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    Sen. Cantwell calls for Congressional hearing after plane stolen from Sea-Tac

    Richard Russell's bizarre flight in a stolen plane is triggering a lot of questions about how it happened. Now Sen. Maria Cantwell is asking for a Congressional hearing.
  • M’s Paxton hit by liner, replaced by Hernandez vs. A’s

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seattle Mariners ace James Paxton was pulled in the first inning Tuesday night after being hit by a line drive on his pitching arm and replaced by Felix Hernandez. Paxton allowed a leadoff home run to Oakland’s Marcus Semien and struck out Matt Chapman before Jed Lowrie lined a 2-1 pitch […]
  • Mariners’ Cano returns from drug suspension, now playing 1B

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Robinson Cano is back in the major leagues with the Seattle Mariners after serving an 80-game drug suspension. The eight-time All-Star has a new position — first base, for the first time — and a new spot in the batting order, too. “It feels great to be back, especially the way […]
  • Pilot fighting Washington wildfire OK after crash

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot who was fighting a wildfire in northeast Washington has survived a plane crash. A post on the Northeast Washington Fire Information Facebook page says an aviation mishap occurred on the Horns Mountain fire at about 2 p.m. Tuesday. The pilot was flying one of five FireBoss single-engine […]
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    Former NTSB chair: Sea-Tac theft requires safeguards and mental health awareness

    Preventing the theft of a commercial airliner -- as Richard Russell recently did -- requires both security protocols and paying attention to any signs of mental health issues.
  • Teen arrested in fatal shooting near West Seattle bus stop

    SEATTLE (AP) — Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the fatal shooting of a man near a bus stop in West Seattle on Thursday. The Seattle Police Department says the teen was arrested Tuesday in the High Point neighborhood where the shooting of a 37-year-old man took place. Police believe the two […]
  • Soccer coach charged with inappropriately touching player

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A University of Puget Sound soccer coach who offers private goalkeeping sessions through his summer camp is accused of inappropriately touching a 16-year-old player. The News Tribune reports 52-year-old Kelly Bendixen was charged Monday with first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor. Bail was set at $25,000 and he was ordered to […]
  • 8 dead in two-car collision in rural Oregon

    BURNS, Ore. (AP) — A collision in rural Oregon that killed eight people happened when the driver of one SUV crossed the centerline and crashed into another SUV carrying seven people. The Oregon State Police said Tuesday that both cars were Toyota 4 Runners and all the victims died at the scene Monday morning. The […]
  • Seattle judge dismisses young activists’ climate lawsuit

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by young activists who argued the state is violating their rights by failing to protect them from climate change. In his ruling Tuesday, King County Superior Court Judge Michael Scott says the issues in the case are political questions that must be addressed […]
  • Wildfire smoke causing poor air quality across Northwest

    SEATTLE (AP) — Public-health officials are warning of unhealthy air across parts of the Pacific Northwest as smoke from wildfires move across the region. Nearly 600 wildfires are burning across British Columbia, sending smoke and haze into Washington state. Several agencies in Puget Sound say air quality was at unhealthy levels for children, the elderly […]
  • Lawmaker fired from CWU faculty position after investigation

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republican Rep. Matt Manweller has been fired by Central Washington University effective immediately following the completion of an outside investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct. The university released a statement Tuesday saying that it has provided written notice of his termination from his faculty position. Manweller, a political science professor at the […]
  • Washington man pleads guilty to sex trafficking charge

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Federal court records show a Washington man arrested in southern Wyoming has pleaded guilty to trafficking girls for sexual activity. KTWO-AM reports that in exchange for David Vier’s plea on Monday, prosecutors agreed to dismiss one count of being a registered sex offender involving a minor at the former Everett, Washington […]
  • City Council moves to preserve famed Seattle music venue

    SEATTLE (AP) — An iconic Seattle music venue that could’ve been slated for destruction has been given a temporary reprieve The City Council voted 8-0 Monday to include the Showbox in the Pike Place Market historic district. KOMO reports that would temporarily stop plans to construct a 44-story building on the site by a Vancouver, […]
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    Unhealthy air is unusual for Western Washington summer

    Forecasters say smoke from wildfires is expected to clear Tuesday night or Wednesday as "surface flow shifts onshore."
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    Developer may abandon Showbox redevelopment

    The prospective Showbox site developer, The Onni Group from Vancouver B.C., now is rumored to be pulling out the deal to purchase and develop the downtown property.

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