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  • Eastside, bellevue, ballot Local News

    Lawmakers hear pros and cons of new tax to ease rising property taxes

    As homeowners reel from the sticker shock of higher property tax bills, lawmakers in Olympia are considering a new capital gains tax to ease some of the burden.
  • AP State

    5 stabbed in Spanaway bar fight, man arrested

    SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a drunken man stabbed five people during a bar fight south of Tacoma in Spanaway. The News Tribune reports a 45-year-old man was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of five counts of second-degree assault and booked into the Pierce County Jail. Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer says police were called […]
  • delvonn heckard Local News

    Ed Murray accuser Delvonn Heckard has died

    Multiple sources confirm to KIRO Radio that Delvonn Heckard -- the man who sued former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray in 2017 for alleged sexual abuse -- is dead.
  • Bump stock, gun control Local News

    How Washington lawmakers voted: Bump stock ban

    A House committee has approved a bill that would ban trigger devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly. This is who voted for and against the bill.
  • Highline Local News

    No evidence of victims or shooter after reports of gunfire at Highline College

    Reports of gunfire at Highline College on Friday morning prompted a nearly 3-hour lockdown and evacuations. Law enforcement swept the campus and determined no evidence of a shooter or victims. 
  • safe injection sites Local News

    King County prosecutor: Trump, Sessions wrong about safe injection sites

    King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg says the Trump administration's argument on safe injection sites doesn't apply to what locals are doing.
  • guns Local News

    Washington Legislature fails to change law allowing teenage purchases of AR-15 rifles

    The teenager accused of the Florida High School massacre bought his deadly AR-15 legally at the age of 19. Washington State has a similar law.
  • AP State

    Friday’s Scores

    BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= 1A District 1/2= Championship= Lynden Christian 70, Northwest School 64 1B CWB= Second Place= Riverside Christian 55, Moses Lake Christian Academy 35 1B Northeast District 7= Championship= Almira/Coulee-Hartline 58, Wellpinit 57 1B Northeast District 7= Consolation= Odessa 76, Cusick 40 1B Southeast District 9= Loser Out= Colton 49, Touchet 42 1B Southeast […]
  • AP State

    Potter scores 16 points, Utah women defeat Washington State

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Emily Potter scored 16 points with seven rebounds and Utah kept a narrow lead throughout the game in beating Washington State 54-50 on Friday night. Potter, a 6-foot-6 senior, made 7 of 11 shots from the field while Megan Huff added 12 points for the Utes (16-10, 7-8), who snapped […]
  • AP State

    Robinson, Leonard help Colorado women beat Washington 76-56

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Alexis Robinson scored 18 points, Kennedy Leonard added 14 points and matched a career-high with 13 assists, and Colorado jumped out with a 12-point first-quarter lead and cruised to a 76-56 victory over Washington on Friday night. Colorado (13-13, 4-11 Pac-12 Conference) snapped a three-game skid while Washington (7-19, 1-14) has […]
  • AP State

    Man who sued ex-Seattle mayor on sex abuse claims found dead

    SEATTLE (AP) — A 47-year-old man who sued former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray over sexual abuse claims that effectively ended Murray’s political career was found dead Friday in a motel room. Delvonn R. Heckard died in the Seattle suburb of Auburn, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The cause and manner of Heckard’s […]
  • AP State

    Attempted murder charge for alleged school shooting plot

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A teen in Everett has been charged with attempted murder related to an alleged school shooting plot. The Daily Herald reports 18-year-old Joshua O’Connor also was charged Thursday in Everett District Court with robbery and assault. O’Connor was arrested Tuesday at ACES High School after police say his grandmother called 911 […]
  • AP State

    Idaho utility continues attempt to negate Oregon fish law

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho utility is challenging a decision by federal regulators rejecting its request to negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project on the Snake River. Idaho Power on Friday petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to review […]
  • AP State

    Activists sue Washington state for tougher climate policy

    SEATTLE (AP) — Environmental activists are suing Washington state, the latest state-level effort to boost use of renewable energy. Thirteen children backed by the non-profit Our Children’s Trust filed a lawsuit on Friday in Superior Court to force the state to end its reliance on fossil fuels. The only way to do so would be […]
  • AP State

    A look at what’s still alive, likely dead at the Capitol

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington lawmakers are more than halfway through this year’s 60-day legislative session and have been rapidly moving bills out of the Senate and House ahead of unveiling their supplemental budget proposals. A revenue forecast on Thursday was good news for lawmakers, projecting that they have a good deal more money to […]

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