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Agreement in place to return Lolita the orca to the Pacific
A plan is in place to return an orca that has lived in captivity for more than 50 years to her home waters.
Seattle Audubon changes name, severing tie to slave owner
Seattle Audubon is changing its name to Birds Connect Seattle to move away from a name with a racist legacy.
Washington moves to end child sex abuse lawsuit time limits
House Bill 1618 would remove time limits that have stymied lawsuits who frequently do not fully confront childhood trauma until years later.
Fire at Seattle marina burns 30 boats on dry rack storage
A man found hiding in one vessel was arrested for investigation of arson, authorities said.
Deputy shot, wounded in Seattle during eviction, 1 dead
A King County Sheriff’s deputy was shot Monday and a person inside the residence was later found dead.
Man pleads guilty to stalking Washington state lawmaker
Isaiah Long, 34, of Bremerton, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony stalking Rep. Michelle Caldier.
Amtrak restores full daily train service to Vancouver, B.C.
Amtrak has restarted direct trips between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Leonard Cobb, co-founder of state’s first Medic One, dies at 96
An incident more than 60 years ago helped prompt creation of the groundbreaking emergency medical service.
Court rejects deception charges against Savers Value Village
The Washington state Supreme Court handed the thrift store chain Savers Value Village a unanimous win Thursday.
Vancouver boy, 8, missing since June, found in Missouri
Breadson John was found safe in Jasper County Missouri after being missing for 8 months.
Seattle becomes first U.S. city to ban caste discrimination
The Seattle City Council on Tuesday added caste to the city’s anti-discrimination laws, becoming the first city to pass such a law outside South Asia.
Why prosecutors say former Seagen CEO wasn’t charged after arrest
Edmonds prosecutors said there were contradictory statements on the night Seagen ex-CEO Clay Siegall was accused of domestic violence.
Seattle considers historic law barring caste discrimination
Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant wants to add caste to the city’s anti-discrimination laws
Judge rejects bid to nullify Boeing deal over Max crashes
District Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth said federal law doesn’t give courts the power to oversee agreements that prosecutors make with defendants.
Boeing plans to cut about 2,000 finance and HR jobs in 2023
Boeing plans to outsource about a third of the eliminated positions to Tata Consulting Services in Bengaluru, India.
Washington’s low-income tax credit available for first time
Up to $1,200 is now available for thousands of low-income working Washington residents, thanks to a 2008 law that has finally been funded.
Washington state Gov. Inslee tests positive for COVID-19
“Once again I am very appreciative to be vaccinated and boosted,” Inslee said in the statement.
Lobbyist barred from WA Capitol after ruling he stalked representative
State Rep. Lauren Davis, D-Shoreline, obtained a domestic violence protective order against longtime lobbyist Cody Arledge.
Democrats in Washington state choose Conrad as new leader
The Washington State Democratic Party has chosen Shasti Conrad, the former leader of King County Democrats, as its new chair.
With 747 out, Boeing to open new 737 Max line at Everett’s Paine Field
Since the last 747 rolled out of the factory, speculation has been rife that Boeing might move some 737 Max production to Everett.