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    State Dept. of Health says crumb rubber poses no significant risk to public; critics call findings irresponsible

    SEATTLE — It takes tens of thousands of recycled tires to make up one sports field. The material known as crumb rubber has chemicals shown to cause cancer. “There is not a guarantee for cancer if you are playing in the field, but I believe that you are putting your kids at risk,” Jean Bryant said. Bryant believes the fields contributed to the cancer diagnosis of her son Jack, who played soccer for years and dove into crumb rubber as a […]

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    Local families lobbying for a bill that would allow medical marijuana in Washington schools

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — More than 50 children in Washington are authorized in a database to receive medical marijuana for various illnesses. The parents of some of those children on Tuesday lobbied lawmakers to allow cannabis inside all schools. “Cannabis is providing my daughter with the quality of life I never thought possible,” parent Meagan Holt said. Holt told state lawmakers from all over the state that her 4-year-old daughter Maddie suffers from Zellweger syndrome, which gives her constant seizures. “Daily […]

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    Governor, attorney general propose abolishing death penalty in Washington

    OLYMPIA, Wash — Some prosecutors in Washington are lobbying to put the death penalty issue on the ballot. They say citizens should get to choose whether to keep capital punishment in the state. But on Monday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson said it is the responsibility of state lawmakers to decide the issue. He called a press conference Monday to announce that he and a group of bipartisan lawmakers will introduce a bill in the Legislature to abolish the death penalty. […]

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    In one year’s time, a regular Washington driver’s license may not be enough for you to board a flight

    SEATTLE — At every checkpoint at Sea-Tac International Airport, there is a sign warning travelers that a Washington state driver’s license will not be enough identification to board a flight in about a year from now. “I didn’t know that,” traveler Felicitas Fischer said Friday. Even frequent flyers like Barry Abraham had no idea until Q13 News told him. “By the way, nobody knows about it,” Abraham said. The ‘Real ID’ deadline is a disaster waiting to happen for Washingtonians, […]

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    Sentenced to life: Man who killed 3 teens at Mukilteo house party blames jealous rage, access to guns

    EVERETT, Wash. — The man who admitted to killing three teenagers at a Mukilteo house party last summer apologized to the victims and their family members on Thursday before he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Allen Ivanov, 20, admitted to the killings and asked for a plea deal that took the death penalty off the table. Before a Snohomish County Superior Court judge sentenced Ivanov, the killer addressed the court and the victim’s family […]

  • education

    In his second inaugural address, Gov. Inslee calls on lawmakers to fully fund public education

    SEATTLE —  Minutes after being sworn in for his second term, Gov. Jay Inslee got right to the point. “Our top priority, fully funding education this year.” The governor’s inaugural speech this year doubled as his State of the State Address. Inslee mentioned other issues but his 20-minute talk Wednesday focused almost entirely on funding public education. Inslee said issues like use of deadly force, paid family leave, gun safety and taking care of veterans are all important. But education, […]

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    New bill seeks 6 months of paid family and medical leave for all workers

    It was a moment worth capturing for supporters on the steps of the Capitol building. Washington Work and Family Coalition is pushing for the measure and they called upon supporters to show up to speak at Tuesday's press conference.

  • legislature

    No progress on education funding as 2017 Washinton Legislature opens, but Inslee hopeful

    OLYMPIA. Wash. — Even before the gavel dropped marking the start of the Washington Legislature’s 2017 session, the controversy over education funding had lawmakers pointing fingers. “I feel as Democrats we were organized, spent a lot of time coming up with a plan, it’s hard to compromise when one side doesn’t do their job,” said state Rep. Kristine Lytton, D-Anacortes. “The Democrats are using education as a way to get their dreams passed … an income tax, capital gains tax, […]

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    UW student says she’s being harassed after efforts to bring conservative speaker to campus

    SEATTLE — A University of Washington student says she’s being harassed because of her efforts to bring a controversial speaker to campus. “Universities are supposed to be a place of free discussion and exchange of ideas,” student Jessie Gamble said Friday. Gamble says that freedom is being stifled through intimidation. Someone created an anonymous flyer online titled ‘The racist in your class’ naming and showing Gamble, who is the president of the college Republicans. Gamble says she received the flyer […]

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    Judge grants defense motion for mental evaluation of accused Cascade Mall shooter

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A Skagit County judge on Thursday ordered a mental evaluation for the man accused of killing five people at Cascade Mall on Sept. 23. This means an expert at Western State Hospital will examine Arcan Cetin and doctors  will have two weeks to determine if the 20-year-old is competent to stand trial.  Cetin is charged with five counts of aggravated murder. Prosecutors say in a matter of one minute, Cetin managed to kill five people inside […]