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  • Hiker dies in fall from Sauk Mountain trail

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A 71-year-old Connecticut woman has died after falling during a hike east of Mount Vernon on Sauk Mountain. The Skagit Valley Herald reports the woman was hiking with a local hiking club Wednesday afternoon. Skagit County Sheriff’s Office Chief of Patrol Chad Clark says she apparently fell from a steep […]
  • Melania Trump listens to students talk about online civility

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump spent part of Thursday listening to more than a dozen teens talk about their best practices for being civil online. The first lady made the short trip to Microsoft’s Innovation and Policy Center in Washington as part of a nationwide child well-being campaign she launched this year called “Be Best,” […]
  • Spokane County Jail records 6th inmate death in 13 months

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Officials at the Spokane County Jail are trying to determine why yet another inmate has died in his cell. The death occurred Tuesday afternoon, and the name of the inmate has not been released. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says there are no obvious signs of the cause of death. The […]
  • Seattle City Council members want more downtown bike lanes

    SEATTLE (AP) — A majority of the Seattle City Council wants a full network of protected bike lanes through downtown by the end of next year. The Seattle Times reports the City Council’s transportation committee unanimously passed a nonbinding resolution Wednesday setting deadlines for the city to build a half-dozen long-planned bike lanes through downtown. […]
  • hogweed

    Giant hogweeds are another thing to sort of worry about

    If you needed something else to worry about, consider hogweeds, a poisonous local plant which can cause sever burns and make your skin vulnerable to sunlight.
  • bike light, bike lanes, bike lane network

    Mike O’Brien wants to hold SDOT accountable for bike lane network

    Mike O'Brien wants to hold the Seattle Department of Transportation to a deadline when it comes to completing a bike lane network.
  • safe gun storage

    More Washington cities consider safe gun storage regulations

    In the wake of Seattle's recently-passed safe gun storage regulation, other Western Washington communities are following with their own, similar rules.
  • Air Force One

    Boeing to build ‘red, white and blue’ Air Force One plane

    Boeing is building the most patriotic Air Force One planes ever made for future presidents.
  • Washington state man sentenced for Manchester shooting

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting a man while he was sleeping. The Kitsap Sun reports 22-year-old Robert Hackett was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to attempted first-degree murder. The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office says Hackett, a woman and the victim […]
  • Investigators: Attacks on Washington worship halls linked

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Federal investigators say the shooting and three arsons at places of worship for Jehovah’s Witnesses in western Washington state are connected. KOMO-TV reports authorities are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest after Kingdom Halls were attacked in Olympia, Tumwater and Yelm. The church in Olympia was burned […]
  • weather, Seattle

    Enjoy relief from the heat while it lasts

    Temperatures in Western Washington will hover around seasonal averages for the next few days before things heat back up.
  • sound transit, seattle

    Home-owning families with children on the decline around Seattle

    The number of home owning families with children has dropped considerably in the past decade, while that group has opted to rent instead.
  • 5 capsized kayakers rescued near Cape Disappointment

    WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say three children and two adults who capsized while kayaking near Cape Disappointment State Park were rescued. The U.S. Coast Guard says their Columbia River command center received a call reporting at least one person in the water Wednesday afternoon near Waikiki Beach. The Coast Guard says a boat crew […]
  • Did archaeological group solve the ‘Beeswax Ship’ mystery?

    Growing up in the Northwest in the 20th century, if you had any interest in local history, you probably heard about the mystery of the “Beeswax Ship.”
  • Fatal crash temporarily closes Interstate 5 near Conway

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities temporarily closed Interstate 5 south of Mount Vernon near Conway because of a three-vehicle crash that killed one person and injured others. The Skagit Valley Herald reports the collision occurred at about 1:15 p.m. when a semi-truck failed to stop for traffic that had backed up near a construction […]

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