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  • Ex- deputy in Washington state sentenced for stealing $33K

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A former deputy in northwest Washington state has been sentenced to 60 days in federal prison and six months of home arrest for stealing more than $33,000. The Skagit Valley Herald reports 53-year-old Brian Lehr was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Seattle after pleading guilty in January to a […]
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    Gov. Jay Inslee hypes presidential campaign on Daily Show

    Washington State Governor and presidential hopeful Jay Inslee was a featured guest on The Daily Show, promoting his plans for climate change, and getting a few digs in at President Trump.
  • Southern Residents Orcas

    Newest Puget Sound orca calf continues to survive

    A Monday meeting of Washington's Orca Task Force brought good news -- the new calf spotted back in January continues to do well.
  • Seattle hits 79 degrees for warmest March day ever recorded

    SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service says Seattle’s high temperature of 79 degrees makes it the warmest March day on record since 1894. The National Weather Service said on Twitter that the temperature was recorded Tuesday afternoon. The previous record was 78 degrees on March 29, 2004. On Monday, Seattle hit 76 degrees which […]
  • Tenant protection bills advance in Washington Legislature

    OLMYPIA, Wash. (AP) — New tenant protections — including proposals to give judges more discretion to block evictions and longer notice of rent increases — are advancing in the state Legislature. Along with increased discretion for judges, the broadest of the proposals would add more than a week to pay-or-vacate notices, extending them from three […]
  • Oregon bans offshore drilling

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a permanent ban on offshore drilling as the federal government forges ahead with a plan that could open up the Pacific for exploration. The House voted 47-8 on Tuesday to prohibit drilling and exploration on state marine waters. The measure indefinitely extends a 10-year ban on the […]
  • Washington Supreme Court hears case on carbon cap rule

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether the state Department of Ecology has the authority to cap carbon pollution from major industrial emitters, something business groups and utilities have argued can only be done by the Legislature. The hearing came after a lower court judge blocked the Clean Air […]
  • Environmentalists oppose off-roading near CA-NV sage grouse

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists want a federal judge to allow them to join a legal battle over a type of sage grouse found only along the California-Nevada line in opposition to a lawsuit filed by off-road vehicle enthusiasts trying to overturn U.S. protections for the bird. Four national environmental groups filed the formal request […]
  • Man sentenced for racist attack on man at Longview bar

    LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to five years in prison for a racist attack on a black man at a Longview bar. The Daily News reports 33-year-old Jeremy Campbell was sentenced earlier this month to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty in February to malicious harassment and to […]
  • Seattle approves upzoning, affordable-housing requirements

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has voted unanimously to allow taller buildings and denser construction around 27 neighborhood hubs while requiring developers to contribute to affordable housing. The Seattle Times reports the zoning changes approved Monday are some of the most sweeping in Seattle in recent times, and they come after years of […]
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    Study: Vaping rises among Washington teens, alcohol use remains low

    Alcohol and cigarette use remains low among teens, but vaping is totally in, at least that's what 10th graders said when asked in a survey by the Washington Health Care Authority.
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    School bus crash in Covington leaves kids with minor injuries

    Students riding the school bus home in Covington Monday afternoon were injured in a collision involving two other vehicles.
  • rape kits

    Survivors, prosecutors show support for rape kits at Senate committee hearing

    There was a strong show of support on Monday as a state Senate committee heard from survivors, law enforcement and others pushing a bill to clear the state's massive rape kit backlog.
  • fossil fuels clouds

    Study: Fossil fuels could cause clouds to disappear, rapid warming

    Staring at clouds and guessing what they look like may become a thing of the past, at least to a new study on climate change.
  • Seattle City Council upzoning

    Seattle council votes to approve upzoning for 27 Seattle neighborhoods

    The culmination of months of work discussing, amending, and fine-tuning a citywide upzoning bill comes to a head Monday, as Seattle City Council is finally set on the measure.

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