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Great Washington ShakeOut 2021: Test your earthquake and New! 2021-10-21 11:57:44The drill comes as chances for a major earthquake on the West Coast are increasing.

Photos: A look inside Seattle's new Climate Pledge 2021-10-20 22:26:36Take a look inside the first net zero certified arena in the world. 

Seattle's minimum wage set to increase again in 2021-10-20 16:31:39For large employers of 501 or more employees, the hourly wage will go to $17.27. 

What are those advisory votes on Washington's ballot? 2021-10-20 08:55:55There are three advisory votes on this year's general election ballot. 

Washington's Sno-Park permits go on sale Nov. 1 2021-10-19 18:41:40This year, winter recreationists will see a fee increase for the first time since 2009.

Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer charged over confrontation 2021-10-19 14:45:22Troyer is charged with false reporting and making false statements. 

Report: Seattle among top 10 best cities for 2021-10-18 16:20:23Based on metrics related to livability, employment and outdoor access, Seattle ranked as a top place for outdoor enthusiasts to live and work.

Seattle school bus route reductions go into effect, 2021-10-18 14:27:32The route cancelations are expected to impact approximately 6,740 transportation-eligible students.

Seattle’s best holiday shows, concerts to plan for 2021-10-17 08:55:10A roundup of holiday shows and concerts — from classics to reimagined versions. 

Seattle Public Schools to suspend 142 bus routes 2021-10-15 18:23:41The district says the cuts are due to a "significant decrease in available bus drivers."

In push to hire more than 500 new 2021-10-15 16:26:33Seattle’s Lumen Field is bumping its starting salary to $21 an hour as it seeks to hire more than 500 new employees.

Washington closes several rest areas along Interstate 5 2021-10-15 13:53:04North Sound drivers now have less options for taking a break off of I-5.

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US Rowing accepts resignation of longtime men’s coach New! 2021-10-22 02:36:34Longtime U.S. rowing coach Mike Teti, who has been criticized by some of his former athletes as being emotionally abusive and using physical intimidat

Japan OKs plan to push clean energy, nuclear New! 2021-10-22 02:35:01Japan has adopted a new energy policy that promotes nuclear and renewables as sources of clean energy to achieve the country’s pledge of reachin

Nash TD dash lifts San Jose St. past New! 2021-10-22 02:34:16Nick Nash scored the winning touchdown on a 15-yard quarterback draw as San Jose State turned a blocked field goal into the decisive drive, beating UN

Week 8 Preview: Chip vs. Oregon; Pickett’s Heisman New! 2021-10-22 02:30:22The last three weeks have featured a team ranked in the top three of the AP college football poll losing to an unranked team.

Masters champion Matsuyama takes 2nd-round lead at Zozo New! 2021-10-22 02:28:27Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama overcame cold temperatures and often steady rain showers to shoot a 2-under 68 and take a one-stroke lead after two

Analysis: The NBA’s Top 75 team voters got New! 2021-10-22 02:23:49The results are in and the full 75th NBA anniversary NBA team has been revealed by the league.

LEADING OFF: Astros try to clinch trip to New! 2021-10-22 02:22:31Astros rookie Luis García will start against the Red Sox in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series with a trip to the World Series on the line.

As virus cases rise, so do pleas for New! 2021-10-22 02:21:17In Russia's fifth-largest city, Nizhny Novgorod, seriously ill coronavirus patients at an infectious disease hospital lie in crowded wards with littl

EXPLAINER: Is it time to get a COVID-19 New! 2021-10-22 02:00:07Millions more Americans are now eligible for COVID-19 boosters and they can get a different vaccine than their first shots.

UN envoy: Myanmar is now in conflict, could New! 2021-10-22 01:55:31The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar is warning that February's military takeover has led to armed conflict and if power isn’t returned to the pe

Asian shares mixed after S&P 500 squeaks to New! 2021-10-22 01:38:11Asian shares are mixed after a late-in-the-day wave of buying pushed the S&P 500 to a fresh record high.

Pranksters have already defaced Trump’s new social network New! 2021-10-22 01:20:00Former President Trump and his team declared that they would soon launch a "media powerhouse." But within hours, pranksters found what appeared to b

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Pullman police officer grazed by exploding ammunition at New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>A Pullman police officer was grazed by a bullet as ammunition exploded in a house fire Thursday morning. </p></p><p&g

Bid to unionize Amazon workers in New York New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>NEW YORK – A bid to unionize Amazon workers at a distribution center in New York City neared an important milestone, as organi

Advocacy group asks KREM to investigate and take New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>A group that seeks to protect children and families from graphic television content has called for KREM 2 to investigate how a porno

Spokane Public Schools hopes for legislative help on New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>Spokane Public Schools will bring a familiar wish list to the Washington Legislature next year.</p></p><p><p>

Regulator seeks transparency for payment systems of big New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>NEW YORK – In its first significant action under a new director, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ordering Apple, A

20-year legal tug-of-war between federal managers on the New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>A 20-year legal tug-of-war between federal managers on the Columbia and Snake rivers and conservation and tribal interests may be pu

U.S. blocks tomato imports from Mexican farm over New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>WASHINGTON — The United States ordered a halt Thursday to imports of tomatoes from a Mexican farming company and its subsidiar

Airlines bet on big December after Covid variant New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>DALLAS – Airlines are planning for a big December, believing that the recent surge in a highly contagious COVID-19 variant is

Existing home sales surge as interest rates point New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes bounced back in September to their strongest pace since January as mortgage rates tick highe

City-hired investigator finds no racial discrimination following resignation New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>An investigator hired by the city of Spokane has determined that City Administrator Johnnie Perkins did not racially discriminate ag

Stocks wobble as major indexes hover around record New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>A wobbly day of trading on Wall Street left major stock indexes mostly higher Thursday, nudging the S&amp;P 500 to an all-time h

Washington state adds 17,600 jobs in September New! 2021-10-21 21:16:56<p><p>Washington’s economy added 17,600 jobs in September while unemployment dropped to 4.9%.</p></p><p><p>&

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House facility access limited to vaccinated through January New! 2021-10-21 16:06:04Lawmakers and legislative employees at the Washington state House must prove they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access House facil

Thurston County coroner identifies woman who died after New! 2021-10-21 15:54:13A Rochester woman who died at the hospital after a three-vehicle wreck in south Thurston County has been identified. Stacey Moore, 42, died at Provide

Need a job? Forest Service to hire spring New! 2021-10-21 13:59:45The U.S. Forest Service is accepting applications next month for more than 1,000 seasonal spring and summer jobs in Washington and Oregon, the agency

Death notices for Oct. 21 2021-10-21 08:45:00Aschenbrenner, William A., 64, Shelton, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at home. McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 360-426-4803. Ham

Olympia man sentenced to 36 years for killing 2021-10-21 08:00:00A Thurston County judge has sentenced a 76-year-old Olympia man to 36 years in prison for the 2019 murder of his wife and attempted murder of his step

‘We always lose the message war’: Democrats worry 2021-10-21 05:00:00If Jacquelyne Leffler lived a few miles down the road, it would be easy to connect to the internet. Instead, it’s a daily struggle that impedes

‘Bomb cyclone’ brewing off coast. What does that 2021-10-20 15:52:01Bomb cyclone. Explosive cyclogenesis. A beast. Those are some of the terms weather forecasters are using Wednesday to describe the witch’s cauld

Pedestrian fleeing COVID quarantine disrupts traffic on I-5 2021-10-20 15:07:54State troopers shut down part of Interstate 5 north of Maytown in Thurston County on Tuesday afternoon after a northbound pedestrian fleeing COVID-19

Port candidate Evans says she will forego broker’s 2021-10-20 08:45:00Port of Olympia District 3 candidate Amy Evans has announced that she will forego her broker’s commission between the port and a development com

Death notices for Oct. 20 2021-10-20 08:45:00Bates, Janet Gay, 83, Olympia, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at Brookdale Olympia West. Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Tumwater, 360-753-1065. Beer

Here’s your chance to weigh in on a 2021-10-19 18:50:21The city of Olympia may be moving a step or two closer to having a public pool and other aquatic facilities to use whether it’s rain or shine. R

Four more Thurston residents die of COVID-19 in 2021-10-19 16:40:09Thurston County confirmed Monday that four residents had died of COVID-19 as the county tallied an additional 629 cases in the past week. Two women di