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  • Jay Inslee

    Gov. Inslee speaks out on shutdown, edges closer to 2020 run

    Governor Jay Inslee spoke out against President Donald Trump and the partial federal government on CNN Tuesday, continuing what appears to be a steady march toward a run at the White House in 2020. 
  • Homeless camp

    Homeless could be paid to pick up trash in a Washington city near you

    A three-year, three-city pilot program would provide homeless adults with jobs on community "beautification and cleanup projects," such as picking up trash and pulling weeds in parks.
  • Susan Powell

    Cold: ‘Operation Tsunami’ designed to provoke suspects in Susan Powell case

    A perplexing public search of mines in Nevada for Susan Powell, a honk-and-wave event in Puyallup, and a raid of Steve Powell's home were all designed to provoke phone calls between suspects.
  • Edmonds police daycares

    Threats to Edmonds daycares part of multistate investigation

    Edmonds police are investigating threats to local daycare centers, along with other departments in Washington, Portland, and Utah that responded to similar threats.
  • Seattle General Strike

    How the Seattle General Strike of 1919 shut down the city

    More than 65,000 workers walked off the job for the Seattle General Strike of 1919. But many history students don't hear anything about it.
  • marijuana

    Washington Legislature weighs measure to allow home-grown marijuana

    Many states with legal recreational marijuana allow people to grow the plant at home. Washington doesn't. But that may change through the Legislature this session.
  • Spokane police kill man they say refused to drop knife

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Police say officers shot and killed a man in north Spokane after he wielded a knife while approaching them and refused orders to drop it. The Spokesman-Review reports Spokane police officers responded to a call Wednesday afternoon about a man threatening people with a gun near West Fairview Avenue and North […]
  • Distracted drivers

    Distracted driving went down in Washington over 2018

    A survey from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission reported a decrease in distracted drivers in both King County and the rest of the state between 2017 and 2018. 
  • Ichiro Suzuki agrees to minor league deal with Mariners

    SEATTLE (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki has agreed to a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners, paving the way for the 45-year-old to play in Seattle’s season-opening series in Japan. Suzuki’s agent, John Boggs, confirmed the agreement on Wednesday. He said Suzuki’s deal would become a major league contract if he’s added to Seattle’s expanded […]
  • Officials investigate suspected measles case in King County

    SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials are investigating a suspected case of the measles in King County. Public Health Seattle & King County said Wednesday that the man in his 50s was hospitalized but has been released. Officials say the man had recently traveled to Vancouver, Washington, where a measles outbreak is happening, but it’s not […]
  • Woman struck, killed by Postal Service truck in Everett

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say U.S. Postal Service truck struck and killed a woman as she was crossing a street in Everett. The woman, believed to be in her late 50s, was crossing Pacific Avenue in a crosswalk Tuesday evening when the light changed. Everett police detectives say the truck had the green light […]
  • Astoria waives water, sewer bills for federal workers

    ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The City of Astoria is temporarily waiving water and sewer bills for furloughed federal employees who live there. The Daily Astorian reports Wednesday that anyone who receives a waiver will have to pay the outstanding balance of their water and sewer bill when the government shutdown ends. The shutdown has affected […]
  • Winter storm impacts schools in inland Northwest

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Numerous schools delayed or canceled classes after the biggest storm of the new year brought several inches of snow and slick roads to the inland Northwest. Many school district in eastern Washington and northern Idaho cancelled classes or delayed the start of classes on Wednesday morning because of slick roads. Closures […]
  • New building for Pacific Northwest National Lab campus

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The federal government’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will build a new $90 million energy sciences research building on its Richland campus. A contract to design and construct the building has been awarded to a Houston-based team of Harvey Cleary Builders and Kirksey Architecture. The Tri-City Herald says the facility will cover […]
  • Blue Origin shoots NASA experiments into space in test

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, launched NASA experiments into space Wednesday on a brief test flight. The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas, hoisting a capsule containing the experiments. The eight experiments were exposed to a few minutes of weightlessness, before the capsule parachuted down. The rocket […]

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