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Idaho Army veteran amputee fulfills goal, becomes a police officer

Idaho Army veteran amputee fulfills goal, becomes a police officer

Carlos Lugo is missing one arm. But that didn’t stop him from pursuing his dream job.

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Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch

Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — American Indian tribes nationwide will be observing the eclipse in similar and not-so-similar ways. Some will ignore Monday’s passing of the moon over the sun. Others might watch while praying for an anticipated renewal. Those in prime viewing spots are welcoming visitors with storytelling, food and celebration. Many tribes revere the […]

Idaho Army veteran amputee fulfills goal, becomes a police officer

Idaho Army veteran amputee fulfills goal, becomes a police officer

Carlos Lugo is missing one arm. But that didn’t stop him from pursuing his dream job.

Bothell pet store closes after bird infection found

Bothell pet store closes after bird infection found

BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) — Birds of the World pet shop has been closed temporarily following the discovery that a bird boarded there had a bacterial infection that can be spread to other birds as well as humans. The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2uOLCTG ) that a bird boarded there recently died of the infection. The disease […]

Settlement will fund rain gardens

Settlement will fund rain gardens

Construction of rain gardens in Lynnwood is underway thanks to settlement money paid by Snohomish County after a lawsuit over the Clean Water Act.        

Overlooked in all the national insanity: Local women are on the rise like never before

Overlooked in all the national insanity: Local women are on the rise like never before

The August primary may have seemed a little sleepy. But a closer look shows it may be signaling a tidal wave of gains in female political power, at least around here.

Pierce County judge urges girls of...

Pierce County judge urges girls of…

A Pierce County judge is hoping to change the “gavel gap” and get more diversity in the courtroom.        

‘A fitting tribute’: Olympic Wilderness named for longtime outdoorsman and advocate, former Gov. Dan Evans

‘A fitting tribute’: Olympic Wilderness named for longtime outdoorsman and advocate, former Gov. Dan Evans

Washington’s former governor and U.S. senator was honored Friday for a lifetime of bipartisan accomplishment with the renaming of one of his favorite places, now called the Dan Evans Wilderness at Olympic National Park.

The week’s passages

The week’s passages

A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending August 18.

NBA veteran Jamal Crawford continues...

NBA veteran Jamal Crawford continues…

       

Eastside Catholic shakeup

Eastside Catholic shakeup

“The decision was made yesterday to reverse these changes and go back to the previous structure,” a school spokesperson said in a release.         

Washington seeks Supreme Court review...

Washington seeks Supreme Court review…

The state says the ruling would require them to pay billions on salmon habitat.        

Former JBLM soldier sentenced to 20...

Former JBLM soldier sentenced to 20…

The soldier was sentenced for producing child porn.        

Woman: Oregon train stabbings could have been prevented

Woman: Oregon train stabbings could have been prevented

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police could have prevented the fatal stabbing of two men who came to the aid of teenage girls being harassed on Portland light-rail train if they had taken an earlier complaint against a white supremacist more seriously, a woman said Friday. Demetria Hester, who is black, told reporters Jeremy Christian threw […]

Terror experts monitor vehicle attacks

Terror experts monitor vehicle attacks

King County Sheriff’s office is working to stay one step ahead of potential terror attacks.        

Holocaust survivor on political climate

Holocaust survivor on political climate

       

Woodland Park Zoo snow leopard gets...

Woodland Park Zoo snow leopard gets…

The zoo is asking for the public’s input on what they should name the little guy.        

Lights out: Eclipse to have big impact on California power

Lights out: Eclipse to have big impact on California power

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the moon passes in front of the sun during Monday’s eclipse California will lose enough solar energy to power more than 1.5 million homes, a figure that underscores the state’s growing reliance on energy from the sun. California has rapidly deployed renewable energy and now produces 40 percent of the […]

GeekWire: Redfin predicts this...

GeekWire: Redfin predicts this…

The median sale price in the neighborhood is $425,000, but the neighborhood is still quite competitive, as 73 percent of homes are sold above list price.        

Okanagan victims still have no homes

Okanagan victims still have no homes

Two years later, many fire victims are struggling to recover, and some still don’t have homes.        

Central Oregon wildfires spread before solar eclipse, but key routes remain open

Central Oregon wildfires spread before solar eclipse, but key routes remain open

The Milli Fire west of Sisters and Nena Springs fire on Warm Springs Reservation both spread over the past day.

Budget shortfalls force layoffs at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission

Budget shortfalls force layoffs at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission

Fundraising hasn’t met projects, so Seattle’s Union Gospel mission will cut several activity programs for vulnerable kids.

Concrete driver strike that slowed Seattle construction ends with labor deal

Concrete driver strike that slowed Seattle construction ends with labor deal

The strike had threatened to slow Seattle’s record construction boom — 74 major projects are under way now in downtown Seattle alone.

Eclipse mania sends Americans scurrying to find safe glasses

Eclipse mania sends Americans scurrying to find safe glasses

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years. Lines are forming, prices are rising and shelves are emptying as people scurry to obtain special eyewear to view the sun […]

Former JBLM soldier sentenced to 20 years in child porn case

Former JBLM soldier sentenced to 20 years in child porn case

Luis Alberto Morales was arrested last year after his estranged wife found videos on his cellphone of Morales raping a two-year-old autistic child.

Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

WASHINGTON (AP) — The early eclipse weather forecast looks best in the West and least in the East with patchy clouds muddling up the picture in between. The forecast as of Friday shows Oregon and Idaho as most promising to have clear sky views, while South Carolina is the most likely to find the sun […]

Conspiracy monger Alex Jones roams Seattle streets, gets coffee dumped on him

Conspiracy monger Alex Jones roams Seattle streets, gets coffee dumped on him

Alex Jones hasn’t received much of a warm welcome as he’s roaming downtown Seattle, confronting people and recording his encounters.

Battling demons in a community looking to Trump for change

Battling demons in a community looking to Trump for change

In Grays Harbor County, the rate at which people die from despair — from drugs, alcohol and suicide — is nearly twice the national average. Here are some of the stories of those caught in the cycle of addiction.

US post offices in path of eclipse offer special postmarks

US post offices in path of eclipse offer special postmarks

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 110 U.S. Postal Service offices are offering special postmarks for Monday’s total solar eclipse. The post offices are in or near the path of the full eclipse, which cuts across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. Spokesman Mark Saunders says the postmarks will be unique in some […]

Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?

Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?

In Grays Harbor County, Wash., the collapsed logging economy has been replaced by despair, homelessness, drugs and alcohol. Some Trump voters here maintain confidence in him; others are afraid.

Initiative to ban heroin safe-injection sites in King County qualifies for ballot

Initiative to ban heroin safe-injection sites in King County qualifies for ballot

King County voters will get a chance to decide whether to ban proposed safe-injection sites for heroin and other drugs. Initiative 27, which would impose such a ban, qualified for the ballot by receiving the required 47,443 valid signatures from registered voters, county officials confirmed Thursday. King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed […]

Police dog Apollo finds escaped Vancouver, Wash., inmate who buried himself in sand

Police dog Apollo finds escaped Vancouver, Wash., inmate who buried himself in sand

The escaped inmate completely buried himself in sand and was not visible, authorities said.

As eclipse day approaches, excitement and anxiety in Oregon zone of totality

As eclipse day approaches, excitement and anxiety in Oregon zone of totality

Yes, there is excitement. But there is also considerable angst in Oregon’s zone of totality, despite months and in some instances years of preparation. Price hikes, possible gas shortages, traffic jams — and will there be enough toilets?

One-third of Seattle drivers 'crusing'

One-third of Seattle drivers ‘crusing’

“It translates to a lot of fuel wasted per year, lots of wasted time.”        

Gray whale stranded on Olympic National Park beach

Gray whale stranded on Olympic National Park beach

SEATTLE (AP) — Olympic National Park officials say a juvenile gray whale is stranded on a beach in the park. Officials with the park and NOAA Fisheries said Thursday the whale is believed to have become stranded in the Kalaloch area of the park on Tuesday. Response teams providing supportive care report the whale is […]

2 dead in shooting at Skyway bowling alley, authorities say

2 dead in shooting at Skyway bowling alley, authorities say

The two men were found shot in the bar area of Skyway Park Bowl early Friday morning, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Here’s what could happen if you stare at the solar eclipse with no eye protection

Here’s what could happen if you stare at the solar eclipse with no eye protection

Permanent damage can be done with even the slightest look into direct sunlight, an eye doctor says.

Podcast: local GOP on Trump and Charlottesville; sizing up Moon vs. Durkan for Seattle mayor

Podcast: local GOP on Trump and Charlottesville; sizing up Moon vs. Durkan for Seattle mayor

If you appreciate this podcast, please support independent local journalism by subscribing to The Seattle Times. How did Washington’s congressional delegation – especially the Republicans – respond to President Trump’s “both sides” take on the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia? And how will the Jenny Durkan vs. Cary Moon Seattle mayoral race play […]

Million-dollar homes on the rise in Seattle and the Eastside: how many in your neighborhood?

Million-dollar homes on the rise in Seattle and the Eastside: how many in your neighborhood?

Just a few years ago, it was hard to find a ZIP code where at least 10 percent of homes were worth $1 million — now, it’s the new normal for a majority of Seattle and the Eastside.

Steelhead struggling home in record low numbers

Steelhead struggling home in record low numbers

Warm-water conditions in the Columbia and Snake Rivers are challenging cold water salmon and steelhead — and the problem is likely to get worse because of climate change.

Rate of suicide among teen girls reaches 40-year high

Rate of suicide among teen girls reaches 40-year high

The rate of teen girls who committed suicide is double what it was in 2007, and the highest in 40 years for that age group, according to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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