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King County: COVID mask mandate to end June 29

Jun. 15, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials said Tuesday that 70% of eligible people in Washington state's most populous county have received either the one-dose Johnson and Johnson COIVD vaccine or both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. That means 70% of people 16 and older...

Storm get defensive, move back atop the AP power poll

Jun. 15, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There were questions about the defending champion Seattle Storm's defense coming into the season with stalwarts Alysha Clark and Natasha Howard no longer on the roster. After a sluggish start the Storm have found some answers and are becoming more...

Rape suspect arrested after motel standoff

Jun. 15, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a rape suspect was arrested Tuesday morning after an hours-long standoff at a motel in Everett, Washington. KOMO reports deputies initially responded to the scene about 5:50 a.m. after receiving reports of a sexual assault. ...

State says breeding female of wolf pack was illegally killed

Jun. 15, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A female wolf that had pups earlier this year has been illegally killed in northeast Washington state. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists responded to a report of a dead wolf on May 26 in the Sheep Creek area of Stevens County....

Snohomish roofing company fined $1.2M for safety violations

Jun. 15, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — The state Department of Labor & Industries announced Thursday that it’s assessing Allways Roofing more than $1.2 million for putting workers' lives in danger. State inspectors found a dozen “willful serious violations” at three job...

Council OKs bill requiring delivery app/restaurant deals

Jun. 15, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has approved a law that will require meal-delivery apps to sign agreements with restaurants instead of listing restaurants on the apps and taking orders without permission. Council President M. Lorena González, who sponsored the...

Teen in critical condition after drive-by shooting in Yakima

Jun. 15, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A 17-year-old was injured in what’s thought to be a gang-motivated shooting in Yakima on Monday, police said. The teen was a passenger in a black sedan driven by his mother when a green car pulled up next to it and someone started shooting about...

Body recovered from Elliott Bay near downtown piers

Jun. 15, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A body was recovered from Elliott Bay near Piers 55 and 56 on Monday afternoon, according to the Seattle Police Department. A water rescue response team discovered a person dead in the water near the 1200 block of Alaskan Way, the Seattle Times reported....

LEADING OFF: 3 aces ailing, D'backs and O's lost on road

Jun. 15, 2021 04:28 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: AILING ACES Three of baseball's best pitchers are hurting. Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber won’t throw for at least two weeks because of a right shoulder strain,...

Bauers' 1st homer for Mariners caps comeback, tops Twins 4-3

Jun. 15, 2021 02:11 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — When Jake Bauers connected in the fifth inning, he was certain the ball was destined to leave the park only to see it caught on the warning track thanks to the heavy air and vast outfield of his new home field. “I’ve had a few homers to center in my...