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Chambers Bay visionary knows the world will be watching

Chambers Bay visionary knows the world will be watchingThe U.S. Open of golf would not have landed at Chambers Bay in University Place if not for one man.
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  • 13 hours, 29 minutes ago
Environment

Public comment sought for Makah whale hunt waiver

Public comment sought for Makah whale hunt waiverThe Makah whaling tradition dates back 1,500 years.
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  • 36 minutes ago
Local

State Attorney General readies progress report on school funding

State Attorney General readies progress report on school fundingPerhaps the biggest challenge facing state lawmakers to find a way to fully fund public education, as required by a state supreme court order known as the McClearly decision.
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  • 23 hours, 33 minutes ago
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Former Seahawk raises awareness about horse slaughtering

Former Seahawk raises awareness about horse slaughteringJoe Tafoya rescued 14 wild horses that were set to be killed.
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  • 11 hours, 4 minutes ago
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Longview man facing $5,000 water bill blames illegal pipes

Longview man facing $5,000 water bill blames illegal pipesLongview man facing $5,000 water bill blames illegal pipes
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  • 4 hours, 18 minutes ago
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EMPACT Northwest disaster team heading to Nepal

EMPACT Northwest disaster team heading to NepalThe volunteer EMPACT Northwest Disaster Team has confirmed deployment to Nepal to help with earthquake relief.
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  • 2 hours, 6 minutes ago
Health

The drug addicts can't resist: Fentanyl is 30%-50% stronger than heroin

The drug addicts can't resist: Fentanyl is 30%-50% stronger than heroinFentanyl, the strongest prescription pain reliever on the market, is making a surge in the illegal drug trade.
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  • 4 hours, 7 minutes ago
Health

Ask Doctor Swanson: How to talk to your kids about school violence

Ask Doctor Swanson: How to talk to your kids about school violenceDoctor Wendy Sue Swanson provides tips to help kids cope with their issues before it turns to violence.
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  • 2 hours, 26 minutes ago
Traffic

Crash blocks all northbound lanes of SR 167

Crash blocks all northbound lanes of SR 167All lanes of northbound State Route 167 are blocked after a crash on Monday near the Pierce-King County line.
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  • 8 hours, 35 minutes ago
Hanford

Hanford misses $190,500 from incentive programs, audit shows

Hanford misses $190,500 from incentive programs, audit showsAn audit shows that the Hanford Nuclear Reservation missed out on payments from energy conservation incentive programs.
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  • 12 hours, 49 minutes ago
Local

Man meets bone marrow donor who saved his life

Man meets bone marrow donor who saved his lifeThey live on opposite sides of the country, but Mark Tose and Reed Salmons are intimately connected.
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  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Local

Local Nepalese band together for support after quake

Local Nepalese band together for support after quakeThe Nepal Seattle Society has already raised thousands for those impacted by the quake.
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  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Environment

Protesters rally in Seattle against Shell oil rig

Protesters rally in Seattle against Shell oil rigPeople opposed to Shell's Arctic oil drilling rig coming to Seattle staged a protest Sunday at Myrtle Edwards Park.
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  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Environment

Public meetings this week on proposed whale hunt

Public meetings this week on proposed whale huntThis week there will be two public meetings on the Makah Tribe's request to resume gray whale hunting off the Olympic Peninsula.
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  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Local

List of Wash.-based groups at Mount Everest

List of Wash.-based groups at Mount EverestThere are several Washington-based mountaineering organizations that have groups at Mount Everest.
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  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
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How to help Nepal earthquake victims

How to help Nepal earthquake victimsAid groups are mobilizing to help earthquake victims in Nepal.
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  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
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Washington's Nepalese community contacts family back home

Washington's Nepalese community contacts family back homeAfter the devastating earthquake in Nepal, local people have been desperate to contact family members there.
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  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
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Former employee criticizes San Diego Zoo

Former employee criticizes San Diego ZooA former San Diego Zoo trainer is concerned about Woodland Park Zoo elephants Bamboo and Chai.
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  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Local

Local climbing group provides names of Everest survivors

Local climbing group provides names of Everest survivorsSeattle-based Madison Mountaineering, which lost a member of its Everest team after an avalanche hit the mountain following the Nepal earthquake, on Sunday gave an update.
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  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Local

Low snow pack may be a win for some outdoor enthusiasts

Low snow pack may be a win for some outdoor enthusiastsThe low winter snow pack may have some positive consequences for some outdoor enthusiasts.
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  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Seattle

Hundreds march in protest of new UW animal lab

Hundreds march in protest of new UW animal labThey shouted in opposition to the new animal science lab, currently under construction.
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  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Politics

Teachers rally at Washington state Capitol

Teachers rally at Washington state CapitolHundreds of teachers gathered on the steps of the state capitol, Saturday, to demanding better pay, smaller classes, and less testing.
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  • 1 day, 9 hours ago
Local

Member of Seattle-based Everest team dies in avalanche

Member of Seattle-based Everest team dies in avalancheSeattle-based Madison Mountaineering reports one fatality after a massive earthquake in Nepal sent an avalanche sweeping into a base camp on Mount Everest.
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  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
Local

Author of 'The Boys in the Boat' wants movie made here

Author of 'The Boys in the Boat' wants movie made hereThe movie version of "The Boys in the Boat" could be filmed outside of the state, but its author doesn't that to happen.
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  • 2 days, 1 hour ago
Pets and Animals

FDA warning: Owners' use of pain cream can kill cats

FDA warning: Owners' use of pain cream can kill catsThe FDA is warning pet owners after two cats in two households got sick or died after their owners used topical pain medications.
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  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
Local

Enchanted Valley closed to camping due to bears

Enchanted Valley closed to camping due to bearsOlympic National Park says it has closed a remote area to camping after recent visitor reports of black bears approaching hikers and eating human food.
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  • 2 days, 5 hours ago
Bellevue

3-alarm fire destroys Bellevue auto dealership

3-alarm fire destroys Bellevue auto dealershipA huge fire ripped through a Ford dealership in Bellevue early Saturday morning.
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  • 2 days, 9 hours ago
Bellevue

Four decades of memories at Skate King

Four decades of memories at Skate KingIt's been the backdrop for many first dates and family nights, but after four decades Skate King prepares to close.
  • Bellevue
  • 2 days, 9 hours ago
News

Federal Way-based World Vision responds to Nepal quake

Federal Way-based World Vision responds to Nepal quakeA team from Federal Way-based World Vision in Nepal is responding to the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday
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  • 2 days, 10 hours ago
Local

Explore the PNW: Evans Creek Preserve in Sammamish

Explore the PNW: Evans Creek Preserve in SammamishEvans Creek Preserve trail is just two miles up the Fall City highway and one mile up Sahalee Way from Redmond.
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  • 2 days, 10 hours ago
Local

Starbucks computer glitch fixed, stores to open normally Saturday

Starbucks computer glitch fixed, stores to open normally SaturdayComputer systems at Starbucks went down around 4 p.m. on Friday, resulting in free drinks for customers.
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  • 2 days, 10 hours ago
Environment

Washington Coast Cleanup today

Washington Coast Cleanup todayVolunteers will descend on beaches on Saturday for the Washington Coast Cleanup.
  • Environment
  • 2 days, 13 hours ago
News

Shoot or Don't Shoot? A reporter is put to the test

Shoot or Don't Shoot? A reporter is put to the testA first-person account of the realistic virtual reality tool used to study police reactions to violent situations.
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  • 3 days, 1 hour ago
Local

Some patients concerned about new medical marijuana rules

Some patients concerned about new medical marijuana rulesMany patients who depend on medical marijuana are paying close attention to Washington's new regulations, which could have a big impact once they take effect.
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  • 3 days, 1 hour ago
Olympia

Recall hearing set for Washington state auditor

Recall hearing set for Washington state auditorWhile the legal process to recall Kelley is underway, the bar is very high, making it unlikely to happen.
  • Olympia
  • 3 days, 2 hours ago
Local

Woodland Park says elephants doing well in care center

Woodland Park says elephants doing well in care centerCameras prevented from seeing San Diego Elephant Care Center where elephants from Seattle are being housed.
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  • 3 days, 2 hours ago