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Bellevue home slid off foundation and collapsed

A home in Bellevue slid off its foundation early Monday and has collapsed. Officer rescued two people inside the home.
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Nearly 600 potholes reported to SDOT last week in wake of frigid weather

Frigid temperatures have had the Seattle Department of Transportation working to fill hundreds of potholes across the city in January. 
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Skagit County COVID test site to temporarily shut down over staff shortage

A COVID-19 testing site at the Skagit County Fairgrounds will be shutting down until early next week over ongoing staffing shortages. 
2 days ago

UW Virology head: Not yet to the peak of omicron in Washington state

In Washington state, at least in the local population that UW Medicine is caring for, it's not yet safe to say that omicron has peaked.
2 days ago

Supreme Court to hear case of Bremerton coach in lawsuit over praying at games

The Supreme Court will hear the case of a Bremerton coach who made headlines for refusing the school's request to cease prayer on the sidelines.
3 days ago

With ‘quiet weekend ahead,’ Seattle area poised for longest dry streak in over 100 days

After weeks of record snow, rain, and everything in between, the Puget Sound region will finally get a break from extreme weather this weekend.
3 days ago

Former state AG: OSHA’s COVID vaccine mandate was too broad

Former state Attorney General Rob McKenna provides insight into the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on President Joe Biden's vaccine mandates.
3 days ago

Spate of Puget Sound region K-12 schools return to remote learning

A number of schools in the Puget Sound area have transitioned to remote learning, short staffed with a surge in COVID-19 cases.
4 days ago

‘And then there were none:’ 4 major Washington mountain passes reopen

Stevens Pass and US 2 Tumwater Canyon reopened to traffic Thursday. Snoqualmie and Blewett passes are open, but White Pass remains closed.
4 days ago

Light rail service suspended between Capitol Hill and SODO this weekend

Link light rail service in Seattle will be suspended between the Capitol Hill and SODO stations Jan. 15-16, with normal operations to resume Monday.
4 days ago

Kittitas County says WSDOT refused help for clearing snow over lack of vaccine mandate

Kittitas County leaders say WSDOT refused assistance clear snow from roadways over the county's lack of a COVID vaccine mandate for its workers.
5 days ago

Seattle Mayor Harrell appoints director of housing office, public safety

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell made a few more appointments for members of his cabinet and hired a director of public safety on Tuesday. 
5 days ago

Another atmospheric river, heavy rain hits Puget Sound region

Another atmospheric river is taking aim at Western Washington, bringing heavy rain to the Puget Sound region Tuesday and Wednesday. 
6 days ago

Economist: Gov. Inslee’s proposal to rework single-family zoning ‘a good start’

Economist Matthew Gardner speaks with KIRO Radio's Dave Ross to explain a new proposal to rework the state's single-family zoning rules.
6 days ago

Gee interviews Amanda Knox on new podcast

On “Leaving a Legacy,” Gee interviews Amanda Knox -- an author, activist, and journalist who was wrongly convicted in the murder her roommate.
6 days ago

‘Temporary workforce challenge’ suspends handful of King County Metro bus routes

King County Metro suspends several bus routes through Jan. 21, citing staff shortages and repair for damages from the recent snow storm.
7 days ago

Race for King County prosecutor heats up as field of candidates quickly takes shape

With 10 months before electon day, candidates to replace outgoing King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg are already beginning to surface.
7 days ago

Puget Sound schools feel strain of omicron surge, as some mull return to remote learning

Puget Sound schools are already beginning to struggle with a recent uptick in COVID cases, as some consider a return to remote learning.
7 days ago

‘Emergency service is definitely going to be an issue’ with early electric vehicles

What happens when you're stranded on the highway for hours, like on I-95 in Virginia last week, in an electric vehicle?
7 days ago

Evacuations, search for missing persons continue after flooding in Washington

Major flooding closed part of I-5 Friday and basically cut off Seattle from the rest of the U.S. Search crews are looking for at least one missing person.
7 days ago

National Guard arrives in Leavenworth to offer aid after emergency declaration

After the mayor declared a disaster in the city of Leavenworth due to record-breaking snowfall, members of the National Guard are arriving to help Monday. 
7 days ago

Snoqualmie, Blewett passes reopen; White, Stevens passes remain closed

After being closed for almost four days due to dangerous conditions and record snowfall, Snoqualmie and Blewett passes reopened at 5 p.m. Sunday. 
7 days ago

Kshama Sawant calls on mayor to extend Seattle’s eviction moratorium

With Seattle's eviction moratorium set to end on Jan. 15, Councilmember Kshama Sawant is calling for another extension.
9 days ago

Washington crests 10,000 total COVID-19 deaths since start of pandemic

Washington hit a grim milestone on Friday, cresting 10,000 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic in early 2020. 
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