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  • Millions of extra money will go toward low-income, most vulnerable students in King County

    KING COUNTY — Many of us have been dealing with higher car tabs and property taxes because of Sound Transit 3. And about a half-billion dollars generated from ST3 will go to Pierce, Snohomish and King counties. On Monday, the King County Council voted to get the ball rolling on how exactly it will use King County’s portion of $318 million. The money has to be used on education. Ahead of Monday’s vote, the group MomsRising.org wore yellow hardhats to send a message to council members. […]

  • Oil trains

    Feds roll back safety regulations on oil trains; local environmentalist call for drastic measures

    SEATTLE — The Trump administration’s latest decision to roll back safety regulations of oil trains has many in Washington upset, including Gov. Jay Inslee. Environmentalist are now asking the state to intervene, even pushing for some dramatic  measures like stopping oil trains from arriving at their destination. “The federal government has the authority to regulate the railroads all along the route, but the state has control over the actual destination site,” Eric De Place of Sightline Institute said. The call […]

  • Students in Graham knew about a planned fight but shocked when shots fired, 2 students wounded

    GRAHAM, Wash. — The extra law enforcement presence was noticeable at Graham-Kapowsin High School Wednesday after a shooting that wounded two teenage boys. One of the teenagers were shot multiple times but both victims are expected to survive. The shots were fired off school grounds on Tuesday. The wounded teenagers ran back onto school grounds, triggering a lockdown of the high school and three other schools next to the high school. Emergency drills are nothing new — but what do […]

  • Tacoma mom warns other parents about man who tried to lure her 11-year-old

    TACOMA, Wash. — Police say a man tried to lure an 11-year-old girl into his pickup truck as she waited for her school bus. “I was terrified. That’s the last thing you ever want to hear,” mom Jenelyn Hopkins said. Abeni Schwebke was standing along South A Street, just two blocks from her home, when police say a man in a four-door black pickup truck stopped and told her to get in. Abeni declined but he persisted. “He kept coming […]

  • Supporters confident I-940 police ‘de-escalation’ measure will make it on ballot next year

    SEATTLE — For the first time, the group De-Escalate Washington can say they are confident Initiative 940 will get on the ballot next year. But just to make sure, the group will continue their campaign until they get 350,000 signatures. Supporters say I-940 would require police officers to get 40 hours of training to learn how to de-escalate crisis situations. Certain police departments, like Seattle’s, already require officers to get that amount of training. But the group says they want […]

  • Pierce County says changes made after 152 ballots went uncounted in August primary

    TACOMA, Wash. — During elections you always hear how every vote counts, but in Pierce County it didn’t for some voters because of a big mistake. Just days before the November 7 elections, Pierce County elections officials discovered a whole batch of ballots that were never counted in the primary elections in August. Pierce County election officials say 152 votes went uncounted. All the votes came from the unincorporated town of Purdy, specifically from a single dropbox at the Purdy […]

  • Cassie Franklin says gang violence will be her first priority as mayor of Everett

    After a whirlwind campaign, Cassie Franklin won the race for mayor of Everett by just 196 votes.

  • UPS driver viciously attacked by pit bulls hopes a judge will order safety measures

    PIERCE COUNTY – A UPS driver viciously attacked on the job appeared in court on Thursday to make sure the pit bulls that attacked him won’t do it to anybody else. In September, Kevin Backlund was delivering a package in Puyallup when four pit bulls came after him. Backlund was severely injured and had to get more than 100 stitches. His condition will not be back to normal for a while, but Backlund says he is working hard to recover […]

  • West Seattle man: city is not giving property crime the attention it deserves

    Property crime is something many of us have dealt with across Western Washington. So far this year, there have been 31,588 reports of property crime in Seattle.

  • First executive order by new Seattle Mayor aimed at helping low-income families pay rent

    As of Tuesday, Seattle has a new mayor. Jenny Durkan was sworn in as Mayor of Seattle a little before 4 p.m. at the Ethiopian Community Center in South Seattle.