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  • Washington Supreme Court set to hear public transit case

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court is set to hear a lawsuit seeking to overturn a voter-approved measure to raise public transit funds. The Everett Herald reported the court was scheduled to hear the case Wednesday. Seven residents filed the lawsuit that seeks to overturn a rate increase by the Central Puget Sound […]
  • Vape death prompts Oregon to ask stores to review products

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in charge of Oregon’s legal retail marijuana market will ask store owners to voluntarily review the products on their shelves and pull any they feel might be unsafe. The request comes after reports of severe lung illnesses and six deaths that have been tied to electronic cigarettes, including one death […]
  • Columbia River barge lock to return to service Sept. 30

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say barges carrying wheat, wood and other goods will remain at a standstill for the rest of the month while workers repair a critical navigation lock at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River. The Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday the locks will reopen Sept. 30. […]
  • Vaping-related illness confirmed in Seattle’s King County

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle and King County Public Health says a teenager has received medical treatment for severe lung disease linked to vaping. County health officials said Wednesday that the teen was hospitalized in August with a fever, cough and shortness of breath. Officials say he was treated in the intensive care unit, released from […]
  • US nuclear lab partners with utilities to produce hydrogen

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government’s primary nuclear lab is partnering with three energy utilities to find an economical way to use nuclear energy to produce hydrogen that can be stored and used to power everything from industry to personal vehicles. The U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday said the Idaho National Laboratory will […]
  • Richland florist asks Supreme Court again to take her case

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A Richland florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex marriage on religious grounds is once again asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take her case. Barronelle Stutzman and her attorneys announced Wednesday they will continue to pursue a Supreme Court hearing in the 6-year-old case. The 74-year-old Stutzman owns […]
  • Washington man sentenced to 10 years for killing 1 in crash

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington man has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment after being convicted of vehicular homicide in a crash killing one and injuring two others. The Yakima Herald reported Tuesday that 27-year-old Kyle Gaytan drove through an intersection and crashed into the driver’s side of another car killing Maria Gonzalez and […]
  • Boy, 9, among victims of domestic violence stabbing

    SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy and two women were taken to a hospital after a triple stabbing in Seattle. KOMO reports officers were called to the scene in North Seattle just after 10 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a domestic violence attack involving a knife. Det. Patrick Michaud says when officers […]
  • Police: Man dead in accidental shooting in Selah

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Police say a 21-year-old man was accidentally shot and killed in Selah while he and another person were practicing disarming techniques they had seen on YouTube. The Yakima Herald-Review reports that police responded to an accidental shooting around 11:50 p.m. Friday. The Selah Police Department says officers were told that two […]
  • homeless, homeless plan

    Critical of regional homeless plan, Reagan Dunn drops his own proposals

    King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn made no secret about the fact that he wasn’t a fan of the new Regional Homeless Authority.
  • Cincinnati to visit Seattle Wednesday

    Cincinnati Reds (67-78, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Seattle Mariners (59-86, fifth in the NL West) Seattle; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Sonny Gray (10-6, 2.75 ERA) Mariners: Marco Gonzales (14-11, 4.37 ERA) BOTTOM LINE: Seattle and Cincinnati will play on Wednesday. The Mariners are 30-40 in home games. Seattle has slugged […]
  • car tabs

    Supreme Court ready for ST3 car tab battle Tuesday

    Lawyers are slated to argue for and against ST3's car tabs in Washington Supreme Court. The results could maintain or change the status quo.
  • Lewis homers in debut as Mariners beat Reds 4-3, stop skid

    SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Lewis homered for Seattle in his major league debut, Kyle Seager hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Mariners beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Tuesday night to stop a six-game losing streak. Lewis, a 24-year-old outfielder selected 11th overall in the 2016 amateur draft, was brought […]
  • wildfires, firefighter

    Firefighter groups tackling the tough issue of suicide

    There are no solid statistics on wildland firefighter suicides, but it’s become a major concern among the highest ranks of the firefighting community.
  • Oregon man imprisoned for Washington woman’s DUI death

    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 12 years in Oregon state prison for killing a Washington state woman at a construction site while he was drunk driving. The Tri-City Herald reported Tuesday that 77-year-old Leman Bledsoe was convicted of eight crimes, including manslaughter, DUI, reckless driving, and failing to assist the […]

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