King County Council votes to move elections to even years

King County voters will see a new ballot measure this November, one that moves future county elections to even-numbered years. Traditionally local elections have been held every other year in odd-numbered years, one year off of the national election cycle. With this new legislation, King County voters would elect federal, state, and local politicians all … Read more

Climate Pledge Arena to host NBA preseason game, first NBA action in Seattle since 2018

Climate Pledge Arena announced today it will bring an NBA preseason game to the arena with the Los Angeles Clippers hosting the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, October 3, 2022. The game will take place at Seattle’s new world-class music and sports venue, which is already the home to the four-time WNBA champions, the Seattle … Read more

Fourth of July looking to be a busy travel weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Fourth of July weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year.    What You Need To Know AAA says travel for this Independence Day will be the second busiest since 2000 About 1.4 million North Carolinians are expected to travel 50 miles or more Travel agents recommend planning ahead … Read more

Georgetown vehicle crash summons 2-alarm Seattle Fire response

Seattle Police report they are at the scene of a collision in Georgetown. The driver of a vehicle crashed into a building, causing the building to catch fire. There is significant traffic disruption on the 700 block of South Michigan Avenue just off I-5. Seattle Fire says the blaze has been knocked down. The driver … Read more

The Memory Hub is a new Seattle community center for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month and although there is still so little we know about dementia, progress is being made and there are new resources right here in Seattle. Let’s start with the first-ever Alzheimer’s drug, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last summer. “While not a cure, this new drug … Read more

Lynnwood mayor discusses Comprehensive Plan after city has ‘weathered the storm’

The City of Lynnwood is in the midst of a new Comprehensive Plan, with projects planned over the next 20 years to reinvigorate the city. Lynnwood officially kicked off community planning efforts in May through its Big Ideas Month. The Comprehensive Plan update, planned through 2024, is being coordinated with the City Center + Alderwood … Read more

Fire along southbound I-880 at Mowry in Fremont triggers traffic alert

FREMONT — A brush fire burning along southbound I-880 in Fremont Tuesday afternoon has closed the Mowry Avenue onramp and right lane, impacting traffic according to authorities. CHP reported the brush fire and issued a severe traffic alert just after 3:30 p.m. CHP and Fremont Fire units are on the scene.  Fremont brush fire burning … Read more

Rantz: Democrat councilmember argues against school safety, mental health focus

When it comes to school shootings, Pierce County councilwoman Jani Hitchen only wants to talk about guns. In a pithy and poorly argued editorial in the Tacoma News Tribune, Hitchen rejects basic school safety measures — many she’s afforded as councilmember. She says we should not focus on the mental issues common amongst school shooters … Read more

Gov. Inslee issues emergency order after semi-truck damages I-405 overpass in mid-June

Gov. Jay Inslee has issued an emergency proclamation after a semitruck struck the Lind Avenue overpass in mid-June, causing severe damage. On June 13, surveillance video captured a truck pulling an excavator that struck the overpass. Proclamation 22-03 directs the implementation of the plans and procedures in the Washington State Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. State agencies … Read more

1 killed in fiery crash between pickup, semi north of Edmonton on Highway 28 – Edmonton |

A man was killed after his pickup truck collided with a semi north of Edmonton in Thorhild County on Tuesday afternoon. The crash between the truck and a tractor trailer hauling an empty Super B tank happened around 12:30 p.m. on Highway 28, north of Redwater, at Township Road 582. The man driving the pickup, … Read more