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Great Washington ShakeOut 2021: Test your earthquake and New! 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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Athira Pharma CEO resigns after internal investigation finds New! 2021-10-21 21:06:06The biopharmaceutical company announced that CEO Leen Kawas has resigned from the company after an internal investigation found she had altered images

New Zealand sets 90% vaccination target to end New! 2021-10-21 21:05:32New Zealand’s government has set an ambitious target of fully vaccinating 90% of all eligible people to end coronavirus lockdowns.

Something needs to change about the length of New! 2021-10-21 21:03:06Already this year, there have been eight postseason games over four hours, and several others that have pushed close to that mark.

What can Kraken fans eat at Climate Pledge New! 2021-10-21 20:58:33OK, you've gotten to Climate Pledge Arena. Now, where exactly are you going to get food? Well, there are plenty of options, 19 of them in fact.

California proposes buffer between oil drilling, homes New! 2021-10-21 20:56:42California Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration has proposed banning new oil and gas wells within 3,200 feet of sites such as schools and homes.

Woman fatally shot by prop firearm on a New! 2021-10-21 20:45:13Authorities say a woman has been killed and a man injured Thursday after they were shot by a prop firearm at a movie set outside Santa Fe.

AP source: Browns’ Mayfield has broken bone in New! 2021-10-21 20:42:30A person familiar with Baker Mayfield's health said the Browns quarterback also is dealing with a broken bone in his injured left shoulder but believ

Renting bees to farms and gardeners keeps Bothell New! 2021-10-21 20:37:39Every year, millions of bees return to Jim Watts in cocoons through the U.S. Postal Service. His Bothell business rents bees to commercial farms and c

Sounders announce executive committee tasked with bringing 2026 New! 2021-10-21 20:34:09Headlined by power couple Ciara and Russell Wilson, the committee is helping to shape a vision for what the World Cup soccer experience would be in Se

King County Board of Health in favor of New! 2021-10-21 20:31:24The King County Board of Health signaled its support to repeal the county's bicycle helmet law Thursday, but voted to delay taking formal action unti

LSU adjusting to roster overhaul, key injury in New! 2021-10-21 20:26:27LSU coach Will Wade aggressively jumped into the college basketball transfer market to address the loss of four starters from last season — incl

Dinosaurs may have been socializing nearly 200 million New! 2021-10-21 20:22:35Paleontologists have found the earliest known evidence that dinosaurs lived in herds — unlike reptiles, and more like penguins and other birds d

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Pullman police officer grazed by exploding ammunition at New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>A Pullman police officer was grazed by a bullet as ammunition exploded in a house fire Thursday morning. </p></p><p&g

Bid to unionize Amazon workers in New York New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>NEW YORK – A bid to unionize Amazon workers at a distribution center in New York City neared an important milestone, as organi

Advocacy group asks KREM to investigate and take New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>A group that seeks to protect children and families from graphic television content has called for KREM 2 to investigate how a porno

Spokane Public Schools hopes for legislative help on New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>Spokane Public Schools will bring a familiar wish list to the Washington Legislature next year.</p></p><p><p>

Regulator seeks transparency for payment systems of big New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>NEW YORK – In its first significant action under a new director, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ordering Apple, A

20-year legal tug-of-war between federal managers on the New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>A 20-year legal tug-of-war between federal managers on the Columbia and Snake rivers and conservation and tribal interests may be pu

U.S. blocks tomato imports from Mexican farm over New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>WASHINGTON — The United States ordered a halt Thursday to imports of tomatoes from a Mexican farming company and its subsidiar

Airlines bet on big December after Covid variant New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>DALLAS – Airlines are planning for a big December, believing that the recent surge in a highly contagious COVID-19 variant is

Existing home sales surge as interest rates point New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes bounced back in September to their strongest pace since January as mortgage rates tick highe

City-hired investigator finds no racial discrimination following resignation New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>An investigator hired by the city of Spokane has determined that City Administrator Johnnie Perkins did not racially discriminate ag

Stocks wobble as major indexes hover around record New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>A wobbly day of trading on Wall Street left major stock indexes mostly higher Thursday, nudging the S&amp;P 500 to an all-time h

Washington state adds 17,600 jobs in September New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>Washington’s economy added 17,600 jobs in September while unemployment dropped to 4.9%.</p></p><p><p>&

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House facility access limited to vaccinated through January New! 2021-10-21 16:06:04Lawmakers and legislative employees at the Washington state House must prove they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access House facil

Thurston County coroner identifies woman who died after New! 2021-10-21 15:54:13A Rochester woman who died at the hospital after a three-vehicle wreck in south Thurston County has been identified. Stacey Moore, 42, died at Provide

Need a job? Forest Service to hire spring New! 2021-10-21 13:59:45The U.S. Forest Service is accepting applications next month for more than 1,000 seasonal spring and summer jobs in Washington and Oregon, the agency

Death notices for Oct. 21 New! 2021-10-21 08:45:00Aschenbrenner, William A., 64, Shelton, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at home. McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 360-426-4803. Ham

Olympia man sentenced to 36 years for killing New! 2021-10-21 08:00:00A Thurston County judge has sentenced a 76-year-old Olympia man to 36 years in prison for the 2019 murder of his wife and attempted murder of his step

‘We always lose the message war’: Democrats worry New! 2021-10-21 05:00:00If Jacquelyne Leffler lived a few miles down the road, it would be easy to connect to the internet. Instead, it’s a daily struggle that impedes

‘Bomb cyclone’ brewing off coast. What does that 2021-10-20 15:52:01Bomb cyclone. Explosive cyclogenesis. A beast. Those are some of the terms weather forecasters are using Wednesday to describe the witch’s cauld

Pedestrian fleeing COVID quarantine disrupts traffic on I-5 2021-10-20 15:07:54State troopers shut down part of Interstate 5 north of Maytown in Thurston County on Tuesday afternoon after a northbound pedestrian fleeing COVID-19

Port candidate Evans says she will forego broker’s 2021-10-20 08:45:00Port of Olympia District 3 candidate Amy Evans has announced that she will forego her broker’s commission between the port and a development com

Death notices for Oct. 20 2021-10-20 08:45:00Bates, Janet Gay, 83, Olympia, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at Brookdale Olympia West. Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Tumwater, 360-753-1065. Beer

Here’s your chance to weigh in on a 2021-10-19 18:50:21The city of Olympia may be moving a step or two closer to having a public pool and other aquatic facilities to use whether it’s rain or shine. R

Four more Thurston residents die of COVID-19 in 2021-10-19 16:40:09Thurston County confirmed Monday that four residents had died of COVID-19 as the county tallied an additional 629 cases in the past week. Two women di