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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

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Science Says: Diet plays big role in how New! 2019-12-12 14:02:56NEW YORK (AP) — Whales are big, but why aren’t they bigger? A new study says it’s basically about how many calories they can take in

After 2 previous mistrials, Seattle brothers found guilty New! 2019-12-12 13:47:50Two Seattle brothers were found guilty Thursday of fatally shooting two people and injuring three others during a 2016 robbery at “the Cave

County sheriff wants Idaho prison to take back New! 2019-12-12 13:23:04BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Ada County Sheriff’s Office is asking a judge to hold the Idaho Department of Correction in contempt for failing t

Alaska man charged with biting off part of New! 2019-12-12 12:45:05FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man suspected of biting off part of the nose of a friend has been charged with felony assault. Zachary Atchle

Yellowstone opens its winter tourist season on Sunday New! 2019-12-12 11:32:41YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park will open its gates to tourists riding snowcoaches and snowmobiles on Sunday. B

Report outlines sexual abuse at Portland private New! 2019-12-12 11:20:40PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A report says at least nine former teachers and other staffers at a private school in Portland, Oregon, sexually abused, g

Person shot, killed in Hillsboro New! 2019-12-12 10:52:04HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say one person died at a hospital Wednesday night after being shot at a MAX station parking lot in Hillsboro,

Alaska city and police officer agree to $325K New! 2019-12-12 10:22:04SITKA, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska city has agreed to pay a former detective $325,000 to settle a lawsuit in which he claimed to have been punished

Alaska city councilor, former mayor resigns after 32 New! 2019-12-12 10:18:50KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska city councilor and former mayor has resigned his council seat 32 years after he first joined the board. Lew W

Bones found in home renovation may be Revolutionary New! 2019-12-12 10:18:07RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Human skeletal remains possibly belonging to Revolutionary War soldiers have been discovered under an 18th-century hous

Heavy snow is about to hit the mountain New! 2019-12-12 10:15:41With finals week wrapping up at some universities and holiday travelers planning treks across the state, we've compiled weather predictions and safet

PhRMA files suit against state’s prescription drug laws New! 2019-12-12 09:10:38PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A drug company trade group has filed a legal challenge to Oregon laws designed to curb prescription prices. Oregon Public

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Couple who bought $120k banana art sense it New! 2019-12-12 14:14:58MIAMI – A Miami couple who bought a headline-grabbing banana duct-taped to a wall have acknowledged the absurdity of the artwork, but say they

Pentagon watchdog investigating $400M border wall contract New! 2019-12-12 14:14:58WASHINGTON – The Defense Department’s internal watchdog is investigating a $400 million border wall contract awarded to a firm that used

FCC votes to set up 3-digit suicide hotline New! 2019-12-12 14:14:58New York – The Federal Communications Commission is setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline.Once it’s i

Authorities tie killers in New Jersey attack to New! 2019-12-12 14:14:58JERSEY CITY, N.J. – The two killers who stormed a kosher market in Jersey City had apparently been followers of the Black Hebrew Israelites &nd

Judiciary panel debates Trump impeachment, moves toward vote New! 2019-12-12 14:14:58WASHINGTON – The House Judiciary Committee launched a lively, marathon session Thursday ahead of voting on articles of impeachment against Pres

Trump criticizes climate activist Thunberg after Time honor New! 2019-12-12 14:14:58WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump lashed out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday, a day after she was named by Time as

Education notebook: Northwood earns building design award New! 2019-12-12 14:14:58Northwood Middle School of Mead School District was recently featured in the fall edition of Learning By Design magazine as the recipient of the Outst

Feature creature: Millie New! 2019-12-12 14:14:58Millie is a very happy, energetic gal. She loves to play, especially with tennis balls. She seems happiest when she’s with people. Millie would

1934 United flight from Spokane to Seattle crash New! 2019-12-12 14:14:58A doomed airplane doesn’t reveal itself before takeoff. On the quiet afternoon of June 7, 1934, a United Airlines passenger plane rose from the

Front Porch: Put the apostrophe in its place New! 2019-12-12 14:14:58Having lain dormant for many months now, my inner Grammar Goddess feels the need to rise up and spread her wings in celebratory and protective guardia

Cheney High School’s staff room gets remodel from New! 2019-12-12 14:14:58Ashley Mobley’s interior design class at Cheney High School has been getting a little real-world experience this semester as students created t

Huckleberries: Library caper slows amid the hubub New! 2019-12-12 14:14:58Bette Ammon, the head Book Worm at the Coeur d’Alene Library, tells Huckleberries that the outbreak of intentionally misplaced books has slowed.

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Michael Bloomberg zeroes in on housing crisis as New! 2019-12-12 13:47:10Michael Bloomberg is making housing affordability a focal point of his presidential campaign, and will roll out some general principles on housing pol

Tilley Road closed near Grand Mound following crash New! 2019-12-12 11:57:32Tilley Road Southwest was closed at Old Highway 99 Southeast on Thursday morning following a suspected DUI crash. The two-vehicle crash happened on Ti

What’s Happening for Dec. 12 New! 2019-12-12 09:18:00Thursday Shelton Diabetes Support Group: The topic for the monthly meeting is “Strategies to Prevent and Manage Hyperglycemia.” Learn stra

Thurston County, here are your elected officials’ salaries New! 2019-12-12 09:00:00Salaries for Thurston County’s elected officials in 2020 were finalized this week, adopting those proposed in November by the Thurston County Ci

Olympia bought Boulevard Road land to stop a New! 2019-12-12 09:00:00Three years after buying land in southeast Olympia to stop a proposed subdivision, the city is preparing to select a developer to build multifamily ho

Deaths for Dec. 12 New! 2019-12-12 03:00:00Boone, Deborah Kay, 71, Olympia, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at Capital Medical Center, Olympia. Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Tumwater, 360-753-

New state rules will make 259,000 workers newly 2019-12-11 19:14:49Joel Sacks, director of the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, explains how new state overtime rules will make an estimated 259,00

Lacey police looking for black Monte Carlo after 2019-12-11 16:25:52Lacey police are looking for a hit-and-run suspect after a woman was hit by a car outside her home. The woman, who is in her 20s, was taken to Provide

More Washington workers will qualify for overtime pay 2019-12-11 14:58:25An estimated 259,000 workers in Washington state will be newly eligible for overtime pay by 2028, the state announced Wednesday. The new rules determi

Big storm set to bring 1 to 4 2019-12-11 12:51:28A snowstorm is finally coming to the mountains this week, bringing up to 4 feet to the Cascades and some soggy weather to the lowlands. Although Wedne

Puyallup Tribe passes resolution declaring climate emergency 2019-12-11 09:00:00On Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, the Puyallup Tribal Council passed a resolution declaring a climate emergency. The resolution identifies actions the Puyall

Commissioners won’t reappoint deposed Conservation District supervisor to 2019-12-11 09:00:00Eric Johnson, who was removed from office at the Thurston Conservation District earlier this year, will no longer serve on a committee that advises th

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