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July 22, 2013 at 7:15 AM

Manhunt continues in shooting of 4-year-old

The Associated Press UPDATE 1:01 p.m. | Police followed tips overnight but were still searching Monday for a Washington state man wanted for questioning in the shooting death of his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son. Investigators are talking to people who may know Trevor Braymiller, 25, and asking the public for tips, Sedro-Woolley Police Chief Doug Wood said Police don’t…

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July 2, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Washington journalist Lou Guzzo dead at 94

Lou Guzzo, a longtime fixture of city life in Washington, died Saturday at age 94. He was a man with at least three full careers. He was a journalist, spending two decades as an arts and entertainment writer at The Seattle Times, and later moving on to become managing editor of the Seattle P-I. Next, he went…

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May 20, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Governor signs derelict-vessel law

For years, it’s been clear that the state has had a big problem with derelict vessels — the hundreds of ramshackle and/or abandoned boats that dot our waterways. Today, Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation addressing some parts of the problem. The new law (ESHB 1245) establishes a permanent (if relatively small) funding stream for the state’s…

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March 27, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Big landslide on Whidbey Island

A huge landslide in the Ledgewood neighborhood of Whidbey Island between Coupeville and Greenbank has damaged and threaten homes on the west side of the island. Residents were being evacuated on Wednesday after a huge chunk of the hillside fell into the Puget Sound wiping out roadways and powerlines. Geologist Terry Swanson from the University…

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March 5, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Feds investigating discrimination at Seattle Public Schools

The U.S. Department of Education is conducting an investigation into discrimination at Seattle Public Schools. The investigation, which began in May, centers on disparate use of discipline against minority kids, according to a written statement from Jim Bradshaw, a spokesman for the federal agency. The aim of the investigation is to “assess whether the district discriminates against…

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January 28, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Columbia River oil spill leads to $405,000 state fine

The owner of an old Liberty ship that sank and spilled oil in the Columbia River during an illegal salvage operation will be fined $405,000 by the state Department of Ecology. The spill prompted a 10-month cleanup and removal project, which cost taxpayers $22 million in federal funds. The state spent an additional $680,000 on the…

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January 9, 2013 at 6:01 PM

It’s snowing in some areas, but it isn’t expected to be a lot

Snow began falling early Wednesday evening in Everett and other areas around the Snohomish/King County border, but don’t expect a lot. Earlier predictions of a possible 15 inches have been pared back, said Johnny Burg, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. About 10 inches fell on Mount Baker today. Snoqualmie and Stevens passes — where…

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September 24, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Do you know what your kid is putting in his mouth?

What, exactly, is in that toy your toddler likes to chew on? The state Department of Ecology is trying to help answer that question — though the results can be less-than-satisfying. A 2008 law that is now being phased-in requires manufacturers to file reports with the state on 66 toxic chemicals of concern contained in baby products. Products…

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