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    Seattle restaurant defends needle bins in restrooms after backlash

    Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe in Seattle's University District has found itself in the middle of the debate on the heroin epidemic.
  • mass shooting

    PLU student starts online campaign after Florida mass shooting

    A freshman at Pacific Lutheran University started an online campaign to pressure lawmakers into addressing mass shootings
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    Report: Gang-related crime is on the rise in Everett

    The City of Everett has noticed an uptick in gang activity as the region experiences a rise in reports of graffiti and gunfire.
  • Freezing February temps cause lowland snow threat through Thursday

    The National Weather Service reports that Tuesday could set a new cold temperature record. 
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    SPD releases video of fatal shooting in Ravenna

    Police report that a suspect was shot and killed by officers in Seattle's Ravenna neighborhood in the early morning hours of Monday.
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    Seattle increasing investments in homeless hygiene services

    Homeless hygiene has become a focus of Seattle as it enhances its shelters in 2018, offering showers, laundry, restrooms and more.
  • Marijuana retailers sue Lewis County over ordinance

    CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) — Three marijuana retailers are suing Lewis County, Washington, over an ordinance that was approved last year. The Chronicle reports that the ordinance essentially bans cannabis-related businesses in unincorporated Lewis County by requiring them to get approval from the federal government, which provides no such permission. A trial date hasn’t been set. […]
  • Senate Democrats’ budget proposes using revenue increase

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Senate Democrats plan to use a projected increase in state revenues to expedite the timeline on fully funding teacher salaries required for Washington state to come into compliance with a state Supreme Court mandate. Last week, lawmakers learned that state revenue projections look to increase by about $1.3 billion more than […]
  • Pedestrian dies after being run over by street sweeper

    BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — A pedestrian was run over and killed by a street sweeper in Bellevue, Washington. KOMO-TV reports that officers and medics responded to the scene on Monday morning, near the intersection of 120th Avenue and NE 12th Street. The pedestrian was found dead under the street sweeper. Firefighters began working to extricate […]
  • US scientists try crowdsourcing to stop invasive mussels

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials are offering a $100,000 prize to find a way to kill invasive quagga and zebra mussels. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says the only area not yet invaded by the mussels in the contiguous United States is the Columbia River Basin in the Pacific Northwest. The basin contains struggling […]
  • State sues attorney over alleged campaign-finance violations

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington attorney who ran an unsuccessful campaign for the state Court of Appeals is facing allegations of campaign-finance violations. The Seattle Times reports Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit Friday, alleging Bellevue Attorney Nathan Choi, along with his campaign committee, never filed required records of campaign contributions and […]
  • Ex-sergeant to be back in court Tuesday following mistrial

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Attorneys are ready to try again eight months after a judge declared a mistrial in a second-degree rape case against a former Washington police sergeant. The Spokesman-Review reports jury selection is set to begin Tuesday in the case against former Spokane Police Sgt. Gordon Ennis. The trial itself is expected to […]
  • Woman suffers head injury in Kent drive-by shooting

    KENT, Wash. (AP) — Police in Kent, Washington, are investigating a drive-by shooting that left a woman with a head injury. Kent police were called at about 12:50 a.m. Monday to a report of a drive-by shooting that resulted in a 21-year-old female getting shot in the head, just behind her ear. The victim was […]
  • US Forest Service waives fees on President’s Day

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at day-use recreation sites in Oregon and Washington Monday in honor of Presidents’ Day. Jim Peña, Pacific Northwest Regional Forester, says he hopes the fee-free day encourages new and repeat visitors to come out and enjoy their national forests. The fee waiver includes many […]
  • Family of psychiatric patient who died sues hospital

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — The family of a patient at Western State Hospital has sued the state, alleging that negligent medical care at the psychiatric facility led to his death. The News Tribune reports that Lavonn Williams II’s family said he died from a pulmonary embolism in December 2014, less than six months after he […]

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