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  • Bellevue gun shop owner urges changes to AR-15 sales here after Florida shooting

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — Jason Cazes has been selling guns at for the past 15 years in Bellevue. He’s always been quick to fight off gun control. But the 17 deaths that happened at the Parkland, Florida, high school on Wednesday is forcing him to budge on one thing. “The kids, the senselessness of it, the evil, what’s in this world,” Cazes said. A world now where he worries about sending his 7-year-old daughter to school. “This morning I woke […]

  • Police: Everett student details graphic plot in journal to shoot up his high school

    EVERETT, Wash. — Everett Police say the writings in an 18-year-old’s journal are the words of a would-be killer. A prosecutor Wednesday told a judge that the ACES Alternative High School student was a grave danger to the community. The judge found probable cause to keep the case moving, setting a high bail of $5 million. Police say his own grandmother turned him in after discovering the journal and a semi-automatic rifle hidden in a guitar case. Court documents revealed […]

  • In initial returns, voters approving recall of Black Diamond City Council member Pat Pepper

    BLACK DIAMOND, Wash. — In a small city in King County, one name is standing out. The name Pepper is written across dozens of signs lining the streets. “More like infamous at this time,” Black Diamond City Council member Pat Pepper said. Pepper’s opponents gathered enough signatures to get her name on Tuesday’s ballot for a rare recall vote. On Tuesday night, with 1,024 ballots counted out of a possible 2,891 ballots, the initial election results showed the vote to […]

  • As property taxes rise for many, voters asked to OK local levies, bonds for schools

    KENT, Wash. —  You have until  8 p.m. Tuesday to return your ballot for the February special election. The vast majority of school districts have tax measures for voters to consider. ​In fact, there are 212 levies across the state and 24 bond measures in all. Property taxes will be used to foot the bill for these local measures to pay for education. And how much more you pay in property taxes will depend  on where you live. On Monday, supporters […]

  • Social workers paired up with police officers in the fight against homelessness and addiction

    EVERETT, Wash. — It’s a new and unconventional strategy against homelessness. Social workers are now paired up with police officers. On Friday, Q13 News went along with Kaitlyn Dowd. She was dressed in street clothes and looked like she was about to go on hike, but Dowd is a social worker embedded in the Everett Police Department. “We don’t ever give up hope on people,” Dowd said. She is one of two social workers in the department and they are […]

  • Edmonds woman assaulted on morning run; police on hunt for attacker

    EDMONDS, Wash. — An Edmonds woman says she was attacked during her morning run and now police are on the hunt for the man who hurt her. Jaclyn Goss-Lacasse said she was jogging along the 8800 block of Bowdoin Way before sunrise Tuesday when a man out of nowhere ran up behind her. “It was really fast and I was in shock when I was on the ground thinking, oh my God, this is really happening,” Jaclyn said. Jaclyn’s daily […]

  • Pot farmer says industry in state is unbalanced, with oversupply of marijuana

    SEATTLE — For pot smokers, prices may be a reason to smile. Since legalization, prices have dipped every single month. Statewide a gram of pot is now about $7 on average compared to $20 in 2014 when the first pot stores opened. “My brother is visiting from Miami and we are doing some marijuana tourism,” said one consumer. The siblings stopped in Diego Pellicer in Seattle’s Sodo’s district. It’s an upscale pot store but even at this one you can […]

  • Local doctor creates the first health care directive for dementia

    SEATTLE — So many years later it’s still so hard for Ann Vandervelde to talk about her father’s final days. “I wanted him to have dignity at the end of his life,” Vandervelde said. Something that was hard to do because Vandervelde’s father was suffering from dementia. “At the end of his life the doctor overmedicated him; this would not have happened to my dad if he had those choices early on,” Vandervelde said. For the first time a local doctor […]

  • Bethel School District: State’s new formula to fund public schools ‘flawed’ on teacher salaries

    SPANAWAY, Wash.  — As the state pumps more money into schools, one local school district says the state’s new formula is flawed, at least for their district. The Bethel School District is worried about teacher salaries, saying they are at a big disadvantage compared to other districts in Pierce County. During class transitions at Cedarcrest Middle School in Spanaway, more than 700 students converge into the hallways. It’s overcrowded and so are the classrooms. But now there is a new […]

  • Middle-aged man hospitalized with flu surprised over the severity this season

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Flu cases continue to rise in Washington and state health officials say we haven’t even hit the peak. As of Friday, 132 people have died from lab-confirmed influenza. You often hear about sick children and elderly people getting sick with the flu every year. That’s still true this year, but what doctors are also seeing at one local hospital is seemingly healthy middle-aged people getting hit hard, too. That’s why the message is to take symptoms seriously, […]