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Half of Seattle bike-share rental bikes were inoperable in late-summer maintenance slump, city audit says

December 5, 2019, 9:54am Northwest

Half the rental bikes along Seattle roadsides were inoperable because of low batteries or broken parts in September, the city’s latest quarterly audit says. Read story

Kelso to get its own police dog program with help from long-time residents

December 5, 2019, 9:53am Northwest

Longview — The Kelso Police Department expects to have its first K-9 program by the spring, prodded by a private donation that will cover nearly a third of the startup costs, Police Chief Darr Kirk announced to the City Council Tuesday night. Read story

Hanford worker killed in head-on with patrolman was passing on a blind hill

December 5, 2019, 9:53am Northwest

Kennewick — A Hanford worker was passing several cars in a no-passing zone when his car crashed head on into a pickup, according to the accident investigation. Read story

Report on probe of Rep. Matt Shea may be released next week

December 5, 2019, 9:50am Northwest

SPOKANE — The results of a four-month investigation of state Rep. Matt Shea will not likely be released until next week, at the earliest. Read story

King County cites soaring costs, climate change in bid to redo water-pollution agreement

December 5, 2019, 7:57am Latest News

SEATTLE -- King County wants to renegotiate a high-stakes court settlement to curb discharges of untreated storm and wastewater that may overflow sewers during heavy rainfall, citing challenges ranging from soaring construction costs to climate change. Read story

Washington Supreme Court: Car tab measure to remain on hold

December 4, 2019, 7:21pm Latest News

SEATTLE — The state Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a voter-approved $30 car tab measure will remain on hold while a legal fight over the initiative’s constitutionality plays out. Read story

Inslee appoints first Native American justice to Washington Supreme Court

December 4, 2019, 1:53pm Latest News

OLYMPIA — Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis was appointed to the state Supreme Court Wednesday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who said she will be the first Native American justice to serve on the state’s highest court. Read story

U.S. Rep. Denny Heck of Washington’s 10th District says he’s retiring

December 4, 2019, 10:51am Latest News

SEATTLE — Democratic Rep. Denny Heck of Washington state announced Wednesday that he is retiring from Congress at the end of his term, saying his work on the investigation into Russian election interference and the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump have “rendered my soul weary.” Read story

$2.8M suit filed over wheelchair-bound boy’s fall at school

December 4, 2019, 9:55am Northwest

PORTLAND — The mother of a middle schooler is suing the district, saying her wheelchair-bound son fell and fractured his thigh bones and school staff didn’t tell her until three days later. Read story

Police: Driver arrested after pedestrian killed

December 4, 2019, 9:54am Northwest

GOLD BAR — Authorities say a driver has been arrested after crashing into and killing a pedestrian along US 2 in Gold Bar, Washington. Read story