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OLYMPIA, Wash | Want election results? On West Coast, patience is required

OLYMPIA, Wash — If control of the U.S. House comes down to any of the competitive congressional races in Washington state and California, the American public might have to wait a while to learn the outcome. While Washington is one of just three states that conduct all elections by mail, it’s the only one of … Continue reading OLYMPIA, Wash | Want election results? On West Coast, patience is required

OLYMPIA, Wash | Democrat Schrier advances in Washington’s 8th District

OLYMPIA, Wash. — An open congressional seat in Washington state officially has its November matchup: Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced to the general election to face Republican Dino Rossi in the race for the 8th Congressional District. The race is one of three GOP-held congressional districts in Washington that Democrats are hopeful of capturing in … Continue reading OLYMPIA, Wash | Democrat Schrier advances in Washington’s 8th District

OLYMPIA, Wash | Employees pose big potential danger to aviation, experts say

OLYMPIA, Wash— The theft of an empty plane by an airline worker who performed dangerous loops before crashing into a remote island in Puget Sound illustrated what aviation experts have long known: One of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel is airline or airport employees causing mayhem. “The greatest threat we have to … Continue reading OLYMPIA, Wash | Employees pose big potential danger to aviation, experts say

OLYMPIA, Wash. | Airplane theft shows potential dangers from airline workers

OLYMPIA, Wash.  — The theft of an empty plane by an airline worker who performed dangerous loops before crashing into a remote island in Puget Sound illustrated what aviation experts have long known: One of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel is airline or airport employees causing mayhem. “The greatest threat we have … Continue reading OLYMPIA, Wash. | Airplane theft shows potential dangers from airline workers

OLYMPIA, Wash | Authorities probe how airline employee could steal plane

OLYMPIA, Wash.  — Investigators worked to find out how an airline employee stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft. The bizarre incident involving a worker … Continue reading OLYMPIA, Wash | Authorities probe how airline employee could steal plane

OLYMPIA, Wash | Washington US House race likely to feature 2 Democrats

OLYMPIA, Wash — It’s looking more likely that the race for Washington’s 9th Congressional District will have two Democrats on the ballot in November. After King and Pierce Counties updated their ballot counts Friday night, Democrat Sarah Smith was 2,582 votes ahead of Republican Doug Basler, a significant jump from her 196-vote lead the day … Continue reading OLYMPIA, Wash | Washington US House race likely to feature 2 Democrats