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  • Darrington lumber mill hopes state will release more public lands to harvest timber

    DARRINGTON, Wash. – The wood supply processed at Hampton Lumber Mills in Darrington will end up at many of our local hardware stores. “This sawmill here today is by far the largest employer in Darrington,” CEO Steve Zika said. For Hampton Lumber, land is the most important economic opportunity, and Zika says they need more of it to survive. “We are sustainable, we are good stewards of the land,” Zika said. Washington’s Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz does not […]

  • Popular restaurant says it’s unfairly impacted by Seattle’s new hotel regulations

    SEATTLE – A well-known restaurant, 13 Coins, says a new set of Seattle policies aimed to protect hotel workers is unfairly targeting small businesses that are not in the hotel industry. “We’ve been a restaurant in Seattle for 53 years and somehow we are impacted by an initiative that has very little do with us,” Mike Hursh with 13 Coins said. The Seattle City Council unanimously approved four measures giving hotel workers more rights and protections. Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda strongly […]

  • Local case of 18 year old charged with raping an 11 year old girl raises concerns over how parents can monitor social media platforms

    SEATAC – If your child is old enough to care about social media the latest story about an 18 year old raping an 11 year-old girl after meeting on Snapchat should be a wake up call. Police say Jay Nova used the ‘shout out’ feature on Snapchat to get her attention. Soon text messages and phone calls followed and the two agreed to meet at the 11 year old’s Seatac home. Snapchat telling Q13 News you have to be 13 […]

  • Sister of teen shot and killed in Tacoma relieved over multiple arrests in her brother’s case

    TACOMA, Wash. —  The sister of Jamone Pratt says she is relieved that police have made several arrests in her brother’s murder. It is a big development that family members have been waiting for since July when the 16-year-old was shot and killed. Pratt fought for his life at the hospital for more than 5 hours, but in the end he died from his gunshot wounds, leaving a devastated mother and sister. Pratt was shot in broad daylight on a […]

  • New buildings and new tech welcome Washington students back to school

    SNOQUALMIE VALLEY – Many students across Puget Sound are starting off a new school year in a new space. “Personally it’s amazing, it’s crazy,” student Parker Wutherich said. Because the brand new Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie Valley feels more like a college campus. “All of our system is integrated, whether it’s the cameras or the fire alarm,” Assistant Superintendent of Snoqualmie Valley School District Ryan Stokes said. Most of the furniture is on wheels so they can use […]

  • Washington State Fair opens Friday with all the food, rides and extra security

    Fairgrounds open on Friday at 10:30 a.m.

  • Washington schools not giving students enough time to eat lunch, report finds

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – A new state audit reveals that many schools are not giving young students enough time to eat lunch. State investigators visited and observed 31 elementary schools across Washington state in the 2018-2019 school year. They are schools in urban and rural areas, and the report says the findings are broadly applicable to parents and school administrators across all 295 school districts in our state. Every parent knows how hard it is to get kids to eat healthy […]

  • What does Oklahoma’s landmark ruling against drugmaker mean for Washington state?

    EVERETT, Wash. — With Monday’s landmark ruling against Johnson & Johnson by a judge in Oklahoma, people on the frontlines in Washington state are weighing in. A judge ordered the company to pay $572 million. The decision found the company liable, saying the drugmaker helped cause the opioid epidemic. Oklahoma’s Attorney General alleged that Johnson & Johnson created a public nuisance by spreading misinformation to doctors and the public. They claim the company used deceptive and aggressive marketing of the […]

  • Judge orders accused Capital One hacker to remain in custody

    The alleged Capital One hacker Paige Thompson will remain in the same situation her attorney fought to get her out of.

  • Close friends of Tom Wales hopeful for justice after possible break in the cold case

    “We’ve been waiting for 18 years for something to break."

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