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Interstate 5 rest areas close north of Seattle due to trash

Oct. 16, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Department of Transportation has closed five rest areas north of Seattle along Interstate 5 because of excessive trash, vandalism and a staffing shortage. Rest areas closed Friday in both directions at Smokey Point between Marysville...

Seahawks put Russell Wilson, Chris Carson on injured reserve

Oct. 15, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks placed quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Chris Carson on injured reserve Friday, a move that will keep both players out until at least mid-November. Coach Pete Carroll had said earlier in the day that Wilson would be...

Seattle schools suspending over 100 bus routes

Oct. 15, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Public Schools is suspending 142 school bus routes beginning Monday. District officials said the cuts are necessary because of a national bus driver shortage and because some drivers are choosing not to follow the state-mandated COVID-19 vaccine...

Steelers eye momentum as Seahawks face life without Wilson

Oct. 15, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is encouraged. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, however, is not convinced his team's early offensive struggles are firmly in the rearview mirror. Yes, there were signs of progress last week against Denver. Najee Harris ran with...

Homelessness, police, Amazon top Seattle mayoral debate

Oct. 14, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The two candidates for Seattle mayor agreed Thursday that tackling an ongoing homelessness crisis was the top issue facing the the Northwest's largest city, but they differed sharply about how to pay for that. Lorena González and Bruce Harrell also...

Seattle school cancels Halloween parade over equity issues

Oct. 14, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle Public Schools elementary school has canceled its Halloween parade, saying the event has historically marginalized students of color who don’t celebrate the holiday. Seattle Public Schools said in an emailed statement that for at least five...

Seattle police staffing woes prompt emergency dispatch plan

Oct. 14, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s police department is sending detectives and non-patrol officers to respond to emergency calls because of a shortage of patrol officers. The department on Wednesday moved to the emergency officer dispatching scenario because of the staffing...

Vaccine proof or negative test soon required at large events

Oct. 14, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Starting Nov. 15, people in Washington state will need to either provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test in order to attend large events, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday. The new order — which Inslee's staff said is modeled...

Breanna Stewart undergoes minor surgery on Achilles tendon

Oct. 14, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart underwent surgery for a minor repair and reinforcement of the Achilles tendon in her left leg, the team announced Thursday. Stewart had the surgery performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley in New York on Wednesday. Stewart...

Geno Smith's time arrives as he steps up for Seahawks

Oct. 14, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Geno Smith last started an NFL game four years ago, but what he’s learned along the way as a backup in two previous spots before landing with the Seattle Seahawks has taught him plenty as he’s bided his time waiting for another opportunity. And...