Susan Simmons

Susan Simmons

Winds delay Canadian athlete’s Strait of Juan de Fuca swim

Susan Simmons hopes her attempt to make the swim twice in one day will happen Saturday.

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Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

“Natural organic reduction” turns a body into two wheelbarrows’ worth of soil in just a few weeks.

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, cars from an Amtrak train lie spilled onto Interstate 5 below alongside smashed vehicles as some train cars remain on the tracks in DuPont, Wash. Federal investigators are hearing from witnesses Tuesday, July 10, 2018, as they look into last year’s Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle, Wash., that killed three people and injured dozens. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Human error, safety oversights caused Amtrak crash in DuPont

The 2017 train derailment killed 3 people and injured dozens on its way from Seattle to Portland.

Passes near Mount Rainier to open Thursday

Passes close every fall because of avalanche danger, road conditions and lack of snow storage.

Oregonians who shop in Washington will have to pay sales tax

Later, they can apply for a reimbursement if they’ve paid more than $25.

Man killed by Auburn police identified

Repeatedly ignored commands to drop weapon.

Seattle man gets 23 years in prison for sex trafficking

Convicted of forcing his victims to work as prostitutes and then give the money they earned to him.

Judge overseeing Seattle police reforms orders oversight fix

Says he will extend court oversight of the department until they do so.

Washington lifers stay jailed despite ‘3 strikes’ law change

An amendment cut out the retroactivity that would have applied to those already behind bars.

Kirkland consultant questioned in criminal probe of Boeing crashes

Boeing has refused to acknowledge it is under criminal investigation.

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