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USPS expanding delivery to Sunday in some locations this holiday season

Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, the USPS estimates it will deliver about 12 billion pieces of mail and packages. SEATAC, Wash. — The United States Postal Service (USPS) is preparing...

672 Puyallup students without bus service after district suspends routes

Hundreds of students in Puyallup were forced to find another way to school Monday morning with several bus runs temporarily suspended due to a bus driver shortage. PUYALLUP, Wash. — Hundreds...

'Tis the season: Outdoor ice rinks opening in western Washington this winter

The Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink had to skip the 2020 season due to COVID-19 restrictions, but this year the rink is back for the holidays. BELLEVUE, Wash. — Remember when all...

Smaller, historically safe Washington cities seeing rise in crime

Washington cities are facing a crisis as crime continues to rise and law enforcement agencies struggle to keep up with staffing. DUPONT, Wash. — Cities in Washington state are facing a...

Point Roberts excited to welcome returning Canadians as border reopens

The U.S.-Canada border is open again for non-essential travel Monday after the COVID-19 pandemic closed it for nearly 600 days. POINT ROBERTS, Wash. — The U.S. has lifted restrictions for vaccinated foreign...

Eatonville schools fail to fire unvaccinated employees

Unvaccinated employees are still working in Eatonville schools after the district failed to terminate employees in violation of the governor's vaccine mandate. EATONVILLE, Wash. — Unvaccinated employees are still working in...

Got pumpkins? Consider giving your leftover jack o' lanterns to nature

Many forest critters light the flavor of fruit inside pumpkins and the seeds. TACOMA, Wash. — Now that Halloween has come and gone, many families are getting ready to throw away...

'Pouring from that empty cup': Teachers feel intense burnout, struggle with mental health

Many teachers are sacrificing prep time to cover other classrooms and positions throughout schools. MUKILTEO, Wash. — Washington teachers say their mental health is suffering as schools across the state continue...

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