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  • Porch pirates continue to plague Washington residents

    Renton PD, USPS team up to take down ‘prolific’ porch pirates

    Car prowls and porch pirates are especially menacing during the holiday season when people flock to shopping centers, and websites, providing plenty of opportunities for thieves.
  • Washington state builds new bridge for migrating wildlife

    SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — Before descending the Cascade Mountains on its final stretch to Seattle, Interstate 90 cuts through a mountain pass of old growth forests and wetlands. For countless wildlife species, the busy highway is a border, constraining their movements and posing a fatal risk should they dare to cross it. “Everything from […]
  • Sumas

    Border Patrol agents seize 83 pounds of meth near Sumas, Canadian border

    Agents with the U.S. Border Patrol seized 83 pounds of methamphetamine after encountering two subjects with large backpacks east of the Sumas Port of Entry last week.
  • semi

    All lanes reopen after semi truck collision blocks all SB I-5 traffic in Tacoma

    A dual semi truck collision on I-5 in Tacoma blocked all southbound lanes of the freeway, and two northbound lanes early Tuesday. One truck was attempting to pass another on the wet roadway and lost control.
  • Tuesday’s Scores

    BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Asotin 62, Oakesdale 61 Auburn 49, Enumclaw 41 Bainbridge 56, Cleveland 39 Ballard 58, Chief Sealth 39 Battle Ground 69, Prairie 68 Bear Creek School 71, Eastside Prep 51 Blanchet 78, Nathan Hale 38 Bothell 65, Lake Washington 33 Brewster 67, Liberty Bell 26 Camas 61, Evergreen (Vancouver) 58, OT Castle Rock […]
  • global warming

    Scary picture of past global warming event painted in UW study

    Curtis Deutsch recently released a study in the journal Science that is the stuff of global warming nightmares, or at least a major motion picture about a dystopian past.
  • Man’s body found in truck parked in middle of highway

    CLALLAM BAY, Wash. (AP) — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 21-year-old Neah Bay man after his body was found in a truck parked in the middle of a state highway Sunday. The Peninsula Daily News reports investigators believe Michael McGee consumed a significant amount of alcohol the night before, […]
  • 2 charged in gruesome hammer attack on Spokane County man

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested two men in a gruesome hammer attack on a 22-year-old Spokane County man. The sheriff’s office said one of the suspects, identified as Eric D. Kaiser, showed up at the victim’s door late Monday night and claimed his vehicle had struck the victim’s. Authorities say the victim […]
  • Scuba gear company fined $197K over dumped lead, arsenic

    LACEY, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Ecology has fined a scuba gear company $197,000 for illegally dumping hazardous waste containing lead and arsenic down the toilet, into a storm drain and onto the ground. Ecology officials announced the fine Tuesday against Seasoft Scuba Gear Inc. in Lacey. Officials say the company’s handling of […]
  • Washington governor proposes plans to fix mental health

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled his budget and policy plans for fixing the state’s struggling mental health system in the coming years. Inslee said at a news conference in Burien Tuesday that he wants to change the system from being “crisis-based” to focusing on prevention. The governor also reiterated his plan to […]
  • State will fight feds over Hanford worker compensation

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington will defend a new law that helps employees at a former nuclear weapons production site win worker compensation claims, after the federal government filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the law. Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday criticized the lawsuit as outrageous and depraved. The U.S. government […]
  • Mike McCready Pearl Jam

    Pearl Jam guitarist mentors foster children in music-making

    For Pearl Jam guitarist, Mike McCready, music has been a lifelong passion. So when he was recently asked to help five young aspiring musicians produce a song, he jumped at the chance.
  • Judge halts Olympia homeless camp, but some campers can stay

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Thurston County judge has halted plans for Olympia’s first city-sanctioned homeless camp — but the dozens of campers already there can stay, at least for now. Judge James Dixon granted a temporary restraining order sought by downtown business owners who argued the camp violates the city’s own law on emergency […]
  • Mariners home Safeco Field

    Mariners sign new lease — next step, new stadium name?

    The Seattle Mariners have officially renewed their lease for 25 years, opening the door for the renaming of their stadium following Safeco opting not to renew their agreement with the team.
  • homeless, Mosqueda, workers

    Seattle City Council creates office for reporting sexual harassment

    The City of Seattle's new Office of the Ombud comes after hundreds of city staff said they had been been subjected to harassment or discrimination.

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