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Young woman shot near Edmonds market dies

Oct. 1, 2020 8:16 AM EDT

EDMONDS, Wash. (AP) — A 20-year-old Mountlake Terrace woman has died after someone shot her outside an Edmonds market in an incident that also wounded two others Tuesday afternoon. The woman, a 24-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man were shot just before 3:30 p.m. at the Boo Han market, located in a...

Mesa woman accused of child abuse after young daughter dies

Oct. 1, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A Mesa woman has been arrested after her 8-year-old daughter died in a case of alleged child abuse, according to police. They said 28-year-old Chaimara Washington called 911 and told the dispatcher that her daughter had fallen and hit her head on Sept. 22. Court documents show when...

At least 25 COVID-19 cases connected to Salish Lodge & Spa

Sep. 30, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — At least 25 COVID-19 cases have been reported at the Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie, public health officials said Wednesday. The outbreak involves 23 staff and two guests, according to a news release sent by Public Health - Seattle & King County spokeswoman Sharon Bogan....

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) is greeted by his twin brother, outside linebacker Shaquem Griffin (49), after Shaquill Griffin intercepted a pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Shaquem Griffin hoping to impress Seahawks yet again

Sep. 30, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — All Shaquem Griffin needed was a handful to snaps to prove he deserved another week on the Seattle Seahawks' roster. While Seattle's defensive performance has been mostly an unexpected disappointment through three weeks, Griffin was a pleasant surprise last week against Dallas and...

A Boeing 737 MAX jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, takes off on a test flight from Boeing Field, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Seattle. The MAX was grounded worldwide in early March 2019 after the second of two fatal accidents that together killed 346 people aboard almost-new aircraft. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

FAA chief tests changes to Boeing's grounded 737 Max

Sep. 30, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration, a former military and airline pilot, said Wednesday that he liked what he saw during a two-hour test flight of Boeing’s revamped 737 Max jetliner, a key step as the agency considers whether to let the plane return to flight after two deadly crashes....

Washington won't need loan to pay unemployment benefits

Sep. 30, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Officials with the state's Employment Security Department announced Wednesday that a better than expected revenue forecast last week indicates that the state won't need a federal loan to continue paying unemployment benefits next year. September projections show that the state may...

Flags for the Seattle Kraken NHL hockey team and the Amazon-sponsored Climate Pledge Arena hang in the rafters Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, as work continues in Seattle on the home of the Seattle Kraken NHL hockey team. Sometime in the late summer or early fall of 2021, the Kraken will open the new facility -- at a cost that will likely total $1 billion by the time it's done -- and become the NHL's 32nd franchise. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Countdown on for debut of Seattle Kraken

Sep. 30, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Standing on the recently poured concrete that will be the club level floor inside Climate Pledge Arena, Tod Leiweke nodded and pointed toward a corner of the upper deck. That’s where Leiweke envisions sitting sometime in the fall of 2021 when the Seattle Kraken skate out from the...

Teen hiker missing near Mount St. Helens found by searchers

Sep. 30, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Vancouver teen who was missing for more than 24 hours after going on a hike with family was found by searchers, The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook. The sheriff’s office said that Anthony Mancuso was alive and walking out with searchers on Monday...

Washington's minimum wage to increase to $13.69 in 2021

Sep. 30, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) — Washington state’s minimum wage is increasing 19 cents to $13.69 per hour starting Jan. 1, 2021, the first increase determined by inflation instead of a voter-approved ballot measure that determined increases over the past four years. The increase, announced Wednesday by the...

Washington state tribe: Refinery spewed noxious stench

Sep. 30, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Multiple members of a tribal community in Washington state have reported that they experienced burning throats and headaches after flaring at a nearby shell refinery released an intoxicating odor on Tuesday. Swinomish Police Lt. Earl Cowan said the residents of the Swinomish...