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Heavy rain causes gridlock across Puget Sound area

Heavy rain causes gridlock across Puget Sound areaHeavy rain brought traffic to a standstill in the Seattle area Wednesday morning.
  • Weather
  • 12 hours, 52 minutes ago
Local

Military job fair attracts thousands of troops

Military job fair attracts thousands of troopsWith thousands of troops returning to JBLM, the priority is shifting from deployment, the job recruitment
  • Local
  • 17 hours, 3 minutes ago
Seattle

Seattle fire chief reflects ahead of retirement

Seattle fire chief reflects ahead of retirementSeattle Fire Chief Gregory Dean looks back at 44 years of service.
  • Seattle
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Seattle

Seattle West Africans raise money, awareness for Ebola fight

Seattle West Africans raise money, awareness for Ebola fightMembers of Seattle's West African communities are working on a project to fight the virus plaguing their homeland.
  • Seattle
  • 17 hours, 42 minutes ago
Local

Passenger jets push Boeing's profit up 18 percent

Passenger jets push Boeing's profit up 18 percentDemand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter.
  • Local
  • 9 hours, 38 minutes ago
Local

Service members helped with transition to civilian life

Service members helped with transition to civilian lifeThe state is hosting a three-day life transition summit, offering workshops in seven different industries for service members leaving the military.
  • Local
  • 5 hours, 4 minutes ago
Seattle

Magnuson Park radiation clean-up plan criticized

Magnuson Park radiation clean-up plan criticizedSeveral dozen people showed up Tuesday night for a community meeting to discuss radioactive contamination at Magnuson Park. They were given informational booklets at the door, but say their questions are still going unanswered.
  • Seattle
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Politics

King County sheriff backs Oregon pot measure

King County sheriff backs Oregon pot measureSheriff John Urquhart said he made the campaign ad so Oregonians would know, "The sky hasn't fallen" in Washington.
  • Politics
  • 17 hours, 15 minutes ago
Food

Urbanspoon offers guides for Restaurant Week diners

Urbanspoon offers guides for Restaurant Week dinersUrbanspoon offers three online guides of their top restaurant picks around the city for Seattle Restaurant Week.
  • Food
  • 4 hours, 52 minutes ago
Politics

Gabby Giffords speaking in Seattle for gun control

Gabby Giffords speaking in Seattle for gun controlShe's appearing at a panel discussion on reducing gun violence against women. Organizers say it will focus on background checks for gun buyers.
  • Politics
  • 14 hours, 11 minutes ago
Traffic News

Jackknifed semis, crashes slow commute in Seattle and Tacoma

Jackknifed semis, crashes slow commute in Seattle and TacomaThree jackknifed semis on main commuting thoroughfares are causing problems for drivers Wednesday morning.
  • Traffic News
  • 16 hours, 44 minutes ago
Pets and Animals

Bear necessities: Cub ventures into Ashland Rite Aid

Bear necessities: Cub ventures into Ashland Rite AidA little bear cub surprised shoppers when he somehow got inside a Rite Aid store in Ashland last weekend.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 17 hours, 30 minutes ago
Health

Flu arrives early at Washington State University

Flu arrives early at Washington State UniversityThe flu has arrived at Washington State University and Whitman County earlier than expected, health officials said.
  • Health
  • 14 hours, 22 minutes ago
Tacoma

Broken Tacoma water pipe affects paper mill

Broken Tacoma water pipe affects paper millA 16-inch pipe broke, leaving Tacoma's biggest water customer, a paper mill, out of service until it's repaired.
  • Tacoma
  • 14 hours, 16 minutes ago
Seattle

Scrabble players delve into thousands of new words

Scrabble players delve into thousands of new wordsSeattle SCRABBLE players are among those trying to sort through more than 5,000 new words.
  • Seattle
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Environment

Seven-week-old orca calf has died, group says

Seven-week-old orca calf has died, group saysL86 was seen Friday, Saturday and Monday without her calf L120, the Center for Whale Research said.
  • Environment
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Aerospace

Construction of Boeing's 777X wing plant well underway

Construction of Boeing's 777X wing plant well underwayConstruction on the new 777X wing factory has been well underway and is nearly two months ahead of schedule.
  • Aerospace
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Local

Wheelchair rack thief steals man's independence

Wheelchair rack thief steals man's independenceCar thieves stole a Lake City man's wheelchair rack, and with it his independence.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Seattle

At least a dozen women come forward in groping case

At least a dozen women come forward in groping caseSeattle Police says at least a dozen women have come forward in groping case involving a Level 3 sex offender.
  • Seattle
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Tacoma

Campaign to raise Tacoma minimum wage to $15 ramps up

Campaign to raise Tacoma minimum wage to $15 ramps up15 NOW Tacoma campaign organizers say the estimated 1,300 signatures they've gathered proves there's support for it.
  • Tacoma
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Seattle

City reduces funding for Urban Rest Stop

City reduces funding for Urban Rest StopUrban Rest Stop learned that the city wouldn't be providing them with the amount of money they require.
  • Seattle
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Seattle

Business group pressures Olympia to act on transportation

Business group pressures Olympia to act on transportationA group of prominent Washington businesses is urging the state legislature to pass a transportation package in the next session, or thing will get exponentially worse on our roads.
  • Seattle
  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Local

Backpage.com asks high court to throw out lawsuit

Backpage.com asks high court to throw out lawsuitParents who say their children were sold online for sex are trying to sue the website, but Backpage.com says it can't be held responsible.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Childrens Health Link

Seattle Children's meeting needs of adults with autism

Seattle Children's meeting needs of adults with autismChildren on the autism spectrum and their families have more resources than ever before, but a gap existed when they aged out of the school system. Now, Seattle Children's Hospital is helping fill that need with a program that started with this family's dream.
  • Childrens Health Link
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Seattle

Seattle's 25 highest paid city employees in 2013 were all men

Seattle's 25 highest paid city employees in 2013 were all menJorge Carrasco, the CEO and General Manager of Seattle City Light, topped the list with a base pay of nearly $244,000.
  • Seattle
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Seattle

Winners of 'Ramps to Nowhere' haiku contest named

Winners of 'Ramps to Nowhere' haiku contest namedThe winners of the "Ramps to Nowhere" haiku contest have been announced by the Department of Transportatio
  • Seattle
  • 1 day, 9 hours ago
Politics

Gorton group launches attack ads aimed at Didier

Gorton group launches attack ads aimed at DidierA political group backed by Slade Gorton has launched a $55,000 ad campaign attacking U.S. House candidate Clint Didier.
  • Politics
  • 1 day, 13 hours ago
Olympia

Olympia pizza restaurant robbed by same man in one week

Olympia pizza restaurant robbed by same man in one weekPolice say a masked gunman entered the Pizza Time in downtown Olympia on Oct. 20 and demanded money from the cash registers.
  • Olympia
  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
Traffic News

Study: Average family wastes $1,700 a year in traffic

Study: Average family wastes $1,700 a year in trafficINRIX estimates the average American wastes 111 hours per year in traffic.
  • Traffic News
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Local

Last minute Halloween costume ideas, deals and swaps

Last minute Halloween costume ideas, deals and swapsHalloween costume swaps are a good way to recycle and reuse gently worn outfits without spending any money.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
Tacoma

Woman charged for torching books at Tacoma library

Woman charged for torching books at Tacoma libraryA Tacoma woman is in jail, accused of trying to set a library on fire.
  • Tacoma
  • 2 days, 6 hours ago
Local

Bothell firefighter heads to Sierra Leone for Ebola effort

Bothell firefighter heads to Sierra Leone for Ebola effortA Bothell firefighter will board a plane to Sierra Leone Tuesday to help set up clinics for Ebola patients there.
  • Local
  • 2 days, 5 hours ago
Seattle

Seattle building fees - building higher or lower rents?

Seattle building fees - building higher or lower rents?In an affordable housing showdown, the City Council approved a resolution to charge a fee on most new construction.
  • Seattle
  • 2 days, 6 hours ago
Environment

Legislator presses Navy on Magnuson Park radioactivity

Legislator presses Navy on Magnuson Park radioactivityThe Navy said it can find no reason why two radioactive substances are at a popular Seattle park, but it is cleaning it up.
  • Environment
  • 2 days, 6 hours ago
Hanford

Hanford contractors failing to cooperate in probe into worker's firing

Hanford contractors failing to cooperate in probe into worker's firingTwo Hanford contractors criticized for not cooperating with Dept. of Energy Inspector General.
  • Hanford
  • 2 days, 15 hours ago
Local

Police: Inspect Halloween candy for cannabis sweets

Police: Inspect Halloween candy for cannabis sweetsWith marijuana legal in Washington, concerns are mounting over cannabis-infused candies ending up in trick-or-treat bags.
  • Local
  • 2 days, 18 hours ago