Children’s Hospital links mold outbreak to earlier infections

“Looking back, we should have recognized these connections sooner,” said CEO Jeff Sperring.

  • Nov 19, 2019


Governors revive effort to replace I-5 Columbia River bridge

Jay Inslee of Washington and Kate Brown of Oregon have signed a memorandum of intent.

  • Nov 18, 2019


Bank groups sue Washington state over tax increase

A law taking effect Jan. 1 will increase taxes on large, out-of-state financial institutions.

  • Nov 18, 2019


Recycling down in Oregon; advocates blame plastic

The biggest barrier to recycling in Oregon is structural.

  • Nov 17, 2019

Governments, transit agencies sue to block car-tab measure

They claim I-976 is unconstitutionally broad. Tim Eyman calls the litigation a “slap in the face” of voters.

Old dogs, new tricks: 10,000 pets needed for study

They’ll live at home and follow their usual routine. All ages and sizes, purebreds and mutts are welcome.

  • Nov 14, 2019

Makah Tribe hopes to hunt whales, 20 years after last kill

Animal rights groups oppose the effort. The matter is likely to end up in federal court.

  • Nov 14, 2019

Seattle Children’s hospital faces lawsuit over persisting mold

Aspergillosis has killed one patient and sickened at least six others since last year.

  • Nov 14, 2019

Bellevue teen who died at WSU was ‘a comet that came and went’

Police say alcohol may have been a factor, but did not believe the incident was the result of hazing.

  • Nov 14, 2019

Rail advocates push for Northwest bullet train

At the Microsoft-hosted Cascadia Rail Summit, enthusiasm rubbed against an anti-tax message of I-976.

Police want to know who shot bald eagle found dead in Oregon

The killing is punishable by imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of up to $100,000.

  • Nov 12, 2019

Microsoft takes fight for ‘dreamers’ to the US Supreme Court

The company is among plaintiffs in cases that could determine the future of the DACA program.

  • Nov 11, 2019

Kenmore Air, Lake Union neighbors clash over crowded waters

The busy lake in the heart of Seattle is increasingly congested thanks to more recreational users.

  • Nov 11, 2019

Fungus causes Seattle Children’s operating room closures

Routine air tests revealed the presence of Aspergillus, a mold that can cause surgical complications.

  • Nov 11, 2019

Seattle man accused of spying described as ‘honest and caring’

The Twitter employee allegedly was paid by the Saudi royal family for information on dissidents.

  • Nov 8, 2019

Lynden policeman dies after being struck by car

Trooper: ‘My heart is shattered for Chief Knapp … but it also aches for this 19-year-old kid.’

  • Nov 8, 2019

Seattle, King County will sue to block $30 car tab measure

If fully implemented, Initiative 976 would force the city to cut more than 100,000 bus hours.

Elevator inspection backlog violates Washington state law

The Department of Labor and Industries says the backlog was caused by a building boom.

  • Nov 7, 2019

Amazon’s spending in Seattle Council races doesn’t deliver

Early returns suggest the online retail giant will have fewer obvious allies on the council

  • Nov 6, 2019

State rejecting affirmative action referendum

It was passing in King County, the state’s most populous, it was being rejected in most other areas.