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  • Durkan to travel to border to join other mayors protesting family separations

    SEATTLE — Mayor Jenny Durkan will leave Wednesday for the U.S.-Mexico border to join a bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors group calling for the Trump administration “to reverse its inhumane treatment of immigrant families,” the mayor’s office said Tuesday. President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy separates children from parents after illegal border crossings and puts the children in holding centers, where they have no communication with their parents or even other siblings. “As a mother, it is unconscionable that our country is […]

  • First case of West Nile virus confirmed in mosquito sample in Washington this year

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. — A mosquito sample collected in Grant County last week has tested positive for West Nile virus, making it the first detection of the virus in Washington state this 2018 season, the county reported Tuesday. The sample was taken in the Grant County Mosquito Control District 1, which covers the Moses Lake area, including the Moses Lake Sand Dunes and Potholes. Last year, eight people were diagnosed with West Nile virus disease from mosquitoes in Eastern Washington. […]

  • Feds to begin relocating hundreds of mountain goats from Olympics this summer, killing others

    PORT ANGELES, Wash.  —The National Park Service said Tuesday it plans this summer to begin relocating hundreds of mountain goats from Olympic National Park to the North Cascades while killing others. The agency said it finalized a plan to remove about 625 mountain goats that have long posed an ecological problem in the park. The fatal goring of a hiker by a goat in 2010 raised new concerns about public safety. “We are very pleased to collaborate with the Washington […]

  • Woman shot, killed in her Snohomish home; man believed to be husband taken into custody

    SNOHOMISH, Wash. — A 45-year-old Snohomish woman died after being shot in her home Monday night. A man believed to be her husband was taken into custody, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said. Spokeswoman Shari Ireton said a 911 call came in at about 9 p.m. by a man who said someone was hurt in the home on 59th Drive SE and to “just send the sheriff quickly.” When deputies arrived, they found an unconscious woman with gunshot wounds. She […]

  • Border family separations ripple through midterm campaigns

    Wrenching scenes of migrant children being separated from their parents at the southern border are roiling campaigns ahead of midterm elections, emboldening Democrats on the often-fraught issue of immigration while forcing an increasing number of Republicans to break from President Donald Trump on a matter that animates the GOP’s most ardent supporters. Dr. Kim Schrier, a pediatrician and a Democrat running for a U.S. House seat in Washington’s 8th Congressional District, which stretches from Sammamish and Auburn to Leavenworth and […]

  • Up to 27,000 chickens killed in fire at Draper Valley Farms poultry barn in Tenino

    TENINO, Wash. — About 25,000 to 27,000 chickens were killed when a fire erupted at a Draper Valley Farms poultry barn in Tenino Monday, Thurston County Fire District 12 Chief Andrew Schaffran said. The call of a fire came in about 5:15 p.m., he said, and firefighters from several jurisdictions found a building of about 45 feet by 520 feet on fire. The poultry barn, in the 16000 block of Gibson Road SW, housed about 25,000 to 27,000 chickens and […]

  • 1 motorcyclist killed, another critically injured in Maple Valley crash

    MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. — One motorcyclist was killed and another was critically injured when they struck a car near the intersection of SE 251st and Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road SE on Sunday night,  the King County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. Three motorcyclists were driving northbound on Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road (State Route 169). As they neared the intersection with SE 251st, a black sedan pulled out to turn southbound on SR 169. “The lead motorcycle impacted the left rear portion […]

  • Search underway in North Cascades National Park for missing 31-year-old hiker/camper

    SEDRO WOOLLEY, Wash. —  A search is underway for 31-year-old Cornelious “Casey” Zippro, who was last seen at the Colonial Creek campground site #3 in the North Cascades National Park on Saturday afternoon. Park rangers and a county search dog searched the Colonial Creek campground area on Sunday. The search continued Monday with 23 people and the National Park Service helicopter. Zippro is described as a 5-foot-9 white man, about 190 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was […]

  • Police: Parkland woman shoots 16-year-old intruder in home, says he kept yelling ‘I’m so high!’

    PARKLAND, Wash. — A Parkland woman shot an alleged teenage home intruder in the arm and said he kept yelling “I’m so high” until he collapsed on her floor, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. The suspect, a 16-year-old boy, was rushed to the hospital with a serious gunshot wound to one arm and an exit wound on his shoulder blade. The department said deputies responded at 3:15 a.m. Saturday to a 911 call from a woman who said […]

  • State Patrol again searches area where 4 cars hit by gunfire on SR 509, ask public for tips

    SEATAC, Wash. — State Patrol detectives with metal detectors returned Thursday to the State Route 509 scene where four cars were hit by gunfire the day before. The shootings occurred at about 1:42 p.m. Wednesday on southbound SR 509 between South 160th Street and Des Moines Memorial Drive. No one was injured in the shootings, and a two-hour grid search of the area failed to find any evidence, the State Patrol said. Detectives returned with metal detectors Thursday but again […]