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Heavy rains, rising river waters bring more flooding to saturated northwest Washington communities

November 29, 2021, 7:45am Latest News

Heavy rainfall and gusts brought flooding and power outages to parts of northwest Washington, including communities still reeling from devastating floods two weeks ago. Read story

Man shot and wounded at Kent vigil for separate shooting victim

November 29, 2021, 7:43am Latest News

KENT — A man was shot and wounded in Kent on Saturday evening at a vigil held for another man killed in the same area a day earlier, Kent police said. Read story

As the world grapples with the emergence of the new highly transmissible variant of COVID-19, worried scientists in South Africa -- where omicron was first identified -- are scrambling to combat its lightning spread across the country.

University of Washington scientist weighs in on spread of new omicron COVID variant

As the world grapples with the emergence of the new highly transmissible variant of COVID-19, worried scientists in South Africa -- where omicron was first identified -- are scrambling to combat its lightning spread across the country.

November 29, 2021, 7:42am Health

While the world’s newest coronavirus variant of concern, named omicron, hasn’t yet been detected in Washington state or the United States, a UW scientist said Friday that its high number of mutations is particularly concerning. Read story

Jury awards $7 million to former public defender stalked by client, finds King County liable for hostile work environment

November 29, 2021, 7:41am Latest News

SEATTLE — Sheila LaRose used to see herself as a tough and determined public defender committed to fighting courtroom battles on behalf of her indigent clients, many of whom had long struggled with homelessness, drug addiction and mental health issues. Read story

The Clark County Food Bank distributes about 6.75 million meals a year within the county through its various programs and community partnerships.

20 percent of Clark County residents needed food assistance in the last year

The Clark County Food Bank distributes about 6.75 million meals a year within the county through its various programs and community partnerships.

November 29, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

One in five people in Clark County accessed an emergency food network in the past year. Read story

The proposed revisions to Washington's congressional maps.

Critics call for reform of Washington redistricting process after commission failure

The proposed revisions to Washington's congressional maps.

November 29, 2021, 6:04am Election

As Washington state’s bipartisan Redistricting Commission collapsed in failure last week, at least two problems became clear.  Read story

Heidi Thorsen, owner of Lunar Laundry in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood and shown Nov. 17, is dealing with a shortage of quarters at her laundromat. (Ellen M.

Quarter shortage vexes coin-operated businesses

Heidi Thorsen, owner of Lunar Laundry in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood and shown Nov. 17, is dealing with a shortage of quarters at her laundromat. (Ellen M.

November 29, 2021, 6:00am Business

SEATTLE — Seattle may style itself the capital of the information economy, but the “bits” that matter most to locals like Heidi Thorsen are the quarters she and her customers have had to scrounge for since the pandemic struck. Read story

The gray wolf OR-93, shown near Yosemite National Park in February, traveled from Oregon to Southern California in search of territory and female mates. OR-93 was struck and killed this month in a vehicle accident near Interstate 5 in Lebec in Kern County.

The epic journey of gray wolf OR-93 comes to a tragic end near California interstate

The gray wolf OR-93, shown near Yosemite National Park in February, traveled from Oregon to Southern California in search of territory and female mates. OR-93 was struck and killed this month in a vehicle accident near Interstate 5 in Lebec in Kern County.

November 28, 2021, 2:45pm Editor's Choice

LOS ANGELES — Wolf advocates across the nation were brooding over the bad news this week: The epic journey of a lone gray wolf that ventured from Oregon to the very edge of Southern California’s crowded suburbs in search of territory and female mates had ended in a vehicle collision… Read story

Northwest flooding evolving in areas hit by prior storm

November 28, 2021, 2:22pm Latest News

SEATTLE — Though flooding that was expected to threaten parts of the Northwest didn't end up being too bad Sunday, weather officials urged residents to remain alert because more rain was on the way to an area where there's lingering water from extreme weather earlier this month. Read story

Tumwater Middle School in the Beaverton (Ore.) School District (Courtesy photo)

As Oregon outfits its schools for seismic safety, many in Washington remain highly vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis

Tumwater Middle School in the Beaverton (Ore.) School District (Courtesy photo)

November 28, 2021, 12:44pm Latest News

ON THE SURFACE, there’s not much to distinguish Tumwater Middle School from any other modern campus. The two-story building is boxy, with a faux-brick facade in shades of ocher and tan. Blond wood brightens the corridors, and concrete floors are polished to a shine. Read story