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  • lyft, uber, seattle

    Uber responds to potential rideshare tax in Seattle

    As the City of Seattle considers a tax on rideshares like Uber and Lyft, Uber says that it is the wrong way to go. Instead, the company favors congestion pricing in downtown.
  • Bellevue fires

    Western Washington braces for tough year of wildfires

    With winter officially in the rear-view, the Pacific Northwest is primed for dry, warm weather, and with it, an increased risk of wild fires. 
  • Garuda

    Garuda Indonesia seeks to cancel order for 49 Boeing Max 8s

    In a blow for Boeing, Indonesia’s flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion dollar order for 49 of the manufacturer’s 737 Max 8 jets, citing a loss of confidence after two crashes in the past six months.
  • Jay Inslee

    As Inslee focuses on presidency, who’s leading race for Washington’s governor?

    The 2020 election may be a ways off, but with Gov. Jay Inslee largely focused on his presidential bid, a recent poll looked to figure out who might replace him as governor if he opts not to run for reelection.
  • Top-seeded UNC overcomes slow 1st half to beat Iona in NCAAs

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — North Carolina completed a perfect first round for top seeds in this NCAA Tournament, but not before Iona became the latest No. 16 seed to show these matchups are no sure thing. Cameron Johnson scored 21 points, and North Carolina quickly erased a five-point halftime deficit to hot-shooting Iona, going on […]
  • evergreen state

    All over the map: How Washington got the name ‘Evergreen State’

    The Evergreen State is an often-used nickname for Washington, though without it being official. This moniker dates back to 1889, when Washington became a state.
  • Fatal bus, car collision on WB I-90 near Snoqualmie

    A bus collided with a car on westbound I-90, just east of Highway 18 early Friday morning. One lane of the freeway was blocked as crews responded.
  • Memorial sculpture dedicated 5 years after Oso slide

    OSO, Wash. (AP) — Five years after the deadliest landslide in U.S. history decimated a community northeast of Seattle residents Gail and Ron Thompson unveiled a bronze sculpture of mailboxes that were at the entrance to the Oso neighborhood. The Daily Herald reports families of the victims, along with survivors and first responders, gather each […]
  • Washington makes successful return, beats Utah State 78-61

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Noah Dickerson had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and ninth-seeded Washington made a successful return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in eight years, beating Utah State 78-61 on Friday. The Pac-12’s regular season champions swept the league’s awards — top player, best defensive player and coach of the […]
  • homeless, Congregations for the Homeless

    Eastside’s Congregations for the Homeless gets boost from developer

    Congregations for the Homeless started as an Eastside winter shelter for people experiencing homelessness. Now it's growing to year-round operations.
  • Oso families, survivors, responders to honor 43 people lost in mudslide

    Families and county officials hold a remembrance ceremony every March 22 to remember lost loved ones in the Oso landslide. This year is the 5th anniversary of the tragedy.
  • 3 minor leaguers suspended for drugs of abuse

    NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle outfielder Eric Filia has been suspended for 100 games following a third positive test for a drug of abuse under baseball’s minor league drug program. Filia served a 50-game suspension at the start of last season after his second positive test for a drug of abuse. The 26-year-old returned to […]
  • Expanded sanctuary state rules advance in Washington

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A proposal to create expanded sanctuary state rules is moving forward in Washington. The bill, from Mercer Island Democratic Sen. Lisa Wellman, would limit the ability of police to inquire about immigration status, and require schools, courthouses, and other government facilities to adopt rules minimizing the risk of them being used […]
  • Mount Hood Meadows to build new $15 million lodge

    MOUNT HOOD, Ore. (AP) — Mount Hood Meadows officials say they plan to build a new $15 million, 23,500 square-foot lodge on the southeast flank of Oregon’s largest peak. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the new lodge, dubbed “Sahale,” will be next to Meadows’ south lodge in the resort’s existing base area. It’s Meadows’ first major commercial […]
  • Unusually late flu season brings huge upsurge in cases

    SEATTLE (AP) — Hospitals and health officials are reporting a huge upsurge in the number of flu cases in Washington state this month – a time of year when the flu season is usually winding down. KOMO reports that record numbers of people have tested positive for influenza in Snohomish County this week, and five […]

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