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Skiers rejoice, drivers fret: Winter storm to bring 2019-12-11 10:41:32Those having to drive over the passes will fret, but skiers will be dancing the happy dance this week as a winter storm finally finds its way into the

Incarcerated students in Washington have access to internet 2019-12-11 10:00:43For the first time ever in Washington state, incarcerated students have access to the Internet. It is a breakthrough in education for those locked up

4 children found safe in Eastern Washington after 2019-12-10 23:24:03Authorities found the four children, ages 7-16, who were reported Tuesday night in an Amber Alert, in Cheney, about 20 minutes outside of Spokane.

$600,000 to boost to security around King County 2019-12-10 22:25:19The Metropolitan King County Council, on Wednesday, takes up $600,000 emergency appropriation to boost security around the county courthouse.  A

Poll: Backing for impeachment declines, but Democrats beat 2019-12-10 21:31:51A slight majority of Americans do not want President Trump impeached and removed from office, according to the latest Quinnipiac University national p

Congress to Navy: Monitor, report noise from Growler 2019-12-10 18:25:59Congress will require that the U.S. Navy monitor and report noise from its EA-18G Growler jets stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey.  Jet noise

Seattle to drop city speed limits to 25 2019-12-10 16:23:06Speed limits on city streets will be dropping to 25 mph as part of an overall $20 million plan to increase safety on city streets, Seattle Mayor Jenny

North Cascades Highway closes for winter, latest time 2019-12-10 16:10:22The scenic North Cascades Highway, state Route 20, closes for the winter at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.

WSDOT: Despite 26% decrease in tunnel after tolling, 2019-12-10 14:56:54Over a quarter of the total vehicles on a weekday through the state Route 99 tunnel opted out of taking the route under the city once tolling started,

CenturyLink will pay $6.1 million in Attorney General 2019-12-10 14:06:35CenturyLink will pay state of Washington $6.1 million, to settle AG Ferguson's class action lawsuit over hidden and deceptive fees.

New UW research tackles fire forecasting to better 2019-12-10 10:14:47New research from the University of Washington tackles fire forecasting -- all in an effort to better manage powerful wildfires in the future. Scient

Now that's a shark tank! Seattle approves $34 2019-12-10 10:00:59The Seattle City Council unanimously approved on Monday a $34 million contribution to a new Ocean Pavilion at the Seattle Aquarium, which could cost u

The Seattle Times: Local

Police arrest man they say stole Christmas trees 2019-12-13 19:29:28Federal Way police busted a Christmas crime operation Friday, nabbing a man they said stole dozens of Christmas trees from a farm near Puyallup,

Stony River man charged in man’s 2018 death 2019-12-13 19:25:22ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — More than a year after a Stony River man died in what was believed to be a suicide, another man has been arrested and c

$10 million gift from 105-year-old heads to Washington’s 2019-12-13 19:11:51Eva Gordon was a private woman and a savvy investor. Her gift goes to 17 Washington community colleges.

Even ‘Hammering Man’ gets cold feet as winter 2019-12-13 19:08:51The attachments were discovered last week. They'll stay up for the cold weather and be removed after the holidays.

Extra! Extra! Pike Place Market newsstand to close 2019-12-13 19:08:30Owner Lee Lauckhart has decided to close the landmark newsstand which once sold 180 different newspapers and 2,000 magazines. Says Lauckhart, "people

Entrance to King County Courthouse to reopen amid 2019-12-13 18:52:21The Third Avenue entrance was closed two weeks ago in the wake of a violent, unprovoked attack on a defense attorney and a Metro bus driver. The Metro

Idaho Press Club wins public record case against 2019-12-13 18:29:24BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Press Club and four Boise-area journalists have won a lawsuit they filed against Ada County officials under Idaho

Large hospital system says it was hit by 2019-12-13 18:10:05EDISON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s largest hospital system said Friday that a ransomware attack last week disrupted its computer network and

Audit: Medical system board was ‘deeply compromised’ 2019-12-13 18:02:48ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland Medical System paid $500,000 to buy the self-published books of Baltimore’s now disgraced

Elisabeth Sifton, editor and tamer of literary lions, 2019-12-13 18:02:41Elisabeth Sifton, a widely respected book editor and publisher who burnished manuscripts by many of the 20th century’s literary lions, died on F

US approves fish oil-based drug for cutting heart 2019-12-13 17:56:57TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved expanded use of a fish oil-based drug for preventing serious heart complications in high

Car-tab initiative feud continues as judge allows Eyman 2019-12-13 17:45:43Tim Eyman says the Attorney General's Office is botching the defense of his Initiative 976. State Solicitor General Noah Purcell says the office reje

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Herrera Beutler to vote against impeachment articles 2019-12-13 23:15:58 Washington state Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, announced Friday that she plans to vote against both articles of impeachment a

Idaho college, university presidents announce tuition freeze 2019-12-13 23:15:58For the first time in more than four decades, Idaho students will not have to pay an increase in tuition and fees if they attend one of the state&rsqu

DA won’t file charges against pipeline protesters 2019-12-13 23:15:58SALEM, Ore. – A prosecutor in Oregon has declined to file charges against 21 protesters who were arrested during a sit-in at the governor’

Who KNEW? Sinatra once part-owner of Spokane radio 2019-12-13 23:15:58On Sept. 1, 1947, at 6 a.m., the voice of station manager Harry Lantry announced a new Spokane radio station over the airwaves.“It’s a ne

U.S. retail sales rise 0.2% as holiday shopping 2019-12-13 23:15:58WASHINGTON – U.S. retail sales rose at a modest pace in November as the holiday shopping season appeared to have a slow start. The Commerce Depa

General Motors to invest $1.5 billion in Missouri 2019-12-13 23:15:58WENTZVILLE, Mo. – General Motors will invest $1.5 billion to make what it calls the “next generation” of mid-sized pickup trucks at

Judge allows Eyman to join car-tab initiative legal 2019-12-13 23:15:58SEATTLE – A King County judge will allow Tim Eyman to join the lawsuit over his $30 car tab initiative, but won’t force the state to hire

Southwest Airlines reaches confidential settlement with Boeing for 2019-12-13 23:15:58Southwest Airlines has reached a confidential settlement with Boeing for a portion of its financial losses tied to the grounding of Boeing’s 737

Reports: FTC may try to block Facebook from 2019-12-13 23:15:58SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook’s stock dropped almost 3% in regular trading after news reports suggested that the FTC may take antitrust action

Program aims to foster relationships between Eastern State 2019-12-13 23:15:58A new collaboration between police and Eastern State Hospital aims to reduce violent encounters with patients after they are released into the communi

U.S. regulators approve fish oil-based drug for cutting 2019-12-13 23:15:58TRENTON, N.J. – U.S. regulators on Friday approved expanded use of a fish-oil-based drug for preventing serious heart complications in high-ris

Comcast set to raise rates 2019-12-13 23:15:58Comcast is giving the gift of higher cable bills this holiday season.Tens of millions of Xfinity customers will see their bills rise 3.6% nationwide,

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‘The president is the smoking gun:’ How Seattle 2019-12-13 16:20:34Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the first South Asian American woman ever to serve in Congress, reached back to her roots this week to help explain why she vote

Olympia man dies in single-car crash in Aberdeen 2019-12-13 16:10:58Police in Aberdeen say a 37-year-old Olympia man died in a singe-car crash there Thursday night. The crash happened at about 8:45 p.m. in the parking

Two women injured in eight-vehicle I-5 pileup Thursday 2019-12-13 13:08:49Two women in their 20s were injured in an eight-vehicle pileup that involved two semitrailers on southbound Interstate 5 in Olympia Thursday afternoon

Military families can’t sue for medical malpractice. But 2019-12-13 12:13:13Legislation named after a Fort Bragg, N.C., soldier that will allow some members of the military to file claims to be compensated by the government fo

Thursday night hit-and-run in Olympia sends 1 to 2019-12-13 11:26:09A 36-year-old Olympia man was booked into jail Thursday night after he fled from the scene of a crash he caused while speeding on Pacific Avenue, Olym

Thurston County courts adopt policies in response to 2019-12-13 09:00:00Thurston County courts now have policies to reference when armed law enforcement officers enter a courthouse facility. Superior Court Administrator Pa

What’s Happening for Dec. 13 2019-12-13 07:32:00Friday Pianist Scott Cossu performs a free concert: Cossu, a pianist, composer and former Windham Hill recording artist, will be joined by cellist Hol

State Parks seek volunteers for 2020 2019-12-13 06:54:00The Washington State Parks Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers for 2020 for a variety of tasks. “Washington State Parks is fortunate to

Deaths for Dec. 13 2019-12-13 03:00:00Belcher, Linda, 79, McCleary, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at home. McComb & Wagner Funeral Home and Crematory, Shelton, 360-426-4803. Ceder, We

3 lanes of southbound I-5 in Olympia are 2019-12-12 17:37:40Update: Southbound I-5 lanes in Lacey were reopened to traffic about 5 p.m. Update: Southbound I-5 lanes in Olympia were reopened to traffic about 4:3

Need health insurance? Deadline to enroll through the 2019-12-12 17:06:26Time is running out to sign up for health insurance through the state’s marketplace for next year. Open enrollment for the Washington Health Ben

No injuries reported following fire at camp along 2019-12-12 16:22:11Olympia Fire Department responded to a fire at a homeless camp near Plum Street Southeast on Wednesday. Crews were called shortly after 8 p.m. to the

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