Inslee ends presidential bid

Gov. Jay Inslee dropped out of the 2020 presidential race on Wednesday. Sources say he will run for a third term as Washington's governor. Read more

Cocaine in Washington bananas

Police are investigating after cocaine valued at more than $1 million was found inside shipments of bananas at Safeway stores in Bellingham, Federal Way, and Woodinville. The Safeway distribution center outside Washington state distributes to 144 stores on the West Coast.  Read more

Scooters in Seattle 

Seattle plans to test electric scooters in a pilot program starting next spring. The first phase is expected to last a few months. Read more

Changes coming to I-405

The Washington State Department of Transportation announced a contractor for express toll lanes and expanded auxiliary lanes on I-405 between Renton and Bellevue. The project will create dual express lanes that are expected to open in 2024. Read more

Woodinville goes Hollywood 

The historic Redhook Brewery site in Woodinville will have a new look and a new name. The site will be called "Hollywood Station" and host wineries and Teatro ZinZani. Read more

Also see: Seattle local forecast

Have the '5 things you need to know' delivered to your inbox. Sign up for the daily morning email here.