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  • Welcome to the rainy season! Now when will it stop?

    SEATTLE — A lot more rain is headed our way, which could mean urban flooding and mudslides. Q13 News Chief Meteorologist Walter Kelley said Friday actually has some sunny periods but isolated storms will roll through, too. “It’ll be much cooler and that will bring snow to the passes. Stevens pass is expecting over 6 inches by early Saturday morning,” he said. Saturday will be wet for all but it will be especially wet for the South Sound. More heavy […]

  • Partisan divide: In wake of Las Vegas massacre, ‘zero moments of action’ from Congress

    REDMOND, Wash. — After the mass shooting in Las Vegas, amid the pain, loss, and confusion over what happened, how long do we wait before “making something political”? “It is time to act,” said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. She was incensed Monday morning about inaction and obstruction in Congress on firearms reforms. She wants a national background check system and is on board with the near-universal support to ban or restrict bump stocks that boosted the firing speed of the Las […]

  • Local witnesses to Vegas massacre: ‘Lights flashing from up above and people just dropping…’

    Local witnesses to the Las Vegas massacre returned to Seattle Monday and recounted the horror of that night.

  • ‘Sonics Guy’ fundraiser raises question about tax issues

    TACOMA, Wash. — Like the team he loves so much, “Sonics Guy” Kris Brannon won’t back down. For years he has been a fixture at sporting events and council meetings, proudly clad in green and gold, pushing the city and other stakeholders to build an arena to bring back the SuperSonics. “People love him,” said Kathleen Mitchell, who once considered Brannon a close friend. She was drawn to his enthusiasm for the Sonics and his passion to positively represent the […]

  • Seattle mayoral plans: Tiny homes and rental vouchers

    SEATTLE — Radical problems call for radical thinking when it comes to housing. For Seattle mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan, it’s about expanding current programs farther than expected. Take her proposal for rent. There are already federal housing vouchers based on income, but for the extremely poor. Durkan wants a pilot project of $13 million to help 8,400 renters get an extra boost. “There are so many people who are just one paycheck away or one sickness away from losing their […]

  • Seattle mayoral candidates Moon, Durkan try to highlight differences

    SEATTLE — Rivals side-by-side, but closer than they think. Cary Moon or Jenny Durkan will take the mayor’s office in November. The two sat in plush chairs inside the Washington State Convention Center Wednesday afternoon. And homelessness will be a key crisis waiting at their door on the 7th floor of City Hall. “Well, if we’re satisfied with tents under freeways, we need to get smarter,” said Durkan, a former U.S. attorney for Western Washington. Durkan and urban planner Moon differ […]

  • KeyArena renovation plan gains support at City Hall

    SEATTLE — It’s a clear message and consensus at Seattle’s City Hall. If you want a team, or maybe two, this is the way. “Yes, we can have outside, private money come in and invest, reshape and help re-imagine KeyArena,” said the city’s development leader Brian Surratt. The council’s standing room-only hearing Monday was the first public examination of the Memorandum of Understanding between Oakview Group (OVG) and the city for the $600 million arena renovation. Councilmember Mike O’Brien isn’t […]

  • Wildfire that forced evacuations near Arlington is contained

    ARLINGTON, Wash. —  About seven homes were evacuated as precaution when a wildfire broke out outside Arlington Thursday, authorities said. Just before 9 p.m. the Washington Department of Natural Resources tweeted that crews and bulldozers had made a fireline, put down hoses and held the ’99th Drive Fire’ to just 3 to 4 acres. The brush and timber fire started mid-afternoon along 99th Avenue NE and 240th outside Arlington, in Arlington Heights, according to the sheriff’s office. The cause was […]

  • Bruce Harrell sworn in as Seattle’s 54th mayor, after Murray resigns over abuse allegations

    SEATTLE — Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell was sworn in Wednesday as the city’s mayor, after Ed Murray resigned over sex abuse allegations. Murray announced Tuesday that he was stepping down effective 5 p.m. Wednesday. Murray’s decision to step down came just hours after The Seattle Times reported that a fifth man had alleged that Murray abused him decades ago. Murray has denied all the allegations but said his resignation was in the city’s best interests. Harrell was surrounded […]

  • How to check if your information is part of Equifax cybersecurity breach

    The personal information of potentially 143 million Americans may have been accessed by criminals in a cybersecurity incident involving Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies. Equifax has set up a tool to see if your personal information may have been accessed. EQUIFAX TOOL: Click here to use Equifax’s “Check Potential Impact” tool After filling out some personal information on the form, you will get a message indicating whether your personal information may have been impacted by the incident. Regardless […]