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Montlake Bridge opens after month-long closure, more closures still ahead

After a month-long closure, the Montlake Bridge is open again. The state will still need five weekends of work to spruce up the mechanical systems.
22 days ago

Indoor diners must show proof of vaccination in Jefferson, Clallam counties

In Jefferson and Clallam counties, proof of vaccination is required for patrons of an indoor restaurant or bar under a new public health order.
22 days ago

Are patients legally able to demand ivermectin treatment from hospitals?

A judge ruled that a hospital in Ohio must give a COVID patient ivermectin after he demanded it, even though it was against best medical judgement.
23 days ago

Masks will be required at large, outdoor events in King County

King County Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin is issuing a local order to require face masks at any outdoor event with 500 or more people in attendance. 
23 days ago

Visit Vashon Island or West Seattle on King County’s water taxi

The water taxi run by King County Metro offers two routes from downtown Seattle with daily sailing to West Seattle and on weekdays to Vashon Island.
23 days ago

Washington Attorney General to appeal bankruptcy plan for makers of OxyContin

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson will appeal a federal judge's plan to settle thousands of lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma. 
23 days ago

Trains without passengers start running on Northgate Link segment

Empty light rail trains will start running on the new track from the University of Washington to Northgate every eight minutes during peak hours.
23 days ago

Two Washington Senators call for insurance commissioner’s resignation

Two state Senators demand Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler resign after he posted a statement calling the Texas abortion law a "Taliban-like move."
23 days ago

Washington Poison Center warns ivermectin should not be used to treat COVID

The Washington Poison Center says at least 10 people in the state have been treated for problems related to using ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID.
24 days ago

Hanford orders new COVID-19 vaccination requirements

A COVID vaccination policy at the Hanford nuclear reservation allows for weekly tests, if workers do not provide proof of vaccination. 
24 days ago

Crane collapses in Issaquah onto residential house, injures two workers

Two workers were injured after a crane fell on a house in Issaquah on Tuesday afternoon, Eastside Fire and Rescue officials said.
25 days ago

‘Over 100 additional shootings’ in Seattle compared to this time last year

Seattle Interim Police Chief Adrian Diaz says there have been over 100 more shootings compared to the same time last year in 2020.
25 days ago

Fahrenthold: Biden takes heat for what past presidents wouldn’t do in Afghanistan

Washington Post's David Fahrenthold talks about the criticism of President Biden and his administration for the removal of US troops from Afghanistan.
25 days ago

COVID impacts Seattle Police Department with 27 in isolation, quarantine

COVID-19 is having a major impact on the Seattle Police Department. As of Aug. 30, 27 SPD employees are either in quarantine or isolation. 
25 days ago

King County Councilmember seeks to expedite rental assistance

A King County Councilmember is trying to find out why millions of dollars in pandemic rental assistance is still sitting in county bank accounts. 
25 days ago

Mercer Island MD explains Dave Ross’ heart surgery

There are now about a half million open heart surgeries in the United States every year. Dave Ross talks about his surgery with Dr. Gordon Cohen.
26 days ago

Seattle police investigating another string of weekend shootings

Seattle saw another string of shootings over the weekend, with police responding to at least four separate incidents between Friday and Sunday. 
26 days ago

Seattle police arrest woman suspected of injuring 2 people with hatchet

A man and his mother were injured in Seattle's First Hill neighborhood over the weekend, after reportedly being struck by a woman wielding a hatchet.
26 days ago

Future of pandemic in King County remains uncertain in months to come

King County health officials remain uncertain as to what the path ahead may look like in terms of fully quelling the spread of COVID-19.
26 days ago

Washington state employees union suing over vaccine mandate

A union representing state employees is suing over the vaccine mandate announced by Gov. Jay Inslee in early August.
27 days ago

Former state AG: Battle over bans on mask mandates still ‘untested’ in courts

Former state AG Rob McKenna weighs in on the Biden administration suggestion that states prohibiting a school mask mandate may violate kids' civil rights.
28 days ago

‘Outdoors is safer than indoors’ for school lunch, says local health officer

Students across Washington are starting to return to school, but with COVID concerns still present, a lot of parents are worried about lunch.
29 days ago

Thurston County becomes latest to enact vaccine mandate for county employees

Thurston County workers will soon have to either get vaccinated, submit to weekly testing for COVID-19, or risk losing their jobs. 
29 days ago

Gov. Inslee encourages continued evacuation efforts of Afghan refugees

Gov. Inslee sent a letter to President Biden affirming Washington's support for the people of Afghanistan, and encouraging continued evacuation efforts.
30 days ago