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Tim Eyman announces intention to run for governor 2019-11-21 18:45:24Initiative promoter Tim Eyman, fresh off of an election night victory, announced Thursday at a Sound Transit board meeting his intentions to run for W

Plan ahead to avoid Thanksgiving, holiday travel woes 2019-11-21 18:30:55Next week, Thanksgiving will kick off the holiday season ... and the travel headaches that accompany it. Whether you're driving over the bridge and

Viaduct's last piece comes down, marks end of 2019-11-21 17:44:54The closure was reported, the last double-decker portions coming down were reported, and now the Alaskan Way Viaduct is officially rubble and dust. T

Seattle police place ferret, Lynnwood man in custody 2019-11-21 16:54:59The Seattle Police Department arrested a ferret of "undetermined age" and a 29-year-old man Wednesday after he was suspected of robbing a hardware s

4 wounded as gunfire erupts in South Everett 2019-11-21 10:06:39Four people were wounded when a gunman opened fire in South Everett Thursday morning. The first call into 911 came around 2:45 a.m. reporting a perso

Beloved KOMO weathercaster Steve Pool to retire 2019-11-21 09:51:37After more than 40 years in the business, KOMO TV's beloved weathercaster Steve Pool is retiring from broadcasting. A University of Washington gradu

Look up: Aurora borealis could be visible from 2019-11-20 18:35:38The weather may actually cooperate with skywatchers hoping to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights Wednesday night. Clear skies are forecast throug

The first toll bills for the SR-99 tunnel 2019-11-20 10:20:52Tolling began on the state Route 99 tunnel about a week and a half ago. Pay-by-mail bills of motorists who took the tunnel on that first day are now i

WSDOT releases final viaduct demolition time-lapse video; offers 2019-11-19 17:48:05When countless Seattleites took to the Alaskan Way Viaduct in its final hours on Jan. 11, 2019, some came with hammers and crowbars, hoping to pry off

Injunction filed to stop $30 car tab fees, 2019-11-19 16:20:09There are new developments in the battle over transportation dollars and car tab fees. Late this afternoon, The city of Seattle, King County, and sev

Raining on Nov. 19...again? Seattle's quirky 'rain magnet' 2019-11-19 10:23:06SEATTLE -- It's raining outside Tuesday morning. Rain for today has been in the forecast for the past several days so it's not a surprise. But what

Kent police mourn loss of police dog Kato 2019-11-19 10:05:15Kent police officers and the community are mourning the loss of beloved police dog Kato, who passed away earlier this month.

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Military same-sex spouse denied Alaska oil check sues 2019-11-21 19:15:43JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A lawsuit contends the state of Alaska is using laws that have been nullified to deny paying a share from the state’

Anonymous donor gives 40,000 pounds of pet food 2019-11-21 18:13:27GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — An anonymous donor has given 40,000 pounds of pet food and snacks to the Rogue Valley Humane Society. The Daily Courier

Suspected norovirus outbreak closes 46 Colorado schools 2019-11-21 18:05:50GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Thousands of students in Colorado were out of school Thursday because of a suspected outbreak of norovirus. All 46

Man stabbed, seriously injured at International District apartment 2019-11-21 17:39:07Police arrested a suspect at the apartment. The stabbing victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition, according to the Seattle

Gas pipeline protesters sit-in in Oregon governor’s office 2019-11-21 17:25:59SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Demonstrators opposed to a liquefied natural gas pipeline through Oregon, with a marine export terminal on its shores, floode

Man faces charges in death of Shady Cove 2019-11-21 17:15:21MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a woman killed last week in Shady Cove died of blunt force trauma and the man arrested is facing charges in

Governor vetoes bill outlawing abortions over Down syndrome 2019-11-21 17:09:50HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A bill that would have prohibited abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome was vetoed Thursday by Penns

Police: Edmonds man stabs father to death, then 2019-11-21 16:33:37A 24-year-old Edmonds man walked to the police station early Thursday morning and told officers that he had killed his father, according to the Edmond

2 die, 2 seriously hurt when SUV strikes 2019-11-21 16:28:25JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two people died and two were seriously injured in a traffic crash north of Juneau. Juneau police say a woman and a man wer

Idaho sports company sentenced for defrauding Oglala Sioux 2019-11-21 16:06:45SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Executives of an Idaho company that claimed to help schools fund athletic programs have been sentenced for taking thous

Bacteria-infected mosquitoes take bite out of deadly dengue 2019-11-21 16:00:19WASHINGTON (AP) — They still bite, but new research shows lab-grown mosquitoes are fighting dangerous dengue fever that they normally would spre

Former militia leader pleads guilty to 19 cheating 2019-11-21 15:57:36BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former leader of the militia group called 3% of Idaho has pleaded guilty to grand theft after he cheated 19 clients from h

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U.S. home sales rose 1.9% last month, lifted New! 2019-11-21 20:00:16WASHINGTON – Americans took advantage of lower mortgage rates and purchased more homes in October, though sales were held back by a shortage of

Warming center may not open Friday; city, nonprofit New! 2019-11-21 20:00:16As overnight low temperatures drop below freezing, the city’s new warming center may not open on Friday as originally planned.The opening date

U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, boosting housing New! 2019-11-21 20:00:16WASHINGTON – U.S. mortgage rates turned down this week, lowering the cost of purchasing a home and supporting the housing market.Mortgage giant

WeWork cuts nearly 20% of workforce in restructuring New! 2019-11-21 20:00:16NEW YORK – WeWork is slashing nearly 20% of its workforce, embarking on a painful restructuring of its money-losing operation that doomed its st

Lawsuit alleges McDonald’s puts employees in physical danger New! 2019-11-21 20:00:16CHICAGO – A group of employees from 13 McDonald’s restaurants in Chicago filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the company’s drive

Massachusetts OKs ban on flavored vaping, tobacco products New! 2019-11-21 20:00:16BOSTON – Massachusetts lawmakers passed a groundbreaking ban Thursday on the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol ci

Spokane County unemployment rate increases to 4.8% in New! 2019-11-21 20:00:16Spokane County’s unemployment rate increased to 4.8% in October, according to nonseasonally adjusted data from the Washington State Employment S

Grand jury indicts man of kidnapping, assault on New! 2019-11-21 20:00:16A man who lives on the Colville Indian Reservation appeared Thursday after he was indicted this week on six counts, including kidnapping and attacking

Glitch in Medicare drug plan finder could cost New! 2019-11-21 20:00:16WASHINGTON – A glitch in Medicare’s revamped prescription plan finder can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than t

American, Australian freed by Taliban treated in Germany New! 2019-11-21 20:00:16BERLIN – An American and an Australian who were freed by the Taliban this week after three years in captivity are now in Germany receiving trea

Senate passes stopgap spending bill, averting shutdown New! 2019-11-21 20:00:16WASHINGTON – The Republican-held Senate passed a temporary government-wide spending bill that would keep federal agencies up and running throug

Russia passes bill targeting bloggers and journalists New! 2019-11-21 20:00:16MOSCOW – Russia’s lower house of parliament has passed a bill that gives the government the right to register bloggers, journalists and s

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Jury finds Belfair man guilty of second-degree murder 2019-11-21 18:14:57A jury found Bruce Fanning guilty of second-degree murder Thursday for shooting an intruder in a shower on his Belfair property in 2017, according to

Republicans want to make it harder for kids 2019-11-21 17:14:46Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he expects “everybody” to support his bill raising the legal age for cigarette, e-cigarette an

King County funds program to bus homeless away 2019-11-21 16:57:15King County Council has approved $100,000 in funding for a program that would bus the homeless outside the county. Councilmember Reagan Dunn, who cham

Pay-per-mile is on the Legislature’s radar. We asked 2019-11-21 09:00:00For seven years, Washington state has studied replacing the state gas tax with a pay-per-mile system. Next month, the state Transportation Commission

Deaths for Nov. 21 2019-11-21 09:00:00Lacy, Terry Jay, 60, Olympia, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at home. Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Lacey, 360-491-2222. Oldham, Philip, 52, Olym

What’s Happening for Nov. 21 2019-11-21 08:58:00Thursday Art in Olympia Storefronts Meet the Artists Reception: The work of local artists is now on view in storefront windows in the heart of downtow

Is Washington beginning a slow goodbye to state 2019-11-21 08:55:00Since 2012, Washington state has studied phasing out the state gas tax in favor of motorists paying by the mile. Reema Griffith, head of the state&rsq

Attorneys give closing arguments in case where Belfair 2019-11-20 18:43:48The trial of Bruce Fanning, a man who admitted to shooting an intruder in a shower on his Belfair property in 2017, began late last month at Mason Cou

Olympia’s drop-off recycling site will close for the 2019-11-20 18:39:31Olympia’s Saturday Drop-Off recycling site will close for the season after this weekend. The site, at 1000 10th Ave. SE, takes in yard debris, s

Forecast shows another uptick in Washington state revenue 2019-11-20 17:12:19An updated forecast shows Washington state is expected to see a net increase in revenues of about $299 million for the current two-year budget cycle.

Washington bans vape products containing vitamin E acetate 2019-11-20 17:04:00Washington state has banned the sale of vapor products containing vitamin E acetate. The Seattle Times reports that the state Board of Health’s

Another day, another I-5 crash -- this one 2019-11-20 13:59:00A crash blocked all lanes of Interstate 5 southbound at milepost 115 at the Nisqually River Bridge mid-morning Wednesday, Washington State Department

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