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Seattle teachers approve new contract following strike

Teachers in Seattle have approved a new, three-year contract following a strike.

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West Seattle Bridge reopened Saturday night

After 908 days without a high-rise bridge, the drivers and passengers of West Seattle regained seven road lanes.

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Monkeypox cases declining in WA, outbreak trajectory unclear

The drop in infections statewide is directly linked to the drop in cases in King County.

  • Sep 14, 2022
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Guillermo Carvajal, a member of the support staff at Northgate Elementary School in Seattle, and Erin Carroll, an occupational therapist there, picket outside the building on the third day of a strike by the Seattle Education Association on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. The union and Seattle Public Schools continued negotiating over issued that include pay and support for special needs students. It remained unclear how long the strike might last. (AP Photo/Gene Johnson)

Tentative deal reached to end Seattle teachers strike

Seattle Public Schools said late Monday it had reached a tentative agreement with the union for teachers.

Guillermo Carvajal, a member of the support staff at Northgate Elementary School in Seattle, and Erin Carroll, an occupational therapist there, picket outside the building on the third day of a strike by the Seattle Education Association on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. The union and Seattle Public Schools continued negotiating over issued that include pay and support for special needs students. It remained unclear how long the strike might last. (AP Photo/Gene Johnson)
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Floatplane wreckage located in Mutiny Bay

Wreckage of a floatplane that crashed into Mutiny Bay last week has been located on the seafloor.

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Body of Whidbey Island plane crash victim identified

A body found near the site of a floatplane crash in Mutiny Bay has been identified as 29-year-old Gabby Hanna.

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Actress Megan Hilty says sister was on floatplane that crashed

The Broadway and TV star’s sister Lauren Hilty was among those killed in a floatplane crash off Whidbey Island.

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Washington Supreme Court OKs virtual life term for teen

This comes one year after the court ruled virtual life sentences were unconstitutional for teenage killers.

  • Sep 8, 2022
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Kiarra Williams of LaConner, Washington, passes a rock to her mother, Marcia Julius, at Kiket Island on Aug. 12.

Swinomish Tribe builds modern clam garden, reviving practice

A knee-high, 200-foot-long rock wall on Kiket Island in Skagit County captures sediment and expands habitat for butter clams and littleneck clams. It’s believed to be the first new clam garden in two centuries.

  • Sep 8, 2022
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Kiarra Williams of LaConner, Washington, passes a rock to her mother, Marcia Julius, at Kiket Island on Aug. 12.
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Personal items to be returned to families of Whidbey Island seaplane crash victims

The National Transportation Safety Board declined to say what personal items were found.

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Witnesses recall Whidbey Island plane crash, rescue efforts

At least five boats of witnesses raced to the crash site in hopes of saving those aboard the aircraft.

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A Coast Guard cutter searches for a crashed chartered floatplane near Mutiny Bay Monday afternoon in Freeland, Washington on September 5, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

911 calls for Whidbey Island seaplane crash detail chaotic scene

911 calls reveal a plane that seemingly went straight down and plunged into the water.

A Coast Guard cutter searches for a crashed chartered floatplane near Mutiny Bay Monday afternoon in Freeland, Washington on September 5, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Seattle Council OKs plan to ban gas-powered leaf blowers

The new policy would require city workers, businesses and residents to use electric leaf blowers, rakes and brooms instead.

  • Sep 7, 2022
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Health officials: Get updated COVID-19 booster, flu shot

Seattle and King County health officials are urging people to get the new COVID-19 booster.

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Seattle teachers make signs at Judkins Park Monday, Sept. 5, 2022 in advance of a possible strike this week. Teachers in Seattle have overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike as contract talks continue on the eve of the new school year. Seattle Education Association President Jennifer Matter announced Tuesday that 95% of ballots returned by the union's membership favored going on strike absent an agreement with Seattle Public Schools. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP)

Seattle cancels 1st day of school as teachers OK strike

Wednesdays first day of school canceled after teachers voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike.

Seattle teachers make signs at Judkins Park Monday, Sept. 5, 2022 in advance of a possible strike this week. Teachers in Seattle have overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike as contract talks continue on the eve of the new school year. Seattle Education Association President Jennifer Matter announced Tuesday that 95% of ballots returned by the union's membership favored going on strike absent an agreement with Seattle Public Schools. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP)
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Retired Spokane teacher among floatplane crash victims

Pat Hicks, a retired schoolteacher, was among the 10 people who died in a plane crash Sunday off Whidbey Island.

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Washington vintner, pregnant wife and toddler killed in plane crash

The Medina couple and their son were among the 10 aboard a floatplane that crashed off Whidbey Island Sunday.

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Seattle attorney with zest for travel died in Whidbey floatplane crash

Gabby Hanna, 29, was one of the 10 people who died in a floatplane crash Sunday off Whidbey Island.

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Pilot killed in Whidbey Island plane crash loved aviation from a young age

Jason Winters, a longtime commercial pilot, died after a plane he was flying crashed near Whidbey Island.

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San Diego business owner died in plane crash near Whidbey Island

Joanne Mera, a 60-year-old business owner from San Diego, was in the Seattle area visiting family.

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