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Lyft announces new safety features for passengers 2019-05-21 16:55:09Lyft announced new features to their mobile app Tuesday on their blog, with heightened safety for users as the ultimate goal. This comes after numero

Overnight Seattle shootings leave 1 wounded, 2 arrested 2019-05-21 15:50:18Seattle police officers were investigating two shootings between Monday night and Tuesday morning, one that left a man wounded and another that ended

Report: Seattle's one of the top cities to 2019-05-21 15:00:40Seattle has always built a reputation about being a green city. Now it's got a grade point to match. Last week the Carbon Disclosure Project, a nonp

Washington state to pay $1.7 million to woman 2019-05-21 14:20:06A woman who was sexually abused and impregnated by a violent drug-dealing felon when she was a young teenager will receive $1.7 million from Washingto

2 die in Alaska floatplane crash Monday 2019-05-21 09:54:03An investigation is underway after a floatplane crashed in Alaska on Monday afternoon, killing both people on board. The plane was not a sightseeing

Young Democrats back challengers to Sawant, Kohl-Welles and 2019-05-20 16:54:35The King County Young Democrats have opted for a slate of insurgents, supporting challengers to Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant and veteran

Inslee expands drought emergency: It covers Olympic rain 2019-05-20 16:15:57Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded his drought emergency declaration to cover nearly half of Washington, including famously wet valleys of the Olympic rainf

Man dead after officer-involved shooting in Auburn 2019-05-20 09:43:59AUBURN, Wash. -- One man is dead after officers shot a man suspected of involvement in a domestic incident in Auburn early Monday morning. Officers w

Ex-Republican Sens. Gorton, Evans will not vote to 2019-05-19 15:12:42The state's two most successful statewide Republican officeholders of recent decades said here that they will not vote to reelect President Donald Tr

Today in history: King County voters reject proposals 2019-05-19 15:00:13May 19, 1970 was not one of the region's best days. On that day, King County voters opted to reject four bond issues that would've included storm wa

Connelly: Tolling to drive on downtown streets? Give 2019-05-19 14:25:00Seattle city government seems poised to roll out a new tax, even as City Hall continues to double each property tax levy that comes up for renewal. I

Researchers track bursts of tremors beneath Seattle, West 2019-05-19 13:52:33Washington is, once again, on the move. According to a recent update from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, dozens of tremors have been recorded

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Dividend division plans change in public office hours 2019-05-21 16:59:50JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The division that processes applications for checks from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund plans to close to the public on We

Vermont attorney general sues owners of opioid manufacturer 2019-05-21 16:57:22MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan says he’s filed suit against eight members of the family that owns the drug c

Oregon Senate passes election-security bill on election day 2019-05-21 16:43:03SALEM, Ore. (AP) — County clerks in Oregon would be required to audit results after each election under a bill that overwhelmingly passed the Se

Washington becomes first state to legalize human composting 2019-05-21 16:37:38On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed bill 5001, titled "concerning human remains," making Washington the first state in the U.S. to legalize human com

Some operating rooms at Seattle Children’s Hospital close 2019-05-21 15:54:52The Aspergillus mold was found in four operating rooms after a routine check. Children's Hospital officials don't know when the rooms could reopen.

Woman who had hot wax dropped in her 2019-05-21 15:53:45BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman who got hot wax dropped in her eye at beauty spa has settled a lawsuit against the now-closed busin

Governor proposes cuts to Idaho administrative rules 2019-05-21 15:43:46BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican Idaho Gov. Brad Little is taking public comments on his plan to cut or simplify regulations in what he says are a

6 Russian planes intercepted by US off Alaska 2019-05-21 14:53:04ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. military officials say four Russian bombers and two fighter jets were intercepted off Alaska’s western coast

States sue over rule allowing clinicians to refuse 2019-05-21 14:24:56NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two dozen states and municipalities sued the federal government Tuesday to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicia

Idaho Land Board forms subcommittee to analyze land 2019-05-21 14:23:14BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. Brad Little, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and a financial expert will examine how the Idaho Land Board should inves

Oregon hunts for bodies at ex-asylum seen in 2019-05-21 13:48:47SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried on the campus of a now-defunct psychiatric hospital wher

Idaho state lands agency reviews administrative rules 2019-05-21 13:42:20BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s top elected officials have directed the state agency responsible for administering regulations on 3,800 square

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Officials asking for help identifying man who died 2019-05-21 21:09:51A man bicycling on Mica Peak Conservation Area was found unresponsive on Sunday and later died, and officials are asking for help identifying him. The

Body pulled from Spokane River downtown Tuesday morning 2019-05-21 21:09:51Avista Utilities workers pulled a body from the Spokane River early Tuesday morning.The workers discovered the body that appeared to be male at around

Tesla reduces prices on Models S and X 2019-05-21 21:09:51DETROIT – Faced with a slumping stock price and questions about demand for its vehicles, Tesla has lowered the U.S. base prices of its two most

Women’s clothing chain Dressbarn to close all its 2019-05-21 21:09:51NEW YORK – Dressbarn, the women’s clothing chain that’s been around for nearly 60 years, is closing all 650 of its stores.The compan

Bomb-laden drone from Yemen rebels targets Saudi airport 2019-05-21 21:09:51DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Yemen’s Iranian-allied Houthi rebels attacked a Saudi airport and military base with a bomb-laden drone

Speedy reactor cleanups may carry both risks and 2019-05-21 21:09:51PLYMOUTH, Mass. – Companies specializing in the handling of radioactive material are buying retired U.S. nuclear reactors from utilities and pr

Congress joins debate over sending TSA employees to 2019-05-21 21:09:51WASHINGTON – Lawmakers are clashing over the Trump administration’s move to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration emplo

’Medicare for All’s’ rich benefits ‘leapfrog’ other nations 2019-05-21 21:09:51WASHINGTON – The “Medicare for All” plan embraced by leading 2020 Democrats appears more lavish than what other advanced countries

Cuccinelli joining Trump administration in immigration role 2019-05-21 21:09:51WASHINGTON – The former attorney general of Virginia, whose name had been tossed around for months for an immigration role, will be joining the

Dual briefings on Capitol Hill focus on Trump’s 2019-05-21 21:09:51WASHINGTON – As questions mount over President Donald Trump’s tough talk on Iran, top national security officials headed to Capitol Hill

Jamie Oliver’s UK restaurant chain collapses into insolvency 2019-05-21 21:09:51LONDON – Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s British restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, partly due to increased compe

Macron says Bannon, Russians eroding Europe ahead of 2019-05-21 21:09:51PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday accused former Trump strategist Steve Bannon and Russian oligarchs of conspiring with Europ

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Sex offender registrations in Thurston County 2019-05-21 17:07:24The following convicted sex offenders have recently registered to live in Thurston County. They are not wanted by law enforcement at this time. All Le

Before you enjoy Memorial Day weekend, be prepared 2019-05-21 17:06:56Memorial Day weekend is here, which means family vacations, barbecues as well as heavy traffic, busy airports and extended travel times. Before you go

NTSB delivers report on causes of 2017 Amtrak 2019-05-21 16:09:40NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt summarizes a detailed report examining causes for an Amtrak train derailment onto Interstate 5 near DuPont in 2017 that k

Have you seen this woman? She was last 2019-05-21 14:49:11The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help locate a 52-year-old woman who went missing May 8. The Sheriff’s Office

Human error, safety oversights caused 2017 Amtrak derailment 2019-05-21 14:45:15An Amtrak train derailment near DuPont that killed three and injured dozens happened because the engineer lost track of where he was on the route and

57,000-square-foot parts distribution center opens in Lacey 2019-05-21 13:43:46Construction equipment manufacturer Doosan Infracore North America LLC has opened a 57,000-square-foot parts distribution center in Lacey. The center,

What’s Happening for May 21 2019-05-21 06:58:00Tuesday Stop the Sweeps March to City Hall: Just Housing and other advocates for the homeless plan to rally at 5 p.m. at Isthmus Park, 529 Fourth Ave.

How 2020 Democrat Steve Bullock plans to drive 2019-05-21 05:00:00Democratic presidential candidate Steve Bullock on Monday said he would unilaterally shake up the country’s campaign finance system if elected,

U.S. 101 ramp to I-5 will close overnight 2019-05-20 20:18:28The southbound U.S. Highway 101 exit to northbound Interstate 5 in Olympia will be closed from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday. Crews for the

Thurston deputy’s pursuit begins on Pacific Avenue and 2019-05-20 18:22:21A 32-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of multiple offenses Monday morning after she led a Thurston County Sheriff’s deputy on a chase th

Washington has a huge military presence, but survey 2019-05-20 16:11:06The Evergreen State is home to the nation’s largest military bases, two air craft carriers and some of the Navy’s most powerful submarines

Thurston’s Deschutes River watershed added to state’s drought 2019-05-20 16:00:10The Deschutes River watershed in Thurston County is among the vast portions of Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has added to an emergency drought decl