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  • Bikini barista suit put on hold as city appeals injunction

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The city of Everett, Washington, has filed an appeal after a federal judge ruled in favor of bikini baristas, who sued the city over new dress code ordinances that ban bare skin. The Daily Herald reports the baristas’ lawsuit has been put on hold as the city appeals the judge’s decision […]
  • Woman accused of threatening LSUS staff to be extradited

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The woman accused of threatening several Louisiana State University-Shreveport employees is expected to be extradited to Louisiana. The Shreveport Times reports 36-year-old Amanda Charlene Sutherland was arrested Sunday and appeared in court Monday in King County, Washington. The newspaper cites an area station report that says Sutherland accused the court of […]
  • Mayor Jenny Durkan, state of the city, ORCA

    Seattle mayor leads first State of the City address with homeless issue

    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan opened her first State of the City address with much of the same that we've heard from previous administrations.
  • seattle, airbnb, housing, loftium

    Loftium touting success with unique approach for home buyers

    After two months operating in the Seattle region, Loftium is touting success providing home down payments in exchange for Airbnb access.
  • I-405 crash

    Several injured after wrong-way crash on NB I-405

    Several people were injured after a wrong-way crash on northbound Interstate 405 just north of State Route 167 in Renton.
  • Coast Guard special agent relieved of duty after rape arrest

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The man in charge of the U.S. Coast Guard’s internal investigations in the Northwest has been at least temporarily relieved of duty after being arrested for investigation of rape. Jonathan Sall, of Poulsbo, was arrested by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday. The 56-year-old civilian had been serving as the […]
  • Group decides it will not raffle AR-15 rifle at fundraiser

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An Eastern Washington political committee has decided it will not auction an AR-15 rifle at its Lincoln Day Dinner in March because of criticism that is the same type of weapon used in last week’s Florida high school massacre. The Stevens County Republican Central Committee said Tuesday it was removing an […]
  • The Latest: Snow cancels school Washington, Oregon

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the Pacific Northwest snowstorm (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Some school districts have announced delays or closures after a storm brought snow to parts of Washington and Oregon. The Vancouver School District canceled classes for Wednesday, and several others in southwest Washington were on two-hour delays. The National […]
  • Police: Everson man stole van containing frozen bull semen

    EVERSON, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man is in hot water after police say he stole a van containing $10,000 worth of frozen bull semen. The Bellingham Herald reports that the 39-year-old Everson man was booked into Whatcom County Jail on Saturday after police pulled him over in a van belonging to West Select […]
  • Police: Pasco man arrested in 1 killing linked to another

    PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Pasco man arrested in a killing last week has now been linked to a second death — that of an 82-year-old woman. The Tri-City Herald reports that Hector Orozco Jr. was arrested in the stabbing of 39-year-old Demetrius Graves last Wednesday. Investigators say that after that killing, Orozco […]
  • Seattle launches season-ticket campaign for new NHL team

    SEATTLE (AP) — Fans longing for a professional hockey team in Seattle will soon be able to put down some money for season tickets. Mayor Jenny Durkan and the Oak View Group, which is trying to bring an NHL team to the city, announced Tuesday that people can make refundable deposits for season tickets at […]
  • House Democrats unveil supplemental budget plan

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — House Democrats have unveiled a budget proposal that sticks to an education funding timeline that the state Supreme Court has previously rejected and also includes a capital gains tax for long-term property tax relief. The plan released Tuesday comes a day after Senate Democrats released their own plan that doesn’t include […]
  • Washington looks to end case over care for mentally ill

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Officials are working to settle a federal court case in which Washington has racked up nearly $50 million in fines for not providing faster care to mentally-ill defendants. The News Tribune reports the details of an eventual settlement are still being negotiated but it appears the state will agree to pursue […]
  • Port of Tacoma fined $159K for violating Public Records Act

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Port of Tacoma was fined $159,000 for being negligent in withholding public information and violating the Public Records Act. KIING-TV reports a Tacoma citizens group, Save Tacoma Water, tried to get an initiative on the ballot that would stop a proposed Methanol Plant and LNG Plant. The initiative didn’t get […]
  • Governor appoints new judge to Spokane County Superior Court

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Michelle Szambelan to the Spokane County Superior Court. The new judge will replace retiring Judge Linda Tompkins, who has served on the bench for 20 years. Inslee said Tuesday that Szambelan has served as a judge in Spokane Municipal Court for nine years. She has also […]

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