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Not so cold duck? Man keeps looking for bird thought extinct

Not so cold duck? Man keeps looking for bird thought extinct

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hope is the thing with feathers, poet Emily Dickinson wrote. For Richard Thorns, the feathers are pink. Thorns’ hope? To prove that a colorful duck is not extinct. This week, he launches a seventh expedition into the inaccessible wilds of Myanmar to search for the pink-headed duck that hasn’t been seen alive […]

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Not so cold duck? Man keeps looking for bird thought extinct

Not so cold duck? Man keeps looking for bird thought extinct

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hope is the thing with feathers, poet Emily Dickinson wrote. For Richard Thorns, the feathers are pink. Thorns’ hope? To prove that a colorful duck is not extinct. This week, he launches a seventh expedition into the inaccessible wilds of Myanmar to search for the pink-headed duck that hasn’t been seen alive […]

‘We can’t just keep doing what we’ve been doing’: King County tries risky alternative to youth jail

‘We can’t just keep doing what we’ve been doing’: King County tries risky alternative to youth jail

A teen facing felony robbery charges recently avoided prosecution with 100 hours of self-study. Now a dozen other criminally involved youths are undergoing a similar process. Is this cautious new initiative at juvenile court the wave of the future?

Tuesday hearing may hold clues to whether Supreme Court thinks school-funding case closed

Tuesday hearing may hold clues to whether Supreme Court thinks school-funding case closed

During a one-hour hearing Tuesday, the state Supreme Court could offer its first indication of whether it agrees that the Legislature finally fixed Washington’s broken school-finance system.

Hassan, Shaheen question EPA over findings on toxic landfill

Hassan, Shaheen question EPA over findings on toxic landfill

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Senate Democrats from New Hampshire have sent a letter to the regional Environmental Protection Agency office raising questions about its determination that a controversial landfill did not pose an “unacceptable human health risk.” The EPA made the ruling about the Coakley landfill last month and announced it wasn’t recommending remediation of […]

Jurors to begin deliberating in meningitis outbreak case

Jurors to begin deliberating in meningitis outbreak case

BOSTON (AP) — Jury deliberations are set to begin in the case of a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder in the 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people. Jurors in Glenn Chin’s case are expected to start deliberating in Boston’s federal courthouse on Monday. Chin was the supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding […]

A ‘Thriller’ of a day at the Ballard Locks

A ‘Thriller’ of a day at the Ballard Locks

Costumed dancers performed at the Ballard Locks on Sunday.

Washington’s elk-feeding sites stock up on hay for the coming winter

Washington’s elk-feeding sites stock up on hay for the coming winter

Across seven feeding sites, the Department of Fish and Wildlife department tries to gather about 2,500 tons of hay before winter weather makes it more expensive to acquire and transport.

Spores and more featured at at annual mushroom show

Spores and more featured at at annual mushroom show

More than 100 mushroom hunters came to the annual Wild Mushroom Show on Sunday with trays full of all different types of fungi, from colorful amanitas to liquefying inky caps.

EPA cancels appearance of scientists at Rhode Island event

EPA cancels appearance of scientists at Rhode Island event

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has canceled the appearance of three scientists at an event on Monday in Rhode Island about a report, which deals in part with climate change. The New York Times reports EPA spokesman John Konkus confirmed on Sunday that agency scientists would not be speaking at the event […]

Sodo group says KeyArena renovation should be public, not private, process

Sodo group says KeyArena renovation should be public, not private, process

If the renovation is deemed “public” then such a move would likely delay the KeyArena renovation to the point it misses its targeted October 2020 opening.

Fundraising in Zillah will mean fresh goat’s milk in Bangladesh

Fundraising in Zillah will mean fresh goat’s milk in Bangladesh

Children in a Zillah church group have set a goal of raising enough money to purchase a goat for each of 10 impoverished families in Bangladesh.

Oregon day care closed after second death in 2 years

Oregon day care closed after second death in 2 years

No one has been arrested or accused of wrongdoing in the death of a 10-month-old boy. A 7-month-old died at the facility in April 2016. Investigators determined that death to be sleep-related.

‘I was willing to do everything’: Mothers defend sons accused of campus sexual assaults

‘I was willing to do everything’: Mothers defend sons accused of campus sexual assaults

Women’s groups and victims’ advocates deplored Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ move to rescind tough Obama-era guidelines on campus sexual assault, but some legal experts say the rules created a culture in which accused students, most of them men, were presumed guilty.

Puerto Rico struggles to contain crime after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico struggles to contain crime after Hurricane Maria

More than a month after Hurricane Maria wrecked the island, Puerto Rico’s overwhelmed police force of 13,000 officers is struggling to contain crime, just as before — but now with longer shifts, against emboldened criminals and on streets cloaked in darkness.

Police: suspect in Boise rape flees scene, shoots self

Police: suspect in Boise rape flees scene, shoots self

Suspect sought in sexual assault flees scene and is later found dead from what police are saying is a self-inficted gunshot wound.

Bicyclist sues King County after accident left him quadriplegic

Bicyclist sues King County after accident left him quadriplegic

Man sues King County after bicycle accident on park path along the Green River left him a quadriplegic.

The American dream suffers … even in booming, glittering Seattle

The American dream suffers … even in booming, glittering Seattle

Economic segregation makes it hard for the poor to move up the ladder. That’s just not healthy in a democracy. We have to do something.

Company to require helmets for ski workers at The Summit

Company to require helmets for ski workers at The Summit

New rules come after an employee of Boyne Resorts was killed at a ski resort in Maine, resulting in an OSHA fine.

Astronomers measure Milky Way with radio waves

Astronomers measure Milky Way with radio waves

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A collection of radio telescopes that spans thousands of miles and is remotely operated from central New Mexico has measured a span of 66,000 light-years (one light-year is equal to 6 trillion miles) from Earth across the Milky Way’s center to a star-forming area near the edge of the other side […]

Trump victory helped propel Eastside Democrat into high-stakes Senate race

Trump victory helped propel Eastside Democrat into high-stakes Senate race

Manka Dhingra is counting on fellow Democrats’ frustration over state issues and alarm over Trump to propel her to victory in the 45th District. The Eastside race has drawn the kind of attention that usually elects people to Congress, not to a part-time state Legislature.

GOP state Senate candidate targets Seattle ‘extremism’ in her 45th District race

GOP state Senate candidate targets Seattle ‘extremism’ in her 45th District race

As a social moderate and fiscal conservative, Republicans believe Jinyoung Lee Englund can keep the 45th District Senate seat in GOP hands. That likely would maintain a check on Democrats who hold the state House and governor’s office.

Best answer to Seattle affordability may win the race for mayor

Best answer to Seattle affordability may win the race for mayor

The rising cost of housing is a dominant issue in Seattle’s mayoral election, but political messaging – on trust, results and leadership – could also move voters in the race between Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon.

Puget Sound music festival strikes up the bands

Puget Sound music festival strikes up the bands

Sixteen marching bands from across Washington and Oregon competed in the annual Puget Sound Festival of Bands at Everett Memorial Stadium.

Amid a for-profit surge, a Port Angeles hospice has offered free care for 40 years

Amid a for-profit surge, a Port Angeles hospice has offered free care for 40 years

Rose Crumb, now 91, is a devoted Catholic and mother of 10, and has spent much of her life offering free end-of-life care. As Medicare pays nearly $16 billion a year for hospice care, and nearly two-thirds of providers are for-profit, this little agency is an outlier.

ICE agents arrest man inside Oregon house without warrant

ICE agents arrest man inside Oregon house without warrant

The arrest, captured on video, reflects a trend — according to the Oregon ACLU — of ICE targeting people for deportation while agents are dressed in plainclothes and not identifying themselves.

How your U.S. lawmaker voted

How your U.S. lawmaker voted

Here’s how Washington’s senators voted on major issues in the week ending Oct. 20.

2 arrested after man killed in Everett robbery

2 arrested after man killed in Everett robbery

Darren D. Larson, 55, of Everett was killed Tuesday during a robbery inside an apartment.

Some rivers re-open to fishing

Some rivers re-open to fishing

Recreational fishing is re-opening in several rivers within the Olympic National Park thanks to more rain.         

Scientists find no new foreign species in Alaska harbor

Scientists find no new foreign species in Alaska harbor

WHITTIER, Alaska (AP) — The hunt for new species that are not indigenous to the waters near Valdez, Alaska, turned up empty, which scientists say “was great news.” The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports that scientists with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center reported their findings to the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council last […]

UConn doctors using 3-D models to practice delicate surgery

UConn doctors using 3-D models to practice delicate surgery

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Doctors at the University of Connecticut are using 3-D printing technology to help them practice some delicate brain surgery. Since 2012, physicians have been using a procedure to treat strokes called a mechanical thrombectomy, guiding a catheter through a patient’s arteries and vessels into the brain to remove blood clots. Medical […]

I-5’s Uncle Sam: 50 years and still ticked off near Chehalis

I-5’s Uncle Sam: 50 years and still ticked off near Chehalis

It’s been 50 years since that Uncle Sam billboard went up along I-5 near Chehalis with its often right-wing messages. The turkey farmer who put it up died in 2004, but his legacy continues.

Growth, traffic, infrastructure dominate the Snohomish County Council races

Growth, traffic, infrastructure dominate the Snohomish County Council races

Three of the five Snohomish County Council positions are on the Nov. 7 ballot.

Republicans going beyond hypocrisy with the national debt

Republicans going beyond hypocrisy with the national debt

National Republicans have shape-shifted completely on what was their fiscal holy grail — at least when they weren’t in charge.

Police: Man who shot himself after killing wife in SeaTac is expected to live

Police: Man who shot himself after killing wife in SeaTac is expected to live

The couple were in the process of getting a divorce, said King County sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindi West.

Delay in firing Roy Price over harassment allegations sets off furor at Amazon

Delay in firing Roy Price over harassment allegations sets off furor at Amazon

Amazon on Friday tried to quell concerns among employees about sexual-harassment accusations against an executive, sending an email to its staff saying the company would review its policies to ensure that “they are doing their job to provide a harassment-free workplace.”

New study finds little change in D.C. officers’ behavior with body cameras

New study finds little change in D.C. officers’ behavior with body cameras

Researchers tracked use-of-force incidents, civilian complaints, charging decisions and other outcomes to see if the cameras changed behavior. But to researchers’ surprise, the effects were too small to be statistically significant.

Port of Seattle election preview: Steinbrueck vs. Shridhar in Position 4 race

Port of Seattle election preview: Steinbrueck vs. Shridhar in Position 4 race

While the other two Port races feature an incumbent trying to stave off an election challenger, the Position 4 race is open after commissioner Tom Albro decided not to run again.

New state ferry Suquamish ready for outfitting

New state ferry Suquamish ready for outfitting

The Suquamish, a new Olympic-class 144-car ferry, is pulled out of dry dock Friday at Vigor’s Harbor Island Shipyard in Seattle. The vessel was towed to a pier nearby where it will be outfitted with things such as the propulsion systems, the passenger cabin and plumbing. Construction of the vessel began in January 2016, and […]

Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted the company’s request for a new trial, saying there were errors […]

One man shot, another struck by motorist during police gun bust in Kent

One man shot, another struck by motorist during police gun bust in Kent

Police shot one man during a botched robbery attempt in Kent Friday night. Then another suspect fled into traffic.

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