Amtrak train derailed on new, faster route that drew concern

The track is owned by Sound Transit, which oversaw the upgrades and did extensive testing.

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1 bicyclist dead, 1 hurt in cougar attack near Snoqualmie

They were attacked while riding mountain bikes. Wildlife agencies found and killed the big cat.

State Supreme Court weighs validity of charter school law

Critics of the law object to using public money for schools over which voters have no control.

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Bill Gates gives $44M to influence state education plans

Critics call it meddling, Gates says it helps states shift education from federal to local control.

Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition to cost nearly $94 million

Crews must break apart brittle concrete within 25 feet of offices and apartment buildings.

US arrest, raids in Seattle pot probe with China ties

The suspects allegedly paid more than $37K for electricity in a 3-month period at one property alone.

People living in boats with lack of affordable housing

Liveaboard lifestyle evolving as Seattle booms and the scramble for affordable housing intensifies.

US attorney: Oregon has major pot overproduction

The state has nearly 1 million pounds of marijuana flower in inventory.

2 from Everett Fire Department helping with flood efforts

Water is expected to rise in Okanogan County until Sunday.

Survivor in fatal cougar attack near North Bend is alert

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