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  • Senate investigation into rape allegation to move forward

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Senate leaders in Washington state say that an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain will continue even though he lost his re-election bid. Democrat Mona Das captured nearly 51 percent of the vote in last week’s election, and Fain conceded Friday, a day after the […]
  • Man dies in woods after falling down embankment

    SEATTLE (AP) — A 64-year-old man was found dead in the woods near Beaver Lake in Snohomish County. The Seattle Times reports officials received a report around 8 a.m. Wednesday of an abandoned vehicle near milepost 43 along Mountain Loop Highway, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team. The sheriff’s office […]
  • NFL flexes games in Weeks 13 and 14

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has moved the Chargers at Steelers game on Dec. 2 to prime time, replacing the 49ers at Seahawks matchup originally schedule for Sunday night. San Francisco-Seattle will move to 4:25 p.m. EST on Fox. For the next week, the Dec. 9 game of the Rams at the Bears is […]
  • Seattle zoo to debut twin red panda cubs

    SEATTLE (AP) — Visitors to Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo will soon be able to view the first successful birth of red pandas there in nearly three decades. The zoo plans to introduce twin red panda cubs at a public outdoor exhibit opening Nov. 23. Sisters Zeya (ZAY-uh) and Ila (EE-la) have been living in an […]
  • Divers find body of hiker at waterfall

    STEVENS PASS, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say divers found the body of a missing Chinese businessman who disappeared while hiking near a waterfall in the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle. King County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ryan Abbot says investigators believe the 50-year-old man fell Tuesday while visiting the Deception Falls area. He says teams searched Tuesday […]
  • Surgery center data breach affects more than 2,000 patients

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Washington surgical center says it was hit by a data breach, which may have revealed personal information of more than 2,000 patients, including names, Social Security numbers, driver license numbers, medical information and some credit card numbers. The Columbian reports a notice posted on the website of the Southwest Washington […]
  • Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.3 percent

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State officials say Washington’s jobless rate dropped to 4.3 percent last month. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the unemployment rate dipped slightly from September’s 4.4 percent and the state also added 12,400 jobs in October. The largest job gains last month were seen in construction, leisure […]
  • Petition urges better technology to treat Puget Sound sewage

    SEATTLE (AP) — An environmental group is asking Washington state regulators to require municipalities to use the latest technology to treat sewage before it’s released into Puget Sound. The petition filed Wednesday by Northwest Environmental Advocates urges the Department of Ecology to require an advanced level of wastewater treatment to better remove nutrient pollution and […]
  • Driver charged with leaving car wreck, wounded friend

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — Kitsap County prosecutors have charged a man with leaving the scene of a crash as witnesses search for his friend who had been thrown from the wreck. The Kitsap Sun reports that an arrest warrant has been issued for 27-year-old Jacob Lee Troit for felony hit and run. Authorities say […]
  • King County Council votes on budget for gang task force

    King County Council budget vote restores gang unit

    Tuesday afternoon, the King County Council approved the 2019-2020 budget and approved funds to restore the King County Sheriff's Office Gang Unit.
  • wildfire smoke

    Wildfire smoke moves into Western Washington

    It may be short lived, but the haze you're seeing over Western Washington is smoke from the wildfires in California.
  • Man accused of attacking family enters insanity plea

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A 22-year-old man has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges he tried to attack family members with a knife at their home in Battle Ground. The Columbian newspaper reports that Colin Dixon entered the plea Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court. Court records show that Dixon spent nearly […]
  • Lawyer seeks to seal evidence in Freeman High shooting case

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The lawyer for the teen accused of shooting four students at Freeman High School last year is asking a judge to seal pieces of evidence from the public. KREM-TV reports that Caleb Sharpe’s attorney, Bevan Maxey, filed a motion in Spokane County Superior Court last month. The lawyer argues that Sharpe’s […]
  • Nisqually jail sued over inmate’s stroke

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed against the Nisqually tribe’s jail by a man who says he was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting, spent 19 days in custody and suffered a stroke. The Olympian reports the civil rights lawsuit was filed Friday on behalf of Kevin Michael Bell. It seeks unspecified damages, […]
  • Seattle City Council approves police-union contract

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has voted to ratify the city’s tentative contract with the Seattle Police Officers Guild. The Seattle Times reports the 8-1 vote came Tuesday after intense lobbying by Mayor Jenny Durkan, who said the deal was an opportunity to financially reward officers who haven’t had a raise in four […]

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