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  • 9 public and tribal housing authorities win $2.4 million

    SEATTLE (AP) — Nine public and tribal housing authorities in Washington state, Oregon and Idaho have been awarded $2.4 million in grants. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant is designed to help agencies hire staff to help residents find jobs, get an education and attain financial self-sufficiency. The awards were part of […]
  • Winter storm bears down on Oregon, SW Washington

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Light snow began falling before the morning commute in the Portland metropolitan area, a preview of the heavier precipitation that’s expected during the drive home from work and into the evening. The National Weather Service says a winter storm warning is in effect from the Portland metro area north into Southwest […]
  • Mount Vernon School District settles public records lawsuit

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The Mount Vernon School District has settled a lawsuit that claims it violated Washington state public records laws. The Skagit Valley Herald reports the district agreed to pay Eric Hood of Langley $12,500. District Superintendent Carl Bruner says the settlement was less expensive than paying attorney’s fees. Hood’s lawsuit was […]
  • guns, gun control

    Four gun control bills still alive in Washington state

    In Washington state, three pieces of gun control legislation missed an important deadline. The NRA is asking members to fully support one bill.
  • Man dies after falling in front of a Seattle metro bus

    SEATTLE (AP) — A man was killed after stumbling into a North Seattle street and into the path of a King County Metro Transit bus. The Seattle Times reports the pedestrian stumbled from the sidewalk onto the street just as the bus headed south on Aurora Avenue North approached North 130th Street at about 4 […]
  • Man dies after boat capsized in storm, girlfriend survives

    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A Clallam County man died near Deep Creek after the boat he and his girlfriend were in capsized. The Peninsula Daily News reports that Sgt. John Hollis of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said rescue crews were called just after 11 p.m. Saturday. Crews recovered Ryan Romero’s body early Sunday. […]
  • Chaco Canyon, needle bins

    Seattle restaurant defends needle bins in restrooms after backlash

    Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe in Seattle's University District has found itself in the middle of the debate on the heroin epidemic.
  • mass shooting

    PLU student starts online campaign after Florida mass shooting

    A freshman at Pacific Lutheran University started an online campaign to pressure lawmakers into addressing mass shootings
  • officer involved shooting, gang

    Report: Gang-related crime is on the rise in Everett

    The City of Everett has noticed an uptick in gang activity as the region experiences a rise in reports of graffiti and gunfire.
  • Freezing February temps cause lowland snow threat through Thursday

    The National Weather Service reports that Tuesday could set a new cold temperature record. 
  • shooting

    SPD releases video of fatal shooting in Ravenna

    Police report that a suspect was shot and killed by officers in Seattle's Ravenna neighborhood in the early morning hours of Monday.
  • homeless hygiene, outreach, xbox, All Home

    Seattle increasing investments in homeless hygiene services

    Homeless hygiene has become a focus of Seattle as it enhances its shelters in 2018, offering showers, laundry, restrooms and more.
  • Marijuana retailers sue Lewis County over ordinance

    CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) — Three marijuana retailers are suing Lewis County, Washington, over an ordinance that was approved last year. The Chronicle reports that the ordinance essentially bans cannabis-related businesses in unincorporated Lewis County by requiring them to get approval from the federal government, which provides no such permission. A trial date hasn’t been set. […]
  • Senate Democrats’ budget proposes using revenue increase

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Senate Democrats plan to use a projected increase in state revenues to expedite the timeline on fully funding teacher salaries required for Washington state to come into compliance with a state Supreme Court mandate. Last week, lawmakers learned that state revenue projections look to increase by about $1.3 billion more than […]
  • Pedestrian dies after being run over by street sweeper

    BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — A pedestrian was run over and killed by a street sweeper in Bellevue, Washington. KOMO-TV reports that officers and medics responded to the scene on Monday morning, near the intersection of 120th Avenue and NE 12th Street. The pedestrian was found dead under the street sweeper. Firefighters began working to extricate […]

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