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  • Man found guilty of killing 25-year-old woman gets 23 years

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man found guilty of shooting and killing a woman east of Tacoma has been sentenced to 23 years in prison. KOMO-TV reports Joshua Ellis was given the maximum sentence available Thursday in the murder of 25-year-old Wendi Traynor. On Nov. 10, 2017, Traynor’s family found her dead in her Milton […]
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    SDOT unveils early research on congestion tolling in Seattle

    Researchers commissioned by the City of Seattle and SDOT have come back with early recommendations on what congestion tolling could look like for a city plagued by traffic.
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    Seattle nonprofit offers to buy Showbox in effort to save venue

    As the debate surrounding efforts to save the Showbox Market from demolition continues, a local nonprofit has offered to buy the iconic venue outright in hopes of preserving it for "decades to come."
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    Male birth control: Seattle couple opens up about gel study

    Aaron and his wife Volha Lockhart are part of the first clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of a male birth control gel, and spoke to KIRO 7 about how things are progressing.
  • Seattle takes 3-game skid into matchup with Oakland

    Seattle Mariners (23-29, fifth in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (25-25, third in the AL West) Oakland, California; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Wade LeBlanc (2-1, 7.36 ERA, 1.91 WHIP, 14 strikeouts) Athletics: Daniel Mengden (1-1, 3.65 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 9 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: Seattle enters the game as losers of their […]
  • Breanna Stewart to be WNBA ambassador this season

    NEW YORK (AP) — Breanna Stewart will be a paid ambassador for the WNBA this season. The reigning MVP tore her right Achilles tendon while playing overseas this winter and because the league has no injury list for teams, the Seattle Storm suspended Stewart without pay to free up a roster spot. The WNBA will […]
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    Urine, assaults have jurors avoiding King County Courthouse

    Concerns around the King County courthouse in downtown Seattle have potential jurors worried for their safety, with some even asking to be excused altogether.
  • Prison

    Prison fight involving 81 inmates stopped by warning shot

    CLALLAM BAY, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a fight involving scores of inmates Wednesday evening at a state prison in Clallam Bay was stopped by a warning shot. The Peninsula Daily News reports the Clallam Bay Corrections Center remained on lockdown Thursday. Agency spokesman Jeremy Barclay says 81 inmates in a prison population of about […]
  • Washington state city approves fines for false alarms

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Alarm companies will be fined $100 to $200 for each false alarm that triggers a police department north of Seattle to send officers to investigate. The Daily Herald reports the Everett City Council voted Wednesday to enact fines on false alarms. Officials say the measure aims to reduce the amount time […]
  • Wyoming relay horse race rescheduled for late summer

    GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A traditional Native American horse race in Gillette has been postponed following cold and wet conditions in northeast Wyoming. The Gillette News Record reports the Horse Nations Indian Relay was planned for Saturday and Sunday, but rough track conditions have forced organizers to reschedule the event for Aug. 31 and Sept. […]
  • Fishing boat captain fined for polluting Alaska waters

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A fishing boat captain who dumped sandblast waste into southeast Alaska waters was ordered to pay $10,000 and perform 40 hours of community service. Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Brannon Finney of Bellingham, Washington, dumped waste to avoid a $1,460 disposal fee. U.S. Magistrate Judge Matthew Scoble on Wednesday also ordered 18 […]
  • Cigarette company asks US Supreme Court to review tax case

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A cigarette manufacturer on the Yakama Nation Indian Reservation in Washington state has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review if the company is exempt from federal excise taxes. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Thursday that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last year that King Mountain Tobacco was on […]
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    Department of Health: Prepare for wildfire smoke now

    The Department of Health is advising Washingtonians to prepare now for upcoming smoky days and unhealthy air quality that is expected this summer.
  • Seattle arena, Sonics

    Report: SoDo arena group, NAACP end up holding secret Sonics meeting

    After rumors, a postponement, and uncertainty, a secret meeting between the Seattle King County NAACP and Chris Hansen’s SoDo arena group was finally held on May 15 in Seattle, KIRO 7’s John Knicely confirmed Wednesday.
  • Daughters of slain officer to sue Tacoma police over death

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The daughters of a slain Tacoma police officer intend to sue the Tacoma Police Department, claiming Tacoma officers should have arrested the suspect two weeks before their father was killed. KIRO-TV reports Antonia, Gabriella and Victoria Gutierrez on Wednesday filed the notice in Pierce County Superior Court. Police say Reginald Jake […]

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