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  • Local man behind 3-D printed prosthetic hand — a device that costs only about $35

    BOTHELL, Wash. — Major advances in 3-D printing and design are happening right now in the Seattle area. And a puppeteer is finding his designs are helping people around the world. “This hand I have here I`m going to send to Liam, who is actually the first kid to ever test one of these devices,” said the inventor, Ivan Owen. It’s a device that has revolutionized prosthetics. And Owen, a puppeteer and special effects artist from Bellingham, has been at […]

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    Woodinville company shows laser surgery on goldfish

    By now you may have seen the viral pictures out of Australia showing a goldfish on the operating table. It was  under the knife to remove a tumor, and it’s owner spared no expense on the procedure. “A goldfish is a pet, a family pet,” explained Pip Joyce. The vet in that case used a traditional scalpel to remove the tumor. But a local company in the northwest is also showcasing pictures of a goldfish in surgery. Only the technique […]

  • Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith making coffee drinks at a Seattle Starbucks on Tuesday. (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

    But are they fast enough with those drinks? Seahawks become baristas to help kids at risk

    SEATTLE — Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith may have been the MVP of the Super Bowl, but can he tackle a mocha? Smith and other Seahawks were baristas for a day at Starbucks around the Northwest, and 12s flocked to see them ditch the pads and strap on the green apron. At the U-Village Starbucks, the line went out the door to see a Seahawks player in person and have him deliver a latte. “Oh, it was great, I loved it,” […]

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    Teen accused of killing 6-year-old girl charged with rape, murder as adult

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — A teenager accused of killing his 6-year-old East Bremerton neighbor Jenise Wright was charged with rape and murder Friday. The defendant, Gabriel Gaeta, 17, made no plea to the charges in court, because his mental evaluation hasn’t been completed and the judge chose not to arraign him. “The problem is mental health in Washington state is just an underfunded situation,” said deputy Kitsap County prosecutor Kelly Montgomery.  “So there are tons of people waiting for competency […]

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    Lynden family mourns their ‘fun-loving’ 3-year-old who died from E. coli infection

    LYNDEN, Wash. — “A fun-loving kid who loved to dance and sing and anything to do with pink and princesses.” That’s how the family of little Brooklyn Hoksbergen describes the 3-year-old Lynden girl who died Friday after being stricken by the E. coli bacteria. “To have a child die from an infection is always tragic,” said Dr. Greg Stern of the Whatcom County Health Department, which is investigating how Brooklyn came down with the infection. Her parents have no idea […]

  • Demonstrators for a $15 minimum wage block NE 10th and Bellevue Way in Bellevue Wednesday afternoon. They were arrested for failing to disperse, police said. (Photo: Bellevue Police Dept.)

    Protesters demanding $15 minimum wage arrested in Bellevue after blocking intersection (PHOTOS)

    BELLEVUE — First, it was SeaTac. Then it was Seattle. Now Bellevue is the target of activists who want to see the minimum wage raised to $15 an hour. Dozens of demonstrators marched across the I-90 bridge from Seattle to Bellevue and, for the first time, rallied in front of fast-food restaurants on the Eastside. “The grass-roots movement that happened in Seattle will catch on in Bellevue and hopefully infect all of the Northwest,” said Austin Welsch, a supporter of […]

  • Seattle lab is testing for fast-moving virus that has sickened hundreds of kids in Midwest

    SEATTLE — The start of school may be helping to spread a serious virus that is sending hundreds of kids to the hospital in the Midwest, and doctors say it could be heading to the Northwest. Health officials in 10 states are reporting cases of Enterovirus 68, which is highly contagious. “We think this virus is likely to make it to the Northwest,” said Dr. Keith Jerome, head of the Virology Division at UW Medical Center. “It seems to be […]

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    Seattle police officers deliver 40 beds to families in need

    SEATTLE — Seattle police are stepping up to make sure kids in the city have a bed of their own. Trudy McDowell says she was surprised to find out officers would be delivering brand new beds to her home so all of her kids have a place to sleep. “Unfortunately being a single mother with seven kids, yeah it’s kind of hard,” she said. Officer Ryan Gallagher and his partner Jeremy Wade came up with the idea after responding to a […]

  • Arlington day care closed, investigated after operator’s son allegedly admits to sex abuse

    ARLINGTON, Wash. — The state has shut down an Arlington day care after the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said the operator’s son told authorities he molested children there. Sheriff’s detectives have launched an investigation and a search for possible victims. Diana Och, the owner of the day care, has been in business since 1996 with apparently no problems until now. “The adult son of the day care owner confessed to having molested children within the day care,” Shari Ireton, spokeswoman […]