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  • Neighbors upset over plan for new housing development in Lake Stevens

    LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — Besides the long, sometimes crowded commute through the trestle, many people would agree that, in the end, Lake Stevens is worth the drive. Thursday evening, the small-town community weighed in on a plan to expand the number of homes in the area. It’s a plan, city leaders say, that’s been in the works for about 10 years, and the community isn’t too happy about it. “Small-town charm, close to work, the lake,” Vince Krajicek said, citing […]

  • ‘There was no warning.’ Oso slide survivor shares why road closure is worth the wait

    Many people who live near or close to State Route 530 are frustrated because they have to travel even further to get to where they need to go.

  • Tacoma police warn customers about recent credit card skimming at ATMs

    TACOMA, Wash. — When you’re at an ATM, the first thing you probably do is make sure no one can see your PIN on the keypad. However, the bad guys are one step ahead. Police say they’re using skimming machines to steal your information when you swipe your card. According to Tacoma police, it only takes about five seconds for the bad guys to steal your credit card or debit card information. “They’re just walking up to the machine as […]

  • Car thefts on rise across Western Washington

    SEATTLE — It seems like lately there have been more carjackings and car thefts than usual in Western Washington. On Thursday, police arrested a teen accused of an attempted carjacking at Pierce College in Puyallup. According to the Snohomish County Auto Theft Task Force, car thefts are up across major counties in western Washington. In Snohomish County–they’re up 40 percent. “I wasn’t a happy camper when it happened,” said Hamisi Oliver. As he stands over his silver Nissan, protecting the […]

  • ‘Slow-moving slide’ near Oso prompts recommended evacuations, closure of SR 530

    OSO, Wash. — A newly discovered “slow-moving hillside” near Oso prompted authorities Friday night to close State Route 530 and issue voluntary evacuation recommendations to residents in about 11 homes in the area. It’s “a small and slow-moving slide,” said Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Shari Ireton, adding that there were no injuries or property damage. “What there is is a very slow-moving hillside,” Ireton told reporters at a media briefing at the Oso Firehouse. “Everything we’re doing tonight is just […]

  • Paying too much for your electric bill? Seattle City Light weighs in on sudden spike

    SEATTLE — Right now, thousands of people in Seattle are paying a lot more than they expected on their electric bill. “It went from close to $100 to almost $200,” said customer Scott Duckworth. “The first thing was damn, I’ve got to pay an extra $100.” Seattle City Light said they’ve gotten a lot of calls about the sudden spike, and they want to set the record straight. City leaders told Q13 News not only did the cold winter play […]

  • Seattle detective stresses importance of CPR training after saving a woman’s life while off-duty

    Some are saying it's a miracle she was there when it happened. A Seattle police officer, who was off the clock at a birthday party, rescued a woman this weekend after she stopped breathing.

  • Millions of gallons of raw sewage spilled in Puget Sound since treatment plant failure

    SEATTLE — The King County Wastewater Treatment Division is in the process of restoring the West Point Treatment Plant. In February, the plant’s sewer system failed during heavy rainstorms, which caused gallons of raw sewage to spill into the Puget Sound. Since it’s supposed to be warmer this weekend, we wanted to know is it safe for people to jump into the Sound. According to county officials, since the sewer system failed, 30 million gallons of raw sewage have made its […]

  • ‘There’s a lot of smoke.’ Seattle leaders weigh in on Trump’s sanctuary city threat

    The Trump Administration said it’s no longer a threat. It’s a promise. Sanctuary cities will lose federal funding if they don’t comply with federal immigration laws.

  • Wet, rainy season soaking up money at Western Washington farmer’s markets

    After talking to a couple of local farmers today, Q13 News learned the rainy season didn't help farmers.