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  • Coding Dojo offers scholarships to local teachers

    A local coding ‘boot camp’ is offering full scholarships to teachers facing layoffs, and ready to switch careers. Coding Dojo saw reports about Washington teachers losing their jobs, and decided to offer a new option. “We’re at a time right now when programming is the wave of the future, and it’s a skill that anyone that is passionate can learn,” says program manager Shiraz Sultan. There are 30 Teaching Washington Teachers scholarships available for June, July, August, and September classes.  […]

  • Washington State Ferries seeking community input

    Washington State Ferries is in the process of getting input on changing prices and future growth. Over the next two years, WSF has to start making almost $10 million more than it does right now.  That’s the order from state lawmakers, based on 2.5% fare increases in October of 2019 and 2020.  But fares could go up even more with a vessel replacement charge starting next spring. Many of our state ferries desperately need replacing. WSF is holding public outreach […]

  • One person arrested during gang violence investigation

    Seattle police arrested one person and took more than half a dozen guns out of circulation while investigating gang-related shootings in South Seattle and the Central District. Investigators believe the guns and ammunition they confiscated were intended for gang use.  The investigation, in collaboration with the FBI and ATF, is still going on, and investigators have not said specifically which shooting the arrest is connected with. Two shootings happened in Seattle’s Central District within the past two weeks.  On the […]

  • Crews begin filling Seattle’s Battery Street tunnel

    Now that the SR-99 tunnel under downtown Seattle is open to drivers, the Battery Street tunnel is not only defunct – it’s what WSDOT calls “seismically deficient.”  As the Alaskan Way Viaduct is demolished, crews are carting the rubble few blocks across Seattle and using it to fill in the decommissioned tunnel. The process is a lot more complicated than just dumping bits of concrete onto the old roadway.  Officials with Kiewit Infrastructure West say preparing to fill in the […]

  • Problems below Pioneer Square changing rules on the street

    Below the streets and sidewalks of Pioneer Square, you can get a glimpse of Seattle as it was in the late 1800s. “The old street level used to be one level down from what it is now,” explains Lorelei Williams, with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).  In 1889, a fire ripped through 25 city blocks . When the community rebuilt, they built up – literally. “We had the building fronts on one side, and then we built up the streets […]

  • Sexual misconduct reports spike in King County. That’s a good thing, officials say

    SEATTLE — Reports of sexual misconduct on King County public transportation tripled in 2018 – after the “Report it to Stop it” campaign launched. That includes reports of anything from unwanted comments, to indecent exposure, to rape.  Officials say the goal is to empower victims and bystanders to stand up and say something. The campaign encourages people to report any misconduct on public transportation by telling the driver, calling Metro Transit Police at (206) 296-3311, or simply dialing 911. Officials […]

  • WSDOT seeking input on I-90/SR-18 interchange

    WSDOT is asking drivers to weigh in on ways to ease traffic at the intersection of I-90 and SR-18 in the Snoqualmie area. Officials say the intersection is one of the busiest in the state, and needs to be updated in order to keep up with growth in nearby communities. You can click here to see the options WSDOT is considering, and leave your input. The online open house will be available until April 30th.

  • CPR-trained pool staff save teen’s life after collapse

    Reese Marlenee had no idea she was at risk of a heart attack when she went to water polo practice in early March. The 16-year-old Auburn Mountainview High School student says she hadn’t been at practice long when she decided to leave the pool for a moment. “I went to the bathroom, walked back, used my inhaler, and then – that’s the last thing I remember.” What Reese doesn’t remember – is her heart stopping.  She doesn’t remember Auburn School […]

  • Toxic algae already blooming in Summit Lake

    Summit Lake is once again dealing with a toxic algae bloom.  That means you can’t use water from the lake, even if you boil or filter it first.  That could be a problem around Summit Lake, because so many people use the lake as their main water source.  Thurston County Public Health says it’s not safe to use the water for anything, or eat fish caught in the lake, until the algae bloom is gone. In fact, health officials say […]

  • Open windows: Warmer weather means new safety concern for kids

    Every year when the weather warms up in Western Washington, first responders start getting calls: a child has fallen out of a window.

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