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  • Tukwila police rescue pit bull, transform dog into drug-sniffing K-9

    TUKWILA, Wash. — Apollo the pit bull was abandoned as a puppy. He was sent to an animal shelter within Washington state. But they said he had too much energy to be put up for adoption. He was about to be euthanized. This is when the story takes a turn for the better — someone at the shelter decided to take action. That person called a Washington state narcotics trainer to ask if Apollo might be a good fit as […]

  • Second special session: What it could cost taxpayers

    OLYMPIA — As state legislators entered a second special legislative session Tuesday, many Q13 News viewers asked an important question: How much will the session cost taxpayers? State Legislators are no stranger to the extended session. Lawmakers haven’t finished a budget without one since 2012, and it has cost taxpayers an estimated $1.5 million over five years. When the state Legislature went into a third special session in 2015, it cost nearly $500,000, according to the Associated Press. But exactly what this year’s extended […]

  • Jury of your peers? Not if you’re a minority in Washington, study shows

    OLYMPIA — In Washington and across the country, a jury of your peers isn’t easy to find if you’re a racial minority. The results of a year-long survey exploring the racial and ethnic makeup of Washington juries were released Wednesday. The survey showed racial and ethnic minorities were under-represented in juries in most court jurisdictions, with limited exceptions. “Eventually I started going, ‘Gosh, there’s not a lot of diversity out there,'” Judge Steven Rosen said at the Washington State Supreme […]

  • Wildfire forces evacuation of more than 150 homes at popular tourist destination

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. — A wildfire that started at an old log-storage site has prompted evacuation orders for 168 homes and cabins at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination, officials said Wednesday. The fire was burning on about 40 acres Wednesday. It started Tuesday about 3 miles north of the tourist town of Leavenworth in an old timber storage area containing enormous cedar logs. Leavenworth is a gateway to Wenatchee National Forest where many people have getaway homes. Deputy […]

  • UPDATE: All lanes open after 4-vehicle crash on Highway 167 in Kent

    KENT, Wash. – All lanes of southbound Highway 167 were blocked after a crash in Kent, the WSDOT said. The rollover happened at Central Ave. WSDOT said traffic was still “sneaking by” on the shoulder, but to expect delays. Washington State Patrol trooper Rick Johnson tweeted that four cars were involved, and all the injuries were minor. There was no immediate word on how long the crash would take to clean up. This breaking news story will be updated.

  • A baby penguin has hatched at Point Defiance Zoo; the first in 11 years

    A Magellanic penguin chick hatched at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium on Tuesday. It was the first hatching of a penguin at the zoo since 2006.

  • Memorial Day weekend forecast: Sunny with highs in the 80s (seriously, no rain!)

    SEATTLE — What if we told you it was going to be dry, sunny and hot for Memorial Day weekend in Western Washington — for all three days? Believe it! Q13 News meteorologists M.J. McDermott and Rebecca Stevenson are forecasting sunny skies with high temperatures in the 80s Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Get the free Q13 News – Weather app to get a customized forecast where you are. Wind is onshore and a small weather disturbance on Wednesday will continue variable […]

  • Total solar eclipse to cross US for first time in 99 years — and it’s $2,000 for a grand view in Oregon

    Oregonians are set to be the first ones in the United States to witness the solar eclipse and some have paid a whopping $2,000 for a simple luxury: unobstructed views. In an auction, 30 bidders paid $500 a night instead of the standard $28 to camp at a state park in Oregon during the “Great American Eclipse” weekend. What’s with all the hype? On August 21, the day will turn into night. Just like in a sci-fi movie, shadows will […]

  • Spromberg Fire: 168 homes, cabins evacuated due to growing wildfire in Chelan County

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. — Evacuation orders are still in effect in as crews battle a wildfire north of Leavenworth, Washington. Brendan Cowan, a spokesman for the Northwest Incident Management Team, says the blaze covered about 40 acres as of Wednesday morning. Cowan says there’s been no injuries reported. The fire started at about 1 p.m. Tuesday in an old mill and spread to nearby timber. Cowan says the mill is a 5-acre storage area for enormous cedar logs. Cowan says it’s […]

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