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Department of Justice launching carjacking task force in Seattle

Seattle is one of seven cities across the nation to form new carjacking task forces as part of an expanded program started by the Department of Justice. SEATTLE — Seattle is...

Legislation would allow Seattle Fire Department to order demolition of unsafe vacant buildings

The legislation would give the Seattle Fire Department the power to order remediation or complete demolition of unsafe vacant buildings. SEATTLE — New proposed legislation would make it easier to demolish...

Dept. of Ecology declares drought emergency for most of Washington state

A lower-than-average snowpack and forecasted warm spring and summer seasons are leading the department to make a drought emergency declaration for most of the state. OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Department of...

Drivers crash into WSDOT work zones 4 times in less than 24 hours

At least nine WSDOT workers have been hospitalized due to work zone crashes so far this year. EVERETT, Wash. — Four drivers crashed into Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) work...

Here’s how much of the eclipse was visible in Washington state

While the path of totality is only 115 miles wide, people were able to see a partial eclipse for thousands of miles in either direction. WASHINGTON, USA — Although Washington state...

Car crashes into scaffolding surrounding Times Square building in downtown Seattle

SEATTLE — A driver crashed into scaffolding surrounding the historic Times Square building in downtown Seattle late Sunday night. Crews are still figuring out how to extricate the vehicle Monday...

Investors foreclosing on parcel with Point Ruston parking garage, Waterfront Market after loan defaults

An investment group was awarded a $91 million judgement against the developer of Point Ruston after a years-long legal battle. RUSTON, Wash. — An investment group is foreclosing on a parcel...

Residents in 20 Mercer Island homes asked to temporarily evacuate due to unstable soil

If the leak gets worse, there is a potential for flooding or a landslide, according to the city of Mercer Island. MERCER ISLAND, Wash. — Residents in approximately 20 homes on...

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