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unemployment benefits...
Nicole Jennings

People quitting over vax mandate may qualify for unemployment benefits

Do people quitting their jobs over the vaccine mandate qualify for unemployment benefits? That all depends on a certain set of circumstances.
5 hours ago
covid memorial...
MyNorthwest Staff

King County councilmember proposes memorial for lives lost to COVID

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn is proposing the creation of a public art memorial to honor those who lost their lives to COVID-19. 
5 hours ago
shakeout...
Kathryn Altena

Washington to participate in Great ShakeOut earthquake drill for 10th year

At 10:21 a.m. on Oct. 21 will be the annual Great ShakeOut earthquake and tsunami drill in Washington. Practice how you would drop, cover, and hold on.
6 hours ago
King County Metro...
Nick Bowman

King County reports 97% compliance with worker vaccine mandate

King County reported Tuesday that 97% of its employees have submitted paperwork in compliance with its vaccine mandate; 92% are fully vaccinated. 
10 hours ago
superstorm...
MyNorthwest Staff

Heavy rain, wind from tropical ‘superstorm’ headed to Northwest

A cyclone that began as a tropical superstorm is expected to reach waters off the coast of Washington state on Thursday.
12 hours ago
City Hall Park Seattle...
Nick Bowman

King County Council to forge ahead on bid to acquire troubled City Hall Park

King County Councilmembers voted 7-2 on Tuesday to approve legislation to explore options to assume control over Seattle's City Hall Park.
12 hours ago
Bomb squad, Kitsap...
KIRO 7 News Staff

Bomb squad dismantles explosive device in Silverdale

The Washington State Patrol bomb squad has dismantled an explosive device found in a Silverdale parking lot.
13 hours ago
Nick Rolovich...
Nick Bowman

Former WSU football coach Nick Rolovich to file lawsuit after getting fired over vaccine mandate

Former WSU head football coach Nick Rolovich will be filing a lawsuit this week, after he was terminated for not complying with a state vaccine mandate.
13 hours ago
Madrona closure...
MyNorthwest Staff

Madrona school temporarily shifts to remote learning over COVID outbreak

Madrona K-8 will be temporarily switching to remote learning, over a COVID outbreak that has nearly a quarter of the school's students quarantined. 
14 hours ago
Rene Baeza (left) and 3-month-old Alizario. (Yakima PD)...
MyNorthwest Staff

Amber Alert canceled for 3-month-old baby, ‘safely’ located by authorities

An Amber Alert has been canceled for a 3-month-old baby out of Yakima.
16 hours ago
plastic bags...
Nicole Jennings

Why you may still see some plastic bags after statewide ban

If you are still handed plastic bags at your local supermarket or the gift shop downtown, it doesn't necessarily mean the store owners are flouting the law.
1 day ago
WSDOT...
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT accounts for 21% of state employees fired over vaccine mandate

Of 1,887 state employees that lost their jobs over the vaccine mandate, the largest group was from the Washington State Department of Transportation.
1 day ago
exemption...
Stephanie Klein

State reports 92% compliance after vaccine mandate deadline

At least 92% of state workers have shown proof they're vaccinated against COVID-19 or were approved for exemption, according to the state.
1 day ago
pierce county...
MyNorthwest Staff

Pierce County Sheriff’s Dept, BLM react to charges against sheriff

The state Attorney General’s office has filed misdemeanor charges against Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer. The department and Black Lives Matter respond.
1 day ago
Election, ballot, polling...
Hanna Scott

New polling shows strong gains for Harrell and Davison, puts Mosqueda on notice

New polling from the Northwest Progressive Institute indicates that it's looking increasingly likely for a mixed outcome in Seattle’s general election.
1 day ago
Seattle police, vaccine mandate...
Nick Bowman

SPD to terminate six officers over vaccine mandate, 103 await decision on exemptions

The Seattle Police Department reports that it has begun the separation process with six employees over the vaccine mandate for city workers. 
1 day ago
Kshama Sawant recall, threatening emails...
Nick Bowman

Attempt to fast-track bill leads to heated back-and-forth between Seattle councilmembers

An attempt from Councilmember Kshama Sawant to fast-track a bill to require contractors to pay parking costs led to a contentious back-and-forth.
1 day ago
Climate Pledge Arena...
MyNorthwest Staff

Climate Pledge Arena set for grand opening, Seattle Kraken debut

Climate Pledge Arena will open its doors for the first time under its new name this week, with a pair of concerts and the Seattle Kraken's home debut.
2 days ago
Gadsden flag...
Nick Bowman

Police watchdog to investigate photos of SPD vehicles adorned with Gadsden flags

The Office of Police Accountability is opening an investigation into photos circulated on social media of SPD vehicles adorned with Gadsden flags. 
2 days ago
religious accommodation...
Nick Bowman

Washington State Patrol terminates 127 employees over vaccine mandate

Washington State Patrol has terminated 127 employees in the wake of the newly-implemented COVID-19 vaccine mandate that took effect on Monday. 
2 days ago
hospitals...
Nicole Jennings

More staff in hospitals reporting vaccination, but some losses still likely

Reports of vaccination are growing among staff of the state's hospitals, but there will likely still be cuts to services caused by staffing shortages.
2 days ago
school, vaccine...
Stephanie Klein

Seattle school district reports 99% COVID vaccine compliance

Seattle's school district says the "overwhelming majority" of its staff has shown proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
2 days ago
money, minimum wage...
MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle minimum wage will increase on Jan. 1

Minimum wage in Seattle, and across Washington state, will increase on Jan. 1, 2022. Large companies will pay their employees $17.27/hour.
2 days ago
stolen LEGOs...
Stephanie Klein

Seattle store owner arrested for trafficking stolen Star Wars LEGOs

A store owner in downtown Seattle was arrested on Friday for trafficking stolen Star Wars LEGOs, among other items.
2 days ago