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  • Seattle’s Ride the Ducks highlights safety measures after tragic duck boat accident in Missouri

    SEATTLE — Ride the Ducks Seattle had no shortage of riders on Friday, a day after furious waves capsized a similar amphibious tour boat in a Missouri lake. Seventeen people are dead, including nine members of one family. “It makes me wonder how these things are maintained, whose looking at it and who is piloting those boats,” Arlington resident Ken Levesque said. The deadly Ride the Ducks 2015 crash on the Aurora Bridge in Seattle and Thursday’s Ride the Ducks […]

  • 2 riders on motorcycle killed in crash while fleeing attempted police traffic stop

    TACOMA, Wash. — A motorcycle carrying two riders sped away from a Pierce County deputy who attempted to make a traffic stop and then crashed into two vehicles Thursday, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said. Both men were killed. A sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop at 72nd and Golden Given, when the motorcycle fled southbound on Golden Given “at a high rate of speed,” the sheriff’s department tweeted. The driver “then went through 4 way intersection & struck two […]

  • Crime rate rose 103% in a two city block radius of tiny-home village in north Seattle, according to data

    On any given day, Licton Springs Village houses 60 homeless people. It’s the only city-sanctioned homeless encampment that’s low barrier, meaning it allows people to stay there even if they are using drugs and alcohol.

  • National transportation leaders brainstorming ways to stop the rise in drugged driving

    BURIEN, Wash. — Campaigns against drinking and driving have made the practice socially unacceptable. But when it comes to certain drugs, experts say, we have a lot of catching up to do. “The thing that’s the scariest is that people who are impaired with THC in their blood think they drive better,” said Heiki King, deputy administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It’s a myth many believe, especially among young people, according to a survey done by the […]

  • Washington’s electoral system boosting firewalls, bringing in cyber security to prevent hacks

    SEATTLE — In the wake of federal indictments accusing 12 Russian agents of meddling in the 2016 election, efforts are underway to strengthen the electoral system in Washington state. U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein also said Friday the  Russian spies stole U.S. voter information of 500,000 Americans — all in Illinois. Here in Washington, the process of strengthening the electoral system is underway. Secretary of State Kim Wyman says cyber experts with the National Guard will be coming in to […]

  • Kingdom Hall destroyed by second arson fire; $6,000 reward offered to help solve

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — A Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Olympia damaged by fire in March by an arsonist — goes up in flames again. Olympia Police say the blaze that destroyed the place of worship on July 3rd was — again — deliberately set. In the past four months the congregation has been targeted multiple times: In Yelm, a Kingdom Hall was shot at. Fires were set at Kingdom Halls in Tumwater and Olympia in March and last week’s fire […]

  • Local woman is impetus behind legislation in Congress to increase access to rape kits

    SEATTLE — Victims of sexual assault are told to rush and get a rape kit so that law enforcement will have the evidence to help get justice. But oftentimes, according to rape survivors, there are hurdles in getting that rape kit and medical care quickly after an assault. One Seattle woman’s harrowing experience has now become motivation to change things nationwide. “I think worse in some way than my perpetrator never being held to account is the way I was […]

  • Police chief candidate Best interviewed by community commission

    SEATTLE — Interim Police Chief Carmen Best usually talks about policies, but at a meeting on Wednesday it got personal. “My work ethic has never been in question. I am the oldest of four children, so if that means anything,” Best said. What was happening in the Community Police Commission meeting sounded like a job interview. “I feel like I’ve worked my whole career to be right here where we are right now,” Best said. Earlier, the mayor’s office got an earful […]

  • Seattle officials say details still pending on council member’s proposal to buy, set up safe injection van

    SEATTLE — About a month ago, one Seattle City Council Member promoted the idea of buying a van to use as a safe injection site. Council member Teresa Mosqueda directed the Seattle Department of Human Services to look into purchasing the van for about $350,000. She suggested the van be purchased sometime in mid-July. Q13 News reached out to Mosqueda and her spokesperson Dana Robinson Slote multiple times over the last couple of weeks, asking for details on how things are […]

  • Seattle denies Jewish cemetery’s $200,000 claim to pay up for damage caused by RV campers

    The city of Seattle has denied a $200,000 claim filed by a Jewish cemetery that has been cleaning up trash, needles, human feces left behind by RV campers.