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Report: In March these cars, trucks sold the 2021-04-25 10:59:56In February, the fastest-selling car in Seattle was the Nissan Rogue. But in March, a new car took the top spot.

Seattle blood donors needed: Bloodworks Northwest declares 'code 2021-04-23 17:27:00Less than a 24-hour supply of blood is all that remains on the shelves.

With just days left in Washington's legislative session, 2021-04-22 18:48:26Here are the issues and bills that are still yet to be decided in the final days of the legislative session.

Washington House passes capital gains tax in final 2021-04-21 21:22:09On day 101 of 105 in Washington's legislative session, the House of Representatives approved a new capital gains tax in a tight 53-45 vote.

Seattle's Seafair goes mostly virtual for 2021 due 2021-04-21 17:11:23For the second year in a row, Seafair won't look the same.

Amtrak to restore daily service for Pacific Northwest 2021-04-21 14:00:53Amtrak announced that it will restore daily service on 12 long distance routes across the country, including two that run through Seattle.

Washington leaders react to Derek Chauvin verdict with 2021-04-20 18:30:48Chauvin was found guilty on three charges: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

While Wash. lawmakers debate overturned drug possession law, 2021-04-19 17:03:04With time in the legislative session running out, local jurisdictions are passing their own possession statues, a move that could create confusing pol

Washington initiative promoter Tim Eyman ordered to pay 2021-04-16 18:23:15The new fines to reimburse Ferguson's office are in addition to what Eyman already owes the state.

Pedestrian bridges at Seattle's Ballard Locks set to 2021-04-16 17:45:57The bridges have been closed to all foot traffic since March 2020.

Seattle could reach 80 degrees this weekend with 2021-04-15 16:17:35Whether you're sun bathing in the parks by day or stargazing by night, the warm, clear-skied weekend is certainly a welcome sign that spring is here.

Washington's newest museum is dedicated to an unlikely 2021-04-14 16:38:54A new breed of aquatic enthusiasts are hearing the siren call thanks to the state's newest attraction in Westport: the International Mermaid Museum.

The Seattle Times: Local

Five months and $100,000 later, Seattle City Council New! 2021-05-06 22:42:06The $100,000 Seattle City Council allocated to build 63 sinks for homeless people on the street, with the intention of being fast-tracked during the p

Woodland (not Jurassic) Park New! 2021-05-06 22:40:37

LeVert’s late burst helps Pacers beat Hawks 133-126 New! 2021-05-06 22:38:53INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Caris LeVert scored 31 points, including nine in the final 2:17, and the Indiana Pacers awoke from a recent funk with a 133-

Petition argues ‘Compassion Seattle’ ballot language on homelessness New! 2021-05-06 22:33:12Two days before signature-gathering could begin for a ballot initiative on homelessness in Seattle, a coalition of homeless advocates have filed a leg

LEADING OFF: Pujols seeks new home, Arenado vs New! 2021-05-06 22:27:04A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: ___ NOT DONE YET Albert Pujols wants to hook on with a new team and keep playing. Most Read

Pistons snap skid with 111-97 win over Grizzlies New! 2021-05-06 22:26:19DETROIT (AP) — Wayne Ellington and Cory Joseph scored 18 points apiece to help the Detroit Pistons snap a four-game losing streak with a 111-97

Storm newcomer Kennedy Burke has had a self-described New! 2021-05-06 22:17:53Kennedy Burke is relieved about being closer to home, joining what she describe as an “elite” organization and regaining a bit of normalcy

5-year prison term for Hawaii psychiatric hospital escape New! 2021-05-06 22:17:14HONOLULU (AP) — A man who spent decades in a Hawaii psychiatric hospital for killing a woman was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for

Doncic, Mavs hold on to beat Irving, Nets New! 2021-05-06 22:16:07DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 24 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 23 and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Brooklyn Nets 113-109 on Thursday night

UN official reports undeclared Syrian chemical warfare agent New! 2021-05-06 22:10:38UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. disarmament chief reported the discovery of an undeclared chemical warfare agent at a Syrian site to a Security C

Maldives leader: Blast that hurt Nasheed attacked democracy New! 2021-05-06 22:00:47MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives president said Friday an explosion that wounded former leader Mohamed Nasheed was an attack on the country&rs

Matthews scores NHL-leading 40th goal, Leafs beat Canadiens New! 2021-05-06 21:58:20TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews scored his NHL-leading 40th goal of the season to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-2 on

Spokesman.com: Local news

Deputies arrest suspect in killing of 15-year-old Spokane New! 2021-05-06 23:32:26<p><p>Deputies have arrested a suspect in the killing of a 15-year-old University High School student <a href="https://www.spokesman.c

Hospitalizations increase in Spokane County New! 2021-05-06 23:32:26<p><p>The Spokane Regional Health District confirmed 103 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and three additional deaths from the virus.</p&

Sheriff: Girl shoots 3 at Idaho school; teacher New! 2021-05-06 23:32:26<p><p>BOISE – A sixth-grade girl brought a gun to her Idaho middle school, shot and wounded two students and a custodian and then wa

Police, medical examiner investigating death of local rapper New! 2021-05-06 23:32:26<p><p>The Spokane County Medical Examiner hasn’t yet determined what killed Edwin “G Notes” Geter, whose body was found

Hesitation, resistance and convenience: The real work to New! 2021-05-06 23:32:26<p><p>Carey Williams planned on going to Gonzaga University on Thursday to get his first vaccine shot. But commencement ceremonies postpon

Suspect in St. Charles arson indicted on federal New! 2021-05-06 23:32:26<p><p>The 22-year-old man accused of setting fire to the St. Charles Catholic School in Spokane had been indicted by a federal grand jury

Eastern Washington University will not require COVID-19 vaccinations New! 2021-05-06 23:32:26<p><p>Eastern Washington University will not require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for the coming fall quarter, Interim President David M

Battle of the birds: Owl decoys mounted on New! 2021-05-06 23:32:26<p><p>Mark Starr was driving in downtown Spokane when he noticed a group of gulls had left their mark on the Looff Carrousel building in R

Here&#39;s the free stuff you can get by New! 2021-05-06 23:32:26<p><p>Incentives to vaccinate</p></p><p><p>Here’s a quick sampling of freebies in an effort to get more Amer

Poole&#39;s Public House-South closes temporarily after COVID-19 exposure New! 2021-05-06 23:32:26<p><p>The owners of Poole&#8217;s Public House-South have announced  they will be temporarily closing after a customer tested po

Court Documents: Fatal NorthTown Mall Drive-By involves members New! 2021-05-06 23:32:26<p><p>Members of rival gangs were believed to be involved in the drive-by shooting at NorthTown Mall last week that left one teen dead and

Unwilling to negotiate in public, labor union sues New! 2021-05-06 23:32:26<p><p>The largest public employees union in Spokane is suing the city over a new law that requires collective bargaining be conducted in o

Local News | TheOlympian.com

3 finalists to be president of The Evergreen 2021-05-05 18:53:01A year-long process to find the next president of The Evergreen State College came to a shocking conclusion Wednesday afternoon after the college&rsqu

Thurston County reports 2 new COVID-19 deaths and 2021-05-05 18:34:50Two women have died and 27 more COVID-19 cases were announced Wednesday by Thurston County Public Health and Social Services. The two new deaths &mdas

Olympia interim police chief up for job in 2021-05-05 17:10:58Olympia’s long-delayed police chief search took yet another surprise twist this week. Three finalists remain in contention, including Interim Ch

Aging campuses? Lawmakers want to help modernize historically 2021-05-05 15:56:09Ruptured pipes. Broken sidewalks. Campus blackouts. Rep. Alma Adams, a former professor at a historically Black college, has seen it all. Adams recall

COVID-19 vaccine demand slows as the county races 2021-05-05 15:08:41Thurston County reports that just about 40% of residents have taken at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as demand significantly slows. The slowdow

Deaths for May 5 2021-05-05 08:45:00Branscum, John S., 55, Shelton, died Sunday, May 2, 2021, at home. McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Shelton, 360-426-4803. Brees

Should you have your license suspended if you 2021-05-05 08:45:00Washington drivers who cannot afford to pay fines imposed for speeding and other moving violations can no longer have their licenses suspended followi

Restaurant inspections for May 5 2021-05-05 08:45:00Comments are taken directly from the latest Thurston County inspection reports, which are available at each food establishment, at the Thurston County

Lacey gives new food truck depot a warm 2021-05-05 08:45:00Lacey’s newest dining destination began with sell-out successes. Those who arrived toward the end of lunchtime on the Lacey Food Truck Depot&rsq

North Thurston says in-person learning will expand for 2021-05-05 08:45:00High school hybrid learners returned to classrooms four days a week on Monday, and now preschool, elementary and middle school hybrid learners will do

Felon sentenced for possessing dozens of firearms, meth 2021-05-05 08:20:11A Washington man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to almost five years in prison for illegally possessing firearms and methamphetamine trafficki

There’s a farmers market for you somewhere in 2021-05-05 08:00:00Farmers market season is underway in the South Sound, and this year we have even more places to shop for locally produced seedlings, fruits, vegetable