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3 days ago

Legislature examines free community and technical college

Legislation making community and technical college tuition free for anyone who doesn't already have a bachelor's degree continues to work its way through the state legislature.

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3 days ago

Amazon may open bookstores by the hundreds

Amazon operates one bookstore in Seattle and five staffed pickup locations for textbooks at universities.

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4 days ago

House hearing decides its too difficult to prosecute police for shooting people

Some say existing laws make it impossible to hold law enforcement accountable for unjustifiable use of deadly force.

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4 days ago

Bill: sexual assault victims should be allowed permanent protection order against their attacker

Temporary protection orders last a maximum of two years, but sexual assault victims would be able to renew them.

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4 days ago

Washington House passes bill to reduce gender wage gap

Lawmakers opposed to the bill claim current civil right laws already serve protection against the gender wage gap, but advocates of the bill say the existing law doesn't do enough.

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4 days ago

Department of Ecology proposes a new fish consumption rule

In attempt to reduce and control toxics in the environment, the Department of Ecology has proposed a new rule.

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4 days ago

One injured after shooting on a metro bus in Seattle

Police have arrested one suspect and are searching for another in South Seattle after a bus shooting.

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4 days ago

Google to test self-driving cars in Kirkland, Washington

Google has a large campus in Kirkland, located about 12 miles east of Seattle.

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4 days ago

Number of uninsured people in Washington state cut in half

In states that did not expand Medicaid, the working poor who aren't insured at work have to choose between paying a federal fine or buying insurance they can't really afford.

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4 days ago

Lost snowboarder rescued after two days in the back country of Mt. Baker

The Edmonds 21-year-old didn't have a phone, food or water.

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4 days ago

Auction of Haggen’s core stores, postponed another week

Bidding for the Bellingham-based grocer’s last 33 stores, including the five in Whatcom County, will now take place on February 11th in New York.

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5 days ago

Local legislator Harriet Spanel passes away

The Iowa-born Senator was 77.

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5 days ago

Mistreatment of children under investigation after death of an infant

Everett Police are investigating whether other children have been mistreated after death of infant girl.

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5 days ago

Possible new school start time in discussion

Three students are advocating for later school start times due to research on teen sleep deprivation.

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5 days ago

Republican lawmakers military record is called into question

Questions are increasing for a Republican lawmaker whose claims about his military record are not adding up.

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5 days ago

Ferndale refuses to pay for new mayor’s family’s medical insurance bills

Ferndale's City Council voted against using tax payers money to pay for the new mayor's family medical insurance.

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5 days ago

Advocates want Chia’s death investigated by Federal government

Concerned advocates say that the death of the elephant, Chia, came too soon.

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5 days ago

Agreement that prevents logging near Oyster Dome Trails ends this year

DNR may be forced to log near the Oyster Dome Trail unless the legislative acts soon.

hiking trail

5 days ago

Pastor calls for improvement on trails in Kendall after death of teenager

A pastor hopes legislature will find money for improvement on trails in the Kendall area.

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5 days ago

Intalco workers won’t receive bonus for retiring early

Bonuses once offered by Alcoa for early retirement are no longer available for employees, at least for now.

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