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    Heading for the hills? Take an avalanche safety course first

    Before you head to the backcountry, you need to learn everything you can about avalanches. Starting December 29, Northwest Avalanche Center is offering free safety courses at White Pass Ski Area, with potentially life-saving information about how and where avalanches happen, how to manage your risk, and how to spot the signs of an avalanche before it happens. The classes are free, but you do need to sign up in advance. You can do that here. The classes are from […]

  • Recycling wrapping paper? You might actually be adding to a landfill

    Christmas has come and gone, and for many families that means a pile of leftover wrapping paper, gift bags, greeting cards, and holiday decor.  Even if the paper is clean and dry – most of it can’t be recycled. Wrapping paper should not go in the recycling bin unless you specifically purchased recyclable paper.  The same goes for tissue paper, ribbon, and bows.  Even things life gift boxes, bags, or cards that would normally be recyclable have to go in […]

  • Cheese stockpile hits historic high

    America’s cheese stockpile is bigger than it’s ever been, with about 1.4 billion pounds of cheese stashed away in cold storage.  It’s not that nobody wants cheese – we do!  In fact, it’s estimated that Americans ate more than 30 pounds of cheese each in 2017. There are a couple of problems though. First of all, dairy farmers are producing more than we can eat. Usually that would be no problem – but with China and Mexico both imposing trade tariffs […]

  • Deadly crash closes SR-164 ahead of Tuesday commute

    A deadly crash has shut down SR-164 near the White River Amphitheater, west of Enumclaw. Washington State Patrol says a Kia and a Ford F-150 crashed just before 1:00 Tuesday morning, sending the truck into a power pole.  Two people in the Kia died at the scene, and another two passengers in the Kia were hospitalized. The driver of the truck was also taken to the hospital. It’s unclear how long SR-164 will be shut down for the investigation, but […]

  • From offensive to inclusive: how Pacific Northwest Ballet put a new spin on George Balanchine’s ‘The Nutcracker’

    George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker opens Friday, November 23rd, and runs through Friday, December 28th at McCaw Hall in Seattle.

  • Shooting investigation on Aurora Avenue

    Seattle police are investigating a shooting that happened on Aurora Avenue, near N. 100 Street early Monday morning.  SDOT tweeted that police activity in the Licton Springs area was blocking the road just before 2:30 AM.  The closure lasted more than an hour. Seeing @SeattlePD activity on Aurora Ave N blocking all NB and SB lanes between N 101st St and N 96th St. Please use alternate routes. — SDOT Traffic (@SDOTtraffic) November 19, 2018 Seattle Fire tells Q13 […]

  • Hundreds of new jobs coming to Paine Field

    EVERETT, Wash. — Construction is quickly finishing up at Paine Field’s new passenger terminal, and that means soon hundreds of new workers will be needed. “We’ll be completed in the next three weeks.” Propeller Airports CEO Brett Smith says.  Once the terminal is finished, it will have to be staffed. “300 jobs, comprised of everything you need to operate an airport successfully.” Smith estimates. “From TSA, to our baggage handling, to ticket agents and concierge staff for our customers, and […]

  • Reduced ferry service begins Monday

    SEATTLE — Starting October 22, seven state ferries will be out of service, which means fewer trips along the Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney, BC route through November 4th.  The reduced service also means that drivers will not be able to reserve spots on that route – everything is first come, first served. Washington State Ferries (WSF) says three ferries are scheduled for required shipyard work, but four others are out for unplanned repairs after a busy summer season.  Three ships will still […]

  • Renton police search for burglary suspect

    Suspected burglars in South King County led police officers on a chase early Friday morning, which ended with one person in custody and another on the run. Police got a report about people taking televisions from a rent-to-own home furnishing store near Renton High School.  When officers arrived, we’re told the suspects took off in a van, leading officers on a chase that ended about seven miles away, near the Rainier Playfield in Seattle. Traffic cameras showed a van that […]

  • Ready to make your voice heard? Voter registration deadline is today

    SEATTLE — If you’ve moved or changed your name since the last time you voted, listen up: you have just a few hours left to update your information by mail or online so that you can vote in the November midterm election. You can click here to get started on registering to vote, or updating your information. If you haven’t voted in Washington state before and you want to register online, you’ll have to do that today too.  If you’re […]

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