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    Dry weather stalls promise of November snow in Western Washington

    With the region's unseasonably dry weather continuing, it's thrown forecasts for November snow into Seattle into flux.
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    Tacoma City Council passes gun tax modeled after Seattle

    Tacoma City Councilmembers voted Tuesday evening to approve a new measure based on Seattle's own controversial gun tax. 
  • French carries Saint Louis past E. Washington 82-60

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hasahn French scored 19 points and Saint Louis beat Eastern Washington 82-60 on Wednesday night. French shot 9 for 11 from the floor. Fred Thatch Jr. had 11 points and seven rebounds for Saint Louis (3-0). Jordan Goodwin added seven rebounds, and Yuri Collins distributed 11 assists. Kim Aiken Jr. had […]
  • Woman pulled from Yakima mobile home fire dies

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who was pulled unconscious and not breathing from a fire in a Yakima mobile home has died. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the woman died Tuesday in a local hospital, according to Yakima fire officials. Her name and age have not been released. Firefighters and police were called […]
  • WSU student who died at fraternity identified

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Pullman police have identified the 19-year-old student who died at a Washington State University fraternity Tuesday as freshman Samuel Martinez of Bellevue, Washington. The Whitman County Coroner has not released the cause and manner of death, but police said Tuesday that a preliminary investigation indicates the death may be alcohol related. […]
  • Thousands of Hanford workers lack whistleblower protections

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A new report has revealed workers at a Washington state decommissioned nuclear site do not have the same whistleblower protection as other employees on Department of Energy projects. The Tri-City Herald reports that the Office of Inspector General released the report Tuesday looking at whether the agency added protections approved by […]
  • Washington unemployment rate for October was 4.5 percent

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state’s October unemployment rate dipped slightly to 4.5 percent from the previous month. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, October’s rate was down from September’s rate of 4.6 percent. The state also saw a net loss of 1,600 jobs in October. The largest private job growth […]
  • Father fatally shot after ignoring county deputies’ warnings

    MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) — Washington state authorities say a 74-year-old father was fatally shot by his son after ignoring deputies’ warnings not to engage with him after a disturbance at their home. KOMO-TV reports that King County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a 41-year-old man threatening to hurt people Tuesday. Sgt. Ryan […]
  • R-88

    Referendum 88 supporters admit defeat

    Voters are narrowly rejecting the "affirmative action referendum" -- R-88 -- in Washington state, prompting the Washington Fairness Coalition to admit defeat.
  • California sued again for requiring women on company boards

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s first-in-the-nation law requiring publicly held companies to put women on their boards of directors is facing a second legal challenge. The law requires publicly traded companies to have at least one woman on their boards by the end of this year. By 2021, boards with five members must have two […]
  • Eastern Washington University moves forward with budget cuts

    CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Eastern Washington University is continuing to pursue campus-wide budget cuts while raising money for a new football stadium and routing funds into student-athlete scholarships, frustrating some faculty members who believe the administration is investing too heavily in athletics. President Mary Cullinan, meanwhile, says the university is collecting donations for all kinds […]
  • Mold outbreak closes all Seattle Children’s operating rooms

    SEATTLE (AP) — All operating rooms at Seattle Children’s Hospital will be closed for several days as a crew inspects the building’s air handling system after a renewed outbreak of Aspergillus mold was discovered. KOMO reports the corrective actions include calling in a third-party hygienist to help inspect the air handling unit. That unit will […]
  • Egan Orion

    Egan Orion concedes; Kshama Sawant wins Seattle City Council race

    Shortly after the latest vote count on Tuesday, Egan Orion conceded to his opponent, incumbent Kshama Sawant. 
  • Everett man fatally shot by Snohomish sheriff’s deputy ID’d

    SEATTLE (AP) — A man fatally shot by a Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy has been identified as a 44-year-old Everett man. The county medical examiner’s office released Ryan D. Hemmingson’s name Tuesday. The Seattle Times reports Hemmingson was shot by a deputy in South Everett around 8 p.m. Saturday. The Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response […]
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    Report: Fungus sickens Seattle Children’s hospital patient

    A patient at Seattle Children's hospital has contracted an infection from a fungus found in three operating rooms, according to The Seattle Times.

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