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Echo Glen escapees on the run; Child left in car dies; Health project approved; Officials urge safety on the road; Debt ceiling questions.
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Police are searching for Daniel D. Navarro, Jessy J.L. Krikorian Jr., Ramon P. Chavez Jr. and a fourth teen whose name was not released.


4 teen escapees from Echo Glen Children's Center still on the run

Law enforcement is still searching for four of the seven teens who escaped Echo Glen Children's Center Sunday morning after allegedly assaulting a staff member.

Daniel D. Navarro, Jessy J.L. Krikorian Jr., Ramon P. Chavez Jr. and a fourth teen whose name was not released are still on the run. DCYF has been working with law enforcement statewide in the investigation and search efforts. 

Another three teens were taken into custody in Burien. Read more

Child left in hot car in Puyallup dies

A 1-year-old child died after being left in a hot car outside MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup on May 24, the Puyallup Police Department confirmed. 

Police said the child's foster parent left them in the car while at work in the hospital's social services program.

"This is a tragic incident and our hearts go out to the family and everyone who was affected by this," said Don Bourbon, Puyallup Police Department captain. "And just want the public to know that during this time of year when it starts getting warmer, just be mindful of temperatures that are growing and safety of our families." Read more

Snohomish County Council approves Stanwood behavioral health project

Plans for a new behavioral health center project in Stanwood will go forward after the Snohomish County Council upheld a conditional land use permit earlier this month.

The Hearing Examiner initially approved the conditional land use permit for the project on March 7, but the decision was appealed by a group of neighbors.

The County Council held a closed record appeal hearing on May 10 and the motion was upheld in a May 17 meeting. Read more

Rescue crews, WSP urge safety on the roads ahead of summer season

Snoqualmie Pass Fire and Rescue are getting prepared to assist drivers as we head into the summer season. 

Their fire crews have been taking part in extrication training so they can practice the best techniques to get people who have been pinned in their cars following a crash to safety. They do this training twice a year, one time ahead of the winter season and one time ahead of the summer season.

Snoqualmie Pass Fire and Rescue Chief Jay Wiseman said when they respond to car crashes where people need to be cut out of the cars, speed is often a factor. Read more

Debt ceiling deal: What's in and what's out of the agreement to avert US default

The details of the deal between President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy were released Sunday in the form of a 99-page bill that would suspend the nation's debt limit through 2025 to avoid a federal default while limiting government spending.

The Democratic president and Republican speaker are trying to win over lawmakers to the plan in time to avert a default that would shake the global economy. But Congress will be scrutinizing and debating the legislation, which also includes provisions to fund medical care for veterans, change work requirements for some recipients of government aid and streamline environmental reviews for energy projects. Read more

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