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Greetings — I’m John White and I’m a News Assignment Editor at Q13 FOX News.

I’ve been fortunate to have lived and worked in some great places: New York, San Francisco and Seatlle.

And despite the regional and cultural differences I’ve found that people, for the most part, are the same — they have the same wants, needs and desires.

As for me, I love music, the arts, classic movies, astronomy and comedy. I like to travel and I’m a novice foodie. Oh, and I’ve got a wry sense of humor.

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    Governor Inslee to sign bill changing medical marijuana rules

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign into law an overhaul of Washington’s medical marijuana market that seeks to eliminate unregulated dispensary sales now that the state’s recreational market is in place. Among the provisions of the measure Inslee was to sign Friday afternoon is the creation of a voluntary database of patients. Unregistered patients wouldn’t be allowed to possess the same amounts of marijuana or enjoy similar tax breaks that registered patients would. The passage […]

  • Courtesy: West Pierce Fire and Rescue

    For second time in months, fire rips through Lakewood apartment building

    LAKEWOOD – A two-alarm fire ripped through the Eastwood Apartments in Lakewood early Wednesday morning, displacing 20 residents. Hallie McCurdy, with West Pierce Fire and Rescue, confirmed that no one was injured in the fire, which was reported around 2:30 a.m. The fire was declared under control an hour later. Six units were destroyed in the fire, but all of units were vacant, officials said. However, at least two family units were damaged by water, and the American Red Cross […]

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    Crews rescue woman on roof as two-alarm fire rips through abandoned church (PHOTOS)

    OLYMPIA – Olympia fire department crews battled a two-alarm fire at an abandoned business and former church building early Monday morning, rescuing a woman as flames drove her to the roof. Olympia Fire said that the blaze was reported around 2:25 a.m. at the former Capital City Studios on 4th Avenue East, near downtown Olympia. The building had been empty for years. Most recently it was Capitol City Studios. It originally was the Foursquare Gospel church of Olympia. A ladder […]


    Speeding car, loses control, hits two SPD cruisers

    SEATTLE – Two Seattle Police cars were struck by an out of control civilian car just before 3 a.m. Friday morning. An officer with Seattle PD said that two cars were speeding southbound on 23rd Avenue South when one of the cars lost control and hit the SPD patrols cars near South Norman St. The officer said that the two cars may have been racing at the time. The other speeding car did not stop, and keep going Neither of […]


    Legal pot grow operation goes up in smoke

    SEATTLE – A two-alarm fire at a legal marijuana grow business in Seattle awoke residents in the Queen Anne and Interbay neighborhoods early Wednesday morning. Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore told Q13 FOX News that the fire was reported around 3:45 a.m. Dozens of firefighters responded to the 2300 block of West Commodore Way and found smoke and flames shooting out of a small one-story building. Moore said that the fire started in the center of the building and […]

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    Driver makes U-turn on I – 5, causes crash

    SEATTLE – A driver on southbound Interstate 5 decided to make a U-turn and drive the wrong way, and was hit by an on-coming pickup truck, Thursday morning. The female driver was on I-5 just north of the Boeing Access Road when she turned her car around, WSP Trooper Chris Webb reported. The crash happened around 12:30 a.m Webb said. Neither driver was seriously hurt. The female driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, Webb said. WSP […]

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    Bus driver spots missing, endangered Tacoma man

    TACOMA — Tacoma police said a Pierce Transit driver spotted a missing and endangered man Tuesday morning and called in his location. He has returned home safely. James A. Boyer was last seen Monday at 9 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Cushman Street, police said. Tacoma police asked for the public’s help in locating Boyer early Tuesday. He was missing for around 12 hours.


    Man shot multiple times in downtown Seattle

    SEATTLE – Seattle Police are investigating a shooting in downtown Seattle that left a man in critical condition Thursday morning. Detective Drew Fowler said that police and fire department units responded to 3rd Avenue and Pine Street just before 3 a.m. to a report of shooting. Medics found a man down on the street with multiple gun shot wounds, Fowler said. Medics transported the man to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. CSI Detectives will be processing the scene and […]


    Police: Man wounded by gunfire in Everett

    EVERETT – Everett Police are investigating a possible drive by shooting that wounded a man and damaged a business late Monday night. Everett PD spokesman Aaron Snell told Q13FOX News that police responded to a reported shooting in the 500 block of West Casino Road around 10:45 p.m. Police found a man in his 20s with at least one gun shot wound to his leg. The injuries were described as non-life threatening, Snell said. Police think the shots were fired […]


    Kent PD chase suspicious truck onto SR 18

    NEAR ISSAQUAH – Two people were injured when their truck rolled over on SR 18, as the driver reportedly attempted to flee from Kent Police. Kent Police Commander Jarod Kasner told Q13 FOX News that a Kent Police officer spotted a suspicious vehicle in Kent around 12:15am Wednesday. The officer tried to stop the truck but it took off eastbound onto the Kent Kangley. Police followed the truck onto eastbound SR 18 where a patrol car used a maneuver to […]