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Rep. Herrera Beutler co-sponsors police grant-funding bill

January 17, 2022, 7:46am Clark County Politics

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is one of nearly a dozen original sponsors for a bill that reauthorizes a law enforcement funding grants program, the congresswoman's office announced Friday. Read story

Before Tonga went quiet: Washington woman was texting with her sister as the tsunami surged

January 17, 2022, 7:43am Latest News

On Friday at 8:58 p.m. the first text arrived from her sister in Tonga. It was 5:58 p.m. Saturday over there. Read story

Washington coastlines see only minor surges from underwater volcanic eruption

January 17, 2022, 7:24pm Life

Washington’s coastlines experienced only minor surges Saturday from a tsunami triggered by a spectacular underwater eruption in the South Pacific. Read story

Portland nurses ‘urgently concerned’ about health in schools

January 17, 2022, 7:05pm Northwest

As COVID-19 cases surge in Oregon — forcing some of the state’s largest school districts to close last week due to staffing shortages — a letter from three dozen nurses at the Portland Public School District circulated over the weekend, in which they question the relative health and safety in… Read story

Police rescue 2 after home slides off foundation

January 17, 2022, 3:42pm Northwest

Police in Bellevue rescued two people from a home that slid off its foundation Monday morning. Read story

Abuse allegations mount against South King County politician charged with domestic violence

January 17, 2022, 7:45am Northwest

A South King County politician currently charged with domestic violence against his partner is now being accused of physical and emotional abuse by two former partners, magnifying questions about his position and about how communities should respond to abuse allegations against public figures. Read story

Man accused of grisly 2014 Seattle killing will be tried a 3rd time after murder conviction thrown out on appeal

January 17, 2022, 7:43am Northwest

In May 2014, Seattle police found the body of 49-year-old Daryl Ford wrapped in a blanket inside a shopping cart in South Seattle. An autopsy showed Ford had been stabbed 87 times. Read story

Tsunami advisory canceled for Washington, but serves as reminder for the ‘Big One’

January 17, 2022, 7:42am Latest News

After 12 hours Saturday, West Coast emergency management agencies canceled a tsunami advisory following an underwater volcanic eruption near Tonga in the Pacific Ocean. Read story

Seattle police will no longer enforce some minor violations, including biking without a helmet

January 17, 2022, 7:41am Northwest

Not wearing a bicycle helmet or driving with expired tabs will no longer be a primary reason for a cyclist or motorist to be stopped by Seattle police officers, interim police Chief Adrian Diaz said in a Friday letter to the city’s inspector general. Read story

An anti-racism demonstrator holds a sign as members of white supremacist group Aryan Nations march July 7, 2001 in the streets of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. (Jerome A.

Boise works to combat growing antisemitism

An anti-racism demonstrator holds a sign as members of white supremacist group Aryan Nations march July 7, 2001 in the streets of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. (Jerome A.

January 17, 2022, 6:05am Northwest

Weeks after a spree of antisemitic crimes in Boise, officials say they’re still looking for the culprits while community members consider a task force to address the ongoing issues. Read story