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  • First election using online voting is in King County

    SEATTLE– Voters in King County are taking part in the first election in the country to allow online voting. It’s part of a pilot program for the King Conservation District to expand voting access to their election by offering a mobile ballot option, via mobile phone or touch screen device. The King Conservation District, which promotes sustainable uses of natural resources, is currently holding its board elections. Officials say they saw the online option as a way to promote conservation […]

  • City of Seattle works to fix pothole problems caused by winter weather

    SEATTLE — Crews have been working hard to fix the damage to our local roads caused by winter weather. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) says they always see a spike in reports of potholes during the winter months. “Winter weather poses a very big challenge for our roads and our road maintenance crews, and it’s an ongoing challenge to keep them fixed,” said Ethan Bergerson, spokesperson for Seattle DOT. “When it’s raining like this, water can seep into the […]

  • Starbucks launches new sustainability plan

    SEATTLE– Starbucks chief executive officer Kevin Johnson has announced a commitment to cut the company’s carbon, water and waste in half by 2030. The plan was shared on Tuesday in a letter to the public. “As we approach the 50th anniversary of Starbucks in 2021, we are looking ahead with a heightened sense of urgency and conviction that we must challenge ourselves, think bigger and do much more in partnership with others to take care of the planet we share,” said […]

  • Firefighter severely burned in Twisp fire reaches $5 million settlement

    A severely burned firefighter in the deadly Twisp wildfire has reached a $5 million settlement.

  • Washington state bill aims to fight digitally altered photos in ads

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — A new bill introduced in Olympia would require all advertisers to notify consumers when a photo has been digitally altered. Rep. Gina Mosbrucker hopes to help teens and young adults combat negative self-esteem and body image with this bill. House Bill 2142, the “Beautiful You” bill, specifies that any advertisement using a photograph that has been digitally altered to change the physical characteristics of a person’s face or body be posted with a written notification to the […]

  • Seattle, Green Bay mayors make friendly wager over Seahawks-Packers game

    SEATTLE — Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan has accepted a friendly wager with Green Bay’s mayor over Sunday’s playoff game that will benefit local communities. The Seahawks will take on the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Lambeau Field for an NFC divisional round playoff game. The Win-Win Challenge encourages both playoff communities to give back to their respective cities through community service. No matter which team wins, Mayor Durkan and her staff will volunteer at Concord Elementary in South Park […]

  • Harborstone and Junior Achievement program teaches students to save big

    SEATTLE– Harborstone Credit Union and Junior Achievement of Washington have teamed up to help students learn about the importance of building savings early on in life. Harborstone has a program where students going through the Junior Achievement program can open a savings account. If they contribute $10 a month, Harborstone will match with $20 a month at certain points during the year. The program is available to every student who goes through the Junior Achievement Finance Park in Auburn. It’s […]

  • USO Northwest offers free gift wrapping at Sea-Tac Airport

    SEATTLE — Volunteers at Sea-Tac Airport are making life a little more merry for holiday travelers. Each year, USO Northwest’s volunteers and Sea-Tac International Airport provide complimentary gift-wrapping inside the concourse for departing passengers after they go through the TSA security checkpoint. Matt Sult, USO Northwest’s Sea-Tac Center manager, says folks are already stressed enough without the thought of having to get a wrapped gift through security. “Our USO volunteers will happily provide gift wrapping for your gift for your […]

  • Pasado’s Safe Haven delivers holiday cheer to local animals

    EVERETT — Hundreds of local pets will have a happier holiday this year thanks to Pasado’s Safe Haven. The non-profit visited the VOAWW Everett Food Bank to bring holiday treats, toys and dog sweaters to low-income and homeless families. They distributed over 2,000 pounds of food and helped 125 dogs and cats. For the past 17 years, Pasado’s has hosted an annual “Home for the Howlidays” event. Staff and volunteers go to communities needing a little extra help during the […]

  • Kenmore man donates more than 7,900 pairs of socks to Q13 Season of Giving Sock Drive

    Michael Taylor, aka “Mr. Socks," has made it his mission to make the world a little better, one pair of socks at a time.

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