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Beard photo in Whidbey Island exhibit hits a snarl

A photography show has come under scrutiny due to an image of a man dressed as a female pirate.

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This combination of 2017-2022 photos shows the logos of Facebook, YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat on mobile devices. On Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, Seattle Public Schools filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, suing the tech giants behind TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat, seeking to hold them accountable for the mental health crisis among youth. (AP Photo)

Schools’ lawsuits over social media harm face tough legal road

The Seattle and Kent school districts’ lawsuits claim the tech giants behind TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat target their products at children.

  • Jan 11, 2023
  • By Wire Service
This combination of 2017-2022 photos shows the logos of Facebook, YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat on mobile devices. On Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, Seattle Public Schools filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, suing the tech giants behind TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat, seeking to hold them accountable for the mental health crisis among youth. (AP Photo)
FILE - Starbucks employees and supporters react as votes are read during a viewing of their union election on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. One year after a Starbucks in Buffalo became the first to unionize in decades - touching off a wave of labor actions at other big companies like Amazon and Chipotle - the rush to organize Starbucks stores has slowed. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex, File)

As Starbucks unionizing slows, some strike, others skeptical

Labor organizers hope this will be the year that Starbucks’ U.S. workers finally negotiate a union contract. But bargaining is at a standstill and thousands of employees are still unconvinced of the union’s value.

  • Jan 10, 2023
  • By Wire Service
FILE - Starbucks employees and supporters react as votes are read during a viewing of their union election on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. One year after a Starbucks in Buffalo became the first to unionize in decades - touching off a wave of labor actions at other big companies like Amazon and Chipotle - the rush to organize Starbucks stores has slowed. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex, File)
FILE - A Boeing 737 Max jet prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle, Sept. 30, 2020. Boeing said Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, that it took more than 200 net orders for passenger airplanes in December and finished 2022 with its best year since 2018, which was before two deadly crashes involving its 737 Max jet and a pandemic that choked off demand for new planes. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Boeing orders rise to 4-year high but still trail Airbus

Boeing took more than 200 net orders for passenger airplanes in December to complete its best year since 2018, but failed again to catch up with Airbus.

  • Jan 10, 2023
  • By Wire Service
FILE - A Boeing 737 Max jet prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle, Sept. 30, 2020. Boeing said Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, that it took more than 200 net orders for passenger airplanes in December and finished 2022 with its best year since 2018, which was before two deadly crashes involving its 737 Max jet and a pandemic that choked off demand for new planes. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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Washington Democratic Party Chair Podlodowski stepping down

The state Democrats will elect a new leader at a meeting in Olympia in late January.

  • Jan 4, 2023
  • By Wire Service
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Vice President Kamala Harris participates in a ceremonial swearing-in of Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., with Murray's husband Rob Murray, in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Starting sixth term, Murray ascends to third in line for presidency

Meanwhile, House Republicans failed to elect a speaker. After three attempts, they adjourned and will try again Wednesday.

  • Jan 3, 2023
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Vice President Kamala Harris participates in a ceremonial swearing-in of Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., with Murray's husband Rob Murray, in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Bryan Kohberger, 28, arrested in connection to the University of Idaho student murders. (Monroe County Correctional Facility)

Man arrested in Pennsylvania in connection with University of Idaho homicides

Bryan Kohberger was arrested for murder in the first degree in connection to the University of Idaho killings.

  • Dec 31, 2022
  • By Wire Service
Bryan Kohberger, 28, arrested in connection to the University of Idaho student murders. (Monroe County Correctional Facility)
This photo provided by Monroe County (Pa.) Correctional Facility shows Bryan Kohberger. Arrest paperwork filed by Pennsylvania State Police in Monroe County Court, Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, said Kohberger, 28, was being held for extradition in a criminal homicide investigation in the killings of four University of Idaho students, based on an active arrest warrant for first degree murder issued by the Moscow Police Department and Latah County Prosecutor’s Office. (Monroe County (Pa.) Correctional Facility via AP)

Suspect in deaths of Idaho students arrested in Pennsylvania

28-year-old Bryan Christopher Kohberger is a PhD student in criminal justice at Washington State University.

  • Dec 30, 2022
  • By Wire Service
This photo provided by Monroe County (Pa.) Correctional Facility shows Bryan Kohberger. Arrest paperwork filed by Pennsylvania State Police in Monroe County Court, Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, said Kohberger, 28, was being held for extradition in a criminal homicide investigation in the killings of four University of Idaho students, based on an active arrest warrant for first degree murder issued by the Moscow Police Department and Latah County Prosecutor’s Office. (Monroe County (Pa.) Correctional Facility via AP)
Clay Siegall, cofounder and former CEO of Seagen. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

Ex-Seagen CEO Clay Siegall will not face charges related to April arrest

Siegall resigned after allegations that he had assaulted his now-former wife.

Clay Siegall, cofounder and former CEO of Seagen. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
Emergency responders surround the wreckage of an airplane that crashed into a field along U.S. 2 just east of Snohomish on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Agency ruling: Plane crashed on test flight near Snohomish

The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report Saturday on the Nov. 18 crash that killed four people.

Emergency responders surround the wreckage of an airplane that crashed into a field along U.S. 2 just east of Snohomish on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
FILE - In this photo provided by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, a crane and boats are anchored next to a collapsed "net pen" used by Cooke Aquaculture Pacific to farm Atlantic Salmon near Cypress Island in Washington state on Aug. 28, 2017, after a failure of the nets allowed tens of thousands of the nonnative fish to escape. A Washington state jury on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, awarded the Lummi Indian tribe $595,000 over the 2017 collapse of the net pen where Atlantic salmon were being raised, an event that elicited fears of damage to wild salmon runs and prompted the Legislature to ban the farming of the nonnative fish. (David Bergvall/Washington State Department of Natural Resources via AP, File)

Seafood company sues over terminated fish-farming pen leases

Cooke Aquaculture has filed an appeal against the state’s decision to end its leases for fish-farming.

  • Dec 16, 2022
  • By Wire Service
FILE - In this photo provided by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, a crane and boats are anchored next to a collapsed "net pen" used by Cooke Aquaculture Pacific to farm Atlantic Salmon near Cypress Island in Washington state on Aug. 28, 2017, after a failure of the nets allowed tens of thousands of the nonnative fish to escape. A Washington state jury on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, awarded the Lummi Indian tribe $595,000 over the 2017 collapse of the net pen where Atlantic salmon were being raised, an event that elicited fears of damage to wild salmon runs and prompted the Legislature to ban the farming of the nonnative fish. (David Bergvall/Washington State Department of Natural Resources via AP, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, a Washington state Department of Agriculture worker holds two of the dozens of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a tree in Blaine, Wash. Authorities say they've found the first Asian giant hornet nest of 2021 in a rural area east of Blaine. State entomologists will now develop a plan to eradicate the nest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

No northern giant hornets found in 2022 in Washington

Citizen trapping of northern giant hornets in northwest Washington ended Nov. 30 with no sightings this year.

  • Dec 9, 2022
  • By Wire Service
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, a Washington state Department of Agriculture worker holds two of the dozens of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a tree in Blaine, Wash. Authorities say they've found the first Asian giant hornet nest of 2021 in a rural area east of Blaine. State entomologists will now develop a plan to eradicate the nest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Christmas in Seattle comes with activities for all ages, from festive lights for kids to the silly, boozy Seattle SantaCon. Seattle SantaCon photo

4 Ways to celebrate Christmas in Seattle this year

It’s never a sure bet whether Seattle will be able to celebrate a white Christmas, but that doesn’t stop Pacific Northwesterners from putting on magnificent… Continue reading

Christmas in Seattle comes with activities for all ages, from festive lights for kids to the silly, boozy Seattle SantaCon. Seattle SantaCon photo
FILE - In this photo provided by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, a crane and boats are anchored next to a collapsed "net pen" used by Cooke Aquaculture Pacific to farm Atlantic Salmon near Cypress Island in Washington state on Aug. 28, 2017, after a failure of the nets allowed tens of thousands of the nonnative fish to escape. A Washington state jury on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, awarded the Lummi Indian tribe $595,000 over the 2017 collapse of the net pen where Atlantic salmon were being raised, an event that elicited fears of damage to wild salmon runs and prompted the Legislature to ban the farming of the nonnative fish. (David Bergvall/Washington State Department of Natural Resources via AP, File)

State won’t renew leases for Puget Sound fish farms

Cooke Aquaculture has until Dec. 14 to wrap up steelhead farming and begin deconstructing their equipment.

FILE - In this photo provided by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, a crane and boats are anchored next to a collapsed "net pen" used by Cooke Aquaculture Pacific to farm Atlantic Salmon near Cypress Island in Washington state on Aug. 28, 2017, after a failure of the nets allowed tens of thousands of the nonnative fish to escape. A Washington state jury on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, awarded the Lummi Indian tribe $595,000 over the 2017 collapse of the net pen where Atlantic salmon were being raised, an event that elicited fears of damage to wild salmon runs and prompted the Legislature to ban the farming of the nonnative fish. (David Bergvall/Washington State Department of Natural Resources via AP, File)
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King County makes deal with union for deputy body cameras

Under the agreement, deputies could begin wearing body cameras as soon as next year.

  • Nov 11, 2022
  • By Wire Service
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A Volunteers of America Western Washington crisis counselor talks with somebody on the phone Thursday, July 28, 2022, in at the VOA Behavioral Health Crisis Call Center in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

A first-in-the-nation 988 line for Native people goes live in WA

A group of 16 people will run the Native and Strong Crisis Lifeline, which folds into the existing 988 hotline.

A Volunteers of America Western Washington crisis counselor talks with somebody on the phone Thursday, July 28, 2022, in at the VOA Behavioral Health Crisis Call Center in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Stanwood’s Wyatt Custer surveys the field in the second half after coming in as a replacement quarterback for the injured Michael Mascotti against Lakes High School on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at Stanwood High School in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Visiting football team endures racial slurs at Stanwood football game

“Our coaches heard (the n-word) throughout the game from their players. It was bad,” Lakes High School coach Dave Miller said.

Stanwood’s Wyatt Custer surveys the field in the second half after coming in as a replacement quarterback for the injured Michael Mascotti against Lakes High School on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at Stanwood High School in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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