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  • Hacked Seattle road sign says ‘Impeach the Bastard’

    SEATTLE — A hacker broke into an electronic roadwork sign early Wednesday morning in Seattle, replacing the normal traffic suggestion with a political message. The sign read, “Impeach the Bastard,” a reference to Congress’ impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. A viewer alerted Q13 News to the sign on 35th Avenue NE in the Bryant neighborhood and sent a picture. The Seattle Department of Transportation says the sign was rented to the contractor National Barricade. A spokesperson for National Barricade […]

  • Yearly ferry ridership expected to drop for first time in 12 years; changes proposed

    SEATTLE — Washington State Ferries ridership has dropped about 2 percent so far this year, with the first year-over-year drop in more than a decade expected. Ferry ridership is down about 700,000 passengers from this time last year, Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Spokesperson Ian Sterling said. Sterling predicts the ferries will see about 24 million total riders this year, down from the 25 million projected at the start of the year. There are a few reasons for the […]

  • Unfriendly guest: Moth spotted in western Washington is ‘bad news,’ scientists say

    WOODWAY, Wash. — Scientists are sweating after a new species of moth has been found for the first time in the United States, right here in our own backyard. Washington State Department of Agriculture workers found a Hokkaido Gypsy Moth in a trap in Woodway, Wash. late last month. The moth – a relative of the European Gypsy Moth – is the first of its kind ever found in the U.S., said Karla Salp, a spokesperson with the Department of […]

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    Popular ’10 Things I Hate About You’ movie night in Tacoma to scale back

    TACOMA – Attention movie lovers who bought tickets to the “10 Things I Hate About You” movie night in Tacoma: You’re going to have to re-buy your tickets. Pretty Gritty Tours in Tacoma said due to an “overwhelming response,”  the tour group needed to start the sale process over. “As safety is our number one concern, all parties involved have decided it would be best to lower the number of attendees in the Stadium Bowl,” the company said on their […]

  • Seattle could see more backyard cottages, mother-in-law units

    SEATTLE — More backyard cottages and mother-in-law units could be heading to Seattle, in a move proponents say will be good for people struggling to find affordable housing. A hearing examiner decided Monday that an environmental review of rule changes to backyard cottages and mother-in-laws was adequate. The ruling clears the way for changes in height, size and the number of people that can reside in the accessory-dwelling units. It also may pave the way for units at homes where […]

  • Some Washington industries, agriculture wary of more China tariffs

    OLYMPIA — China’s plan to raise tariffs in retaliation to U.S. tariffs has some growers and farmers in Washington state wringing their hands. Following Monday’s news of the tariffs, Q13 News reached out to a variety of agriculture groups in the state. The groups included the Washington Apple Commission, the Washington Potato Commission, the Washington Grain Commission and the shellfish industry, among others. Many said a variety of issues come from raising tariffs, including lost revenue. Chris Voigt of the […]

  • Parents, providers feel the pinch in state’s ‘child-care crisis’

    TACOMA, Wash. — Any parent can tell you good child-care is hard to find. But a child-care crunch in Washington is making any care – not just good care – tough. And finding a licensed provider to watch your infant? Sometimes, it feels impossible. Q13 News heard from parents who struggled to find care, talked with a major child-care advocacy group in the state and learned what steps lawmakers are taking to ease what many are calling a “child-care crisis.” […]

  • Auburn’s rich farming history still shines today, despite challenges

    AUBURN, Wash. — You may think of Auburn as little more than a Seattle suburb. But ask any longtime Washingtonian, and they’ll tell you it’s also known for its crunchy cucumbers, crisp lettuce and fragrant rhubarb. In fact, many will argue some of the best farming in the state sits on the west side of the Cascades. Rosella and Burr Mosby’s 350-acre farm rests on the fertile soil of the Auburn Valley. The first-generation farmers grow zucchini, cucumbers, leeks, beats, […]

  • Orca Pod-Cast Episode 1: The Last Generation of Southern Resident Orcas?

    We begin with a mother orca's 17-day "tour of grief." How J35's display captured the attention of the world as she pushed her dead calf for more than 1,000 miles. And how Q13 News' Simone Del Rosario began diving deeper into the plight of the iconic killer whales.

  • Too many elk? Some ranchers struggle as state works to find solutions

    SKAGIT COUNTY, Wash. — Drive the Cascade foothills from Monroe to the Canadian border and you could spot them. Elk. People passing through stop to take pictures of the massive herds. Admire their antlers, marvel at their haunches. But many in Snohomish and Skagit counties say the elk are a threat to a way of life. “It is compromising agriculture for 80 farms registered for elk damage from Sedro Woolley up to Concrete,” said Skagit River Ranch owner George Vojkovich. […]

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