We could break more records this week

More record-setting heat could come to parts of Western Washington Wednesday and Thursday. Seattle, Forks, Olympia, and Hoquiam all reached record high temperatures Tuesday.

Forecast >> kng5.tv/SummerTemps5

Flying Alaska Airlines could get cheaper

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines will add a basic economy fare in January, offering passengers a bare bones seat that’s nonrefundable or transferable. The changes arrive as Alaska’s merger with Virgin America became official Wednesday morning.

Other changes >> kng5.tv/AlaskaChanges5

Seattle home values are up how much?

Home values in Seattle have increased 85 percent since bottoming out in 2012, according to the Seattle Times, keeping it one of the hottest markets in the country.

What markets are hotter >> kng5.tv/SeattleHomeValue5

Special Olympian disqualified for swimming too fast

Special Olympics Washington is making some changes after a local swimmer was disqualified for swimming too fast in a regional competition. The “maximum effort” rule is being revised “so that only those with the most serious variances will be disqualified.”

What is the maximum effort rule >> kng5.tv/SwimmerDisqualified5

Stink bug invasion

Pest control experts have some advice for you during our current stink bug infestation– do not squish them because they can leave a smell for weeks. WSU researchers have received hundreds of reports about the smelly invades in recent weeks.

What to do if you see one >> kng5.tv/StinkBugs5

Also see >> Seattle local forecast