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FAA mandates seaplane inspections after Whidbey crash
Federal regulators Wednesday ordered seaplanes like the one that crashed off Whidbey Island be inspected.
Judge asked to cut number of Growler flights on Whidbey Island
The state Attorney General’s Office is asking a judge to require the Navy to cut number of flights.
NTSB finds possible cause of seaplane crash that killed 10
Investigators said it appeared a critical part that moved the plane’s horizontal tail stabilizer came apart.
Murray and Smiley spar over abortion, crime in Senate debate
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Republican challenger Tiffany Smiley argued over several issues.
Washington’s paid family leave premiums to increase Jan. 1
It was announced Thursday that the rate will increase from 0.6% to 0.8% of wages.
Puget Sound salmon habitat restored with tribes leading the way
At 353 acres, the Port of Everett’s Blue Heron Slough restoration project is among the largest along the Puget Sound.
Seattle to end COVID-19 emergency proclamation
Policies linked to the order including premium pay for food delivery and network gig workers will end Nov. 1.
Remains of 7 Puget Sound floatplane crash victims identified
The bodies were recovered in the aftermath of a floatplane crash that killed 10 people last month.
Olympic National Park bans fishing due to low river levels
The National Park Service announced it would halt all recreational fishing starting Thursday.
Washington’s paid family leave program running short on cash
A new analysis estimates the fund will hit an $8.7 million deficit by the end of the year.
$500M-plus from opioid deal starts heading to Washington
The first settlement payments will begin reaching Washington communities in December.
Providence continues to face questions about hospital debt collection
The hospital group has pushed back against the notion that Providence “intentionally takes advantage of those who are vulnerable.”
With 2 Max models at risk, Congress moves to give Boeing a break
Political action has begun in Congress to grant Boeing the extension it will need to get both the Renton-built Max 7 and Max 10 certified without any further design changes.
5 more bodies recovered from floatplane crash off Whidbey
About 80% of the plane, including the engine, was recovered using remotely operated vessels.
Endangered southern resident orca numbers drop from 74 to 73
Since July 1, 2021, three whales died while two were born, officials said.
Floatplane wreckage recovery in Puget Sound begins
The U.S. Navy will use a remotely operated vehicle Deep Drone 8,000, a barge and a crane in recovery efforts.
COVID, monkeypox levels down
State says prevention efforts will continue.
State employees likely to get 1K bonuses for COVID booster
Under a tentative deal state employees would get $1,000 bonuses for receiving a COVID-19 booster shot.
Seattle mayor appoints Adrian Diaz as city’s police chief
Diaz has served as interim police chief since September 2020.
Human remains wash ashore, possibly from floatplane crash
A female torso found near Sequim could be connected to a floatplane crash near Whidbey Island.