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  • ‘2-3 years to live’: Breast cancer patients unite to change prognosis

    SEATTLE — Forty thousand women are expected to die from breast cancer this year, despite the push for mammograms, self checks and the parades of pink reminders the number has remained relatively unchanged for more than a decade. It’s that startling statistic that’s the new message coming out of a breast cancer conference this weekend in Seattle. “The statistics are not good — and you are not a statistic,” said Teri Pollastro. It’s that mantra she learned from her doctor when […]

  • New survey highlights the reason thousands are relocating to Seattle

    SEATTLE — Every week, a thousand people relocate to the Emerald City, making Seattle the fastest growing big city in America. A survey released Thursday gives insight into these “new Seattle” residents. Researches at Quinn Thomas said they wanted to answer several questions about the changing face of Seattle — learn their likes, dislikes, and see if there is anything long-term and newcomer residents can agree on. “I absolutely love it,” said Ryan McClure, a new Seattle resident. “The opportunities […]

  • Echo Glen celebrates 50 years of helping convicted kids turn their lives around

    A school in Snoqualmie celebrates 50 years, but it’s not just any school. It’s the last chance for convicted children to avoid becoming a prison statistic. Former students went back to Echo Glen Children’s Center on Wednesday — to say “thank you” to a place that changed their lives. “It was a struggle to wake up, it was a struggle to go to sleep, it was a struggle to wonder, what is my purpose here,” said former juvenile offender Elena […]

  • Study finds gym equipment dirtier than public toilet seats

    SEATTLE – If you’re looking for an excuse to skip the gym, here’s a good one: Health clubs are described by doctors as breeding grounds for bacteria. Everything from MRSA to toenail fungus can be readily picked up at the gym and brought home, reports one study. “If you have them available, you’ll use them. If you have to look for them you don’t,” said Adriana Medina Cagan, talking about sanitizing stations at gyms. Cagan trains and teaches at Fremont […]

  • Study finds gym equipment dirtier than public toilet seats

    SEATTLE – If you’re looking for an excuse to skip the gym, here’s a good one: Health clubs are described by doctors as breeding grounds for bacteria. Everything from MRSA to toenail fungus can be readily picked up at the gym and brought home, reports one study. “If you have them available, you’ll use them. If you have to look for them you don’t,” said Adriana Medina Cagan, talking about sanitizing stations at gyms. Cagan trains and teaches at Fremont […]

  • Marysville police applaud homeowner’s handling of confrontation with wanted man

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. – Marysville police said a homeowner did everything right when he came face-to-face with a criminal on the lam Monday morning, putting his conceal-and-carry permit to the test. The homeowner, Joe Hemrich, said it took the decade of training with his pistol to teach him not to pull the trigger on the man. “I swing the door open and say, hey! He turned and that’s when I said, put your hands in the air,” Hemrich said. Just after […]

  • North Thurston High students present Vietnam War MIA soldier’s 92-year-old mother with award

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – North Thurston High School students presented the 92-year-old mother of a former classmate missing in action during the Vietnam War with an award on Friday. The honor coincided with national POW MIA Day, something teachers have been recognizing for the past five years at the school. “You have to remind people that you wouldn’t have your freedoms, you wouldn’t be free to do whatever you want, if it wasn’t for our people who are fighting for us,” […]

  • Suspect in school shooting said victim who died had bullied him

    ROCKFORD, Wash. (AP) — Caleb Sharpe rode the bus to his high school in a tiny Washington state town, carrying a black duffel bag. The 15-year-old walked to a second-floor hallway, pulled an assault weapon from the bag and tried to load it, authorities said. It jammed, and a classmate walked up. “I always knew you were going to shoot up the school,” the student said, according to court documents released Thursday. “You know this is going to get you […]

  • ‘It’s bad and wrong’: Local teen speaks out after accusing her coach of rape

    SEATTLE – As taekwondo coach Robert Morrision awaits trial on charges of child rape, one of his alleged victims spoke to Q13 News about what she wishes her mom would have known about the man who was paying her extra attention after school. “It went from text messages to Snapchatting — and we’d like Snapchat all the time,” said ‘Sam’, a 17-year-old high school student who says she was raped by her taekwondo coach. She spoke to Q13 News, on […]

  • Bikini baristas sue city of Everett over new dress code

    EVERETT, Wash. – Bikini baristas in Everett are suing the city over a new dress code, saying their outfits are a form of expression protected under the Constitution. The lawsuit comes one week after the city started enforcing a new dress code for quick service employees, making bikinis illegal within city limits. The baristas contend their minimal outfits allowed them to express messages of freedom, openness, acceptance, empowerment and individuality. “When you go down the road of starting to police […]