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February 17, 2015 at 6:08 PM

Federal judge selects ACLU plan for new Yakima City Council districts

The Associated Press YAKIMA — A federal judge has adopted a plan by the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington for boosting the voice of Latinos in Yakima elections. U.S. District Judge Thomas Rice ruled last summer that Yakima’s system for city council elections “suffocates” the will of Latino voters. He asked the city and the ACLU…



February 17, 2015 at 5:54 PM

Seattle police summoned to 3 break-ins near UW campus

Three reported break-ins very early Tuesday morning near the University of Washington campus resulted in 911 calls, Seattle police say. In one instance, a woman reported she woke to a man opening her bedroom door. She apparently was able to frighten the man away. In another call, two roommates reported hearing somebody walking in their hallway. And in…


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February 6, 2015 at 5:52 PM

Clallam County man visited King County while contagious with measles

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — Clallam County officials have released more information about a confirmed measles case. The Port Angeles man, who was hospitalized on Sunday, visited sites in King County in addition to sites in Clallam County during the time he was contagious.. Authorities say anyone who was in one of the following locations during the indicated…


Comments | More in General news, Health | Topics: Clallam County, King County, measles

February 3, 2015 at 8:24 PM

Hankering for a bean burger, woman burgles fast-food joint, cooks one up

The Associated Press TIGARD, Ore. — Ever have an overwhelming 4 a.m. craving for a veggie burger? The Oregonian reports that police in the Portland suburb of Tigard say a homeless woman climbed inside a drive-through window at a Burgerville fast-food restaurant early Tuesday to cook herself a spicy bean burger. Police spokesman Jim Wolf says her plans were…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Burgerville, Ore., tigard

February 2, 2015 at 3:57 PM

Renton woman must have medical care, rights group tells Mexico

The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has told the Mexican government to provide the necessary medical attention to a jailed vigilante leader from Renton who holds dual U.S. and Mexican citizenship. The Washington, D.C.-based body wrote in a Jan. 28 decision that it found adequate reason to be concerned for the…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Guerrero, Nestora Selgado, Renton

January 29, 2015 at 10:22 PM

Seattle-area Boys & Girls clubs challenge Boston clubs to fundraising contest

“DON’T LET OUR CLUB KIDS WEAR PATRIOTS COLORS!” says the headline on a website set up by the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. The clubs have challenged their Boston-area counterparts to a fundraising challenge called “Boys & Girls Clubs Bowl II.” The organizations are trying to raise $49,000 apiece (since the Seattle-New England game is Super…


Comments | More in Education, General news, Sports | Topics: fundraising; Boys & Girls Clubs, Super Bowl

January 29, 2015 at 8:13 PM

Nobody hurt in explosion, fire at auto-parts store near JBLM

The Associated Press TACOMA — An explosion and dramatic fire at a south Tacoma auto parts shop prompted fire crews to temporarily evacuate businesses near one of the main gates to Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s McChord Air Field. The fire sent up a towering cloud of black smoke. The News Tribune reports that West Pierce Fire and Rescue spokeswoman…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Tacoma

January 29, 2015 at 6:58 PM

1 of last 4 Doolittle Raiders dies — helped bomb Tokyo in 1942

Corrected version The Associated Press Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with lifting American morale during World War II, has died. He was 94. Rod Saylor said his father died of natural causes on Wednesday in Sumner, Washington. He was a young flight engineer-gunner and among…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: B-25 bomber, Military; Doolittle Raiders; Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, Sumner

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