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  • In-N-Out Burger plans to open less than an hour from Washington

    SEATTLE – In-N-Out Burger is creeping ever closer to Western Washington. The Oregonian reported that a representative for the California-based chain told the Keizer, Ore., city council on Monday that In-N-Out plans to open a restaurant there in the near future. So, how far is Keizer? It’s only 50 miles from the Oregon-Washington border. In good traffic it’s: About an hour from Vancouver 2:20 from Olympia 3 hours from Tacoma 3:30 from Seattle. The rep told the city council that […]

  • Kent food company recalls ‘Homestyle Meatloaf’

    Kent-based Taylor Farms Northwest, LLC, is recalling about 62 pounds of ready-to-eat meatloaf products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

  • Submit your weather photos — and M.J. may use them on TV!

    Meteorologist M.J. McDermott wants to see your weather photos and show them on Q13 News This Morning! Please attach your photo below, and include your first name and where you live in the description of the photo. Please submit your photo only ONCE! It will not appear in the gallery until it is approved by Q13 News producers. By submitting a photo, you’re allowing KCPQ, our Tribune Media sister stations and distribution partners permission to use the media on all platforms […]

  • Man steals 80-foot yacht, rams other boats in South Lake Union

    A man stole an 80-foot yacht from South Lake Union and hit other boats early Tuesday morning as he attempted to escape police.

  • You could breathe in more than 8 cigarettes worth of bad air today

    KENT, Wash. — Even if you’ve never smoked a cigarette in your life, chances are you’re feeling a bit like a smoker today. Because in a way, you are. Air quality in the Pacific Northwest has reached some of its worst levels ever.  Air quality alerts are in effect for Washington state through at least Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. In an effort to see just how harmful bad air quality is to your health, developers created an app […]

  • Smoky skies, poor air from wildfires return to Northwest

    Poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region, forecasters and regulators said.

  • More controlled burns likely in Washington in effort to curb wildfires

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — More fires could be coming to Washington. But don’t worry. Unlike the more than 1,100 wildfires that have dotted the state so far this year, they will be purposeful and controlled, state officials said. Late last week, Sen. Maria Cantwell, the top Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, unveiled a bipartisan plan to give federal funding to preventing wildfires. The plan focuses on “science-driven approaches,” her office said, that would include more controlled burning […]

  • You don’t have to wait to donate blood after you get a tattoo

    SEATTLE – The Seattle Center played host to the Seattle Tattoo Expo over the weekend. Bloodworks Northwest was on hand to make sure people know you no longer need to wait 12 months after getting a tattoo to be able to donate blood in the state of Washington.

  • VIDEO: Build a DIY home air purifier for about $20

    Meteorologist Katie Boer explains how researchers from the University of Michigan came up with this easy life hack that can reduce 90% allergens inside your home.

  • Acid spill reported at Muckleshoot Health and Wellness Center

    AUBURN, Wash. — Nobody was hurt after an acid spill Monday at the Muckleshoot Health and Wellness Center. According to Skyway firefighters, hazmat crews were called around 8:00 a.m. to the report of hazardous materials. A HazMat team entered the building and discovered an acid spill. Crews said they were able to neutralize the spill and were going through the decontamination process. Crews said the building would soon be turned over to staff of the wellness center.