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Now entering Uptown: Seattle City Council resolution to 2021-04-13 16:52:04The Seattle City Council passed a resolution Monday officially recognizing the neighborhood as Uptown and requiring city entities to label the neighbo

Spooky sights: Exploring Washington's ghost towns, abandoned areas 2021-04-13 08:55:20There's a handful of ghost towns around the state, all of which are just waiting for visitors to stop by and enjoy the sights of industrial decay and

4 people, including 2-year-old shot in Seattle's Central 2021-04-11 21:19:36Before police and medics arrived, the victims had already left for the hospital in personal vehicles.

Should you buy a used or new car? 2021-04-11 10:05:23In Seattle, the average one-year-old used car sells for 3.7% less than its new counterpart, according to a new report from automotive search engine iS

3 new light rail stations in Seattle's Northgate 2021-04-09 13:26:01Seattle's long-awaited Northgate Link extension will officially open for passenger service starting on October 2, 2021.

City to allow more drivers to use West 2021-04-09 13:13:45More drivers heading to and from West Seattle will soon be able to use the lower Spokane Street Bridge during the closure of the high bridge.

Crane capital no more: This U.S. city just 2021-04-08 14:08:09Seattle has been eclipsed as the crane capital of the United States — but who beat us this time around might surprise you.

Rare 'celebrity' orca whales Tl'uk and Chainsaw spotted 2021-04-08 11:44:19Some lucky whale watchers got the chance to spot a few "celebrity" whales over the weekend.

Construction on Seattle Monorail begins ahead of National 2021-04-06 14:44:18Downtown Seattle's historic monorail is finally getting a facelift ahead of the National Hockey League's much-anticipated arrival in the city this f

Washington health officials report six cases of salmonella 2021-04-06 11:47:55Washington health officials are reminding residents to take precautions when handling feeders and baths after six people in the state have been sicken

World's first large-scale human composting facility set to 2021-04-06 08:55:00The new facility aims to make sure a person's final action on this planet doesn't pollute it, but gives back to it.

A new app wants to sell lotto tickets 2021-04-05 16:33:08Washington residents are now able to purchase, scan and even split the winnings of lottery tickets from their smartphones. But the Washington state Lo

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Asian shares rebound after advance on Wall Street New! 2021-04-22 02:38:39BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were higher on Thursday after a broad advance on Wall Street led by technology companies and banks. Shares rose in T

LEADING OFF: Padres-Dodgers back at it, Astros struggling New! 2021-04-22 02:34:42A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ OPEN WITH ACES Los Angeles right-hander Walker Buehler (1-0, 2.00 ERA) starts the opener

FCS draft prospects generally opted not to play New! 2021-04-22 02:31:14There’s a common thread linking most of the Football Championship Subdivision players who expect to hear their name called in the NFL draft. The

In Romania, ‘modern slaves’ burn noxious trash for New! 2021-04-22 02:29:17Vidra, Romania (AP) — In the trash-strewn slums of Sintesti, less than 10 miles from Romania’s capital, Mihai Bratu scrapes a dangerous li

Tokyo Olympics torch relay has first positive COVID-19 New! 2021-04-22 02:26:44TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympics organizers said Thursday that a policeman tested positive for COVID-19 a day after his assignment last week at the O

Syracuse coach Hillsman has 11 players enter transfer New! 2021-04-22 02:18:57Quentin Hillsman chuckled at the thought. The women’s basketball coach at Syracuse said he didn’t quite know what to say when one of his y

New Zealand says Five Eyes security alliance remains New! 2021-04-22 02:13:26WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand said Thursday it continues to have a close and productive relationship with the U.S. and other securi

Rare Raymond Chandler essay includes writing, office tips New! 2021-04-22 02:03:42NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Marlowe, the most self-reliant of fictional detectives, had no boss and no one to boss around. His creator, Raymond Chand

Swiss authority to probe Credit Suisse over trading New! 2021-04-22 01:46:27GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland’s financial markets authority said Thursday it is looking into possible penalties against Credit Suisse after th

Hield’s late 3 lifts Kings past Timberwolves 128-125 New! 2021-04-22 01:39:16SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Buddy Hield scored 29 points, including a 3-pointer with 8.8 seconds remaining, lifting the Sacramento Kings to a 128-

Megan Rapinoe back in an OL Reign match New! 2021-04-22 01:20:54Because of her U.S. team duties, Rapinoe didn't start and was limited to 30 minutes on the field.

Searching for footing in a life nearly extinguished New! 2021-04-22 01:15:25WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — On line in the hospital atrium, Kari Wegg folds her hands in her lap while husband Rodney pilots the wheelchair, moving f

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FBI: Spokane surgeon accused of trying to hire New! 2021-04-21 22:26:44<p><p>The Spokane neonatal doctor accused in dark web schemes of trying to hire someone to break his former colleague’s hands and ki

Washington Supreme Court won&#39;t reconsider ruling decriminalizing simple New! 2021-04-21 22:26:44<p><p>That Washington Supreme Court has <a href="https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/apr/18/police-halt-drug-possession-arrests-as-

Gonzaga University community reflects on Chauvin verdict: &#39;We New! 2021-04-21 22:26:44<p><!--[photoset id=11092]--></p><p><p>There were several moments of silence amid the crowd assembled Wednesday outside

Medical Examiner finds man who officer fired at New! 2021-04-21 22:26:44<p><p>The Spokane County medical examiner has determined a man killed Saturday in connection to a police shooting, Vadim Grishchuk, 38, di

Pasco man, alleged cartel organizer, gets 26-year federal New! 2021-04-21 22:26:44<p><p>A 41-year-old Pasco man determined to be the head of a cartel running cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and fentanyl out of the Tri-

Washington House passes capital gains tax, the furthest New! 2021-04-21 22:26:44<p><p>OLYMPIA — The state House of Representatives passed a capital gains tax bill Wednesday, the closest the Democrats&am

Eastern Washington, Whitworth universities enlist search committees for New! 2021-04-21 22:26:44<p><p>The boards of trustees for Eastern Washington and Whitworth universities are moving forward in the search for the next full-time lea

U.S. ends oil, gas lease sales from public New! 2021-04-21 22:26:44<p><p>BILLINGS, Mont. — The U.S. Interior Department is cancelling oil and gas lease sales from public lands through June amid an on

Firefighters, motorcyclist, helicopter deployed to rescue injured hiker New! 2021-04-21 22:26:44<p><p>When a woman who had hiked more than 3 miles into Liberty Lake Regional Park was injured in a fall Tuesday and responders could not

Deputies searching for suspect in Spokane Valley bank New! 2021-04-21 22:26:44<p><p>Spokane Valley deputies are investigating a robbery at a Banner Bank and searching for a suspect they believe to be a shorter man wi

Welcome to the fourth wave: Vaccines not outpacing New! 2021-04-21 22:26:44<p><p>The pandemic isn&#8217;t over just because you&#8217;re over it, or you got a vaccine, or both.</p></p><p>

China&#39;s corn buying spree could affect local wheat New! 2021-04-21 22:26:44<p><p>China’s appetite for the world’s corn is expected to soar to a record this year as the Asian nation grapples with a grai

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Deaths for April 21 2021-04-21 08:45:00Christianson, Susan Mary, 65, Shelton, died Sunday, April 18, 2021, at home. McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Shelton, 360-426-4

Housing Authority proposes to convert Tumwater hotel to 2021-04-21 08:45:00A Tumwater hotel could become 58 units of low-income housing for seniors as part of a proposal from the Housing Authority of Thurston County. Across t

78th Thurston County resident dies due to COVID-19, 2021-04-21 08:00:00A Thurston County man in his 60s has become the 78th person to die from COVID-19 here, the county reported on Tuesday. This is the second death caused

WA Legislature OKs open carry ban at Capitol 2021-04-21 03:23:41People would be prohibited from openly carrying guns and other weapons at the Capitol and surrounding grounds and at or near permitted public demonstr

25% of Thurston County has been fully vaccinated. 2021-04-20 16:47:12About 36% of Thurston County residents have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and about 25% are now fully vaccinated. Thurston County P

Lawmakers pass bill to protect right to medical 2021-04-20 16:24:02Washington state lawmakers on Monday approved a bill to prevent health insurers from denying coverage for gender affirming treatment, drawing a stark

North Thurston says high school in-person learning will 2021-04-20 13:53:11North Thurston Public Schools has announced that its high school students in its hybrid learning program will be back in classrooms four days a week s

Olympia police investigating shots-fired incident on Martin Way 2021-04-20 13:20:13Olympia police are investigating a shots-fired incident on Martin Way Monday night. About 7:30 p.m., police were dispatched to a hotel in the 4500 blo

Boost for cannabis companies? US House passes pot 2021-04-20 10:51:12The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday passed a banking bill that would remove some barriers for legal cannabis businesses amid a larger conversa

Should states set pot policy by its potency? 2021-04-20 09:28:59As marijuana legalization spreads across U.S. states, so does a debate over whether to set pot policy by potency. Under a law signed last month, New Y

Update: Environmental group appeals West Bay Yards project 2021-04-20 08:45:00The debate over West Bay Yards, a mixed-use proposal with housing and commercial space for West Bay in Olympia, is headed to court. Olympia Coalition

Deaths for April 20 2021-04-20 08:45:00Hofferber, Christina, 95, Olympia, died Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Fir Lane Health & Rehabilitation Center, Shelton. Funeral Alternatives of Was