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5 things to know Friday

More lowland snow headed our way; West Seattle unsolved mystery; Protecting salmon; Giant hornet research; Mariners training.


Accumulating snow expected in Seattle and Everett this weekend

A cold, arctic air mass has settled into the region and will remain in place through into the upcoming weekend. 

This cold air mass will set the stage for another round of lowland snow as moisture moves back into western Washington as early as Saturday afternoon and evening as a Pacific frontal system approaches the coast.

The initial snow begins across the western half of the Olympic Peninsula Saturday afternoon for areas just inland from the coastal waters, spreading inland into the northwest interior and even the San Juan Islands by late Saturday afternoon. Read more

Greggette Guy's family still searching for answers

Police believe the 2012 killing of Greggette Guy in West Seattle was completely random.

Over a decade later, the crime is still unsolved, but detectives said it’s not exactly a cold case. The main detective on this case said it’s an active and unsolved case.

Police hope someone may know a detail worth reporting that could open up this case. Read more

Washington's salmon population struggling against climate change

Washington's salmon population continues to struggle against climate change along with other challenges, according to a new report from the governor's Salmon Recovery Office.

"Salmon are still struggling across the state," policy specialist Eli Asher said. "We have some bright spots, but we also have populations that are really on the cusp of extinction and I think that should be a wakeup call for us that we really need to redouble efforts." Read more

No northern giant hornets found in Washington state in 2022 as research continues

Dr. Chris Looney from the Washington State Department of Agriculture's Pest Program led a webinar on northern giant hornets Wednesday to discuss tracking and trapping methods. 

The WSDA has been working to try and eradicate the invasive species from the Washington state since 2019.

The northern giant hornet was first sighted in the U.S. in the fall of 2019 after a nest was confirmed to be in Canada. Read more

Mariners Spring Training 2023: What to know about MLB's schedule, new rules, new faces

Although Mariners fans in western Washington are dealing with near-freezing temperatures, spring training is heating up for the organization down in Arizona.

After a whirlwind 2022 season that snapped the team's extended playoff drought, this year's edition of the Mariners is back at it to ramp up for another postseason run.

In addition to working in a number of new faces to the lineup, the Mariners will be navigating some new Major League Baseball (MLB) rules that will have significant impacts on games. Read more

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