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Skiers rejoice, drivers fret: Winter storm to bring New! 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 New! 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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Flooded farmers face growing dilemma in warming world New! 2019-12-11 13:24:35CRESCENT, Iowa (AP) — Frogs, carp and bugs thrived all summer in murky floodwaters where Gene Walter should have planted corn and soybeans. Last

4 teens face hate-crime and assault charges; officials New! 2019-12-11 13:03:01Four teens have been arrested on investigation of assault and hate-crime charges after authorities say they beat a legally blind, transgender woman wh

Archives tell Yellowstone’s story with millions of records New! 2019-12-11 11:42:28LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — Most people first entering the historical archives at Yellowstone National Park see long shelves of mute-colored boxes.

Shorecrest High School closed Wednesday after tips about New! 2019-12-11 11:33:42Classes and all after-school activities at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline were canceled Wednesday after school officials received “multiple

Salem OKs warming shelters for homeless New! 2019-12-11 11:02:54SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Salem City Council has agreed to spend up to $213,000 to open 140 warming shelter beds at two local churches. Warming she

New drugs show rare promise against advanced breast New! 2019-12-11 10:55:59SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Doctors on Wednesday reported unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of

Man arrested on suspicion of hate crime after New! 2019-12-11 10:15:10A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a hate crime after an Uber driver who is Sikh and wears a turban reported being attacked and

Alaska governor halts assistance cuts for disabled, elderly New! 2019-12-11 10:01:19ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s governor has ordered the suspension of parts of a plan to cut financial assistance for disabled and elde

Doyon, Hilcorp sign joint Alaska oil, gas exploration New! 2019-12-11 09:45:29FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native Regional Corporation and an energy company will jointly explore the Yukon Flats region for potential o

Police: Man arrested for riding on young mule New! 2019-12-11 09:10:38RILEY, Ore. (AP) — Police say a young man was arrested after he was caught on video riding on the back of a mule deer that was trapped in a fenc

In Seattle we like voting socialist, but how New! 2019-12-11 09:00:05The debate about socialism in America — is it just another name for New Deal liberalism, or is it something more? — is about to get real i

Harvey Weinstein’s bail increased over monitoring issues New! 2019-12-11 08:54:33NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s bail was increased from $1 million to $5 million on Wednesday over allegations he violated bail conditi

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Jersey City’s mayor says gunmen targeted kosher market New! 2019-12-11 14:03:51JERSEY CITY, N.J. – The mayor of Jersey City said Wednesday it’s clear that the gunmen in a furious shooting that left six people dead ta

Police warn drivers to expect slow, slippery morning New! 2019-12-11 14:03:51A couple inches of snow overnight is creating a slick morning commute in Spokane.The National Weather Service measured 2.1 inches that fell since Tues

As Navy works to keep flight paths clear New! 2019-12-11 14:03:51When a Navy fighter jet streaks 500 feet above the Pend Oreille River at up to 600 mph, emitting noise to rival a rock concert, the pilot is confident

100 years ago in Spokane: Group suggests ‘educational New! 2019-12-11 14:03:51The Women’s Christian Temperance Union offered an alternative to the Sunday movie matinee.They suggested “educational treats,” meani

Volunteers unload teddy bears, prepare to open Christmas New! 2019-12-11 14:03:51Final preparations were underway Tuesday at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center as volunteers prepared to open the doors of the Christmas Bureau t

Shawn Vestal: Ryan Crocker offers withering critique of New! 2019-12-11 14:03:51Earlier this year, Spokane native and retired diplomat Ryan Crocker met with Iraqi vice president and former prime minister Nouri al-Malaki – so

Somebody needs you New! 2019-12-11 14:03:51The goal of Somebody Needs You is to match donors with the specific requests of needy Spokane residents.The list of requests is coordinated by the Vol

Seattle-area Amber Alert resolved outside Cheney; parents taken New! 2019-12-11 14:03:51An Amber Alert issued early Tuesday evening for four children deemed to be in imminent danger from their parents in Seattle was resolved in Cheney jus

Car hauler crashes near Colfax New! 2019-12-11 14:03:50A semitruck carrying multiple other vehicles crashed into the guard rail just north of Colfax on U.S. Highway 195 Wednesday morning. The car hauler we

Shoplifiting incident at North Town Mall turns into New! 2019-12-11 14:03:50A mother responding to NorthTown mall where her child accused of shoplifting had been detained by mall security ended the night in jail after she beca

Watchdog: “Basic and fundamental errors” in Russia probe New! 2019-12-11 14:03:50WASHINGTON – The Justice Department’s internal watchdog told Congress on Wednesday that he is concerned that “so many basic and fun

Congress to halt military use of toxic foam New! 2019-12-11 14:03:50WASHINGTON – Congress has reached a deal on a spending bill that would require the military to stop using firefighting foam containing toxic che

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Pierce County Council wades into car-tab fray, will 2019-12-10 18:41:37Pierce County has decided to help defend Initiative 976, the measure to lower car tabs passed by voters statewide last month, in a lawsuit challenging

Leaky pipe at Thurston County Courthouse 2019-12-10 16:53:53Thurston County District Court Administrator Jennifer Creighton talks about a leaky pipe at the courthouse that forced the closure of the probation of

Garage destroyed by fire near Yelm 2019-12-10 16:02:42A Yelm area garage was destroyed by fire early Tuesday, according to Southeast Thurston Fire Authority. Fire crews were dispatched to the 12800 block

Leaking pipe forces closure at Thurston County Courthouse 2019-12-10 15:57:13A leaking pipe in the ceiling of the Thurston County Courthouse forced the closure of the district court’s probation office Tuesday. Probation a

Washington State Patrol phone number being used in 2019-12-10 15:21:32The State Patrol warned Washington residents Tuesday that fraudulent bomb threats are being used to drive people to a suspicious website in an apparen

Fire damages landmark downtown Olympia building 2019-12-10 12:45:55A fire overnight damaged the oldest commercial building in downtown Olympia, according to Olympia Fire Department. The fire at the White Building at 2

Fire causes $200,000 in damage to oldest commercial 2019-12-10 12:02:48A fire early Tuesday damaged the oldest commercial building in downtown Olympia, according to Olympia Fire Department. The fire at the White Building

Mother, son and aunt hatched plan to rob 2019-12-10 10:00:00Call it an inside job. A woman who worked at an area convenience store, her son and a woman who referred to the son as a “nephew” were arr

What’s Happening for Dec. 10 2019-12-10 10:00:00Tuesday “Star Wars” model builder appears at Olympic Cards and Comics: Shake the hands that built the Death Star and see behind-the-scenes

The future of pay-per-mile and other things Jay 2019-12-10 09:30:00On Friday afternoon, a few days before Gov. Jay Inslee underwent hip replacement surgery, he took time for a face-to-face interview in his office with

Jay Inslee not ready to OK $30 car 2019-12-10 09:00:00Gov. Jay Inslee said he will not ask lawmakers to approve $30 car tabs early next year in response to the outcome of last month’s Initiative 976

Why is Jay Inslee seeking a third term? 2019-12-10 09:00:00Gov. Jay Inslee explains why he is seeking a third four-year term as governor. The general election in 2020 is Nov. 3. … Click to Continue &raq


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