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Whidbey Island’s oldest winery is closing
After three decades in operation, the owners of Whidbey Island Winery have announced their retirement.
‘Unacceptable’ Seattle police sex assault unit low staffing
Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell says it has led to a backlog of dozens of stalled cases.
Snohomish County officer, 2 others fatally shoot suspect in Kent
The three officers involved all were members of the Pacific Northwest Violent Offenders Task Force.
‘Election integrity’ group and lawyer fined for meritless lawsuit
They have been fined more than $28,000 by the state Supreme Court for making meritless claims alleging widespread vote fraud.
Duwamish recognition fight underscores plight of treaty tribes
The Stillaguamish, Snohomish and other local tribes struggled for decades for federal recognition — and some are still struggling.
Orcas’ newest member of southern resident J Pod is female
The Center for Whale Research made the determination during a photo and aerial survey of the pod.
Seattle mayor plans big spending to ease homelessness
Mayor Bruce Harrell was elected last year on a platform of addressing public safety and the issue of homeless camps in public spaces like parks.
9-year-old girl survives rare cougar attack in Stevens County
The girl fought back while her friends ran for their lives. Adults rushed to help and found the girl covered in blood.
Washington police say drivers aren’t stopping for them
Some blame a new state law that forbids police pursuits except under certain circumstances.
Millions backlogged in wait for travel programs like NEXUS
Looking to get a NEXUS pass for easy trips across the Canadian border? It might be a bit of a wait.
Snohomish County, cities await their shares of big opioid settlement
There’s $476 million to divvy up with the state. Government lawyers are sorting it out.
Alan White, longtime drummer for prog rock’s Yes, dead at 72
He died at his Seattle-area home Thursday after a brief illness.
‘How to Murder Your Husband’ writer guilty of killing husband
Self-published romance novelist Nancy Crampton Brophy shot her husband at the Oregon Culinary Institute.
As COVID trends up again, officials ‘strongly recommend’ masks
There are no new mandates in Washington or Snohomish County. But “we really have an opportunity to get ahead of this.”
Alaska pilots authorize future strike if contract talks fail
The vote may increase pressure on Alaska Airlines management to come to a contract settlement.
Gov. Inslee tests positive for COVID, has mild symptoms
The governor is fully vaccinated, including two booster shots.
Amazon shareholders nix warehouse working conditions audit
They did, however, approve compensation packages for six top executives, including CEO Andy Jassy.
Boeing to renew its safety culture after two 737 Max crashes
Boeing’s Chief Aerospace Safety Officer on Monday outlined how the company aims to improve its safety.
Presumptive case of monkeypox reported in Seattle area
The man was isolating and recovering at home, and was not considered a risk to others.
Ex-Bothell mayor accused of misleading real estate investors
One Snohomish couple sued Joshua Freed after losing a $300,000 investment in a development project.