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  • Seattle murders

    Deadly week in Seattle culminates in four separate murders

    It's been a deadly week in Seattle, with four murders occurring since Sunday, three of which have suspects currently at large.
  • donut collision

    Car collides with donut shop in downtown Seattle

    A minivan ran straight through the window of a donut shop in downtown Seattle Wednesday. 
  • Seattle weather

    When Seattle’s summer weather is actually supposed to start

    According to the National Weather Service, Seattle's gloomy July is actually nothing out of the ordinary. In fact, at least unofficially, the city's summer weather season hasn't even really started yet. 
  • semi collision

    Problematic stretch of I-5 in Tacoma sees yet another semi collision

    The two left lanes of southbound I-5 in Tacoma have been reopened after a semi collided with a work zone, after all lanes were initially blocked for roughly 30 to 40 minutes.
  • The council candidates who the Seattle tech industry supports

    Representatives for the Seattle area tech sector released endorsements for candidates running for Seattle City Council.
  • shorty's

    Send in the clowns: Iconic Shorty’s makes a move

    Shorty's Bar is an influential feature of the Northwest's pinball scene. It was forced to move to a new location in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood.
  • Jim Bouton, former pitcher, “Ball Four” author, dies at 80

    GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Jim Bouton, the former New York Yankees pitcher who shocked and angered the conservative baseball world with the tell-all book “Ball Four,” has died. He was 80. Bouton’s family said he died Wednesday at the home he shared with wife Paula Kurman. He fought a brain disease linked to dementia […]
  • moon

    King County’s latest historic landmarks are on the moon

    King County often designates historical landmarks. But what about a major historical moment, tied to the region, that is left on the moon?
  • 2 new measles cases confirmed in Washington outbreak

    SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials say two more cases of the measles — including one in an infant — have been confirmed in a western Washington outbreak. Public Health – Seattle & King County says a teenager who lives in King County visited the Auburn Community Center July 6 while infectious and before the teen […]
  • Fire restrictions announced for Columbia River Gorge

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area has announced bans on smoking, building fires and other activities on National Forest System lands in the gorge. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the restrictions were issued Wednesday because of wildfire risk and will stay in effect until significant moisture lowers the fire danger. The restrictions […]
  • Salmon recovery projects awarded more than $4M grant

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The Salmon Recovery Funding Board and Puget Sound Partnership have awarded more than $4 million to salmon recovery projects in northwest Washington state. The Skagit Valley Herald reported Wednesday that 13 programs receiving funding in Skagit County aim to benefit endangered chinook salmon. Partnership Executive Director Laura Blackmore says the […]
  • Lawsuit filed to restore mountain caribou

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Conservation groups are suing the federal government for failing to designate critical habitat for endangered mountain caribou in the inland Northwest. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Idaho by groups including the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife and others. It names the U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]
  • New charges filed against man in theater bomb threat case

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of making a bomb threat at a movie theater in Washington state has been charged with additional counts. The Bellingham Herald reported Wednesday that 27-year-old Ryan MacFarlane pleaded not guilty last week to felony harassment and misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges. According to Whatcom County court records, MacFarlane was […]
  • Democratic presidential hopeful Inslee opposes pipeline plan

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee waded into a Great Lakes regional controversy on Wednesday, calling for the defeat of a plan to construct a disputed oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel that connects two of the lakes. In a statement released to The Associated Press, the Washington state governor described […]
  • ‘A floodier future’: Scientists say records will be broken

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is warning Americans to brace for a “floodier” future. Government scientists predict 40 places in the U.S. will experience higher than normal rates of so-called sunny day flooding this year because of rising sea levels and an abnormal El Nino weather system. A report released Wednesday by […]

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