Archive for February, 2013

Cuts imminent, Senate Democrats, GOP stage votes

Squabbling away the hours, the Senate moved toward certain defeat of last-minute plans to avoid $85 billion in broad-based spending reductions Thursday as the two political parties blamed each other for the latest outbreak of gridlock. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

High court strikes down WA supermajority rule for raising taxes

The state Supreme Court ruled that an initiative requiring a two-thirds vote was in conflict with the state Constitution and that lawmakers and the people of Washington would need to pass a constitutional amendment to change from a simple majority. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Seattle police say phony cop arrested in Auburn

Seattle police have been looking for the man since December. They say he used a fake badge to check people’s identification and would steal credit cards. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Meet the Snohomish students behind the ‘Ike Act’

Last week, KING 5 reported the hard-fought battle get Ike Ditzenberger one more year as a student athlete at Snohomish High School. Now, we’re meeting his three friends and classmates that made it happen. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Train engineers hope to reduce landslides after record-setting year

Since Thanksgiving, BNSF reports 200 landslides between Everett and Seattle. 170 Sound Transit train routes have been cancelled. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Man mauled by Lakewood K-9 files $3 million claim

A Lakewood Police Department K-9 and his handler are the subject of a $3 million lawsuit filed Wednesday by Chad Boyles, a Pierce County resident who was mauled while walking in his South Tacoma neighborhood. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Man in officer-involved shooting near Carkeek Park dies; 911 tapes released

The man involved in a hostage situation with his father in Seattle’s Carkeek Park Tuesday has died after being shot by police. Police released more details about the shooting, including 911 tapes and photos from the shooting. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Boeing reports 787 battery fix to Japan regulators

Boeing’s plan, presented to U.S. regulators last week, calls for revamping the batteries to prevent potential short-circuiting from spreading from any one battery cell to others. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

No. 2 Gonzaga got next? No. 1 Indiana falls to Minnesota

Gonzaga can begin making its case as the top-ranked team in the nation when it takes the floor Thursday night after No. 1 Indiana was stunned on the road by Minnesota Tuesday. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

49ers to trade Alex Smith to Chiefs

A person with knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the Chiefs have agreed to deal for the 2005 top overall draft pick who lost his starting quarterback job in San Francisco to Colin Kaepernick last season. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites