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November 24, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Flood watch issued for Western Wash.; heavy rains through holiday

  UPDATE, 12:30 p.m. | Much of Western Washington, including King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, will be under a flood watch starting early Tuesday morning and continuing through Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Skagit, Whatcom and Lewis counties also are included in the watch. Heavy rains starting overnight on Monday could bring ½ to 1¼ inches…


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October 9, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Safety group: Texting-driving law should include Internet, IMs

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — A state traffic-safety board is asking Washington lawmakers to upgrade the texting-while-driving law from the flip-phone age to the smartphone era. As passed in 2007, the law bans only texting or holding a phone to the ear while driving. Surfing the Internet, checking email or sending instant messages on a phone are…


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April 7, 2014 at 6:53 AM

Ephrata boy, 10, was driving in fatal canal crash

EPHRATA, Grant County (AP) —  A 10-year-old boy was behind the wheel of a pickup that crashed into a canal south of Coulee City, killing his father and 8-year-old brother, authorities said. Scott Kolves of Ephrata was teaching his 10-year-old son to drive when they were on a fishing trip March 30, Grant County sheriff’s officials…


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February 9, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Snow’s here, but rain and warmer weather coming

More snow than we’ve seen in a long time hit the Seattle area overnight, making fun for some, but some dicey driving for others. The National Weather Service was even surprised by the amount of snowfall. Meteorologist Josh Smith said they predicted up to an inch of snow, but many parts of Seattle had about three…


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December 20, 2013 at 5:37 AM

Snow is turning to rain in many places

UPDATE 11:05 a.m.: | Here comes the rain. This morning’s snowfall has turned to rain in Seattle and much of western King County, a pattern that is expected to sweep the region in the coming hours, according to the National Weather Service. It is still snowing in parts of eastern King County, the San Juan Islands and north…


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January 10, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Icy roads expected throughout Western Washington tonight, tomorrow

If you can’t avoid driving around Western Washington tonight and tomorrow morning, make sure you’re driving as slowly and as carefully as you can. Although not much more precipitation is expected tonight and early Friday morning, freezing temperatures at sea level and above could turn any remaining moisture on the roads into ice, according to National…


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