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5-8 inches of snow could hit Seattle this 2019-02-07 09:39:20Get outside while you can. Thursday was expected to be the last full day of clear weather this week before another snow storm moves in -- and it's c

Brrr! Seattle gets winter cold out of British 2019-02-06 18:04:25The Fraser River sends arctic air and high winds into Puget Sound lowlands and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. The "Mighty Fraser" and "Mig

Report: Howard Schultz put millions into controversial for-profit 2019-02-06 16:26:15A controversial investment: Ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, pondering a run for President, put millions into a for-profit university that overcharged

100 years ago today: Seattle's General Strike began 2019-02-06 14:54:00General strikes, which call for workers across the board to stop work in protest, are not common in the U.S. But Seattle made history 100 years ago to

Ice, snow linger in Washington with frigid overnight 2019-02-06 10:00:04Commuters once again faced icy roads Wednesday morning as temperatures dipped to the teens and low 20s overnight around Puget Sound. Highs barely cli

Trump confronts critical audience, including Washington's 'Gentle Ladies' 2019-02-05 23:21:14President Donald Trump, in his second State of the Union speech, for the first time faced an audience the majority of which was not on his team. The

More than 22,000 trips were taken in the 2019-02-05 20:39:14Though more than 100,000 folks got a taste of walking, running and biking the new tunnel (as well as bidding an official farewell to viaduct), that wa

Seattle to stay cold Tuesday night, more snow 2019-02-05 19:16:21As Seattle slid around on icy streets and sidewalks in the wake of Monday's snow, another storm system was bearing south from Canada, possibly bringi

Howard Schultz, man of the people, doesn't like 2019-02-05 12:03:17Howard Schultz has not had the most successful run at running for presidency so far. And his latest comments both do and don't feel like a break from

Connelly: Several polls show Trump approval rating around 2019-02-05 11:00:05President Donald Trump hung on to his base of support, but got a majority thumbs down job approval rating in national surveys taken on the eve of

Where there's snow, there's black ice: Slippery roads 2019-02-05 09:35:59Temperatures in the low 20s and teens kept Monday's snow around Tuesday, causing school closures and a slippery commute. Seattle Public Schools, Bel

Seattleites romp and relax through Monday's snow day 2019-02-04 18:43:28In the past seven years, Seattle Public Schools has only had two snow days: One in 2017, and one on February 4, 2019. So yeah, Seattleites were determ

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Arizona disputes closing care unit where patient was 2019-02-08 13:36:03PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is contesting a long-term care facility’s decision to shut down the unit where an incapacitated woman was raped and

FDA wants new meetings with Juul, Altria on 2019-02-08 13:30:27WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration is questioning whether electronic cigarette maker Juul and its new partner Altria

Going green: States would get free hand under 2019-02-08 13:13:09A U.S. senator from Oregon has proposed legislation that would give states a free hand to allow legal marijuana markets without the threat of federal

Homeless man dies from exposure; service providers prepare 2019-02-08 13:07:58Forecasts for severe winter storms in the Seattle area prompt the opening of more emergency homeless-shelters beds and outreach to the city's hundred

Democrats walk out as plan to alter redistricting 2019-02-08 12:59:06BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three Democrats on a House panel considering a change to the Idaho Constitution involving redistricting walked out in protes

Idaho’s individual income tax revenues lower than expected 2019-02-08 12:56:13BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s tax revenues continued to lag behind forecasts last month, coming in nearly 22 percent lower than expected. Ta

Podcast: Howard Schultz’s presidential ambitions — and Seattle’s 2019-02-08 12:21:07For Episode 100 of our politics podcast: A look at Howard Schultz and the complicated politics of Seattle's school levies.

Iditarod race preparations continue with straw drop 2019-02-08 11:45:01ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race officially begins with a ceremonial start March 2 but preparations are underway for ca

Woman pleads guilty, will testify in Colorado killing 2019-02-08 11:39:30CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to a charge that she tampered with evidence connected to the disappearance of a Colorado

Last rodeo for Fort Worth’s famed Will Rogers 2019-02-08 10:16:43FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — For Will Rogers Coliseum, this is the last rodeo. But Amon Carter’s 1936 dream-come-true arena was also built for

Seattle braces for 6 to 8 inches of 2019-02-08 10:09:46The cold has been blamed on the death of a homeless man, the first weather-related exposure death the Medical Examiner’s Office has reported thi

Are you bad with money? Gaby Dunn wrote 2019-02-08 10:00:31Gaby Dunn has written a new book called "Bad with Money: The Imperfect Art of Getting Your Financial Sh*t Together" that seeks to settle the financi

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New Hampshire court upholds women’s topless conviction 2019-02-08 12:21:11New Hampshire’s highest court on Friday upheld the conviction of three women who were arrested for going topless on a beach, finding their const

Whitaker: I have ‘not interfered’ with Mueller investigation 2019-02-08 12:14:44WASHINGTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker insisted on Friday that he had “not interfered” in the special counsel’s

National Enquirer says it will investigate Jeff Bezos’ 2019-02-08 12:10:15LOS ANGELES – The publisher of the National Enquirer said Friday it will look into claims of extortion and blackmail made by Amazon CEO Jeff Bez

Fire kills 10 at youth training facility of 2019-02-08 12:06:21A dormitory fire at the youth training complex of the Brazilian soccer club Flamengo on Friday killed 10 people and injured at least three others, sta

Irish prime minister says he’s listening, but not 2019-02-08 11:58:11LONDON – The British and Irish leaders were looking to mend fences after a week of Brexit tensions at a dinner in Dublin Friday. But Irish Prime

Predicted snowfall for Spokane revised down 2019-02-08 10:33:14The National Weather Service has revised its weekend forecast for Spokane, lowering the amount of expected snow.The service now predicts 2 to 3 inches

A veteran’s return to Vietnam shows how things 2019-02-08 08:00:00For Phil Mulligan, Vietnam remains a land of surprises.Five decades ago, the shocks came from artillery shells during the Tet Offensive. Last month,

Thieves should get more supervision and less prison, 2019-02-08 08:00:00OLYMPIA – Spokane could see a significant drop in crime if it could get a few “prolific” criminals off the streets and then have the

Shawn Vestal: Cursory Google search would have caught 2019-02-08 07:00:00On New Year’s Eve 2017, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Audie and another deputy stopped a man driving with a suspended license.Audi

100 years ago in Spokane: Labor Council says 2019-02-08 03:00:00William J. Coates, the president of Spokane’s Central Labor Council, did not see any reason for Spokane workers to go on a sympathy strike in su

Washington records 2019-02-08 03:00:00Spokane CountyMarriage licensesBenjamin E. Gardner and Heather R. Joseph, both of Otis Orchards.Bud M. Fraser of Airway Heights and Tami L. Lake of Li

Firefighters credit child’s quick action for saving family 2019-02-08 00:49:21A family of three was displaced Wednesday evening after a fire tore through their Spokane Valley apartment.Spokane Valley firefighters were called to

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Hill Dems’ quest to undo Trump begins this 2019-02-07 05:00:00Congressional Democrats’ bring-down-Trump campaign officially began this week, and it’s going to be a methodical, relentless effort aimed

It won’t be hard to get kids interested 2019-02-06 20:34:32Graphic novelist Kazu Kibuishi is really popular with kids, especially for someone who talks a lot about homework. On visits to schools and libraries,

Schools chief challenges lawmakers to get ‘courageous’ and 2019-02-06 20:33:28The state’s public schools chief urged legislators Wednesday to “get more courageous” by putting a constitutional amendment on the N

Instacart changing way it pays after workers speak 2019-02-06 19:08:17Instacart appears to have done an about-face when it comes to how it pays its workers. On Feb. 2 The News Tribune reported that tips given to the groc

DACA off the table in border wall negotiations, 2019-02-06 17:46:45Lawmakers working toward a border security deal have already taken one negotiating point off the table — protections for thousands of young peop

With more freezing temperatures expected, county extends ‘code 2019-02-06 17:46:35With freezing temperatures and a possible snowstorm in the forecast for the next week, Thurston County Public Health and Social Services is extending

With White House awash in vacancies, Blunt moves 2019-02-06 17:42:46In an effort to fill some of the hundreds of vacancies in federal agencies and courts, Sen. Roy Blunt is sponsoring a measure to sharply reduce the ti

Parkland father protests as GOP lawmaker blames gun 2019-02-06 17:17:31Manuel Oliver, father of a Parkland shooting victim, had heard enough. After listening Wednesday to a Republican congressman blame the gun violence ou

Trump says he listens to Marco Rubio’s guidance 2019-02-06 16:04:30President Donald Trump fawned praise on a former presidential rival on Wednesday, saying he “respects” the foreign policy guidance he&rsqu

Trump: Stacey Abrams ‘had Oprah’ and still lost 2019-02-06 15:14:02President Donald Trump isn’t worried about Stacey Abrams. In an interview with regional news outlets — including McClatchy — in the

East Bay point named in honor of African-American 2019-02-06 14:58:12It’s official: A point in Olympia’s East Bay is now called Howard Point in honor of an African-American couple who lived nearby in the 186

‘Snow should be everywhere:’ Weekend could bring another 2019-02-06 13:15:12Snow this weekend almost seems a sure thing. Forecasters seem increasingly confident that a storm moving south from Canada will hit Western Washington

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Supporters of immigrant rally outside Hartford ICE office 2019-02-08 13:01:00HARTFORD, Conn. — Supporters of a former Fulbright scholar who took sanctuary at a Connecticut church to avoid deportation have rallied to call

Israeli gunfire kills 2 Palestinian teenagers at Gaza 2019-02-08 13:00:11GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinian teenagers on Friday as thousands held demonstrations along the perimeter

Enquirer says it will investigate Bezos extortion claims 2019-02-08 13:00:00LOS ANGELES — The publisher of the National Enquirer said Friday it will look into claims of extortion and blackmail made by Amazon CEO Jeff Bez

Man charged in $5M gold heist; reward offered 2019-02-08 12:59:33MIAMI — Federal prosecutors have formally charged a fugitive in the 2015 highway robbery of 10 gold bars worth almost $5 million.

Boston Marathon survivor struck by car won’t run 2019-02-08 12:58:48BOSTON — First, she lost a leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Then, last month, she got hit by a car. Yet Adrianne Haslet hasn’t los

Kosovo: Serbia not recognizing its borders threatens peace 2019-02-08 12:58:12PRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovo’s government said Friday that recent comments from Serbia’s president not recognizing its borders threaten

Sex abuse case not only time Kansas judge 2019-02-08 12:57:43WICHITA, Kan. — A Kansas judge who blamed two teenage girls for a sexual encounter with a 67-year-old man spent nearly a decade on the bench ove

4 charged in Penn State tailgate party buzzed 2019-02-08 12:57:42STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Four Penn State students face misdemeanor liquor law violations over a football tailgating party broken up when a state po

After weather delay, search resumes for South Dakota 2019-