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‘Catastrophic damage:’ Rare tornado damages homes in Kitsap County
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — The National Weather Service is investigating a tornado that caused “catastrophic damage” to some Kitsap County homes as severe weather moved through the area.
Seattle 2018 Homicides Highest In 10 Years
SEATTLE, WA - Seattle hit a grim milestone in 2018. The city had more homicides this year than any year in more than a decade. As of Dec. 18, 31 people had been killed in Seattle, up 19 percent from 2017. Seattle's homicide rate, however, is still well below the national average. There were about 2.
Sinkhole closes busy King County road
It could be a tough drive for commuters in the Kenmore and Bothell area for the next few days. A sinkhole has caused an emergency closure of the Sammamish River Bridge. The Northshore Utility District says contractors were working on the bridge installing a casing to relocate the sewer line when a s
Rare Tornado Strikes Port Orchard Neighborhoods West of Seattle
A rare Northwest tornado tore off roofs, uprooted huge trees, three debris and tossed around power lines as if they were match sticks in Port Orchard, Washington at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
Tornado Touches Down Near Port Orchard
PORT ORCHARD, WA - A tornado briefly touched down near Port Orchard in Kitsap County Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service's Seattle office. The agency noted it is unable to gauge the tornado's strength until it conducts a survey Wednesday morning.
Spokane Valley 'surprised' by Seattle paper's article on splitting Wash. into 2 states
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — Spokane Valley city council is correcting a bit of fake news that was published by a Seattle newspaper. The Seattle PI did a story Monday about how the city council is voting in 2019 on a proposal to split Washington at the Cascades to create a new state called Liberty.
Obstructionist coalition blocking Burke-Gilman Trail
At the Seattle Maritime Festival in the spring, landlubbers participate in hands-on activities such as line tossing, net mending, welding and survival-suit races. This peek at rugged work life reminds me why Seattle is unique.
Rare tornado touches down outside Seattle, causing "catastrophic damage"
Port Orchard, Wash. — A tornado touched down near Port Orchard in Kitsap County about 45 miles west of Seattle, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle. The service said it hit shortly before 2 p.m., and local media reports several homes were damaged and trees toppled.
These Are The 10 Worst Seattle Suburbs For 2019
Join RoadSnacks ▼ Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the worst suburbs around Seattle.
Seattle mayor picks DC transportation planner to lead SDOT
As Seattle approaches a full year without a permanent director for its Department of Transportation (SDOT), Mayor Jenny Durkan has announced her pick for the job: DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) Chief Project Delivery Officer Sam Zimbabwe.
Seattle homeless tents becoming obstacle for those with disabilities
Homeless tents on sidewalks in downtown Seattle are sometimes a minor nuisance to passersby. But for some, they can be a major impediment on the daily commute. KIRO 7 reports on paralegal Lori Bridgewater, who commutes to the King County Courthouse from Rochester and recently suffered a debilitating
Seattle police investigating International District stabbing
SEATTLE — Police are investigating a stabbing that left one man injured Monday evening . About 6 p.m., Seattle police were called to reports of a stabbing in the 400 block of South Jackson Street. An adult male suffered non-life-threatening injuries in an assault, police said.
Remembering the Amtrak 501 derailment a year later
It was one year ago today, when an Amtrak train with 83 passengers and crew embarked on its inaugural run along the new Point Defiance Bypass for Cascade service between Seattle and Portland.
Super Commuters Increasing in Seattle
According to recent analysis by the Puget Sound Regional Council, commute times in the region are continuing to increase. Pierce County commuters have the longest average travel time at 32.5 minutes, followed by Snohomish County at 32.3 minutes and Kitsap County at 30.4 minutes. Commuters in King C
Rantz: Seattle’s ‘block the box’ scam is a giant money grab
The City of Seattle is asking permission from the state Legislature to add traffic cameras to heavily-trafficked intersections, so they might ticket you for “blocking the box.” This is a money-grabbing scam and should be rejected on its face.
Seattle: 5 Newest Homes To Hit The Market
SEATTLE, WA — On the hunt for a new house, and want to get a better understanding of what's available near you? Perhaps you could use some help in your search? With our weekly list of new homes in your area, you can stay on top of the scene.
Seattle to spend $75M to boost affordable housing next year
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan says the city will spend more than $75 million on affordable-housing units in the next year. The city will build 10 new buildings with nearly 1,200 apartments and will preserve nine buildings that have 238 affordable apartments.
The Top 10 Seattle Music Releases of 2018
01 Terror/Cactus, Impulsos (self-released) Seattle—nay, America—doesn’t have many groups that sound like Terror/Cactus, a trio who wear masks onstage and produce songs that merge cumbia, left-field electronic music, and surf-rock. Argentina-born multi-instrumentalist Martín Selasco aggressively embr
Will we actually miss the viaduct when it’s gone?
If there’s one thing most Seattleites align on, it’s their frustration with the traffic and safety issues created by the Alaskan Way Viaduct. But the viaduct is also an integral part of Seattle’s history that we’ll never get back once it comes down in early 2019.
2 Scandinavian women found dead in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Authorities in Morocco say the bodies of two Scandinavian women have been found in the Atlas Mountains, a popular hiking destination. According to a statement from the Interior Ministry, the women from Denmark and Norway were discovered on Monday with “evidence of violence on t