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King County councilmember proposes memorial for lives lost to COVID

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn is proposing the creation of a public art memorial to honor those who lost their lives to COVID-19. 
4 hours ago

Heavy rain, wind from tropical ‘superstorm’ headed to Northwest

A cyclone that began as a tropical superstorm is expected to reach waters off the coast of Washington state on Thursday.
11 hours ago

Madrona school temporarily shifts to remote learning over COVID outbreak

Madrona K-8 will be temporarily switching to remote learning, over a COVID outbreak that has nearly a quarter of the school's students quarantined. 
14 hours ago

Amber Alert canceled for 3-month-old baby, ‘safely’ located by authorities

An Amber Alert has been canceled for a 3-month-old baby out of Yakima.
15 hours ago

Pierce County Sheriff’s Dept, BLM react to charges against sheriff

The state Attorney General’s office has filed misdemeanor charges against Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer. The department and Black Lives Matter respond.
1 day ago

Climate Pledge Arena set for grand opening, Seattle Kraken debut

Climate Pledge Arena will open its doors for the first time under its new name this week, with a pair of concerts and the Seattle Kraken's home debut.
2 days ago

Seattle minimum wage will increase on Jan. 1

Minimum wage in Seattle, and across Washington state, will increase on Jan. 1, 2022. Large companies will pay their employees $17.27/hour.
2 days ago

A new ‘universal’ flu-COVID shot on the horizon, says local MD

Mercer Island’s Dr. Gordon Cohen discusses how future iterations of the COVID mRNA vaccine could also treat seasonal flu.
2 days ago

Seattle fire chief reports high compliance with vaccine mandate, consistent response times

Mayor Durkan, Fire Chief Scoggins allayed concerns over emergency service response times, report high compliance with vaccine mandate
2 days ago

UW doctor: When to use a PCR versus rapid antigen test for COVID-19

Dr. Geoff Baird with UW Medicine has a simple formula for weighing the two main COVID test types: PCR (polymerase chain reaction) and rapid antigen.
3 days ago

Last of Seattle Public Library branch closures from pandemic comes to an end

Seattle has reopened its NewHolly library branch, meaning that for the first time since the start of the pandemic, all 27 of the city's branches are now up and running.
4 days ago

New rules for visitors to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle

Starting Tuesday, visitors to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of a negative test within three days of visiting.
4 days ago

King County Metro cancels another 80 early-morning trips on Friday

King County Metro has canceled another 80 early-morning trips on Friday, after canceling 26 trips on Thursday.
6 days ago

Gov. Inslee hopes state lawmakers will ‘be more attentive’ to ferry system’s needs

With the state's ferry system set to operate on reduced schedules, Gov. Inslee says more dollars are needed to fix staffing and mechanical problems.
6 days ago

‘More aggressive, little more ugliness’ in first televised Seattle mayoral debate

The Seattle City Club and Washington State Debate Coalition hosted the first of two mayoral debates between candidates Bruce Harrell and Lorena Gonzalez on Thursday night.
6 days ago

Estimated 5% of Seattle Fire Department personnel haven’t submitted proof of vaccination

The latest data indicates that roughly 5% of uniformed Seattle Fire Department personnel have not yet submitted proof of vaccination. 
6 days ago

King County Metro cancels 26 early morning bus trips

At least 26 King County Metro early morning bus trips have been canceled on Thursday, with no word yet on why.
7 days ago

City of Seattle agrees to pay $515,000 settlement over man killed by police in 2018

The City of Seattle has agreed to pay out a $515,000 settlement over the 2018 fatal police shooting of 36-year-old Iosia Faletogo. 
7 days ago

Washington State Ferries to operate reduced schedules due to staff shortages

Starting Saturday, Oct. 16, Washington State Ferries will temporarily operate reduced schedules on most routes due to staffing shortages.
7 days ago

Fire at Tacoma mosque being investigated as arson

The Pierce County Sheriff's Office believes that a Monday fire set at a Tacoma mosque may have been the work of an arsonist. 
8 days ago

King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert removed from leadership roles

After an offensive campaign mailer, King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert is being removed from council leadership positions.
8 days ago

Boeing to require all US employees to be vaccinated against COVID

Boeing has announced Dec. 8 as the deadline for its U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or get an approved exemption.
8 days ago

Seattle police officers pull man from burning car after crash

Seattle police pulled a man from a burning car Monday after the driver eluded officers and crashed into a tree in the Madison Valley neighborhood.
8 days ago

Committee investigating Jan. 6 pushes for details from White House aides

Washington Post's David Fahrenthold discusses the investigation into Jan. 6, with subpoenas now sent to some of former President Trump's closest aides.
8 days ago