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The Deplorables Come to the Movies

<i>I, Tonya</i> and <i>The Disaster Artist</i> celebrate the end of cinema.<p>Hollywood hits bottom this week, not from more sex-and-revenge scandals but with …

What we actually lose when the USDA and EPA can’t talk to the public

Facts aren't political<p><i>Update, January 25: Reports on the gag order have received a great deal of attention. This piece been updated to reflect additional information released since its original publication.</i><p>In the summer of 2015 a tropical storm slammed into the mountains of Myanmar and triggered …

Pearl Jam Donates $25,000 to Ferry County Rail-Trail

<b>Republic, WA</b><p>Last week The Ferry County Rail Trail Partners (FCRTP) were contacted by Pearl Jam front man, Eddie Vedder, and told that the band plans …

Nonprofits

Everett utility rate increases will be lower than anticipated

EVERETT — Water and sewer rates are going up for Everett utility customers, but not as much as was first proposed.

Customers

After I take the oath of office tomorrow, please stop by the Capitol for our Inauguration Day Open House in the Governor's Office 1-5 p.m. https://t.co/o7xHkQGnKW

Shift in shopping | Business closures the result of changing consumer patterns

WENATCHEE — No one’s arguing that the local business community took some hard hits in 2016 from a string of closures by stores and companies both big …

Chamber of Commerce

Do you live in Seattle’s most liberal or conservative neighborhood? Check our map.

Even in the liberal strongholds of Seattle and King County, communities like Judkins Park in Seattle and Vashon Island stand out for lefty leanings, …

Homeless in Seattle: The roots of a crisis

July 26, 2016<p><i>This is the first in a three-part series about the region’s homelessness crisis. Read part two here.</i><p>In the middle of the night on March …

Homelessness

Following Flint, unanswered questions about Washington’s lead poisoning

The city of Flint, Michigan is in the midst of a major public health crisis, following the discovery of widespread lead poisoning in children. Given …

Lead Poisoning

Sen.-Elect Harris Hiring Black Legislative Director

Longtime Bill Nelson aide Clint Odom appears to be only African-American Senate legislative director<p>Sen.-elect Kamala Harris is tapping a veteran …

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8 a.m.<p>8:10 a.m. - The City has 53 pieces of equipment on arterials, hospital district, STA routes, outlying areas, business centers and residential …

Hospitals

Learning from Germany’s Education System

This past week, eighteen of us from the City of Seattle and the Port of Seattle went to Hamburg, Germany to see how their city has rebuilt and …

Mayor Murray statement on SDCI decision regarding King County application for Children and Family Justice Center - Mayor Murray

Mayor Ed Murray released the following statement regarding King County’s master use permit application for the King County Children and Family …

Education

Ferries - Alerts

Washington State Ferries offers a free travel alert subscription service via email or text message. Travel Alerts help you stay informed of …

Flying

The US is the only country that hasn’t signed on to a key international agreement to save the planet

On Dec. 2, 2016, Mexico’s environment minister Rafael Pacchiano Alamán faced the thousands of participants and delegates who traveled to Cancun for the 13th conference of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, and opened the high-level meeting by addressing the elephant in the …

Biodiversity

17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

Kids’ Climate Lawsuit Gets Even Bigger, Heads to Trial in 2017

The kids’ climate change lawsuit in Washington state has now been ongoing, in one form or another, since June 2014. And on Monday afternoon, it just …

Seattle

The Estimated Cost of the Hanford Cleanup Just Went Up By Four *Billion* Dollars

Hanford might start converting some of its worst radioactive wastes into benign glass in 2023. But that comes with an extra $4.5 billion added to the …

Seattle

Hotel Industry Files Suit Against Hotel Workers’ Initiative

On November 30, Mayor Ed Murray signed into law Initiative 124, a union-backed measure largely designed to protect hotel workers in Seattle from …

Republican to bigots: ‘We don't want your votes. We don't want your money’

<i>Republican Chris Vance of Auburn, Washington, recently posted an editorial to his Facebook page this week, suggesting that people include their</i> …

Religion

Editorial: Tech help, not backdoors, better law enforcement tool

With a federal agency hamstrung, it’s lucky the state passed a student loan bill of rights this year.<p>A sketchy look at the day in politics.<p>A Kentucky …

Private Skykomish community struggles with drugs, squatters

Rod Shafer has had Sally, a macaw, on his shoulder for years, even while bicycling around town. (Video)<p>Their union submitted a formal demand to …

Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM and Uber say they won’t help Trump build a registry of Muslim-Americans

Trump has promised to be heavy on surveillance, which has long required the cooperation of technology companies.<p>Twitter was the first big tech company to say it would refuse to hand over data to help the United States government build a registry President-elect Donald Trump has described that would …

Winter Recreation Info — Washington Trails Association

Snowshoe Destinations, Sno-Parks and Winter Safety<p>Welcome to winter in Washington! If you're looking for places to snowshoe, information about …

Trump trolled for misspelling 'unprecedented' in tweet

The grammar police on Saturday trolled President-elect Donald Trump for misspelling the word “unprecedented” as “unpresidented,” in a tweet about China taking a Navy drone in international waters.<p>Trump swiftly deleted the tweet and replaced it with one using the correct spelling. But the Twitter …

Republican Senator Vows Bill Blocking Safe Drug Sites

Seattle is on the verge of becoming the first American city to host a supervised consumption site—a clinic where illicit drug users can get high with …

Judge Rules Against Pioneer Square Developer, Blocking Alaska Way Complex

Last year we reported on efforts in Pioneer Square to stop an 11 story apartment building from being built on a site that currently holds a parking …

Seattle