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Above average precipitation in October predicted to follow hot, dry summer

The Office of the State Climatologist at the University of Washington says Seattle saw its driest season on record this astronomical summer. WASHINGTON — The first day of astronomical fall brought...

Tukwila voters to decide on proposed $3 minimum wage increase

If approved, the initiative would put Tukwila's minimum wage on par with those in neighboring cities like Seattle and SeaTac. TUKWILA, Wash. — Tukwila voters will decide in November on a...

Washington seeing signs of more stable, but still pricey housing market

Rising mortgage rates have deterred some buyers, giving those remaining more negotiating power than earlier this year. SEATTLE — Washingtonians looking to buy homes may see a more amenable market than...

'Enhanced shelter' to house 150 people at 'SODO Services Hub'

King County released an update on plans for its 'SODO Services Hub,' to be located near the current site of a 270-bed shelter operated by the Salvation Army. SEATTLE — King...

Seattle City Council, Mayor discuss 911 response alternatives

They discussed a plan Tuesday to roll out a short-term program in 2023 and work on a longer-term plan in the meantime. SEATTLE — Seattle City Council's Public Safety and Human...

Seattle area residents warned of diminished air quality this weekend

Air quality could be unhealthy for some groups of people in parts of Western Washington. WASHINGTON — An Air Quality Alert was issued by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency as wildfire...

Renton trench collapse happens amid rise in incidents nationwide

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says 22 fatalities in trenching and excavation were reported in first half of 2022, compared to 15 in all of 2021. RENTON, Wash. — The...

Some indication floatplane took a nosedive before crashing into Puget Sound, NTSB says

The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed there were 10 people onboard the plane at the time of the crash. One victim has been recovered so far. ISLAND COUNTY, Wash. — The National...

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