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  • Man walking on SR 512 killed by truck, troopers say

    PUYALLUP, Wash. — A truck hit and killed a man walking on State Route 512 early Friday morning near Puyallup, state troopers say. The pickup was headed eastbound on SR-512 when it struck the man walking east of Canyon Road. Washington State Patrol troopers say the driver of the pickup was not injured. The age of the victim was not immediately known. Update: male pedestrian was walking in left lane when he was struck by the white pickup truck. Driver […]

  • Seattle’s mayor: Lenin statue needs to come down

    SEATTLE — Seattle’s mayor wants Fremont’s privately owned Lenin statue taken down, likening it to Confederate monuments as a symbol of “hate, racism and violence.” A day after a small group led by conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec called for the statue’s removal, Mayor Ed Murray agreed it should be taken from its spot in the Seattle neighborhood. “In the last few days, Seattleites have expressed concerns and frustration over symbols of hate, racism and violence that exist in our city. […]

  • First but not last? Lawsuit filed against Seattle’s tax on high income earners

    SEATTLE — Attorneys have filed the first of many possible lawsuits against Seattle’s plan to tax high income earners, the city attorney’s office confirmed Friday. Attorneys filed a lawsuit on behalf of investment manager Michael Kunath on July 14, just minutes after Mayor Ed Murray signed the ordinance with little fanfare. The suit alleges the city’s plan to levy a 2.25 percent tax on all income over $250,000 breaks state law prohibiting cities from collecting taxes on net income. Both […]

  • No scaredy cats here! Chehalis kitties hit the sled hill, hiking trails

    CHEHALIS, Wash. — Turns out the coolest cats in town are just that. Cats. Meet Weston and Ellinore. These six-month old Chehalis cats have a taste for adventure. Not afraid to jump in the snow or lead the way on a hike, they recently rose to fame when a video of Weston sledding with his owner Jesse Smith garnered more than 2 million views on YouTube. Smith, a professional photographer, told Q13 News that unlike some housecats, Ellinore and Weston have […]

  • Q13 News photographer captures amazing, rare skateboard trick

    A Q13 News photographer managed to capture a rare feat Monday evening. But, unless you're somewhat of a skateboarder, you might have missed it.

  • It is GAME DAY – And these are the 5 things you NEED to know!

    SEATTLE — No 12s, you’re not dreaming. The time for football is now. The Denver Broncos — minus Peyton Manning — arrive in Seattle on Friday to take on the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Yes, that’s right. We’re talking tailgating. We’re talking interceptions. We’re talking hard hits… hopefully hard enough to take the sting out of last year’s Super Bowl loss. We’re talking football. Football, football, football. It’s not the regular season, but it’s a start. We’ve waited 194 days for our […]

  • Not to be outdone… #WrinkleWednesday gives other Sounders FC dogs a run for their money

    SEATTLE — A few weeks ago, we told you that Seattle Sounders FC defender Brad Evans’ dog Coto is the undisputed champ of the MLS soccer dog world. NOT. SO. FAST. There’s some new dogs in town, Sounders fans. Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei’s miniature shar peis, Cloi and Nala, definitely give Coto a run for his money. Why, you ask? One word: #WrinkleWednesday. Otherwise known as the cutest thing this side of the Premier League. #WrinkleWednesday pic.twitter.com/xb3Jk4ZIqL — Stefan Frei (@Stefan24Frei) […]

  • Rocking in the Rain: Capitol Hill Block Party Day 1 (PHOTOS)

    SEATTLE — What is it with festivals and rain this year? Sasquatch and now Block Party. Did you know the last weekend in July is historically the driest weekend of the year in Seattle? But for those out Friday night, sipping on overpriced tall boys and listening to the crunchy sounds coming from all corners of Pike and Broadway, dry was not on the mind. Did it dampen our spirits, though? Heck no! In fact, during Built to Spill’s set as […]

  • The REAL star of Sounders FC’s Brad Evans’ home walks on all fours

    SEATTLE — It’s no secret that Seattle Sounders FC Defender Brad Evans lives a pretty, pretty good life. Star of a Major League Soccer team. Starting player on the U.S. Men’s National Team. Thirty years young. Fit. A loving wife and a gorgeous home in Kirkland. It’s easy to think Evans has it made. Game day in San Antonio! 7:30pm Fox Sports 1 #USAvMEX #nike #isiphotos A post shared by brad evans (@bradrevans) on Apr 15, 2015 at 10:31am PDT   But one doesn’t […]

  • As nation celebrates ruling, a Seattle Pride first flies on the Sound

    SEATTLE — Pride weekend in Seattle is a city-wide affair. From coffee shops to libraries, street corners to Q13 FOX News This Morning TV sets, the question is simple: “What are you doing for Pride?” No description of what Pride is, what it means to the city. A question as important and annual as “What are you doing for the 4th?” It seems a bit odd, then, to learn that for the first time in Pride’s 41-year history in Seattle, […]