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  • Northbound I-5 from West Seattle Bridge through Seattle CLOSED for the weekend

    This weekend, the Washington State Department of Transportation is planning a full closure of portions of northbound Interstate 5 from the West Seattle bridge through downtown for major repair work.

  • NTSB holds hearing on deadly Amtrak train derailment near DuPont

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) began the first of two days of hearings on the safety of Amtrak. It comes about seven months after the deadly train derailment of Amtrak Cascades 501 that killed three people and injured dozens near DuPont. The train was travelling 78 mph through a 30 mph corridor along the route. The NTSB also continues to piece together the causes of last year’s train crashes here and in Cayce, South Carolina, that killed two people. […]

  • Washington’s foster care system in need of families

    The foster care system in our state is under stress. According to the nonprofit organization Partners for Our Children, there are more than 9,000 kids in foster care in Washington. That’s a 22 percent increase from 2012. At the same time, the number of foster care families willing to open their homes isn’t keeping up. During a spring day in late May, several foster families attended a special event during a Seattle Mariners game. The event, called “We are Family […]

  • US House approves bill that would allow the killing of sea lions in the Columbia River

    SEATTLE — The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that supports the lethal removal of sea lions in the Columbia River. Representatives on both sides of the aisle said something needed to be done to protect native fish, including steelhead and salmon. The debate on how to get rid of California and Steller sea lion species in the Columbia River has been going on for more than a decade. But the House on Tuesday made a last-resort […]

  • Seattle apartment owners offer freebies to fill apartments

    If you are searching for an apartment to rent in Seattle, now may be the time to do it.

  • With Lake Union becoming more crowded, new buoys installed to mark seaplane runway

    SEATTLE — Some say the seaplanes that take off and land from Lake Union are a big part of what Seattle is all about. “The float planes are a nostalgia of Seattle. You can’t take away the float plane. It`s a big part of the city,” said James Baker, general manager of Seattle Boat Company. “I’ve grown up here and this lake is busier and busier every year and the boats get bigger and all of that,” said Baker. But […]

  • Family, Seattle settle lawsuit for $13 million over deadly DUI crash

    SEATTLE — It was five years ago when the lives of a family were changed forever. Back in 2013 a mother, her 10-day-old son and her in-laws were hit by a drunken driver in Seattle’s Wedgwood neighborhood. On Tuesday, the Schulte family and the city of Seattle announced they have settled a lawsuit out of court for $13 million — $6.5 million coming from the city, and the rest coming from the city’s insurance carriers. “I don`t think I’ve ever […]

  • Industrial hemp being used to build home in Bellingham

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. — If you’re thinking of remodeling your home, using hemp likely didn’t come to mind. However, a company remodeling a home in Bellingham is hoping to change minds, by using what’s called “hempcrete.” The use of industrial hemp actually dates back to Roman times, when builders would use the strain of Cannabis sativa, a flowering plant, to build. This particular strain of hemp requires it to be grown outdoors and is longer than a different version that is […]

  • Washington mulls whether to legalize sports gambling

    SEATTLE – The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting. A decision Monday struck down a 1992 law prohibiting most states from allowing gambling on sports. The court ruled that the law violated the state’s rights to control their own policies. Five states closely watching the decision already have laws on the books to allow sports betting in the coming weeks: Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Delaware may also move […]

  • Colman Dock construction ramping up for the summer

    SEATTLE — If you plan to take the ferry from Seattle to either Bremerton or Bainbridge Island, be prepared for more construction at Colman Dock. The changes are expected to ramp up in a couple of weeks and into the summer. According to officials, the construction will affect both passengers who walk onto the ferry as well as drivers. “We are replacing the dock and the building, and making a brand new facility that will be much better equipped during […]