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    UW study looking at how marijuana impacts infants’ brain development

    The “Moms + Marijuana” study is looking at whether prenatal marijuana use impacts infants’ brain development, outside of the influence of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
  • KIRO Traffic Townhall

    KIRO Radio Traffic Townhall: Talking road rage, distracted driving, and more

    KIRO Radio Traffic Reporters Tracy Taylor and Chris Sullivan hosted a first-of-its-kind traffic townhall Wednesday, covering everything from summer travel plans to dealing with road rage.
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ fan pays to fly banner over Seattle asking for a redo

    A Seattle man is paying for a plane to fly a banner over the city to voice his feelings about how Game of Thrones ended.
  • Memorial Wall

    Memorial Wall stuck in limbo of neglect at Seattle Center stadium

    Despite city leaders' talk, and the best efforts of locals, Seattle's Memorial Wall at Memorial Stadium has returned to a state of disarray.
  • Washington state farmers commit to increasing hemp crops

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Washington state farmers have committed to plant significantly more hemp than in the previous two years. Capital Press reported Wednesday that farmers intend to plant more than 6,000 acres (nine square miles or 23 square kilometers) of hemp this year. The state Department of Agriculture licensed 35 growers as of May […]
  • Illegal killings, political opposition hobble wolf recovery

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet recovery targets. The number of red wolves roaming the forests of North Carolina has plunged to fewer […]
  • Musician beaten by homeless man in Seattle continues to recover

    The musician who was attacked by a homeless man with a baseball bat in Seattle last year is still recovering. This is his journey.
  • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signs sanctuary state law

    SEATTLE (AP) — State and local authorities will now be restricted from asking about people’s immigration status, adding to a West Coast wall of states with so-called sanctuary policies. Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure Tuesday implementing the new rules. They put Washington among only a handful of states, including California and Oregon, to have […]
  • Man arrested in gun store burglary, bail set at $350K

    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A man who police say drove through the wall of a Sequim gun store to steal dozens of weapons in April has been arrested and had bail set at $350,000. The Peninsula Daily News reports 38-year-old Joey Maillet has been lodged at Clallam County jail for investigation of burglary, 26 […]
  • Rangers complete 3-game sweep of Mariners with 2-1 win

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Hunter Pence homered, Adrian Sampson had another impressive long outing for a victory after not starting, and the Texas Rangers beat the slumping Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. The Mariners have lost 27 of 37 games to fall to the bottom of the AL West standings […]
  • Passes near Mount Rainier to open Thursday

    SEATTLE (AP) — Cayuse and Chinook passes near Mount Rainier will open Thursday in time for Memorial Day weekend. KING-TV reports the Washington State Department of Transportation plans to reopen the roadways Thursday at 8 a.m. after their annual winter closures. When they open, drivers can travel on State Route 410 over Chinook Pass between […]
  • Rangers OF Calhoun on 10-day injured list with quad strain

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun has been placed on the 10-day injured list because of a left quad strain. The move was made Wednesday, a day after Calhoun aggravated his quad as a baserunner when trying to beat a throw to first base in the sixth inning of a win over […]
  • Seattle’s Chad Marshall announces retirement due to injuries

    TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Three-time MLS defender of the year Chad Marshall has announced his retirement due to injury, bringing an end to a 16-year career that included stints with the Columbus Crew and Seattle Sounders. Marshall announced his decision Wednesday after missing Seattle’s last two games with knee inflammation. The 34-year-old is the only […]
  • Jay Inslee

    WA governor signs bill changing tax exemption for Oregonians

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that changes how the sales tax exemption for Oregonians shopping in that state works. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports Wednesday that Oregon residents will no longer be free of Washington’s 6.5% sales tax at the cash register. Instead, they’ll need to submit an annual […]
  • Judge overseeing Seattle police reforms orders oversight fix

    SEATTLE (AP) — The federal judge overseeing reforms in the Seattle Police Department has ordered the city, the Department of Justice and others to fix ongoing inadequacies surrounding officer accountability, and said he will extend court oversight of the department until they do. U.S. District Judge James Robart said Tuesday that a system that puts […]

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