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    Five school districts take Pierce County to court over land use

    GRAHAM, Wash. — School districts in Pierce County say a new ordinance is hurting their kids. It all boils down to geography. The ordinance is banning new schools, or expanding existing ones, in rural areas if they primarily serve urban students. School districts in Pierce County say the ordinance is harming their kid’s education. Five school districts are fighting back by taking the county to court. Bethel Schools says they bought an 80-acre parcel of land in Graham hoping to […]

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    Local doctor says no controversy when it comes to link between virtual violence, aggression in kids

    SEATTLE — Doctors say children will see 100,000 acts of violence before they are even in middle school. And that alarming number is from a 1998 report, which is the latest data we have on TV images. With the rise of technology, children are able to immerse themselves in the virtual world in so many different ways so it is safe to assume children are taking in more than 100,000 acts of violence. Doctor say that relationship can lead to […]

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    Computer glitch leads to significant delays for Southwest passengers at Sea-Tac

    SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT — Hundreds of Southwest Airlines customers at Sea-Tac were affected on Wednesday because of a computer glitch. The systemwide Southwest Airlines computer glitch grounded all outgoing and incoming Southwest planes for about three hours. Employees had to write boarding passes by hand as they waited for the glitch to get fixed. Airport officials say they had incoming Southwest planes go to the cargo area of the airport to deplane passengers because there wasn’t any space at the […]

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    State schools superintendent files lawsuit against 7 school districts

    OLYMPIA, Wash. —  Randy Dorn, the outgoing state schools superintendent, is now taking seven different school districts to court. “Last week I questioned, am I going to do this?” Dorn said. But on Tuesday, Dorn did it, making a bold legal move and hoping to stop school districts from relying on local levies to pay for teacher salaries. “I am not saying levies go away; the same amount of money will come in, they just can’t use it for salaries,” […]

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    Local law enforcement leaders asking for heated rhetoric to stop

    SEATTLE — Men and women in the law enforcement community across Western Washington are being told be extra cautious in light of the second ambush-style killings of police officers. Local leaders say it is also important to listen to one another and work together during these difficult times. “I think we are going to have more conversations that we have ever had about race relations.” Washington State Patrol Capt. Monica Alexander is hoping the tense climate will not keep people […]

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    Groundbreaking research shows link between high soy intake and Kawasaki disease

    SEATTLE — Young children at risk when it comes to heart health and it may be linked to one food product. Kawasaki disease is an autoimmune disorder that doctors say affects about 50,000 people across the U.S., many of them children. Like many 2-year-old, Ewan Hart is always on the move, but strenuous exercise could have been deadly if his parents had never discovered their baby boy had Kawasaki. “He had dilation of his arteries, all these cardiological risks,” Ewan’s father, Ryan […]

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    Investigators suspend Seattle pain center doctor for alleged substandard care

    SEATTLE — The Washington State Medical Commission has suspended a Seattle doctor who runs eight pain treatment centers, alleging “consistent violations of the standard of care.” The Washington Health Department suspended the license of Dr. Frank Li, the director Seattle Pain Centers. There are eight different centers across Western Washington. Although the centers were open Friday, the future of the pain centers is in question. Not only is Li suspended but many of his employees are under investigation. Becky Kruse is one […]

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    Seattle police union chief after resignation: I was ‘taken aback’ by outrage over Facebook post

    SEATTLE — Ron Smith, who  resigned as president of the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild after his controversial Facebook post on the Dallas shootings, apologized again Wednesday night but admitted he had been “taken aback” by the strong criticism of his comments. In a phone interview with Q13 News Wednesday night, Smith said “I deeply regret” offending anyone by words that were written “in a moment of extreme passion, extreme pain” while police officers in Dallas were being killed in an […]

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    SPD says it is above the curve when it comes to police reform

    SEATTLE — With the divide in the nation many say all of us need to talk about race relations. It’s a topic front and center at the Seattle Police Department. Since a 2012 consent decree with the US Department of Justice Seattle police have been working on use of force and bias policing.  Recently the feds, even the president recognized the progress Seattle has made. Seattle police say they require officers to report when they see bias policing within their […]

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    Toddler gets hold of gun, accidentally shoots himself inside Seattle motel room, police say

    SEATTLE — Witnesses described a frantic scene outside a south Seattle motel after a 2-year-old boy was shot Monday morning. Seattle Police say the toddler got hold of a loaded handgun and accidentally shot himself. The boy was listed in critical condition, but police say the boy is expected to survive. Detectives say the loaded handgun belonged to the mom’s boyfriend, who they say is a felon and not allowed to possess firearms. Police said they plan to pursue a […]