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  • Everett man pleads guilty to murder of woman

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — An Everett man has pleaded guilty in the attack of two Maltby-area women with a knife last year, killing one and leaving the other seriously wounded. The Daily Herald reports 32-year-old John Dimitri Kuljis Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count each of second-degree murder and first-degree assault for the Feb. […]
  • seattle tunnel toll

    Tolls for SR 99 tunnel taking shape, should be decided in September

    Washington's transportation officials has four toll options for Seattle's new State Route 99 tunnel, all designed to keep tolls low enough that drivers don't avoid the tunnel.
  • rally

    Hundreds of students walk out, rally in Seattle against gun violence

    Students in Seattle joined a nationwide walkout and rally to mark 19 year since the deadly Columbine High School shooting.
  • Sound transit northgate light rail station

    Snohomish council calls Sound Transit’s approach flawed

    What could frustrate council members in Snohomish County? The fact that Sound Transit will have light rail in other Seattle neighborhoods before Everett.
  • Inslee, Nevada Democrats call for expanded background checks

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrats urging more action to prevent gun violence will hold a press conference Thursday at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to call for expanded background checks and a ban on bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms. Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee, the chairman of […]
  • Barbara Bush

    Too soon? Kshama Sawant criticizes Women’s March for telling Barbara Bush to RIP

    Less than 24 hours after Barbara Bush died, Kshama Sawant criticized Women's March for tweeting a positive message about the former First Lady.
  • Jefferson County settles public records act complaint

    PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) — Jefferson County commissioners have voted to settle a public records act violation complaint. The Peninsula Daily News reports that commissioners on Monday voted to avoid litigation in the complaint brought by Joseph D’Amico, owner and operator of Security Services Northwest, Inc., and Fort Discovery, a gun range and training facility […]
  • Man imprisoned for murder petitions to withdraw guilty plea

    EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man sentenced to more than 48 years in prison for killing a co-worker and attempting to kill another has petitioned to have his guilty pleas withdrawn. The Columbia Basin Herald reports that Eduardo Ibarra Valencia, of Royal City, is petitioning the court to withdraw his second-degree murder and […]
  • Houston’s big seventh inning dooms Mariners, 7-1

    SEATTLE (AP) — Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings and the Houston Astros scored six runs in the seventh to beat the Seattle Mariners 7-1 on Wednesday night. Cole (2-0) struck out five, ending a string of double-digit strikeout games at three. He gave up just an unearned run. The Astros sent 11 batters to […]
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    Take a hike to explore Northwest history

    Looking to experience local history in real life? There’s no better guide than local author and historian Judy Bentley.
  • head tax, small businesses, regressive taxes

    Mad about a Seattle employee head tax? Not if you work in the ‘burbs

    A portion of the regional business community is quietly celebrating Seattle's effort to make a head tax on large businesses a reality.
  • Man dies after neighbors rescue him from mobile home fire

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say an 88-year-old man died from injuries suffered in a mobile home fire in Marysville. Marysville Fire District officials say neighbors called 911 Wednesday morning to report smoke coming from a home in the Crystal Tree Village mobile home park. Authorities say several neighbors helped rescue the 88-year-old man inside. […]
  • Mariners recall OF Ben Gamel, option LHP Ariel Miranda

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are going with five outfielders for now after recalling Ben Gamel from Triple-A Tacoma and optioning left-handed pitcher Ariel Miranda back to the minors. Seattle’s roster shuffling finally allowed a chance for Gamel to rejoin the club Wednesday. Gamel was sidelined by a strained oblique during spring training. He […]
  • Police: Man posed as engaged soldier to steal $100K diamond

    BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Police say a 26-year-old Vancouver man was arrested for allegedly using a military uniform and a story about a wedding engagement to steal a $100,000 diamond ring from a Bellevue jewelry store. The Bellevue Police Department said Wednesday that a man dressed in military fatigues went to the store Feb. 22 […]
  • Oregon officials kill 2 wolves in effort to save cattle

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife officials shot and killed two wolves from a helicopter Wednesday in an attempt to reduce killings of cattle by the predators. The killings have reignited a debate between the state, ranchers and environmentalists about how to manage wolves, which were hunted down for 100 years until they disappeared in […]

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