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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

BONNEY LAKE, Wash | Life after Las Vegas shooting: Pair seeks normalcy amid fear

BONNEY LAKE, Wash— Every time Chris Gilman leaves her home at the foot of Washington’s Mount Rainier, she fights the gnawing urge to turn around and check that someone isn’t about to shoot her. Sometimes she wins the battle. Sometimes she loses. In the year since the 48-year-old was nearly killed in the worst mass … Continue reading BONNEY LAKE, Wash | Life after Las Vegas shooting: Pair seeks normalcy amid fear

RENTON, Wash. | Seahawks sign LB Mychal Kendricks despite legal troubles

RENTON, Wash.  — The Seattle Seahawks have signed linebacker Mychal Kendricks despite his recent guilty plea on insider trading charges. The Seahawks announced the signing Friday, raising the possibility Kendricks will be able to play on Monday night when Seattle plays at Chicago. Kendricks visited with the Seahawks on Thursday and a deal was agreed … Continue reading RENTON, Wash. | Seahawks sign LB Mychal Kendricks despite legal troubles

REDMOND, Wash | Microsoft to contractors: Give new parents paid leave

REDMOND, Wash — Microsoft says it’s requiring its contractors to offer their U.S. employees at least 12 weeks paid leave to care for a new child. It’s common for tech firms to offer generous family leave benefits for their own engineers, but experts say it’s rare to require similar benefits for janitors, landscapers and other … Continue reading REDMOND, Wash | Microsoft to contractors: Give new parents paid leave

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

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash | Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash — Researchers say an endangered killer whale that drew international attention as she carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks is finally back to feeding and frolicking with her pod. The Center for Whale Research in Washington state says it watched the orca, known as J35, chase … Continue reading FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash | Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf

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