The Associated Press EVERETT — A panel making safety recommendations from the Oso slide is close to completing a final draft for Gov. Jay Inslee. The Joint SR 530 Landslide Commission holds its final meeting Tuesday to finalize the report going to the governor and Snohomish County Executive John Lovick. The Daily Herald reports the report will make…More
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With temperatures expected to hit the 90s over the next few days, the city of Seattle and King County are offering locations for people to cool down, including libraries, community centers and senior centers. Because many homes in the region do not have air conditioning, King County officials say there is a significantly greater risk of heat-related…More
Last year, a study of distracted driving in Washington revealed that one in 12 drivers in the state use their cellphones while behind the wheel, and nearly half of those were using them for texting. The only thing surprising about that data to most folks was how low the number was — just…More
Following Friday night’s double stabbing in Pioneer Square, there will be more uniformed and non-uniformed officers patrolling the streets over the weekend, Seattle police said Saturday night. A 46-year-old college English professor and his 30-year-old partner were stabbed Friday night by an alleged attacker whom police say suddenly confronted them after they left a Sounders game. The…More
Now that a genuine “Seattle freeze” has arrived, Kent Fire Department Capt. Kyle Ohashi offers survival tips for people who find themselves attracted to frosty lakes and ponds. Lesson one is, don’t walk out on them, because the ice likely won’t support the weight of a human being. Pets can go out farther than their owners, who…More