Bothell workers helped Pakistani in $200 million phone fraud

The Karachi man recruited employees of an AT&T call center to use their credentials to unlock phones.

 

In photo provided by the Washington State Dept. of Agriculture, an Asian Giant Hornet wearing a tracking device is shown Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 near Blaine, Wash. Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in Washington state said Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (Karla Salp/Washington Dept. of Agriculture via AP)

‘Concerning’: Possible murder hornet 20 miles from known nests

The insect was spotted in the foothills near Sumas Mountain.

  • Sep 17, 2021

 

A marijuana grow is seen on Sept. 2, 2021, in an aerial photo taken by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office the day officers raided the site in the community of Alfalfa, Ore. On the 30-acre property in the high desert they found 49 greenhouses containing almost 10,000 marijuana plants and a complex watering system with several 15,000-20,000 gallon cisterns.   (Deschutes County Sheriff Via AP)

‘Blatant theft’: Illegal pot farms take West’s scarce water

Meanwhile, farmers are spending thousands of dollars drilling deeper wells as aquifers dry up.

  • Sep 17, 2021

 

Boeing sells land for $200M in plan to shrink holdings

Boeing has sold 310 acres of undeveloped land next to its Frederickson manufacturing plant.

King County to require vaccine or test for events, eateries

Proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test will be required to enter certain establishments.

Biden slammed for challenging Hanford workers’ health law

The 2018 rule made it easier for nuclear reservation employees to qualify for compensation benefits.

  • Sep 16, 2021

Carpenters in Seattle area go on strike

The walkout for higher pay by carpenters in the state is the first in nearly 20 years.

  • Sep 16, 2021

Staffing shortages disrupts ferry service near Anacortes

There were 51 canceled sailings on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route from Sept. 9 to Sept. 13.

  • Sep 16, 2021
FILE - In this Feb. 2021, file photo released by California Department of Fish and Wildlife, shows a gray wolf (OR-93), seen near Yosemite, Calif., shared by the state's Department of Fish and Wildlife. A top federal wildlife official on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, said there is growing concern over aggressive hunting rules adopted by states in the Great Lakes and northern Rocky Mountains. (California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File)

US: Wolves may need protections after states expand hunting

Former President Trump lifted protections across most of the U.S. in his last days in office.

  • Sep 15, 2021
FILE - In this Feb. 2021, file photo released by California Department of Fish and Wildlife, shows a gray wolf (OR-93), seen near Yosemite, Calif., shared by the state's Department of Fish and Wildlife. A top federal wildlife official on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, said there is growing concern over aggressive hunting rules adopted by states in the Great Lakes and northern Rocky Mountains. (California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File)

Woman breaches security at Gov. Jay Inslee’s residence

The governor and First Lady Trudi Inslee were reportedly not home at the time.

  • Sep 15, 2021

Feds OK plan to cut salmon fishing when needed for orcas

It’s one of the few times a federal agency has restricted fishing one species to benefit a predator.

  • Sep 15, 2021

Washington August jobless rate was 5.1%; 16,800 jobs added

August’s rate was the same as July’s rate, and increased even as COVID-19 cases surge.

  • Sep 15, 2021

Boeing moving 150 jobs from Washington and California to Texas

The affected jobs are in the company’s global parts distribution unit.

15-year-old girl charged with murder in the death of runner

Prosecutors say the 15-year-old SeaTac girl ran over a jogger in an attempt to “scare” and “bump” him.

  • Sep 15, 2021

Officials urge boaters to steer clear of 3 pregnant Orcas

Vessels are required to stay 300 yards away from the endangered Southern Resident killer whales.

  • Sep 15, 2021
Chris Sembroski of Everett during an interview for the Netflix series "Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space." (Netflix) 20210913

Follow Everett’s civilian astronaut as he journeys into space

Chris Sembroski is one of four aboard the SpaceX Inspiration4 orbital mission, scheduled for launch Wednesday.

Chris Sembroski of Everett during an interview for the Netflix series "Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space." (Netflix) 20210913
A sign that reads "No Jab" is held by a person taking part in a demonstration opposing mask and COVID-19 vaccine mandates outside the Legislative Building, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday that Washington state is expanding its vaccine mandate to include all public, charter and private school teachers and staff, as well as those working at the state's colleges and universities. Inslee also expanded the statewide indoor mask mandate in place for non-vaccinated individuals to include those who are vaccinated. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Thousands of state workers seek exemptions to vaccine mandate

Not everyone who applies for an exemption will be granted one.

A sign that reads "No Jab" is held by a person taking part in a demonstration opposing mask and COVID-19 vaccine mandates outside the Legislative Building, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday that Washington state is expanding its vaccine mandate to include all public, charter and private school teachers and staff, as well as those working at the state's colleges and universities. Inslee also expanded the statewide indoor mask mandate in place for non-vaccinated individuals to include those who are vaccinated. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Empty seats are shown at T-Mobile Park during the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Seattle. Fans were not allowed in the ballpark for the Mariners' home opener due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Mariners won 5-3. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle to host 2023 MLB All-Star Game

T-Mobile Park has been selected to host Major League Baseball’s All-Star game in July 2023.

  • Sep 14, 2021
Empty seats are shown at T-Mobile Park during the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Seattle. Fans were not allowed in the ballpark for the Mariners' home opener due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Mariners won 5-3. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Protesters who oppose mask and COVID-19 vaccine mandates gather outside the Legislative Building, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday that Washington state is expanding its vaccine mandate to include all public, charter and private school teachers and staff, as well as those working at the state's colleges and universities. Inslee also expanded the statewide indoor mask mandate in place for non-vaccinated individuals to include those who are vaccinated. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Police, prison officers, ferry workers sue over vax mandate.

More than 90 workers filed the case in Walla Walla County, saying the mandate is unconstitutional.

Protesters who oppose mask and COVID-19 vaccine mandates gather outside the Legislative Building, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday that Washington state is expanding its vaccine mandate to include all public, charter and private school teachers and staff, as well as those working at the state's colleges and universities. Inslee also expanded the statewide indoor mask mandate in place for non-vaccinated individuals to include those who are vaccinated. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

More Pacific NW deer dying of viruses due to drought, heat

The animals get the viruses after getting bitten by gnats that flourish in dried-up watering holes.

  • Sep 13, 2021