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  • Starting Nov. 1, Amazon will raise its minimum wage to $15 for all US employees

    Amazon says it’s giving all its hourly employees a raise, just in time for the holidays. The company announced their new minimum wage will be $15 an hour across the country.

  • ‘My life was at risk:’ Woman on early morning run attacked in Seattle

    SEATTLE — A woman running around Green Lake early Friday morning says a man grabbed her from behind and groped her. Neighbors in the area heard her screams and quickly called police. She survived the attack but now wants to warn other runners in the area. Maria Ball runs in the Green Lake area all the time with the Green Lake Running Group. But this time she decided to run on her own. That’s when a strange man attacked her. Ball filed a report […]

  • Calls to King County sexual-assault hotline up 20 percent during Kavanaugh hearings

    RENTON, Wash. — The Brett Kavanaugh hearing has had a wide-spread impact on sexual assault victims across the country. In King County, calls from victims are on the rise and supporters say people are feeling  increasingly comfortable telling their stories. Dr. Christine Ford’s decision to speak up about an alleged assault by Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh has gripped the nation. Advocates say they’ve seen a dramatic increase in calls from sexual assault victims in King County. “Our calls to our 24-hour resource line are […]

  • Seattle woman says she was attacked by dog whose owners live in parked RV on street

    SEATTLE – – A small business owner in Seattle’s Sodo District says she was attacked by a dog whose owners are living in RVs parked near her store. She says it’s an ongoing problem and now she wants the city to do something about it. On Wednesday morning, there was another attack from a dog living in this RV with its owner, police said. The dog owner wouldn’t go on camera but the woman who was attacked on Friday says […]

  • Large-scale disaster drill to take place inside State Route 99 Tunnel Thursday

    SEATTLE — If you’re near the northbound side of the State Route 99 Tunnel on Thursday, you may see Seattle fire and police departments hard at work. Response crews will practice what to do if an accident happens inside the tunnel with cars and drivers trapped inside. The Washington State Department of Transportation says it spent a year and a half planning this exercise. Their goal: to learn as much as they can from it so that all agencies can […]

  • ‘She did so much for everyone’: Services held for Gabby, the mom killed by stray bullet in Burien

    SOUTH KING COUNTY, Wash.  — It was a day of remembrance for the family of 51-year-old Gabriela Reyes-Dominguez, who was shot and killed Wednesday while sitting at her desk at work. She was an innocent victim of a gang-related shooting in Burien. Gabriela’s family and friends say she was a pillar in their community, a family matriarch and, on Friday, they just want to honor the woman who was taken from them much to soon. “She did so much for […]

  • Shelton police investigating two attempted kidnappings of young girls

    SHELTON, Wash. – Police are investigating two attempted kidnappings in Shelton on Tuesday afternoon. Shelton police chief Darrin Moody said the suspect in the first attempted kidnapping was a white man who is about 30 years old. He was skinny, and wearing an orange cap. Police said the description was somewhat different in the second incident, but there were similarities. In that case, the suspect was described as white or Hispanic and wearing a long-sleeve white/blue plaid shirt. He had […]

  • Alaskan Way Viaduct will permanently shut down on Jan. 11, officials announce

    SEATTLE — State transportation officials announced Monday that the Alaskan Way Viaduct will close beginning on January 11. Transportation officials say they wanted to avoid tying up traffic just before the holiday season so they decided to not close SR 99 but want people to get prepared now for traffic delays. “We’ve decided that an early 2019 date is going to be best for the City of Seattle and the community at large,” said Brian Nielsen, Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement […]

  • Bezos: Mary’s Place shelter is model for other partnerships in his $2B effort against homelessness

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he’ll spend $2 billion to fight homelessness and open up more preschools. Bezos made the announcement Thursday on Twitter.

  • Local hurricane relief efforts underway in preparation for Hurricane Florence

    FIFE, Wash. — As Hurrricane Florence barrels towards the East Coast, some local organizations are doing what they can to help with relief efforts. Groups like Bloodworks Northwest and World Vision USA are sending as much as they can to hurricane evacuees. They’re sending food and diapers and sending personal items like  shampoo and toothpaste to help people get their lives back on track. With nearly 2 million people evacuating the Carolinas and Virginia to escape Hurricane Florence, local relief organizations […]

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