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  • Mayor wants to open City Hall to shelter homeless

    Mayor Jenny Durkan's latest proposal will increase Seattle shelter capacity by 25 percent, serving 525 more homeless, including 120 people at city hall.
  • Police fatally shoot man near Kirkland grocery store

    KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say police fatally shot a man near a grocery store in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland. The Redmond Police Department said on Twitter at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday that Redmond police were involved in a shooting near a Safeway store in the Kingsgate area. The Kirkland Police Department said a […]
  • Campaign to repeal Seattle tax files petition as precaution

    SEATTLE (AP) — An anti-tax campaign is moving forward to repeal Seattle’s tax on large businesses just in case there’s a legal issue over the city council’s recent vote to revoke the tax. The No Tax on Jobs coalition says that “out of an abundance of caution” it turned in nearly 46,000 signatures Thursday to […]
  • Jury: Ex-Seattle police sergeant guilty of child rape

    SEATTLE (AP) — A jury has found a former longtime Seattle Police Department sergeant guilty of four counts related to the rape and molestation of two young relatives over many years. SeattlePI reports 46-year-old Daniel Amador on Wednesday was convicted of first-degree child molestation, second-degree child rape, third-degree child rape and first-degree incest. He was […]
  • Marijuana growers in southern Oregon prevail in court

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has rejected an appeal by administrators of a prime marijuana-growing county who had been foiled in their attempt to restrict commercial pot production. The court dismissed the Josephine County Commissioners’ appeal Wednesday. The county commission in December tried to ban commercial pot farming on smaller rural […]
  • Package at Kitsap Naval Base not “explosive threat”

    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Explosive ordnance experts have determined that a suspicious package left inside the gate of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard near a ferry terminal in Bremerton is not an explosive threat. Bremerton Police closed Pacific Avenue South to the ferry terminal early Thursday afternoon after police say a person placed the item […]
  • Millions of tax revenue at stake in Tulalip tribal lawsuit

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge is deciding who gets to collect millions of dollars in sales tax generated by businesses on part of the Tulalip Indian Reservation in Washington state. The Daily Herald reports the Tulalip Tribes sued the state and Snohomish County to stop them from collecting the tax generated by businesses […]
  • Inmate sues Department of Corrections over medical care

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington inmate is suing the State Department of Corrections, alleging it denied him surgery because he was close to his release date. The Spokesman-Review reports the lawsuit says Fred Beeman was at the Airway Heights Correctional Center in 2015 when he was hospitalized and diagnosed with a gallbladder condition. Beeman […]
  • TransAlta coal plant in Washington state fined $331K

    CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) — Regulators in Washington state have fined TransAlta more than $331,000 for alleged air pollution violations at its coal-fired power plant in Centralia. The Southwest Clean Air Agency says the facility exceeded federal standards for mercury emissions and did not fully operate equipment to control emissions of nitrogen oxides. The Columbian newspaper […]
  • Some of the ‘most hazardous material’ is on the move

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Workers at the decommissioned Hanford nuclear production complex in Washington moved the first batch of its highly radioactive waste out of the K West Reactor Basin not far from the Columbia River. The Tri-City Herald reports workers last week transferred 650 pounds (295 kilograms) worth of sludge to a nearby annex. […]
  • Utility worker dies in accident at central Washington dam

    WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — The Chelan Public Utility District says an employee has died while working at a hydroelectric dam south of Wenatchee. The utility says a 40-year-old employee working on the spillway at Rock Island Dam Wednesday was hit by a piece of steel from the spillway structure. Co-workers provided first aid until medics […]
  • tsunami evacuation

    Tsunami evacuation towers could save thousands in coastal towns

    Tsunami evacuation structures could potentially save thousands of lives if constructed at vulnerable coastal communities.
  • World Cup, Durkan, Constantine

    Seattle on list to host 2026 FIFA World Cup game

    Seattle is on the short-list of the 23 destinations across the continent to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
  • SR 509, Sea-Tac

    Shooter who opened fire on drivers near Sea-Tac still on the loose

    Four vehicles were struck by seemingly random gunfire on State Route 509 near Des Moines Memorial Drive. The Washington State Patrol is investigating.
  • pedestrian fatalities

    Number of pedestrians killed on the rise, state says

    People on foot or a bike accounted for a total of 22 percent of statewide traffic fatalities in 2017.

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