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Great Washington ShakeOut 2021: Test your earthquake and 2021-10-21 11:57:44The drill comes as chances for a major earthquake on the West Coast are increasing.

Photos: A look inside Seattle's new Climate Pledge 2021-10-20 22:26:36Take a look inside the first net zero certified arena in the world. 

Seattle's minimum wage set to increase again in 2021-10-20 16:31:39For large employers of 501 or more employees, the hourly wage will go to $17.27. 

What are those advisory votes on Washington's ballot? 2021-10-20 08:55:55There are three advisory votes on this year's general election ballot. 

Washington's Sno-Park permits go on sale Nov. 1 2021-10-19 18:41:40This year, winter recreationists will see a fee increase for the first time since 2009.

Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer charged over confrontation 2021-10-19 14:45:22Troyer is charged with false reporting and making false statements. 

Report: Seattle among top 10 best cities for 2021-10-18 16:20:23Based on metrics related to livability, employment and outdoor access, Seattle ranked as a top place for outdoor enthusiasts to live and work.

Seattle school bus route reductions go into effect, 2021-10-18 14:27:32The route cancelations are expected to impact approximately 6,740 transportation-eligible students.

Seattle’s best holiday shows, concerts to plan for 2021-10-17 08:55:10A roundup of holiday shows and concerts — from classics to reimagined versions. 

Seattle Public Schools to suspend 142 bus routes 2021-10-15 18:23:41The district says the cuts are due to a "significant decrease in available bus drivers."

In push to hire more than 500 new 2021-10-15 16:26:33Seattle’s Lumen Field is bumping its starting salary to $21 an hour as it seeks to hire more than 500 new employees.

Washington closes several rest areas along Interstate 5 2021-10-15 13:53:04North Sound drivers now have less options for taking a break off of I-5.

The Seattle Times: Local

Ken Griffey Jr. joins Mariners’ ownership group New! 2021-10-25 12:24:30Ken Griffey Jr. was named a Mariners consultant in 2011 after his retirement in 2010, and in January he was named Major League Baseball's Senior Advi

Mayfield not practicing; Browns begin preparing for Steelers New! 2021-10-25 12:22:33Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield remains out with a left shoulder injury that could sideline him for this week’s game against Pittsburgh.

Hostage families to Biden: ‘Bring our fellow Americans New! 2021-10-25 12:19:28Relatives of more than two dozen American hostages and wrongful detainees held overseas are telling President Joe Biden in a letter that they question

Van Bommel could be first of many Bundesliga New! 2021-10-25 12:04:39Mark van Bommel became the first Bundesliga coach to lose his job this season when he was fired by Wolfsburg on Sunday after just nine league games in

Another victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy New! 2021-10-25 12:04:10Authorities have identified the remains of one of the victims of John Wayne Gacy, who was convicted of killing 33 young men and boys in the Chicago ar

CDC director encourages kids to go outside on New! 2021-10-25 12:04:00Echoing what Dr. Anthony Fauci has said, CDC director Rochelle Walensky said that outdoor, uncrowded trick-or-treating would be safe for kids. She als

New this week: Kaepernick, Sheeran and ‘Star Trek’ New! 2021-10-25 12:02:01This week’s new entertainment releases include new albums from Ed Sheeran and The War on Drugs as well as “Army of Thieves,” a prequ

Bengals off to best start in 6 years New! 2021-10-25 12:01:44Cincinnati's 41-17 blowout of the Baltimore Ravens makes it hard to argue that these aren’t the same old Bengals.

Sponsored: Serenity weekend in Seattle Southside New! 2021-10-25 12:00:00Locals in search of tranquility can find unexpected moments of calm just a few minutes by car or light rail from downtown.

Endangered whale population sinks close to 20-year low New! 2021-10-25 11:48:57A group of scientists and ocean life advocates says a type of whale that is one of the rarest marine mammals in the world lost nearly 10% of its popul

As some police fight vaccine rules, DeSantis says New! 2021-10-25 11:46:00Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis urged officers in New York, Minneapolis and Seattle to relocate to Florida if their departments do not offer accommodations

US envoy: Patience with Iran ‘wearing thin’ on New! 2021-10-25 11:43:26The Biden administration says diplomatic efforts to get Iran back to nuclear negotiations are at a “critical place" and that international pati

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&#39;The bare minimum&#39;: Body donation programs at Washington New! 2021-10-25 12:36:46<p><p>In the past, Eastern Washington University has turned to Washington State University and the University of Washington for cadavers t

Two educators vie for seat on Coeur d&#39;Alene New! 2021-10-25 12:36:46<p><p>No matter what, someone new will sit on Coeur d’Alene’s school board after this election, with two educators vying for a

100 years ago in North Idaho: Robbers hit New! 2021-10-25 12:36:46<p><p>The region’s streak of bank robberies continued when two masked men walked into the First State Bank of St. Joe, Idaho, and es

Shots fired in northeast Spokane on Saturday night New! 2021-10-25 12:36:46<p><p>A shooting on Nebraska Avenue and Helena Street just after midnight left one juvenile victim with gunshot wounds not believed to be

Man dies after shooting in rural Moses Lake, New! 2021-10-25 12:36:46<p><p>A man died of gunshot wounds in rural Moses Lake, the Grant County Sheriff’s Department said Sunday. </p></p><p

Shawn Vestal: Tales from student immigrants in Spokane New! 2021-10-25 12:36:46<p><p>When Fedja Zahirovic fled with his family from the Bosnian War to Spokane in the 1990s, he was “confused and angry,” upr

Front &amp; Center: Spokane Business Attorneys founder Christal New! 2021-10-25 12:36:46<p><p>For more than six years, Spokane Business Attorneys founder and managing attorney, Christal Lam, has been helping entrepreneurs star

Women of the Year: Vanessa Waldref working to New! 2021-10-25 12:36:46<p><p>Vanessa Waldref is quick to point out that although hers will be the first portrait of a woman to hang among the men who have led th

U.S. Attorney Vanessa Waldref says health care fraud, New! 2021-10-25 12:36:46<p><p>Combatting violent crime, the illicit opioid trade and health care fraud in the 20 counties making up the Eastern District of Washin

If you&#39;d like to make a call: 10-digit New! 2021-10-25 12:36:46<p><p>Anyone needing a visual aid for why it’s necessary to tack on a three-digit area code for calls in Eastern Washington on Sunda

&#39;Showing our victory&#39;: Shadle Park musicians excited to New! 2021-10-25 12:36:46<p><p>The return of school concerts has been long-awaited by Matthew Wenman and Stacia Cammarano, the directors of Shadle Park High School

We the People: As vice president, Kamala Harris New! 2021-10-25 12:36:46<p><p><em>Each week, The Spokesman-Review examines one question from the Naturalization Test immigrants must pass to become United S

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Deaths for Oct. 24 2021-10-24 08:45:00Almaraz, Ezequial M., 80, Tahuya, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Tahuya. McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 360-426-4803. Cooper,

Is a ‘mega mansion’ being built in Olympia? 2021-10-24 08:00:00A Sunday Olympian print advertisement touting the future construction of a 19,000-square-foot home called the “A & A Mega Mansion” has

Why a plan to turn this Tumwater hotel 2021-10-24 08:00:00An effort by the Housing Authority of Thurston County to buy an underused hotel and turn it into low-income housing for seniors appears to be falling

We need your support to continue covering housing 2021-10-24 08:00:00Last week we launched a new fundraising campaign to support Report for America fellow Brandon Block’s coverage of the issue you’ve consist

Warm, wet and wildly windy is in forecast 2021-10-23 15:25:58Stow the patio furniture and tie up the garbage cans. It’s going to get windy around here. That’s the takeaway from yet another bomb cyclo

Gig Harbor beats Timberline 31-26, improving the Tides 2021-10-23 12:53:50The visiting Gig Harbor Tides won a see-saw contest against the Timberline Blazers in an important 3A seeding game with post season implications. &hel

Destroyed portable toilets at Wheeler camp escalate harassment, 2021-10-23 08:00:00Outreach workers are concerned following an incident Oct. 16 when three portable toilets were blown up by explosive devices at a homeless camp on Whee

City of Olympia moves to name park after 2021-10-23 08:00:00Rebecca Howard was revered for many things in her time, including being an outstanding hotelier and cook. Less known is that Howard was the first fema

Frankenstein peonies! Decaying pumpkins! Here’s Halloween advice for 2021-10-23 08:00:00There is still time to move or transplant trees and shrubs before the first hard frost. You also can dig and divide dormant perennials such as hosta,

Thurston County warns of toxic algae bloom at 2021-10-22 11:11:42The Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department reported a toxic algae bloom at Black Lake on Thursday, according to a press release.

Train hits, kills man on tracks in South 2021-10-22 10:53:43A man walking on railroad tracks near Tenino was hit and killed by a freight train late Thursday night. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, So

Local winery is closing, pet business leases space, 2021-10-22 08:45:00Scatter Creek Winery & Brewing in Tenino is set to close at the end of the year, the business announced on Facebook and in a message shared with T