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Did you get letter? WSU sends warning to 1 million people after hard drive with personal info is stolen

Did you get letter? WSU sends warning to 1 million people after hard drive with personal info is stolen

Washington State University is alerting 1 million people that their personal information could have been accessed by thieves who broke into an Olympia storage locker.

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Rally for Charleena Lyles planned for Thursday evening in downtown Seattle

Rally for Charleena Lyles planned for Thursday evening in downtown Seattle

A downtown Seattle rally and march for Charleena Lyles will be “black-women centered” and led by black women.

A personal drag show with a tap on Uber’s app? This is Seattle after all

A personal drag show with a tap on Uber’s app? This is Seattle after all

Seattleites will be able to request free drag performances between 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday as part of the ride-hailing service’s celebration of Pride weekend.

Seattle judge OKs lawsuit over once-secret immigrant vetting program

Seattle judge OKs lawsuit over once-secret immigrant vetting program

U.S. District Judge Richard Jones Wednesday denied the Justice Department’s request to dismiss the suit, which was filed in February by the American Civil Liberties Union and Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

Washington state lawmakers announce compromise on high-school testing requirements

Washington state lawmakers announce compromise on high-school testing requirements

The deal would exempt students — temporarily — from passing language-arts, math and science exams in order to earn a diploma.

Body of missing Gold Bar man recovered from Skykomish River

Body of missing Gold Bar man recovered from Skykomish River

Olaf Eriksen, 71, who suffered from dementia, has been missing since Wednesday afternoon when he was last seen walking away from his home.

Police: Video shows no one leaving or entering Charleena Lyles’ apartment for 24 hours before shooting

Police: Video shows no one leaving or entering Charleena Lyles’ apartment for 24 hours before shooting

Charleena Lyles called police Sunday morning to say she had left her apartment for a few minutes and was burglarized. Twenty-four hours of surveillance video shows nobody left or entered her apartment except the officers who shot her, police say.

Rainbow Family members start gathering in Oregon

Rainbow Family members start gathering in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Concern is growing in a conservative, remote corner of Oregon as people start arriving in a national forest for a Rainbow Family of Living Light annual gathering, a counter-culture get-together expected to draw thousands. Officials with the Malheur National Forest said this week that already 600 Rainbow Family members are camped […]

Idaho sequoia in way of expansion to be moved 2 blocks away

Idaho sequoia in way of expansion to be moved 2 blocks away

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A sequoia seedling that naturalist John Muir sent to Idaho more than a century ago and was planted in a doctor’s yard has become a massive tree and an obstacle to progress. The sequoia planted in 1912 is in the way of a Boise hospital’s expansion but has become a city […]

Did you get letter? WSU sends warning to 1 million people after hard drive with personal info is stolen

Did you get letter? WSU sends warning to 1 million people after hard drive with personal info is stolen

Washington State University is alerting 1 million people that their personal information could have been accessed by thieves who broke into an Olympia storage locker.

Patient stabbed in Renton hospital; woman in custody

Patient stabbed in Renton hospital; woman in custody

The injured man is in satisfactory condition, a Valley Medical Center spokeswoman said.

This one type of firework disfigures people more than any other, UW study shows

This one type of firework disfigures people more than any other, UW study shows

Shell-and-mortar fireworks are legal in Washington state, but a new UW study finds more disfiguring injuries came from accidents with shell-and-mortar fireworks than any other legal firework — and some illegal ones.

Social media speculation after Charleena Lyles shooting — and the detail people got wrong

Social media speculation after Charleena Lyles shooting — and the detail people got wrong

Some people said a knife-wielding man wasn’t shot during an hours-long standoff in Seattle because he was white. But, in fact, he was black.

Experts: US exiting climate pact may doom some small islands

Experts: US exiting climate pact may doom some small islands

WASHINGTON (AP) — To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle. Top scientists say it was already likely that Earth’s temperatures and the world’s seas will […]

Mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan seeks to keep her home address under wraps

Mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan seeks to keep her home address under wraps

Seattle mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan is seeking to keep her home address out of public records, citing threats made against her in her former job as U.S. attorney.

In Spokane, psychologists open a window on brutal CIA interrogations — including waterboarding

In Spokane, psychologists open a window on brutal CIA interrogations — including waterboarding

“I deliberated with great, soulful torment about this, and obviously I concluded that it could be done safely or I wouldn’t have done it,” a former military psychologist said in a newly disclosed deposition in a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of former CIA prisoners. The business he ran with another Spokane psychologist got $81 million from the CIA.

During the first Ramadan under Trump’s presidency, Muslims see a chance to show what true Islam means to them

During the first Ramadan under Trump’s presidency, Muslims see a chance to show what true Islam means to them

Ramadan is a time of giving, praying and fasting that some Muslims compare to Christmas for Christians. But this year — the first since the election of Donald Trump — feels different for many Muslims in the Washington area.

Charleena Lyles death by police adds to a list that should shame us

Charleena Lyles death by police adds to a list that should shame us

We resort to violence much more often than any other economically advanced democracy. This is the path our country has chosen. It doesn’t have to be this way.

From Elvis to drag queen: ‘Georgia McBride’ follows one Florida man’s metamorphosis

From Elvis to drag queen: ‘Georgia McBride’ follows one Florida man’s metamorphosis

“The Legend of Georgia McBride” at ACT Theatre, about how a straight Southern man falls in with a few drag queens, is a perfect play for Gay Pride Week — but it poses questions we should ponder all year long.

The Amazon effect: Metro adds buses to handle new flock of summer interns

The Amazon effect: Metro adds buses to handle new flock of summer interns

However you measure it, Amazon’s impact on Seattle is indisputable. Here’s a new metric: summer interns. Amazon has so many that King County Metro has adjusted bus service just for them.

Oregon joins states where roadkill can be harvested for food

Oregon joins states where roadkill can be harvested for food

And it’s not as unusual as people might think. About 20 other states also allow people to take meat from animals killed by vehicles. Aficionados say roadkill can be high-quality, grass-fed grub.

Cybersecurity is hot, and these Washington colleges teach it

Cybersecurity is hot, and these Washington colleges teach it

Cybersecurity experts are among the most sought-after workers in the tech field, and Washington colleges and universities are stepping up to help fill the many job vacancies.

Brazilian president says he built warm ties with Putin

Brazilian president says he built warm ties with Putin

MOSCOW (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer says he has built warm ties with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Temer, speaking in an interview with Tass news agency that was also broadcast by Russian state television Thursday, said he has “developed friendly personal ties” with the Russian president. Temer said his four-hour talks with Putin on […]

Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter Obamacare

Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter Obamacare

The measure represents Senate Republicans’ effort to achieve a top-tier priority for President Donald Trump and virtually all Republican members of Congress. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., hopes to push it through his chamber next week.

Neighbors fed up with trashed property

Neighbors fed up with trashed property

Piles of trash have taken over acres in a Spanaway community at 19912 Mountain Highway East.  Pierce County has labeled the neglected field “hazardous” as code enforcement officials say they have tried to contact the property owner to get it cleaned up.        

30 miles of Hoh River to be restored for

30 miles of Hoh River to be restored for

The Nature Conservancy is ramping up its efforts to protect a special river that meets the Pacific Ocean in what’s called the Emerald Edge of the United States.        

Seattle mayor offers plan to make it easier for people with criminal pasts to find housing

Seattle mayor offers plan to make it easier for people with criminal pasts to find housing

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has sent the City Council a proposal aimed at helping people with criminal records get into housing. Landlords would be prevented from screening prospective tenants based on convictions more than two years old.

Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims

Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims

DENVER (AP) — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years since legal recreational marijuana sales began when compared […]

Mindful of Trump, Seattle Pride making politics, race bigger part of conversation

Mindful of Trump, Seattle Pride making politics, race bigger part of conversation

With a change in administration causing anxiety for some LGBTQ Seattlelites, Pride is making inclusivity a priority this year.

KeyArena’s slanted roof closer to being named Seattle historical landmark

KeyArena’s slanted roof closer to being named Seattle historical landmark

OVG seeks up to $70 million in historical landmark tax credits for its possible renovation of the arena.

Trial begins in SWAT-sniper killing of unarmed black man in Fife

Trial begins in SWAT-sniper killing of unarmed black man in Fife

The family of Leonard Thomas argues in the federal civil-rights case that he posed no threat to anyone when he was killed. But police defense attorneys say he was playing games with officers and using his son as a “pawn.”

SPD body cameras are stalled over contract talks

SPD body cameras are stalled over contract talks

Negotiations over the issue have left unclear when the rollout of a body-camera program approved by a federal judge will begin.

Hasegawa, Farrell win backing of Democratic groups in Seattle mayoral race

Hasegawa, Farrell win backing of Democratic groups in Seattle mayoral race

Bob Hasegawa and Jessyn Farrell are the Seattle mayoral candidates most popular with the city’s Democratic Party legislative-district organizations.

Not just another pretty face

Not just another pretty face

As Lauren Bacall leaves the room in “To Have and Have Not” she says to Humphrey Bogart, “You know how to whistle, don’t you? You just put your lips together and blow.” It’s a sensuous scene, one of cinema’s most famous. Well, Dozer, the reasonably svelte and handsome 24-year-old Pacific walrus knows how to whistle […]

Study: UW producing top grads for tech

Study: UW producing top grads for tech

       

Mayor Ed Murray to poll voters before deciding whether to run as a write-in candidate

Mayor Ed Murray to poll voters before deciding whether to run as a write-in candidate

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is polling voters this week as he weighs relaunching his re-election bid as a write-in candidate. The announcement came soon after a pair of independent polls showed many voters would still like to support him.

Fake quake: Report of major California temblor a false alarm

Fake quake: Report of major California temblor a false alarm

LOS ANGELES — The only tremors from a reported major earthquake off the California coast came on the internet. Seismologists said Wednesday’s automatically generated report of a magnitude 6.8 quake in the Pacific Ocean 10 miles west of Santa Barbara was a false alarm based on a quake that happened in the same area nearly […]

What you need to know about Supreme Court’s upcoming action on Trump’s travel ban

What you need to know about Supreme Court’s upcoming action on Trump’s travel ban

Key questions and answers about the legal dispute and the decisions the Supreme Court will make in the coming days

Police union explains how officers...

Police union explains how officers…

In the wake of the Seattle police shooting of a young mother, the police officers’ union hopes to shed some light on the officers and their training, in particular, how they’re trained to deal with a knife-wielding suspect.        

A rolling good time at Ballard Locks

A rolling good time at Ballard Locks

‘Extraordinary’ Microsoft engineer Charles Thacker inspired the PC revolution

‘Extraordinary’ Microsoft engineer Charles Thacker inspired the PC revolution

Obituary: Charles Thacker, who helped usher in the modern personal computer as the designer of the Xerox Alto computer and worked at Microsoft Research for 20 years, died at his Palo Alto, California, home recently.

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