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  • Sounders announce commitment to be carbon neutral

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have announced a commitment to become carbon neutral, or make no net contribution to carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere. The Sounders worked with the Seattle firm Sustainable Business Consulting to calculate the organization’s greenhouse gas emissions and develop a plan to eliminate those sources in the 2019 season […]
  • Feds requiring regional response teams to oil train wrecks

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal transportation officials are requiring railroads to establish regional response teams along oil train routes following a series of fiery derailments. The new rule announced Thursday is aimed at having crews and equipment ready in the event of an accident. It applies to oil trains in continuous blocks of 20 or […]
  • Seattle metal recycler fined $98K for polluting Duwamish

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle metal recycling company has been fined $98,000 for discharging pollutants into the Duwamish River. The Washington Department of Ecology said Wednesday it fined Seattle Iron and Metals Corp. for violations in 2017 and 2018. Officials say the company, which recovers metal from cars, appliances and other machinery, discharged excessive levels […]
  • State Supreme Court overturns manslaughter conviction

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has overturned the manslaughter conviction of a Spokane man because the charges against him were amended near the end of the trial, violating the defendant’s constitutional rights. In a split decision Thursday, the Supreme Court sent the case back to the trial court to vacate the conviction. […]
  • Family: Teen girl dies after playing dangerous choking game

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The family of a 13-year-old girl in Washington says the teen died while playing a dangerous game. KOMO-TV reports family and friends of Gabby Perez gathered Wednesday at Cascade Middle School for a candlelight vigil. Perez was a seventh-grader at the school. Her family says she died Feb. 6 while playing […]
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    DOJ lawyers side with Seattle Police over new contract

    Federal attorneys are siding with the Seattle Police Department, arguing that the newly-signed police contract does not conflict with a 2012 consent decree.
  • Southwestern Washington measles case count holding at 53

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Clark County Public Health hasn’t identified any new measles cases or exposure locations in its ongoing outbreak investigation. The Columbian reported Wednesday that only one new case has been identified since Feb. 8. One previously confirmed case was ruled out after further testing. There are also four confirmed cases in Multnomah […]
  • Man wanted in South Carolina shooting arrested in Seattle

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man wanted in a shooting death in South Carolina last month has been arrested in Washington state. News outlets reported North Charleston police said 20-year-old Da’Shawn Marquis Richards was arrested without incident by federal marshals in Seattle. Richards is charged in the Jan. 13 death of 18-year-old El’Tajaris Carew […]
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    Coyote Ridge inmates on hunger strike in protest of cold breakfasts

    Inmates at the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center are refusing meals in protest of the limited prison menu offerings, which for years has included cold muffins, as well as items like cereal, protein bars, and juice.
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    Mike O’Brien is fourth Seattle council member not seeking re-election

    Mike O'Brien became the fourth member of Seattle City Council to announce that they won't seek re-election in 2019 on Wednesday.
  • Operation Shared Shovel

    Seattle works to get schools open with ‘Operation Shared Shovel’

    Seattle schools remained closed through Wednesday, and now the city is asking for help getting them open again, in the form of Operation Shared Shovel.
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    ‘Cold’: Devastating fire left few digital clues about missing Susan Powell

    Josh Powell killed himself and the sons he shared with his missing wife, Susan Powell, by setting fire to his rented home on Feb. 5, 2012. Police located several pieces of potential digital evidence inside that house.
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    The windstorm that sank the Hood Canal Bridge 40 years ago

    Nobody was injured or killed when the Hood Canal Bridge went down in 1979. Accounts say that passenger cars and a semi-truck barely made it off before the bridge broke apart and sank.
  • 53 cases of measles confirmed in southern Washington state

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Health officials in southern Washington state say they have confirmed 53 cases of measles. The Columbian reports Clark County Public Health officials have identified one new case since last week, and one previously confirmed case was ruled out from additional testing. Officials say 47 of the 53 confirmed cases are people […]
  • Jail deputy sentenced for sex misconduct with 2 inmates

    SEATTLE (AP) — A former corrections deputy has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for sexually assaulting two women detained in a jail in southern Washington state. Christopher North pleaded guilty last month in Clark County Superior Court to second-degree custodial sexual misconduct, indecent exposure and other charges. KOMO-TV reports Wednesday that […]

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