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Fentanyl overdose deaths spiked in Washington in 2020; 2021-02-19 15:19:31Washington public health officials are raising the alarm to a spike in overdose deaths in 2020.

Tree Swenson, executive director of Hugo House, resigns 2021-02-19 12:29:31The resignation comes after more than 200 writers, members and teachers signed an open letter to the nonprofit's board raising internal issues such a

King County begins mailing out property tax bills; 2021-02-18 14:50:32Due to voter-approved special levies, some areas of King County will see increases as high as 18%.

Canada makes border exemption for Point Roberts residents; 2021-02-18 12:22:14The 4.8-square-mile exclave is only accessible by land through Canada.

Seattle firefighter charged in connection with threatening Councilmember 2021-02-17 20:38:03King County prosecutors on Wednesday filed charges against the Seattle firefighter accused of sending threats to Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Saw

Surprise! Endangered L pod welcomes new orca calf; 2021-02-17 18:03:26L-86, also known as Surprise! by researchers, recently gave birth to a new baby calf.

Street parking rates to increase in some Seattle 2021-02-17 16:34:02Some Seattleites may notice their parking bill begin to increase starting Wednesday, Feb. 17

New 'ShakeAlert' earthquake warning system to launch in 2021-02-17 12:43:53Washingtonians will soon have a new earthquake tool to prepare for shaking.

Washington lawmakers pass amended drug decriminalization bill out 2021-02-16 16:56:38A bill to decriminalize personal use amounts of drugs cleared its first legislative hurdle.

Hugo House writers, teachers call on executive director 2021-02-16 14:28:48Prominent writers have publicly called for the resignation of Executive Director Tree Swenson.

Temperatures to rise this week in Seattle area; 2021-02-15 11:10:40Temperatures are expected to rise in the Seattle area throughout the week.

Report: These car, truck models have the highest 2021-02-15 08:55:15When buying a car, leverage helps. The ultimate leverage to have as a buyer strolling onto a lot in Seattle is a manufacture desperate to clear the in

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Versatile opposite hitter Samantha Drechsel leads UW volleyball New! 2021-02-24 19:53:29The senior, who played her first season at Maryland before coming back home, leads the Huskies in kills, and also returns serves.

Filmore leads NC A&T over NC Central 79-63 New! 2021-02-24 19:48:47DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Webster Filmore recorded 12 points and 14 rebounds to lead North Carolina A&T to a 79-63 win over North Carolina Central

Colton scores in NHL debut, Lightning beat Hurricanes New! 2021-02-24 19:48:40TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ross Colton scored in his NHL debut and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 25 saves in the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 3-0 victory over

Official injured after buzzer of Rutgers-Michigan State game New! 2021-02-24 19:32:43EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Official Angie Enlund was hurt at the end of the Rutgers-Michigan State women’s basketball game Wednesday and t

Athletics trade outfielder Dustin Fowler to Pirates for New! 2021-02-24 19:31:43OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two days after being designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics, outfielder Dustin Fowler was traded Wednesday to

Holmes lifts St. Bonaventure over Davidson 56-53 New! 2021-02-24 19:31:15DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Jaren Holmes registered 16 points as St. Bonaventure edged past Davidson 56-53 on Wednesday. Dominick Welch had 15 points

Australia passes law forcing Facebook, Google to pay New! 2021-02-24 19:31:00Australia’s parliament has passed a world-first law to force digital giants such as Facebook and Google to pay publishers for news content &mda

GOP rallies solidly against Democrats’ virus relief package New! 2021-02-24 19:28:16WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rallied solidly Wednesday against Democrats’ proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as lawmakers awaite

Clemson, Swinney face major offensive changes this spring New! 2021-02-24 19:27:45COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Don’t tell Clemson coach Dabo Swinney he has anything to worry about without offensive stars and team leaders in qua

Lott, Taylor lift Marquette women past No. 24 New! 2021-02-24 19:27:43CHICAGO (AP) — Selena Lott scored 25 points, Camryn Taylor added 20, combining for 37 in the second half, and Marquette defeated DePaul 85-71 on

Cele scores 20 to carry Southern over Alabama New! 2021-02-24 19:25:51BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Samkelo Cele had 20 points as Southern topped Alabama A&M 73-57 on Wednesday. Jayden Saddler had 19 points and eight

NASA sent a secret message to Mars. Meet New! 2021-02-24 19:25:00A science-minded team of father and son collaborated to decode a NASA engineer's message on the Perseverence parachute that helped guide the rover to

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Gov. Jay Inslee praises Spokane&#39;s in-person classes after 2021-02-24 00:32:26<p><p>Gov. Jay Inslee found what he was looking for on Tuesday: confirmation.</p></p><p><p>During a 2-hour visit t

Jury orders Alaska Airlines to pay $3.2 million 2021-02-24 00:32:26<p><p>A jury ordered Alaska Airlines on Monday to pay $3.2 million to the family of a disabled Spokane woman who fell down an escalator at

Police investigating death of West Central woman who 2021-02-24 00:32:26<p><p>Police are investigating the apparently violent death of a woman who had just won a large jackpot and had been struggling to get a m

Shawn Vestal: Police contract better, but remains far 2021-02-24 00:32:26<p><p><em>“The police ombudsman and any employee of the OPO must, at all times, be totally independent. Any findings, recommen

Yakima Herald-Republic building goes up for sale. Paper 2021-02-24 00:32:26<p><p>The Seattle Times Co. announced Tuesday that it is putting the Yakima Herald-Republic building up for sale and printing the paper in

‘We are rolling over’: Inquiry into Bering Sea 2021-02-24 00:32:26<p><p>Through the buzz of airwave static, a voice can be heard giving coordinates in the Gulf of Alaska. Then four chilling words: “

In-person school for young Seattle kids won’t begin 2021-02-24 00:32:26<p><p>Still locked in negotiations with its teachers union, Seattle Public Schools announced Monday that in-person instruction for pre-K t

Their daughters&#39; rare disease brought two dads together. 2021-02-24 00:32:26<p><p>The two fathers had never met in person, but that didn’t matter. They knew each other well. The confusion, the worry, the frus

Racial disparities prompt calls to repeal King County’s 2021-02-24 00:32:26<p><p>In the fall of 2019, a white man spat on Edwin Lindo while he was riding his bicycle with a friend around Mercer Island.</p>&l

County leaders speak out against Simpson&#39;s proposal 2021-02-24 00:32:26<p><p>ASOTIN – Five southeastern Washington counties are “pushing back” against an Idaho congressman’s proposal to

Idaho could soon offer compensation for wrongful convictions 2021-02-24 00:32:26<p><p>BOISE – More than 20 years ago, Chris Tapp was sentenced to life in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. On Tuesday, he

DEA investigation leads to seizure of 5,000 fentanyl 2021-02-24 00:32:26<p><p>BELLINGHAM – A DEA undercover investigation led to the arrest and indictment of three Whatcom County men Tuesday, and the seiz

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Where does Washington stand with COVID vaccines? It 2021-02-23 19:54:10Washington is one of the best states in the country when it comes to administering the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new report. Becker’s Hos

Thurston County reports 28 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday 2021-02-23 19:10:25Thurston County reported 28 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths Tuesday as transmission rates continue to decline. The added cases brings th

Raise minimum wage to $15 — or $10 2021-02-23 16:13:34As Democrats debate including a $15 federal minimum wage hike in President Joe Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, sena

Washington Gov. Inslee’s ‘clean buildings’ proposal stalled in 2021-02-23 14:14:22A bill aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions from homes and commercial buildings in Washington state stalled ahead of a Monday deadline for lawmak

Lacey police respond to multiple assaults at Saint 2021-02-23 13:24:41A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault after a fight at Saint Martin’s University Monday night, according to Lacey police. The m

Why is the panhandle not part of Washington 2021-02-23 12:13:56This story is part of the Idaho Statesman’s Curious Idaho series that ran in 2018. It answers questions submitted by readers. Readers asked: Why

Ted Cruz on leaked Cancun trip texts: ‘Here’s 2021-02-23 11:12:16Sen. Ted Cruz offered a new response to the criticism and backlash following his trip to Cancun, Mexico, last week during Texas’ power crisis. C

Lindsey Graham has ‘never felt better’ about Trump 2021-02-23 10:29:44Sen. Lindsey Graham says he’s “never felt better” about former President Donald Trump leading the GOP. Graham, a Republican from Sou

New Shelton YMCA is set to open March 2021-02-23 08:45:00The Shelton Family YMCA is set to open March 1 at 3101 N. Shelton Springs Road, the organization announced. The new location will open for use followi

Deaths for Feb. 23 2021-02-23 08:45:00Mallory, Jerald, 79, Olympia, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at home. McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Shelton, 360-426-4803. Mill

COVID-19 outbreak at Thurston County jail improves, status 2021-02-23 08:45:00The second COVID-19 outbreak at the Thurston County jail may officially come to a close this week as no new cases have occurred since Jan. 28. Thursto

WA Supreme Court throws out think tank’s attack 2021-02-23 08:00:00The Freedom Foundation failed to meet a deadline in several campaign finance lawsuits it brought against unions, the Washington State Supreme Court ru