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Obama endorses embattled PM Trudeau in Canadian election New! 2019-10-16 17:25:20Former U.S. President Barack Obama has endorsed Canada's embattled Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who faces Canada's voters in a national election n

Steel thrown off I-5 overpass damages at least New! 2019-10-16 17:15:48Chunks of steel were thrown Wednesday morning from an overpass overlooking northbound Interstate 5 and hit at least two cars, authorities said. The r

Poll shows voters want change on Seattle City New! 2019-10-16 16:45:18Two-thirds of Seattle voters want a "change of direction" on the Seattle City Council, but at the same time give thumbs-up to much of what the Counc

Crash blocks center lanes of southbound Interstate 5 New! 2019-10-16 14:43:25Crashes on southbound Interstate 5 left one person trapped in a vehicle and three center lanes blocked on Wednesday morning.

Couples scramble to find help after wedding venue New! 2019-10-16 09:29:47A bride and groom were set to tie the knot this weekend in downtown Everett, but then the Monte Cristo Ballroom, an all-inclusive wedding venue, sudde

Connelly: Warren takes, and handles, incoming fire in 2019-10-15 22:18:15The fire of fellow Democratic presidential candidates has shifted from ex-Vice President Joe Biden to Sen. Elizabeth Warren.  No fewer than five

Tractor-trailer slams into train trestle near Lacey, spills 2019-10-15 17:30:33A semi-trailer tractor slammed into a train trestle early Tuesday near Lacey, spilling its cargo of chocolate peppermint-covered pretzels and sparking

Trump left Kurdish fighters 'to the wolves' -- 2019-10-15 16:24:49The impulsive decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw 1,000 U.S. military personnel from northern Syria is a "catastrophe" that strips Americ

Iconic photos from Seattle history 2019-10-15 15:17:39

Amazon pours $1 million in bid to 'flip' 2019-10-15 14:40:58Amazon is investing an additional $1 million in Seattle City Council races, putting the money into the Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy (CASE),the&n

Statewide Republican group opposes Tim Eyman's I-976 2019-10-15 14:15:59A statewide Republican group, Mainstream Republicans of Washington, has come out against Tim Eyman's Initiative 976, the $30 car tab measure on Washi

Woman fatally stabbed during Lakewood convenience store robbery, 2019-10-15 09:55:37An owner of a Lakewood convenience store was fatally stabbed during a robbery attempt Monday night and police hope you can help identify their suspect

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Internal inquiry: Seattle police officer acted properly when New! 2019-10-16 20:49:53The investigation determined the officer fired just before the man insisted he was not reaching for a gun that had fallen to the ground. But it would

By 2060, nearly 14 million Americans could have New! 2019-10-16 20:38:11A conference being held Thursday in Seattle will help patients and caregivers learn about the latest developments in the medical community's understa

Alaska city’s insurance lawyer to handle rape claim New! 2019-10-16 20:26:44NOME, Alaska (AP) — An official in a small Alaska town said Wednesday that an attorney hired by the city’s insurance company is handling a

Charter school that opened in Kent this fall New! 2019-10-16 20:20:39A charter school in Kent closed last week after several teachers quit and more than half of its 140 students left for other schools.

Man accused of documenting woman’s killing pleads not New! 2019-10-16 18:59:57ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man accused of documenting the killing of a woman on a camera memory card has pleaded not guilty. Brian Steven Smith

Trump plans to nominate Kindred for Alaska judgeship New! 2019-10-16 18:57:28JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to nominate Joshua Kindred to a federal judgeship in Alaska. The White House made the annou

Port partners with coworking company WeWork on maritime New! 2019-10-16 18:46:27A new Port of Seattle partnership is taking aim at one of the maritime sector’s most intractable problems: The greying seas. One-third of employ

Seattle’s first Opportunity Zone development breaks ground in New! 2019-10-16 18:24:00This week developers broke ground on Seattle's first Opportunity Zone development, an 80-unit Pioneer Square apartment building called Canton Lofts.

Warren, candidate with the answers, dodges tax hike New! 2019-10-16 18:19:10WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is rising to the top of the Democratic pack with ambitious promises to reshape the political and economic sys

Federal agency finds Oregon school district discriminated New! 2019-10-16 17:37:05WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division has concluded that a school district in Oregon serving primar

California earthquake alerts to become available statewide New! 2019-10-16 17:11:36LOS ANGELES (AP) — Earthquake early warning alerts will become publicly available throughout California for the first time this week, potentiall

10 homeless people killed in 2018 in Multnomah New! 2019-10-16 16:10:50PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ten homeless people were killed in Portland’s Multnomah County in 2018 which is the highest number since the county

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Sondland overseeing $1 million renovation of residence New! 2019-10-16 21:11:19BRUSSELS – Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and a central figure in the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald

Two men on sex offender registry released in New! 2019-10-16 21:11:19Two sex offenders, classified as likely to re-offend, were released to supervised custody in Spokane this week. The sex offenders were both released f

Sweet deluge: Treats are OK in candy season New! 2019-10-16 21:11:19Halloween kicks off the seasons of sugary temptations.Between trick-or-treats and Christmas sweets, kids aren’t likely to resist candy and desse

Spokane police ombudsman concerned about ‘alarming’ change that New! 2019-10-16 21:11:19The chief watchdog of the Spokane Police Department raised a red flag on Tuesday about what he said is an “alarming,” crucial and unannoun

Spokane County mental health court to offer weekly New! 2019-10-16 21:11:19People facing charges in Spokane Regional Mental Health Court will soon have access to an array of services at weekly “community resource fairs.

First-time candidates vie for Airway Heights City Council New! 2019-10-16 21:11:19Two first-time candidates are vying for a seat on the Airway Heights City Council as growth flourishes in the West Plains.Sarah Slater, 35, plans to f

SpaceX seeks permission to launch 30,000 more satellites New! 2019-10-16 21:11:19SpaceX has bet its future on a network of small satellites that could beam the internet down to Earth. This month, the company’s plans got a who

Education notebook: Spokane Public Schools STEAM auction fundraiser New! 2019-10-16 21:11:19The Spokane Public Schools Foundation will host a STEAM Powered Fundraiser Oct. 24. STEAM represents science, technology, engineering, arts and mathe

Little Free Pantries popping up in northwest neighborhoods New! 2019-10-16 21:11:19Little Free Libraries offer neighborhoods a way to nurture souls, and now Little Free Pantries offer a way to fill empty stomachs. Sponsored by Carita

Feature creature New! 2019-10-16 21:11:19Apollo is a very sweet, loving boy with lots of energy, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service said in a news release. With some obedi

The FCC approves T-Mobile-Sprint deal in party-line vote New! 2019-10-16 21:11:19The Federal Communications Commission has approved the $26.5 billion combination of Sprint and T-Mobile on a 3-2 party-line vote. The wireless merger

Seattle-based Remitly opening second Washington office in downtown New! 2019-10-16 21:11:19Seattle-based Remitly, an online international money transfer company, is expanding to Spokane with plans for a second Washington office in the Bennet

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Democrats sound the alarm on Biden’s campaign cash New! 2019-10-16 14:51:02Democrats are sounding the alarm on Joe Biden’s lackluster fundraising, with some warning the presumed frontrunner for the party’s 2020 pr

Man is robbed at gunpoint after trying to New! 2019-10-16 14:22:44An 18-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night after he tried to buy marijuana, according to Olympia police. Police have a good lead on the s

Lacey buffet ordered closed after failing restaurant inspection New! 2019-10-16 12:05:46A Lacey buffet was ordered temporarily closed by the county last week after failing a restaurant inspection. Super Buffet on Galaxy Drive Northeast in

Northbound Cooper Point Road closed Wednesday morning after New! 2019-10-16 11:21:54Update: The crash scene is now clear. The northbound lanes of Cooper Point Road were closed at 14th Avenue in Olympia Wednesday morning to clear a non

True-crime fans will dig into Bodine and Moyer New! 2019-10-16 10:00:00A “CrowdSolve” event in Seattle this week will let upwards of 250 true-crime enthusiasts dig into the files of two decade-old Thurston Cou

Restaurant inspections for Oct. 16 New! 2019-10-16 09:51:00Comments are taken directly from the latest Thurston County inspection reports, which are available at each food establishment, at the Thurston County

What’s Happening for Oct. 16 New! 2019-10-16 09:41:00Wednesday Lacey MakerSpace grand opening: The public is invited to attend the celebration from 4-6 p.m. put on by the Thurston Economic Development Co

Deaths for Oct. 16 2019-10-16 03:00:00Bradley, Donald, 87, Lacey, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Woodland by Bonaventure, Lacey. Mills & Mills Funeral Home, Tumwater, 360-357-7743. F

Warren takes fire from 2020 rivals: Takeaways from 2019-10-15 23:07:37Elizabeth Warren felt the heat. Pete Buttigieg stepped up. And Joe Biden was, surprisingly, mostly an afterthought. That was the dynamic at play durin

Semi-truck crashes into Mullen Road train trestle. Again. 2019-10-15 13:35:31A semi-truck crashed into the Mullen Road train trestle Tuesday morning, once again delaying traffic in the area and littering the road with debris. T

Your chance to help set Thurston commissioner salaries 2019-10-15 10:00:00The citizens’ commission that determines salaries for Thurston’s county commissioners has two openings ⁠— one for a person wit

What’s Happening for Oct. 15 2019-10-15 09:11:00Tuesday Hearing on Thurston County Comprehensive Plan: The Thurston County Board of County Commissioners will hold a pu