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  • Senate backs plan for new tribal village in Washington state

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has backed a plan to build a tribal village along the Columbia River in Washington state for families who were not compensated for the loss of their homes when dams were constructed. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that the Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that directs the U.S. […]
  • Jury awards $5M to man fired after cancer surgery

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A jury awarded a Pierce County man nearly $5 million after he says he was fired from Mercedes Benz of Seattle when he lost his vocal chords to cancer. A federal district court jury on Thursday found the dealership refused to let Troy Coachman back to work because he spoke with […]
  • 15 years for Washington man who stole $12.7M from investors

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state man who served three years in federal prison for an $800,000 fraud — only to steal $12.7 million in a different scam after his release — has now been sentenced to a much longer term of 15 years. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle says that from shortly after […]
  • More delays sought in Freeman High school shooting case

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — More delays are being sought in the effort to determine if the boy who shot four students at Freeman High School last year should be tried as an adult. Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell said Thursday the state will be requesting a delay, likely pushing the date of the declination hearing […]
  • State watches voter registration in Whitman County

    COLFAX, Wash. (AP) — State election officials are keeping an eye on the processing of voter registration forms in Whitman County, after Washington State University students recently turned in thousands of new applications. The Washington Secretary of State’s office is working with the Whitman County auditor’s office to ensure ballots are issued on time. The […]
  • Differing accounts in police officer DUI crash report

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — More details are coming to light in the case of a police office in Washington state who was arrested for driving under the influence. Lakewood police Officer Eric Bell was arrested in September with a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit after crashing his patrol car in Gig Harbor. […]
  • Natural gas use back to normal in Seattle region after blast

    SEATTLE (AP) — Natural gas use is back to normal in the Seattle region after Washington state went into conservation mode for its use of Canadian natural gas because of a pipeline explosion in British Columbia. The blast Tuesday evening shut down the Enbridge natural gas pipeline about 600 miles northeast of Vancouver. Puget Sound […]
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    Two people shot, killed in parked car in Skyway

    Two people were shot and killed while sitting in a parked vehicle in the Skyway area on Thursday, according to the King County Sheriff's Office.
  • Jayme Biendl

    ‘He got away with murder’ – Family of corrections officer reacts to court ruling on death penalty

    Her sister, 34-year-old Monroe Corrections Officer Jayme Biendl was murdered in 2011 by inmate Byron Scherf.
  • 6th child in Puget Sound may have nervous system disorder

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State and local health officials on Thursday said they are investigating a possible sixth case of a rare nervous system disorder that causes sudden limb paralysis in children. The condition is called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, which attacks the nervous system, particularly the spinal cord, and can lead to arm […]
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    Seattle named the ‘Best Bike City in America,’ but is it really?

    Seattle was recently named the "Best Bike City in America" by Bicycling Magazine, despite a dip in bike commuters.
  • climate change

    Expert: Nothing new in UN climate report, but it’s still concerning

    UW Climatologist Cliff Mass says he's not surprised by the recent alarming climate change report from the UN. That's because it's the same dire information people have been stressing for years.
  • King County Archives earthquake

    15 percent chance the PNW could be hit by a mega-quake, says earthquake experts

    Pacific Northwest earthquake scientists took to Reddit to answer a variety of questions on what to expect if and when the 'Big One' hits Seattle.
  • gas prices,

    Washington gas prices could rise 15 to 30 cents in wake of pipeline rupture

    A natural gas pipeline rupture in British Columbia continues to have widespread effects, as gas prices are set to increase statewide due to refinery shutdowns.
  • Sheriff’s office: Taxidermist dumped remains of skinned dog

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say the dead dog found skinned and with a tail cut off outside Olympia had been euthanized at the end of its natural life. The Olympian reports the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office says the dog was a family pet, and a taxidermist had improperly disposed of the remains along the […]

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