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‘Where did everyone go’ during first week of Viadoom?

We have survived the first week of Viadoom, and I must admit that I am a little bit surprised. Where was everybody?. Other than some accidents, many travel times were better than the traditional averages, even with the Alaskan Way Viaduct in use. It’s kind of impressive, actually.


Crash Partially Closes Aurora Avenue In Seattle

SEATTLE, WA - Drivers headed toward downtown Seattle Friday evening along Aurora Avenue should pick an alternate route. A crash had all southbound lanes closed just before 5 p.m. near North 85th Street.


Sheriff: western Washington man killed parents, lived with bodies for days

SAMMAMISH, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man killed his parents at their Sammamish home and lived there for five days before killing himself when police arrived to check on their welfare Tuesday.


Seattle Fire keeping a close eye on response times during viaduct shutdown

The Seattle Fire Department is working hard to make sure traffic from the closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct does not affect their response times. They’ve set up a resource management center to monitor times around the clock.


'Lethal Batch' Of Drugs May Be Circulating In King County

SEATTLE, WA - King County health officials are warning local drug users to be cautious after a sudden spike in overdoses this week. Seven people overdosed in North Seattle on Thursday, but health officials don't know what drug was behind the overdoses.


Two women's marches to move through Seattle this weekend

SEATTLE - Thousands are expected to gather for two women’s marches in Seattle this weekend. The first, the 2019 Womxn's March on Seattle, is on Saturday. It begins with a rally at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill at 9 a.m. followed by the march at 9:45 a.m. See a map of the march route here.


King County property tax bills are coming, and the housing market slowdown won’t lower your bill

Each story about the recent trend of falling home prices brings emails from readers with the same question: What does this mean for my property taxes?. It’s understandable — the median property tax bill for a homeowner in King County has soared 43 percent in the last four years, reaching nearly $6,0


Seattle Homeless Sweep targets area near SR 509, 1st Ave. S

SEATTLE - Dozens of people were told by the city of Seattle to leave a series of homeless camps near the intersection of 1st Ave. S and SW Kenyon in Seattle early Friday morning. It was the latest in a series of sweeps being done by the city as it tries to tackle the homeless crisis.


Microsoft to loan housing developers money to jump start affordable housing projects

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Microsoft is ready to loan housing developers $475 million to jump start the region’s need to build more affordable housing. The official announcement came Thursday morning when Microsoft President Brad Smith was joined by area politicians who thanked the tech giant.


College gymnast from Bellevue earns 10s and viral fame

BELLEVUE, Wash. — A former Bellevue woman is going viral with her gymnastics floor routine that earned her perfect 10s from the judges. Katelyn Ohashi tells KOMO the four years she spent in the professional circuit starting when she was 12-years-old were rough for her, but competing in UCLA’s progra


King County issues public health warning after rash of overdoses

Seven overdoses in one area in a single night had Seattle and King County issuing a public health warning Thursday. “There are overdoses that occur every day, but what was unusual about this was that these overdoses occurred just within a few hours, and within a relatively small area,” Seattle and K


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events

A listing of Martin Luther King Jr. Day events on Jan. 21, 2019. 2300 S. Massachusetts Street, Seattle, Washington 98144. Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at NAAM. Enjoy speakers, film screenings, musical performances, and more. Admission is free and donations are accepted


Driver arrested after colliding with King County Metro bus

BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — A suspected drunk driver was arrested after police say he sped through a red light and hit a King County Metro bus south of Seattle in Burien. The Seattle Times reports that around 10 people were on the bus when the crash happened Thursday night.


King County Closes Renton Chinese Restaurant

RENTON, WA - County health inspectors closed the Gourmet Wok Chinese restaurant Friday, citing multiple health code violations totaling 90 "red critical" points. Gourmet Wok, 1630 Duvall Ave. Northeast, will likely reopen once the restaurant owners fix the violations. The restaurant was, until Frida


Seahawks Hate Crime Couple Speaks Out: Love and Support is Washington’s Response to Hate

The following is a public statement from Jae Tremell and Melissa Mullins to the The Seattle Lesbian. “Purchasing tickets to this football game was not intended to end in pain and a complete disruption to our lives. While intolerance and hatred toward us and our community are not new concepts we have


Here's what to know (and where to go) for the 2019 Women's Marches

(CNN)The third year of Women's Marches is expected to bring thousands or protesters to cities all over the US, but during the past few weeks, there's also been controversy over leadership, an evolving agenda and inclusion.


Kayaker missing off Bainbridge Island

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. — First responders are searching for a missing kayaker in the water off Bainbridge Island. Jared Moravec, deputy chief for Bainbridge Fire, said the kayaker went missing near Restoration Point.


Outrageous! Seattle isn’t the best coffee city in the country, says new survey

Say it isn’t so, Seattle. A new survey claims that the Emerald City no longer wears the crown when it comes to all things coffee, and some local espresso enthusiasts are biting back.


King County Poised to Lock Out Fossil Fuels

King County is poised to join the ranks of Northwest communities that are locking out coal, oil, and gas developments. Later this month, County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove will introduce legislation to prohibit major new fossil fuel infrastructure, including gas pipeline expansions.


Measles cases hit 19 with more suspected in SW Washington

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Officials say the number of confirmed measles cases in southwestern Washington has increased to 19 with seven more cases suspected. Clark County health officials said Friday the confirmed cases include 15 children under the age of 10, three people between 10 and 18 and one ad