Weather: National Weather Service forecast Changing the appeal of downtown Seattle parks: Seattle officials and downtown groups have started a revolving program of events and activities to try to turn around parks that in recent years have felt “more menacing than welcoming,” reporter Lynn Thompson writes. Soccer-viewing, ping-pong, yoga classes in Westlake Park….More
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At about 7 p.m., an Amtrak Cascades 509 train derailed near Woodland, about 18 miles north of Vancouver, Wash., said Amtrak spokeswoman Danelle Hunter. The wheels of the engine lost contact with the rails but the northbound train remained upright and none of its 86 passengers were hurt, Hunter said. Passengers on both…More