making it unacceptable for employers to retaliate against an […]

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