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    Homeless woman slapped with $21K towing bill

    Despite being homeless, Amanda Ogle spent a year trying to get her car back from a tow truck company. It took the courts, a judge, and a lot of patience. Now, the company wants her to pay $21,000.
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    Washington Supreme Court ends life sentences without parole for juveniles

    In yet another landmark decision, Washington state's highest court ruled it unconstitutional to sentence juveniles of any age to life without parole.
  • Breaching dams to save Northwest orcas is contentious issue

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Calls to breach four hydroelectric dams in Washington state have grown louder in recent months as the plight of critically endangered Northwest orcas has captured global attention. Some argue the best way to get more salmon to the starving whales is to tear down four dams on the Lower Snake River, […]
  • Federal court: Salmon must have protection from warm water

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal court has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must come up with a plan to protect salmon from warm water temperatures, which can be fatal for the fish species. ‘ Oregon Public Broadcasting reports Thursday that record-high water temperatures in rivers across the Pacific Northwest in 2015 led […]
  • Bill Gates gives $1 million to carbon measure

    SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has given $1 million to a November ballot measure in Washington state that would charge a fee on carbon emissions from fossil fuels. Gates wrote in a blog post recently that he would contribute to the Yes on 1631 campaign. Updated finance records show he donated $1 million. […]
  • Man charged with shooting muzzled, leashed dog at park

    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man for shooting a muzzled, leashed dog at a Washington park. The Kitsap Sun reports the suspect, who lives in Port Orchard, was charged Oct. 9 with first-degree animal cruelty. A warrant was issued Oct. 10 for his arrest. Authorities say police were called Sept. 13 to […]
  • Court: Life without parole for juveniles unconstitutional

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A split Washington Supreme Court has ruled that sentencing juveniles to life without parole is unconstitutional. In a 5-4 ruling Thursday, the majority affirmed a Court of Appeals ruling in the case of Brian Bassett, who was convicted in 1996 of three charges of aggravated first-degree murder for fatally shooting his […]
  • Motorists stunned as metal balls roll down Seattle street

    SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities in Seattle temporarily closed a street after motorists were stunned by dozens of large metal balls that spilled out of a truck and cascaded down the street, damaging several cars. A video taken by a person at the scene Wednesday afternoon shows the balls loudly bouncing and rolling down the street […]
  • Health officials say possible 6th case of paralysis disorder

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State and local health officials are investigating a possible sixth case of a rare nervous system disorder that causes sudden limb paralysis in children. KOMO-TV reports the condition is called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM. It attacks the nervous system, particularly the spinal cord, and can lead to arm or leg […]
  • Former Microsoft director indicted on embezzlement charges

    SEATTLE (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged an upper level Microsoft director with five counts of wire fraud. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that an indictment filed Wednesday accuses Jeff Tran of attempting to embezzle $1.5 million from the company. It also says he used his NFL connections to sell Super Bowl tickets for his own […]
  • Window washer at Spokane Public Library falls to his death

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A window washer fell to his death while cleaning the downtown branch of the Spokane Public Library. The Spokesman-Review reports that the man fell sometime around 2 p.m. Wednesday on the north side of the library. Spokane police spokesman Cpl. Teresa Fuller says he fell multiple stories and was pronounced dead […]
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    Ongoing Seattle school bus driver shortage creating rampant delays

    38 routes experienced delays on Monday and 35 routes had delays up to two hours on Tuesday, leaving parents scrambling for carpools and other modes of transportation.
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    Seattle Police Commission votes to ask city to reject proposed SPD contract

    In a unanimous vote, Seattle's Community Police Commission has recommended that City Council reject the department's proposed new contract.
  • Washington governor OK’s solar project in Kittitas County

    ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has approved a new solar energy project in central Washington. Seattle-based Tuusso Energy sought a permit from the state to build photovoltaic facilities at five locations encompassing about 200 acres of farmland in Kittitas County. The Columbia Solar project is expected to generate about 25 megawatts of […]
  • UW Students at the 2018 Ideathon

    These creative solutions could help fix traffic in Seattle

    University of Washington students competed recently in the Imagine Mobile Ideathon, where they were tasked with coming up with creative solutions to Seattle's traffic problems.

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