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Great Washington ShakeOut 2021: Test your earthquake and 2021-10-21 11:57:44The drill comes as chances for a major earthquake on the West Coast are increasing.

Photos: A look inside Seattle's new Climate Pledge 2021-10-20 22:26:36Take a look inside the first net zero certified arena in the world. 

Seattle's minimum wage set to increase again in 2021-10-20 16:31:39For large employers of 501 or more employees, the hourly wage will go to $17.27. 

What are those advisory votes on Washington's ballot? 2021-10-20 08:55:55There are three advisory votes on this year's general election ballot. 

Washington's Sno-Park permits go on sale Nov. 1 2021-10-19 18:41:40This year, winter recreationists will see a fee increase for the first time since 2009.

Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer charged over confrontation 2021-10-19 14:45:22Troyer is charged with false reporting and making false statements. 

Report: Seattle among top 10 best cities for 2021-10-18 16:20:23Based on metrics related to livability, employment and outdoor access, Seattle ranked as a top place for outdoor enthusiasts to live and work.

Seattle school bus route reductions go into effect, 2021-10-18 14:27:32The route cancelations are expected to impact approximately 6,740 transportation-eligible students.

Seattle’s best holiday shows, concerts to plan for 2021-10-17 08:55:10A roundup of holiday shows and concerts — from classics to reimagined versions. 

Seattle Public Schools to suspend 142 bus routes 2021-10-15 18:23:41The district says the cuts are due to a "significant decrease in available bus drivers."

In push to hire more than 500 new 2021-10-15 16:26:33Seattle’s Lumen Field is bumping its starting salary to $21 an hour as it seeks to hire more than 500 new employees.

Washington closes several rest areas along Interstate 5 2021-10-15 13:53:04North Sound drivers now have less options for taking a break off of I-5.

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Potential backflip on vaccination stance for Australian Open New! 2021-10-24 20:53:12An apparent backflip on border entry requirements for the Australian Open may allow unvaccinated players to compete at the first tennis major of 2022

Cargo ship smolders off Victoria, B.C., and the New! 2021-10-24 20:52:06A large cargo ship anchored about 5 miles off Victoria, British Columbia, that caught fire on Saturday continued to smolder on Sunday. The blaze was c

Australia gives in-principle support for net zero by New! 2021-10-24 20:37:51Australia’s Cabinet will consider conditions the government’s junior coalition partner has placed on committing the nation to a target of

Kershaw, Scherzer among Dodgers stars with uncertain futures New! 2021-10-24 20:37:09The Los Angeles Dodgers finally ran out of comebacks.

Ex-Saudi official claims damaging intel against crown prince New! 2021-10-24 20:30:51A former senior Saudi security official who helped oversee joint U.

Two people dead after tree falls on their New! 2021-10-24 20:16:15Two people died after a tree collapsed and fell on their car in King County as a wind- and rainstorm gathered strength across the region on Sunday, ac

Duissi scores before halftime, helps Austin beat Dynamo New! 2021-10-24 19:56:29Sebastián Driussi scored in first-half injury time and expansion Austin FC beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Sunday.

Brady tops 600 career TD passes, Buccaneers rout New! 2021-10-24 19:44:42Tom Brady became the first player to throw 600 career touchdown passes and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers routed the Chicago Bears 38-3 for the best seven-g

Kosovo boxers stopped at Serbia border before championships New! 2021-10-24 19:41:02Kosovo’s boxing federation says Serbia has stopped its team entering the country to take part in the world championships.

Cardinals move to 7-0 for season, roll past New! 2021-10-24 19:37:09DeAndre Hopkins caught a touchdown pass against his former team, Zach Ertz caught a touchdown pass for his new team and the Arizona Cardinals scored 3

Michigan vigil prays for missionaries kidnapped in Haiti New! 2021-10-24 19:33:22More than 100 people gathered in a small Michigan town to pray for the safe release of a local family among 17 members of a missionary group kidnapped

Washington volleyball sweeps rival Stanford 3-0 New! 2021-10-24 19:29:56The Huskies win their eight consecutive match before a season-best 3,186 fans at Alaska Airlines Arena.

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Coeur d&#39;Alene mayor candidates disagree on how to 2021-10-24 03:15:05<p><p>Like much of Kootenai County, the city of Coeur d’Alene has seen significant growth in recent decades, with population up 57%

Spokane Valley fire damages home, displaces residents 2021-10-24 03:15:05<p><p>A house fire displaced the residents of a home Saturday in Spokane Valley.</p></p><p><p>The Spokane Valley F

Police find body inside submerged vehicle in Fernan 2021-10-24 03:15:05<p><p>Authorities on Saturday located a body inside a submerged vehicle in Fernan Lake last seen being driven by a missing Coeur d&rsquo

Fans share wide range of emotions on Rolovich 2021-10-24 03:15:05<p><p>Nick Rolovich quit on his team. He showed leadership. He made a decision and faced the consequences.</p></p><p><

A Spokane teacher is accused of creating a 2021-10-24 03:15:05<p><p>A Spokane elementary school teacher who is opposed to the vaccination mandate and has shared debunked claims about COVID-19 vaccines

Washington Supreme Court weighing fate of racist covenants 2021-10-24 03:15:05<p><p>OLYMPIA – A Spokane homeowner wanted a historic racist covenant removed from his home’s title and deed. Spokane County A

Welcome to Hope Meadows: Amid Spokane County&#39;s frenzied 2021-10-24 03:15:05<p><p>DEER PARK – Buying a home in Spokane is too expensive for Sofya and Evgeny Yaitskiy.</p></p><p><p>The

Inslee heads to airport to welcome Afghan refugees 2021-10-24 03:15:05<p><p>OLYMPIA – Washington is ready to embrace Afghan refugees, Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday.</p></p><p><p>I

Sam Martinez case: Last of 15 prosecutions related 2021-10-24 03:15:05<p><p>The last of the 15 cases related to the investigation of the alcohol overdose of a Washington State University student was completed

Male shot at Post Falls gas station is 2021-10-24 03:15:05<p><p>A male is in stable condition after he was shot Thursday night at a Maverik gas station in Post Falls.</p></p><p>&

&#39;It&#39;s unfathomable what you did to her,&#39; judge 2021-10-24 03:15:05<p><p>A man who killed a woman and disposed of her naked body on Farwell Road in Mead will spend 16 years in prison.</p></p>&l

Washington State athletics raises $3.5 million following the 2021-10-24 03:15:05<p><p>The Washington State University athletics has received $3.5 million in donations in the last week following the firing of former foo

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Deaths for Oct. 24 New! 2021-10-24 08:45:00Almaraz, Ezequial M., 80, Tahuya, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Tahuya. McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 360-426-4803. Cooper,

Is a ‘mega mansion’ being built in Olympia? New! 2021-10-24 08:00:00A Sunday Olympian print advertisement touting the future construction of a 19,000-square-foot home called the “A & A Mega Mansion” has

Why a plan to turn this Tumwater hotel New! 2021-10-24 08:00:00An effort by the Housing Authority of Thurston County to buy an underused hotel and turn it into low-income housing for seniors appears to be falling

We need your support to continue covering housing New! 2021-10-24 08:00:00Last week we launched a new fundraising campaign to support Report for America fellow Brandon Block’s coverage of the issue you’ve consist

Warm, wet and wildly windy is in forecast 2021-10-23 15:25:58Stow the patio furniture and tie up the garbage cans. It’s going to get windy around here. That’s the takeaway from yet another bomb cyclo

Gig Harbor beats Timberline 31-26, improving the Tides 2021-10-23 12:53:50The visiting Gig Harbor Tides won a see-saw contest against the Timberline Blazers in an important 3A seeding game with post season implications. &hel

Destroyed portable toilets at Wheeler camp escalate harassment, 2021-10-23 08:00:00Outreach workers are concerned following an incident Oct. 16 when three portable toilets were blown up by explosive devices at a homeless camp on Whee

City of Olympia moves to name park after 2021-10-23 08:00:00Rebecca Howard was revered for many things in her time, including being an outstanding hotelier and cook. Less known is that Howard was the first fema

Frankenstein peonies! Decaying pumpkins! Here’s Halloween advice for 2021-10-23 08:00:00There is still time to move or transplant trees and shrubs before the first hard frost. You also can dig and divide dormant perennials such as hosta,

Thurston County warns of toxic algae bloom at 2021-10-22 11:11:42The Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department reported a toxic algae bloom at Black Lake on Thursday, according to a press release.

Train hits, kills man on tracks in South 2021-10-22 10:53:43A man walking on railroad tracks near Tenino was hit and killed by a freight train late Thursday night. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, So

Local winery is closing, pet business leases space, 2021-10-22 08:45:00Scatter Creek Winery & Brewing in Tenino is set to close at the end of the year, the business announced on Facebook and in a message shared with T

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