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Viaduct demolition’s impact on nearby businesses, waterfront

SEATTLE -- Construction work to remove the viaduct began Friday after last week’s snow storm caused some delays. Crews began the demolition on both the north and south ends of the viaduct, which could impact nearby businesses for the next several weeks.


Property taxes dropping in half of King County cities after years of big increases

After years of big property-tax increases in King County, taxes are going up just $20 this year for the median homeowner, while homeowners in about half of cities will actually see a slight decrease.


Kenmore Community Club Show Opens Friday

From As If Theatre: As If Theatre Company (AITC), has rescheduled the run of Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House due to weather. As If Theatre joined the long list of area theatres that had to cancel weekend performances because of the wintery weather hitting the region. Fortunately, The Clean House will s


Washington Earthquake 2019 Today Strikes Olympia

ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A Washington earthquake 2019 today has hit moments ago. The Washington earthquake today began outside Olympia. Damage assessment is pending. USGS indicates to news that a 2.8 magnitude quake started outside Shelton with a moderate depth. The quake was 24 miles from Olympia. It wa


Russell Wilson & Ciara hope to help teens 'succeed' with new King County library campaign

SEATTLE — Libraries aren't just for little kids. That's what Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and wife and singer Ciara want King County teens to know. The goal of the couple’s new campaign called "DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible" is to empower teens through King County Library System programming


2 Men Die Of Hypothermia In Seattle Area, Bringing Total To 5

SEATTLE, WA - Two men died of hypothermia this week, according to the King County Medical Examiner, bringing the total deaths due to exposure to at least five since Feb. 7. Kicce Zebedee, 54, died in Auburn on Feb. 12, the day after the third major snow event that hit Puget sound over the last week.


Just One Washington Restaurant Gets AAA 5-Diamond Rating

WOODINVILLE, WA - AAA has released its exclusive five-diamond list of restaurants and just one restaurant in Washington made the cut. The list, released Thursday, includes just 67 restaurants in North America and only three new restaurants were added this year.


FBI: Washington man facing charges after forcing plane to land in Portland

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A Washington man is facing charges after the Federal Bureau of Investigation says he caused a disturbance on an LA-bound flight and forced the pilot to land at Portland International Airport.


All King County Metro Routes Now Back In Service

SEATTLE, WA - Your Friday bus route should be back to normal, according to King County Metro - that is, unless a landslide happens to cross your route. All bus routes were running except for a few trip cancellations.


Telekinesis - 24 People Hear New Song “A Place in the Sun” For the First Time in New Video

Telekinesis (the project of Seattle-based singer/songwriter/drummer Michael Benjamin Lerner) is releasing a new album, Effluxion, on February 22 via Merge. Earlier this week he shared another new song, "A Place in the Sun," via a video for the song. Kayhl Cooper directed the clip, which features 24


1 killed, several hurt in head-on crash, Renton officials say

RENTON, Wash. — One person was killed and several others injured in a head-on crash Friday morning in Renton. Police and medics were called before 11:00 a.m. to SW Grady Way and Longacres Drive SW.


Airplane Nosedived Twice, Flipped Over Drink Cart And Injured 5 After Terrifying Turbulence On Delta Flight

A Delta flight was forced to make an emergency landing after being hit with severe turbulence that was so strong that it caused the airplane to nosedive twice, which flipped the drink cart and injured five passengers.


Sugarcoating white supremacy: What’s behind fliers found in Washington

Last month, clusters of fliers were spread throughout Western Washington, simply stating an anti-Communist slogan and providing a website for a patriot group. At first glance, they might seem generic and patriotic. A closer look reveals they were spread by a white supremacist organization.


Landslides Are New Weather Threat As Snow Melts In Puget Sound

KIRKLAND, WA - The threat of snow is over for now, but now a new weather threat is emerging in Puget Sound: landslides. The snow that fell over the last 10 days put a lot of weight on slopes and hillsides across the region. Now that the snow is melting, water is saturating soil, creating the risk of


House Members Propose Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

According to a report by the Urban Indian Health Institute, Seattle has the most cases of missing and murdered American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls than any other city in the country.


Seattle customers who missed garbage service during snow can drop off trash for free

Trash, recycling and compost waste is piling up all over Seattle after the winter storm shut down waste collection, and now, sanitation crews are trying to catch up with all that work.


Judge allows sexually violent predator from western Washington to be released to Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - The state of Washington is once again preparing for the release of a sexually violent predator to Spokane, despite the fact this offender has a history of molesting children and has no ties to the community.


Washington Senate passes bill to repeal death penalty

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington Senate on Friday approved a measure that would repeal the death penalty, just months after the state's Supreme Court unanimously struck down capital punishment as arbitrary and racially biased.


Last day to vote for DJC top building

SEATTLE — Today is the final chance to vote for the 2018 DJC Building of the Year. There are 12 finalists and the top vote getters so far are, in no particular order: F5 Tower, UW Life Sciences Building, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Denny Substation and Pacific Seas Aquarium.


Seattle Is Now the Capital of Neoliberalism

After the crash of 2008, Wall Street lost not its political power but its ideological force (markets are inherently good). In the context of this implosion, there was even serious talk about neoliberalism (free trade, weak financial regulation, privatization of government services) being a zombie ec