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  • Officials to convert wing of Seattle jail into shelter

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle-area officials say they are planning to convert a wing of a downtown jail into a shelter for the homeless. The Seattle Times reports King County Executive Dow Constantine announced Thursday that the county will transform the Seattle jail’s west wing, which previously housed minimum-security inmates. The wing of the King County […]
  • Thursday’s Scores

    PREP FOOTBALL= Auburn Mountainview 31, Kentlake 17 Camas 59, Battle Ground 26 Central Kitsap 46, North Thurston 6 Columbia River 55, R.A. Long 19 Gonzaga Prep 50, Mead 18 Hazen 30, Federal Way 19 Lewis and Clark 39, University 29 Mountain View 55, Evergreen (Vancouver) 14 River Ridge 56, Clover Park 21 Union 34, Heritage […]
  • death penalty

    State Supreme Court ends death penalty in Washington

    Washington's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the death penalty is unconstitutional, ending the form of punishment in the state.
  • opioid

    Opioid epidemic affecting half of Washington’s child care cases

    A survey by the Washington State Attorney General's Office found that an alarming number of child welfare cases involved opioid abuse.
  • ballard, seattle crime

    Ballard man chases and takes down thief after dad’s ashes stolen

    A Ballard man alleges that people from a nearby Ballard RV camp have repeatedly stolen from his property. So he decided to stay up one night and wait for them.
  • pipeline

    Natural gas pipeline rupture suspends Waste Management service in most of King, Snohomish counties

    Waste Management Northwest canceled garbage pickups in King and Snohomish Counties Thursday because of a natural gas shortage. Pickup will resume on Friday.
  • 2 people shot to death in vehicle just south of Seattle

    SKYWAY, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say 2 people were shot to death in a vehicle just south of Seattle in Skyway. The King County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting happened Thursday afternoon in a residential area. King County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Ryan Abbott says someone passing by called 911 to report multiple shots and two […]
  • 8th district, 8th Congressional District

    Who is in the lead? Polls released for 8th Congressional District

    A recent poll of Washington's 8th Congressional District shows that the region is fairly evenly split when it comes to political opinions.
  • Washington state woman, 78, killed in Nevada rollover

    HAWTHORNE, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol has identified a 78-year-old woman from Washington state who was killed in a single rollover crash on U.S. Highway 95 in the high desert about 140 miles (225 kilometers) southeast of Reno. The patrol says Edna Mae Hammack of Black Diamond, Washington died from her injuries at […]
  • Pac-12 commissioner: Errors made in replay review procedure

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott says the has conference made procedural mistakes and will make immediate changes in how video reviews are handled during football games. Scott was responding to a report by Yahoo Sports citing an internal document that showed a replay official believed he had been overruled by a Pac-12 […]
  • 8 men occupy death row at the Washington State Penitentiary

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington has executed 78 people since 1904, the last in 2010. The state Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the death penalty violates Washington’s Constitution because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner. The justices ordered that people currently on death row have their sentences […]
  • Panel to finalize Longview coal terminal recommendations

    LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A public health committee will meet to finalize its recommendations for the proposed Longview, Washington, coal export terminal along the Columbia River. The Daily News reports the recommendations to be considered Friday regarding Millennium Bulk Terminal’s planned project are based on findings from the Health Impact Assessment released in September. The […]
  • Husband cleared in Washington state hike shooting cold case

    SEATTLE (AP) — The father and husband of two women who were gunned down while hiking in Washington state 12 years ago has now been cleared of suspicion in the case. A spokeswoman for the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said cold case detectives asked David Stodden to take a third polygraph test on Wednesday in […]
  • Canada pipeline blast affecting gas, garbage in Seattle area

    SEATTLE (AP) — Gas prices and garbage pick-up are expected to take a hit in the Seattle region as Washington state conserves 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. Oil refineries […]
  • Driver, 22, charged in crash that killed 4 passengers

    SEATTLE (AP) — A 22-year-old driver has been charged with vehicular homicide for a fatal single-car crash that killed four of his passengers. KOMO reports that Jesse Tenorio faces four counts of vehicular homicide for crash early Sunday in Tukwila. King County prosecutors say Tenorio was drunk when he crashed his pickup truck twice before […]

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