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  • Virginia Mason Medical Center honored

    SEATTLE — Virginia Mason Medical Center has been named a 2012 “Top Hospital.” The announcement was made Tuesday at the Leapfrog Group’s annual meeting in Baltimore. This is the seventh consecutive year Virginia Mason has received the honor from Leapfrog. Virginia Mason and the University of Maryland Medical Center-Baltimore are the only two hospitals to receive the Top Hospital distinction each year since the recognition program started in 2006. “We are extremely proud once again to be a Leapfrog Top […]

  • Stand-up comedian Neal Brennan performs at Tacoma Comedy Club

     SEATTLE —  Neal Brennan, an Emmy-nominated director, writer, actor and comedian who is best known for co-creating Comedy Central’s “Chapelle’s Show,” talked about his comedy tour, working with Dave Chappelle and his upcoming show at the Tacoma Comedy Club.

  • What goes good with beer? Girl Scout cookies, of course

    Girl Scout cookies and beer might not seem like an obvious combination, but it turns out some locally made brews go pretty well with those Thin Mints. Here’s a look at what’s best to wash down those cookies.

  • John Lovick announces run for Snohomish County Executive

    EVERETT – Sheriff John Lovick announced Monday he is running for Snohomish County executive. The seat is open after Aaron Reardon  announced his resignation as county executive last week. Reardon has been dogged by accusations of misconduct since 2011 and had previously refused calls to step down. His last day in office will be May 31. Since Reardon is a Democrat, state law indicates his party must come up with at least three nominees. Lovick has been sheriff for five years […]

  • Purr-fect Washington ranks 5th for cat ownership

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Washington is in the top 5 states in the country when it comes to cat ownership, according to a new survey from the American Veterinary Medical Association. The survey asserts that 39% of households in Washington have cats. The AVMA puts out the U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook every five years. Washington ranked sixth overall for pet ownership in the country, with 62.7% of households having pets. The top state for pet ownership was Vermont, with […]

  • NASA chief to visit Museum of Flight

    SEATTLE – NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is visiting Seattle’s Museum of Flight Tuesday afternoon. Bolden is attending informal meetings and inspecting the museum’s new space shuttle trainer exhibit. The shuttle trainer exhibit is now open to the public. It’s the only full-scale NASA shuttle trainer in the world. Bolden will also meet with museum trustees the NASA Washington Aerospace Scholars Board, Michael P. Anderson Memorial Aerospace Program Committee, and NASA Space Grant Consortium members. Bolden is a retired astronaut who […]

  • Boeing ramps up 777 production

    EVERETT – Boeing rolled out the first 777 to be built at an increased production rate. The 777 freighter will be delivered to Korean Air in February. Production on the 777 line increased in October and Boeing plans to roll out 8.3 planes per month, or 100 per year. This is the highest rate for a Boeing twin-aisle airplane. Boeing officials said manufacturing innovations like automated floor drilling and new painting equipment helped with the increase. According to Boeing, 1,066 […]

  • Blue Angels jet in Seattle for air show meeting

    SEATTLE – The roar of the U.S. Navy Blue Angles is a familiar part of summer, but it may be heard in the skies over Seattle Wednesday afternoon. Blues Jet #7 is scheduled to land at Clay Lacy Aviation, near Boeing Field at 12:30 p.m. for annual winter planning meetings. The Blue Angels will meet with Seafair and air show officials to get ready for the Boeing Air Show in August. The Boeing Air Show at Seafair Weekend takes place […]

  • Seattle police search for pizza robbery suspect

    SEATTLE – Police are looking for a suspect who robbed a West Seattle Papa John’s pizza shop about 11:30 p.m. Monday. Police said the man broke a window and entered the store where he then assaulted an employee before robbing the pizza shop and fleeing the scene. According to police, the suspect broke in shortly after closing time at the store in the 5200 block of California Avenue SW. Police said the store was closed at the time of the […]