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Seattle has record of rough treatment for Presidents and presidential candidates

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:05:56 UT

Seattle is a city that is rough on Presidents and candidates for the nation's highest office.  Big demonstrations and bad news happen on visits to Western Washington.

DOC: Seattle cop killer Monfort dies in prison

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:32:26 UT

Convicted Seattle cop killer Christopher Monfort died in prison in Walla Walla Wednesday morning, the state Department of Corrections confirmed.

I-90 closed until Thursday under icy, snowy conditions, flooding elsewhere

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:13:16 UT

Interstate 90 will remain closed Wednesday after fallen trees, ice and snow made travel too treacherous starting Tuesday evening. Meanwhile, heavy rains have drenched the rest of Western Washington.

Puget Sound Energy may pull plug early on aging, polluting Montana coal plants

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:51:34 UT

How soon will Bellevue-based Puget Sound Energy and its co-owner pull the plug on the 1975-vintage Colstrip 1 and 2 coal-fired power plants in Montana, and how long after that will Colstrip 3 and 4 survive?

Charge: Bellevue mosque arson suspect confessed at the scene

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:27:51 UT

The 37-year-old man detained at the scene of Saturday morning's Bellevue mosque fire reportedly told cops he was the person who ignited the blaze, according to charging papers filed Tuesday.

High winds, heavy rains, possible flooding for Western Washington Tuesday

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:25:32 UT

Heavy rains and high winds were expected Tuesday night into Wednesday, triggering watches, advisories and warnings from the National Weather Service across Western Washington.

Bertha back to digging after crews replace 300 cutting tools

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:54:36 UT

The Washington State Department of Transportation announced Tuesday afternoon that Bertha was back to digging after yet another round of hyperbaric maintenance.

Betsy DeVos vs. Patty Murray: Does nominee aim to privatize public education?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:32:25 UT

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray squares off against Secretary of Education-designate Betsy DeVos, charging that the Amway billionaire is seeking to privatize America's public schools.

Ex-Microsoft employees sue for PTSD after viewing traumatic images

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:16:39 UT

Two former Microsoft employees say they suffered irreparable psychological harm after spending years viewing graphic and violent content in their jobs as online safety monitors.

Uber sues Seattle to block union rules for drivers

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:27:41 UT

Uber filed a suit seeking to stop implementation of rules that would allow Uber, Lyft and other for-hire drivers to organize as a union.

Washington cannabis sales boom, may dwindle under Trump

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:15:25 UT

The legal marijuana industry proved its staying power in 2016, racking up $6.7 billion in business across North America.

New U.S. polls: Majorities disapprove of Trump and his transition

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:12:10 UT

Donald Trump is the least popular incoming President in more than 40 years, and just 40 percent of Americans approve of how he has handled the transition, according to new ABC News/Washington Post and CNN/ORC polls.