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New car and booster seat regulations go into effect in 2020

Dec. 27, 2019 8:35 AM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — In less than a week, some kids may need to remain in booster seats well into middle school. Governor Jay Inslee approved updated regulations on car and booster seat use, which go into effect January 1. KOMO-TV reports the new rules require children older than 4 years old but shorter...

A driver drove past road closed signs on Southeast Seventh Place in Bellevue, Wash., near the Lake Hills Connector, which was covered with about four feet of water, and was able to swim to safety when the car stalled, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. A storm that has brought record rainfall to the Northwest has broken some records, prompted flood warnings, disrupted train traffic and caused some power outages. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times via AP)

Record rain, darkness: Seattle braces for floods, mudslides

Dec. 21, 2019 3:11 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Record rainfall and darkness has hit Seattle as a major storm begins to lift across western Washington on the first day of winter, though the region is still at risk for flooding, mudslides and avalanches. Friday became the wettest day in Seattle in the past 10 years, and the most rain...

Washington study finds distinction with aircraft emissions

Dec. 8, 2019 1:30 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Communities beneath flight paths at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are exposed to a special type of pollution caused by aircraft emissions, new research from the University of Washington indicates. The university, in a release, described the study as the first to identify the unique...

In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, Lisa Wathne holds original sea turtle costumes, like the one she wore 20 years earlier that were made for protesters at the World Trade Organization (WTO) demonstrations in Seattle, in Lake Forest Park, Wash. Wathne and other demonstrators wore the cardboard turtle shells to protest WTO policies, including one interpreted by protesters as disregarding the plight of turtles killed by shrimp nets. A wide array of issues brought tens of thousands of protesters to Seattle 20 years ago Saturday, with one unifying theme: concern that the World Trade Organization, a then-little-known body charged with regulating international trade, threatened them all. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Impact of WTO protests in Seattle still felt 2 decades later

Nov. 29, 2019 1:10 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Nancy Haque worried about the conditions in sweatshops around the world. For Lynne Dodson, it was the possibility of attacks on public education. The plight of imperiled sea turtles got Lisa Wathne. An array of issues brought tens of thousands of protesters to Seattle 20 years ago Saturday,...