Mandatory MMR vaccine a possibility in Washington state

The measles outbreak in the Northwest has slowed, but four new cases have been confirmed in Oregon.

Infant with measles. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control

Infant with measles. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control

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Lawmakers have reported that there is a backlog of about 10,000 sexual assault kits statewide.

Legislature OKs step toward year-round daylight saving time

Federal law allows a switch to permanent standard time, but the reverse requires congressional approval.

Owners of Kent-based e-recycling firm sentenced to prison

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Judge calls for sanctions against Seattle Tunnel Partners

The contractors lost pipe fragments and boulders that were evidence in a lawsuit agains the state.

Violence in Bellevue’s Crossroads area may be gang related

Police say they have seen gunfire, assaults, intimidation and people terrorizing each other.

SeaWorld publishes decades of orca data to help wild whales

A boon to researchers urgently trying to save orcas in the Northwest.

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