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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.


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.


Renton police searching for missing 65-year-old man

RENTON, Wash. - The Renton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding 65-year-old Russell Duncan. Police said Duncan left his residence in the 2600 block of Shattuck Court South in Renton on Friday between midnight and 7 a.m.


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.


Snow Helps Police Stop Car Thieves In Renton

RENTON, WA - Seattle and Renton police caught a car thief this week with a little help from Mother Nature. On Tuesday, a 2018 BMW 430i was stolen from a car rental facility in SeaTac. On Wednesday morning, the car's tracking system alerted Seattle police that the car was near Magnuson Park. When off


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.


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


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.


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.


Detectives seek tips in unsolved murder of 22-year-old woman, ‘Amarah can’t speak for herself’

KING COUNTY — It’s been almost 5 months since 22-year-old Amarah Riley was shot and killed while driving southbound on Rainier Avenue South towards Renton. She had just passed S 114th St at 10:19 pm September 19, 2018 when someone fired multiple shots at her white Honda 4-door. Amarah was shot in th


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


Auburn police looking for driver in hit-and-run that injured a 15-year-old boy

AUBURN, Wash. - The Auburn Police Department is asking for the public's help finding a driver who was involved in a hit and run that happened on Wednesday. Police say a 15 year boy was struck by a vehicle in Auburn and the vehicle did not stop.


Crews begin tearing down Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct

SEATTLE (AP) — Crews have begun tearing down Seattle's double-decker Alaskan Way Viaduct. Washington transportation officials said Friday afternoon that demolition had started on the former Columbia Street on-ramp and that another crew would begin demolishing a section near the Pike Place Market.


Renton HS Dancers Need Your Help To Win At Bubblin Brown Sugar

RENTON, WA - The Renton High School Black Student Union dance team wants to win this year's Bubblin Brown Sugar dance competition - and they need your help to do it. The BSU team is putting together a top-secret routine (seriously, they wouldn't tell us) for the competition, and they need new costum


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.


Snow emergency declared in East King County, as thaw continues in rest of region

As Seattle-area residents shovel and scrape away the last few remnants of dirty slush, some East King County communities are buried in feet of snow. It’s so bad the National Guard has been called out.


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.


East King County businesses see drop in customers from storm

ISSAQUAH – On Valentine’s Day, florist Jon Throne was hustling to complete roughly 150 flower orders. And yet – it was about half as many as a normal year. “We’re at 150 deliveries. So that’s not bad, but I think we usually do 286 – so we’re down half,” said Throne inside his distribution center in


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


This Idaho teenager is making $50,000 on Seattle slush

When David Holston's friend told him Seattle wouldn't be prepared for all the snow, he got into his plow truck and drove from Idaho. The trip's paid off. It didn't take long to find a snow plower on Seattle Craigslist; there are dozens of ads up right now as the Puget Sound regions digs itself out f