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Gov. Inslee not ready to OK $30 car tabs

December 10, 2019, 10:02am Northwest

Gov. Jay Inslee said he will not ask lawmakers to approve $30 car tabs early next year in response to the outcome of last month’s Initiative 976 vote. Read story

Eastman pleads not guilty to aiding in Butts’ escape; trial date set

December 10, 2019, 6:52am Latest News

LONGVIEW -- All suspects charged with aiding the escape attempt of the man said to have fatally shot Deputy Justin DeRosier have entered not guilty pleas and are scheduled for… Read story

Eastman pleads not guilty to aiding in Butts’ escape

December 10, 2019, 8:34pm Northwest

All suspects charged with aiding the escape attempt of the man said to have fatally shot Deputy Justin DeRosier have entered not-guilty pleas and are scheduled for trial next year. Read story

Seattle reducing speed limits to increase safety

December 10, 2019, 7:01pm Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Tuesday that speed limits on city streets will be dropping to 25 mph as part of an overall $20 million plan to increase safety. Read story

Shea calls investigation Marxist, Globalist tactic

December 10, 2019, 10:03am Northwest

Spokane — The legislative investigation against him is political warfare being conducted by “Globalists, Marxists and Islamists” and is similar to efforts to impeach the president, Rep. Matt Shea said recently in a long internet interview with an InfoWars host. Read story

Chemicals contaminate Whidbey Island storm-water runoff from Naval Air Station

December 10, 2019, 9:57am Northwest

OAK HARBOR, Island County — For decades, cows on the Christensen farm sauntered across the pasture to quench their thirst at a creek that carries storm-water runoff from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Read story

Seattle to invest a record $110M in new affordable housing

December 10, 2019, 9:55am Northwest

This year, Seattle will invest the most it ever has in affordable housing, a total of $110 million, Mayor Jenny Durkan said Monday. Read story

Oregon to change policy after losing parental rights fight

December 9, 2019, 9:40pm Northwest

PORTLAND — Oregon officials who attempted to end the parental rights of a couple because of the parents’ low IQs have reached an agreement with U.S. officials requiring the state follow federal civil rights laws. Read story

Older females play key role in J Pod’s social order

December 9, 2019, 9:29pm Northwest

In the Salish Sea off Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., lives an orca with a tall, hooked dorsal fin. Her formal name is J19, but she is better known as Shachi. And Shachi is a boss. Read story

Washington to try new tools for wolves

December 9, 2019, 9:28pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has told Gov. Jay Inslee it will try “previously unused tools” to protect cattle and avoid shooting wolves in the Kettle River Range, though it did not specify any new tactics. Read story