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  • Bothell’s iconic Country Village to close in 2019

    BOTHELL, Wash. — Bothell has become a destination in recent years. There’s an old schoolhouse turned into a hotel-brewpub, the growing University of Washington Bothell campus, and Pop Keeney Stadium – a great place to watch a high school football or soccer game. But one of the city’s first attractions will soon disappear. Country Village, Bothell’s iconic landmark along the Bothell-Everett Highway, is filled with shops, restaurants, and the occasional roaming chicken. Next year, it is slated to close. “If […]

  • Bothell keeps massive urban park as housing boom continues

    BOTHELL, Wash. — Over the last few years, there has been a housing boom all over Bothell. But people in the community recently fought back against a plan to develop the former Wayne Golf Course. From a distance it still looks like you can tee off there and aim for greens off the Sammamish river. But if you look a little closer you’ll see dogs and people who would never consider picking up a golf club. “I think it’s incredible […]

  • Two dead in four-car wrong-way crash on Kent highway

    KENT, Wash. — Two men are dead, and six victims are in the hospital after a wrong-way crash on State Route 516 Monday night. The Washington State Patrol says the two brothers who died were in a car driving east in the westbound lanes in Kent, between West Meeker Street and Washington Avenue North, around midnight. The men were identified as 35 and 39 years old and from Federal Way. Troopers say it was a chaotic scene as rescue crews […]

  • Tulalip tribes: Economic shot to Marysville, Snohomish County

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. – One of the major economic engines of the Marysville area is the Tulalip Tribes. It is now the third larges employer in Snohomish County. Over the last several years, the tribes have continued to expand their casinos and business plans. Whether it’s the restaurants, Cabela’s, or the stores at Seattle Premium Outlets, you’ve probably spent some money at the Quil Ceda Village, now a federally recognized city just off I-5. But tribal leaders say the village isn’t the end, but simply the […]

  • Pierce County man kills 2 young children, wife and self, sheriff’s office says

    Pierce County sheriff's deputies are investigating a triple homicide-suicide in the Spanaway area, not far from Bethel High School.

  • Does your home need an earthquake retrofit? Here’s how to check

    It was on this day 17 years ago that the Nisqually earthquake rocked our region. Since then, some homeowners have spent thousands of dollars to retrofit their homes and protect their property from a major earthquake. If your home was built before 1980, it is likely not secured to the foundation. Q13 News’ John Hopperstad asked Leif Jackson with Sound Seismic about what specialized crews are doing to make homes safer. “We’re in the basement of an older house with […]

  • ‘Safety should never be compromised:’ Are Washington schools prepared for earthquakes?

    Washington’s state superintendent admits earthquakes are the biggest casualty risk to students in our schools. But not much is being done in our state especially when you look at what is happening in other West Coast states and British Columbia. Washington is the only state that doesn’t have a law or policy on doing seismic upgrades in our school. You can see California, Oregon and B.C. all do structural surveys on schools. They’ve spent hundreds of millions — even billions […]

  • How Point Ruston went from one of the most polluted places in America to ‘Tacoma’s back yard’

    TACOMA, Wash. – One of the Northwest’s crown jewels sits atop what was once one of the more polluted sites in the United Staes. Point Ruston is a waterfront village within a larger community that is drawing people from throughout Pierce Couny. The site was a copper smelter dating back to the turn of the 20th Century. Loren Cohen, the site’s developer, said he grew up playing the Sim City video games. “Here you have this opportunity with a true […]

  • Comedian nearly killed on stage is making a comeback

    A lot of comedy comes from pain. But local comedian Dylan Avila’s new one man show comes from an incident on stage that nearly killed him. It’s not all laughs. Avila says the crowd for his new show may laugh and cry. “That’s what a lot of people say they love about it,” said Avila. Three years ago he was performing at a club in Renton, when a disgruntled comic jumped on stage swinging a baseball bat. Avila was hit twice […]

  • 5 flu deaths reported in Snohomish County; vaccine less effective this season

    Flu season is well underway across the United States — including here in Washington. Forty-nine states and Puerto Rico reported either regional or widespread flu activity during the week ending December 23, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent surveillance report. The Washington State Department of Health is reporting 20 flu deaths this year. Five people have died from the flu in Snohomish County since the beginning of December — four of them between the 21st and […]