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    Empire State Building dazzles with holiday light display

    The Empire State Building is upping the ante when it comes to holiday light displays. Grammy-nominated artists, Pentatonix, lended their talents to make this year’s light display one of the coolest yet. The music-to-light show plays nightly up until Christmas.  

  • Students present Oso Fire Chief with giant check

    SNOHOMISH — Students at Riverview Elementary put a lot of thought into how they wanted to contribute to the relief efforts following the deadly landslide in Oso. The school held a special assembly last Friday and invited Oso Fire Chief Willy Harper to be their guest of honor. Harper thought he was going to be there to speak to the students about the work being done in Oso and the surrounding communities impacted by the slide. Little did he know […]

  • Nickelsville encampment on the move again

    SEATTLE – Homeless living in a Skyway encampment created in the wake of the Nickelsville split-up are moving once again. According to Central District News, neighbors in the area of 22nd and E. Cherry Street received a letter, notifying them of the move this past weekend. Nickelsville was disbanded in August from its longtime location on W. Marginal Way and forced to spread out to three different locations, two in Seattle’s Central District and the third in Skyway. Those who […]

  • Harvin doubtful in Monday match-up with Saints

    RENTON – Seattle Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin’s status for Monday’s game against the New Orleans Saints is doubtful according to team officials. During a press conference Saturday, Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll said Harvin was experiencing soreness and undergoing rehab for his injured hip. Harvin is recovering from off-season hip surgery. He debuted with the Seahawks in Week 11, recording one catch for 17 yards in a 41-20 win over the Vikings. Carroll said Harvin did not practice this week, […]

  • Butterball plagued by skinny turkeys, Thanksgiving shortage looms

    Turkey giant Butterball is warning grocers and consumers about a nationwide turkey shortage with less than two weeks before the Thanksgiving holiday. Butterball, the nation’s largest supplier of turkeys, will be shipping half as many large fresh turkeys to stores this season. The shortage will mean less fresh turkeys weighing more than 16 pounds. Butterball said a majority of their turkeys didn’t pack on as much weight as expected. Retailers have been forced to get their supply of larger turkeys […]

  • USDA considers plan to sell Chinese chicken in U.S.

    NEW YORK – Lawmakers are opposed to a plan to allow chicken grown, slaughtered and processed in China to be sold here in the United States. According to New York radio station WCBS Newsradio 880, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York,  said the USDA could sign off on a plan to allow China to export the chicken to the U.S. Previously, only chicken processed in China was allowed to be sold in U.S. supermarkets. China’s food health standards aren’t as stringent […]

  • Lawmakers approve Boeing tax breaks

    OLYMPIA — Lawmakers made the swift move to keep tens of thousands of jobs in state to do the work on Boeing’s newest plane. Washington’s legislature used Saturday’s special session to approve nearly $9 billion in tax breaks for Boeing in an emergency measure to ensure the company builds the new 777X here in Washington. Governor Jay Inslee celebrated the accomplishment in a Saturday news conference. “This is an unprecedented agreement and steps by the state of Washington,” said Inslee. […]

  • Seattle City Council race gets ugly on Twitter

    SEATTLE — There seems to be no love lost between the two candidates fighting for Seattle City Council Position 2. Tuesday’s initial ballot count in the race between Kshama Sawant and 16-year incumbent Richard Conlin showed Conlin leading in the race by a 7.2 percent margin. Conlin told the Seattle Times that his initial lead was insurmountable. In the early morning hours post-Election Day, the Twitter account associated with Sawant’s campaign tweeted at Conlin, “…you are the big loser of […]

  • Youth football coach loses job over team party at Hooters

    CORBETT, Ore. — An Oregon youth football coach has lost his job for a team dinner he planned to host at Hooters. According to KPTV, Corbett Middle School football coach Randy Burbach was notified last week that he will not be returning to coach the school’s combination 7th and 8th grade football team next year. A letter posted on the district’s website informed parents that Burbach intended to cap the season with a banquet at Hooters for the players and […]

  • Capitol Christmas Tree plucked from Washington

    NEWPORT — A tree from Washington’s Colville National Forest will decorate the White House this Christmas season. Government officials selected the 88-foot tall Engelmann spruce in June as the Capitol Christmas Tree. The tree will be cut down on Friday and trucked to Newport, where it will be wrapped for its 24-day tour across the nation. The spruce will make ten stops here in Washington, including trips to Everett and Olympia on Nov. 8. People from across the state have […]