Weather: Low 40s today, and dipping to mid-30s many places tonight. Still, some places could be cold enough for snow tonight and early Sunday. Check details on the National Weather Service forecast. Inslee thinks about raising state workers’ minimum wage: Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday his administration is considering raising the minimum…More
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The Seahawks parade is slated to start just south of Seattle Center, at Denny Way, at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Spectators should be prepared for a crowd of up to 500,000 people, and they should bundle up, because it’s going to be downright freezing. Temperatures along the downtown parade route are expected to be in the mid-20s, says…More
Three hurt critically: Two people were trapped in a car and another thrown from it early Sunday morning on Auburn Way South east of the Muckleshoot Casino. Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighters and King County Medic One responded at 2:23 a.m. and found a car that had gone off the road and crashed into a…More
Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney Roger Rogoff and John Chun, a civil lawyer, to the King County Superior Court bench.
Rogoff spent the past six years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 12 years with the King County Prosecutor’s Office and two years in private practice. As an assistant U.S. attorney, Rogoff prosecuted Weldon Marc Gilbert, the millionaire Lake Tapps pilot convicted of luring boys and more than a dozen others into sadistic sexual abuse with offers of flying lessons, trips, alcohol help with homework.
As a deputy prosecutor, Rogoff pursued the case against Dr. Charles Momah, the former obstetrician-gynecologist found guilty of sexual crimes against four patients.
Chun, a labor and employment litigation specialist at Summit Law Group, previously worked at Preston Gates & Ellis (now K&L Gates). According to his profile on the Summit Law Group site, Chun’s practice ”focuses on complex employment, commercial, and international cases. He also provides services as an investigator, arbitrator, and mediator in various types of matters.”More
The horse may be out of the barn on this one, with most hospitals in Washington settled into mergers and affiliations with bigger systems — many of them Catholic, with the attendant restrictions on reproduction and end-of-life care. Even so, the state’s Department of Health has hatched new rules requiring that any hospital changing control in…More
Weather: All in all, not bad today (have you looked around the country?). High 40s and cloudy. Traffic: Stretches of Aurora Avenue North and eastbound Mercer Street will be closed to traffic until 5 a.m. Monday. Aurora Avenue North is closed between Valley Street and the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel. Here’s a…More
A few hours before the Apple Cup kickoff Friday, Gov. Jay Inslee met with the regents of the University of Washington and Washington State University and pledged support for more money for higher education. Inslee also urged the schools to invite legislators to campus, show them the universities’ top accomplishments and make the pitch for higher-education…More
OLYMPIA — Trick-or-treaters arriving at the governor’s mansion will be greeted by pirates. Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife, Trudi, chose a pirate’s theme for Halloween, and trick-or-treaters are invited to come to the mansion, next to the Capitol, on Thursday between 6 and 7:30 p.m. The governor will also give out 10 chocolate bars that will…More
Union longshoremen are taking down their picket line this morning, and digging should resume in a few days at the Highway 99 tunnel project, Gov. Jay Inslee said. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) agreed to end picketing while talks continue about who will load the excavated muck onto barges as the giant tunnel machine churns through the…More
Hundreds of people signed liability waivers and walked through a dirt yard in Sodo, to take a close look Saturday at tunnel machine “Bertha” before it disappears under Seattle for 14 months. Even as Gov. Jay Inslee and other officials speechified next to the launch pit, crews at the world’s widest drill already were bolting together the…More