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  • air quality

    Air quality to worsen as smoke returns

    Forecasters are warning of unhealthy air for parts of the Pacific Northwest as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region.
  • Kitsap library system eliminates late fines

    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The Kitsap Regional Library says it will no longer issue daily fines for overdue items. The Kitsap Sun reports that the library forgave outstanding late fines and stopped collecting them as of Thursday. It joins a growing number of libraries eliminating overdue fines, including Salt Lake City, Columbus, Ohio, and Nashville, […]
  • rally

    3 arrests at pro-gun rally in Seattle

    Patriot Prayer, a group founded by Joey Gibson, hosted a pro-gun “Liberty or Death” rally Saturday afternoon by Seattle City Hall.
  • Air quality to worsen in Northwest as smoke returns

    SEATTLE (AP) — Forecasters are warning of unhealthy air parts of the Pacific Northwest as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region. The National Weather Service has issued air quality alerts for much of Washington state. The service says air quality in Western Washington is expected to worsen starting Sunday. Some improvement is […]
  • orca

    Ailing orca whale to get dewormer, antibiotic

    The sick orca -- J50 -- has a parasite not uncommon to killer whales and other marine animals, according to NOAA.
  • shooting

    Police: 2 injured in U-District shooting

    Seattle police are investigating a shooting that injured two people on Friday night at a house party in the University District.
  • Balk-off: Mariners beat Dodgers 5-4 on Floro’s flinch

    SEATTLE (AP) — Cameron Maybin scored with one out in the 10th inning when Los Angeles’ Dylan Floro was called for a balk, giving the Seattle Mariners a 5-4 win over the Dodgers on Saturday night. Seattle loaded the bases with one out, and with a one-strike count on Kyle Seager, Floro initiated his delivery […]
  • Rivers, Chargers look sharp early in 24-14 win over Seahawks

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers looked almost ready for the regular season from their first series. Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks probably feel like they’ve got more work to do. Melvin Gordon rushed for a short touchdown to cap a strong 70-yard opening drive by the Chargers’ first-team […]
  • Sounders top depleted Galaxy 5-0 for record 6th straight win

    SEATTLE (AP) — Harry Shipp had a goal and an assist and the Seattle Sounders rolled past the depleted Los Angeles Galaxy 5-0 on Saturday for their club-record sixth straight victory. Chad Marshall, Cristian Roldan and Raul Ruidiaz also scored, and the Sounders were the beneficiary of an own goal. Seattle (10-9-5) is 7-0-2 in […]
  • 3 killed, 2 injured when vehicle goes off cliff

    USK, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say three people died and two others sustained injuries when a vehicle went off a cliff in northeastern Washington state. The Washington State Patrol says the crash occurred Wednesday evening in Pend Oreille County and that drugs or alcohol was involved. Police say 33-year-old Aaron P. Pierre of Cusick was […]
  • Seattle police look for man cutting rental bike brake lines

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police say they’re looking for a man caught on surveillance video cutting brake lines on bike-share bicycles in an act that could endanger riders. Police issued a warning Friday and released the video showing a man with a backpack clipping the brake wires on two rental bikes recorded at night on […]
  • Man gets 72 years in prison for killing grandmother, friend

    SEATTLE (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 72 years in prison for killing his grandmother and a friend of his ex-girlfriend in suburban Seattle. SeattlePI.com reports Zachary Craven was sentenced Friday in the deaths of 66-year-old Angelika Hayden and 21-year-old Meagan Smith. On July 7, 2015 Craven went to his grandmother’s house in […]
  • Ex-Bellevue cop arrested again in domestic violence case

    SEATTLE (AP) — A former Bellevue police officer has been arrested again in a domestic violence case. SeattlePI.com reported Friday that King County prosecutors confirmed that 48-year-old John Kivlin was arrested on an additional tampering charge and two more counts of violation of a court order. Court documents say the most recent violations happened while […]
  • Ex-Skagit County sheriff’s deputy pleads not guilty to fraud

    SEATTLE (AP) — A former Skagit County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded not guilty to charges that he stole money from a fund for police dog training. Brian Lehr worked as a canine officer and became the volunteer treasurer of the Pacific Northwest Police Detection Dog Association in 1998. Prosecutors say he collected payments made to […]
  • Man pleads not guilty to raping 13-year-old girl

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A Mount Vernon man pleaded not guilty to second-degree child rape and indecent exposure for reportedly raping a 13-year-old girl. The Skagit Valley Herald reports 33-year-old Neil Roberson pleaded not guilty in Skagit County Superior Court Thursday. Court documents say the girl reported that Roberson raped her at his house […]

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