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Fentanyl fuels street crime at 3rd & Pine, but Seattle police patrols help, neighbors say

16 min 38 sec ago

Neighbors say the presence of more officers has brought some relief to a stubbornly chaotic part of downtown Seattle.
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What to know about electric cars in Washington state

16 min 38 sec ago

Electric vehicles have been having a moment.
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WA seeks funding, solutions as racial homeownership gap persists

16 min 38 sec ago

The rate of homeownership remains far higher for white Washingtonians than for people of color. A new report asks: What would it take to close the gap?
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How election conspiracies cast a shadow over GOP, fall midterms in WA

16 min 38 sec ago

The election-denial movement, encouraged by Trump after his 2020 loss, has increasingly permeated mainstream Republican thought, echoed here by some county GOP leaders and candidates.
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Matt Shea’s far-right recruit in Eastern WA promotes election conspiracies, QAnon and more

16 min 38 sec ago

As Rob Chase’s platform has been elevated in the state Legislature, extremism experts say he’s emerged as a dangerous far-right figure.
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Nobel season is here: 5 things to know about the prizes

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 23:33

The beginning of October means Nobel Prize season.
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Half of adults have heard little or nothing about new COVID boosters, survey finds

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 19:36

The new, redesigned COVID booster, which protects against omicron and its extremely contagious subvariants, appears to have a visibility problem.
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For 20-somethings, a confusing rite of passage: Finding health insurance

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 19:08

Ahead of Cal Treichler’s 26th birthday in June, he faced a common challenge for 20-somethings fortunate enough to have parents with health insurance: He had to get off their plan and find his own coverage.
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Uganda races to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 18:32

An outbreak of Ebola in Uganda, caused by a strain for which there is no approved vaccine or treatment, is fanning fears across East Africa.
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British ruling pins blame on social media for teenager’s suicide

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 17:47

Rather than classify her death a suicide, the coroner said the internet “affected her mental health in a negative way and contributed to her death in a more than minimal way.”
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Facing a dire storm forecast in Florida, officials delayed evacuation

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 17:06

Emergency managers in Lee County held off on evacuations Monday, pondering whether to tell people to flee, but then deciding to see how the forecast evolved overnight.
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Hundreds of cars pack Nevada streets for illegal stunts

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 15:05

Police in northern Nevada say thousands of people in hundreds of cars took over parking lots and intersections Friday night, performing stunts and leading to crashes and arrests.
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In China, living not ‘with COVID,’ but with ‘zero COVID’

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 14:22

As the rest of the world sheds more restrictions by the day, China’s rules are becoming more entrenched.
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He flew his plane from Florida to escape the Hurricane. It found him in South Carolina

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 13:31

On Monday, as Hurricane Ian approached Florida’s Tampa Bay region, Cullen Moorhead was feeling relieved.
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Evacuations lift near Bolt Creek fire, but smoke still headed to Seattle

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 11:30

Air quality in the Seattle air is expected to be good or moderate throughout the weekend, but could be unhealthy for sensitive groups near Highway 2.
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Pedestrian hit, killed near shooting scene in U District

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 10:00

A driver police think was leaving the scene of a nearby shooting hit and killed a 21-year-old pedestrian in the University District, according to Seattle police.
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Nick Holonyak Jr., pioneer of LED lighting, is dead at 93

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 10:00

Nick Holonyak Jr. invented a visible red-light diode. His 41 patents also included lasers that enabled DVD and CD players. The godfather of LED has died. He was 93.
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Poland adds pregnancy to patients’ medical data

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 09:28

A new regulation coming into force in Poland that requires pregnancy information to be uploaded to the national digital system has women's organizations concerned that it will be another way for the conservative government to control women's lives.
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Inside the ‘Northgate miracle,’ which wasn’t a miracle at all

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 06:00

Test scores just soared in the upper grades at one Seattle elementary school, Northgate, recouping all the lost learning of the pandemic, and then some. How?
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WA Senate candidate Tiffany Smiley criticizes Seattle Times, Starbucks, Seahawks

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 06:00

The Smiley campaign has complained to the Federal Election Commission that The Seattle Times is illegally using corporate resources to support Sen. Patty Murray.
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