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Police search for man who allegedly punched man at Renton Wendy’s

Police officers are searching for Gary Steele, who is charged with assault for allegedly punching a man over a piece of litter.   According to court documents, a 61-year-old man who was a customer sitting inside Wendy’s said he noticed Steele dropping a piece of litter out of his car while in ...

Resisting rising rents: Seattle's movement demanding rent control

Saying they’re facing “economic evictions,” hundreds of angry Seattle renters filled a town hall meeting, Thursday in the Seattle City Council chambers. The meeting was sponsored by Seattle Council Member Kshama Sawant and was called “The Rent is Out of Control.” Among the over-capacity crowd Thursday was Andrew MacDonald, who ...

Tacoma running ads to lure high tech companies

Tacoma is running ads in a California newspaper trying to lure high tech companies to the south sound.  The ad running in the San Jose Mercury News targets tech companies in the Silicon Valley that says, "Tacoma is a vibrant urban center for your company to attract talented technology professionals to our live work and ...

Washington gov. signs overhaul of medical marijuana market

Nearly two decades after voters passed a medical marijuana law that often left police, prosecutors and even patients confused about what was allowed, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Friday attempting to clean up that largely unregulated system and harmonize it with Washington's new market for recreational pot. KIRO 7 ...

Four stops, extra $10M approved for North End Light Rail extension

The Link Light Rail extension from Northgate to Lynwood is a step closer to reality as the Sound Transit Board approved four new stops.  The board approved stops at 145th, 185th, the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center, and the Lynwood Transit Center.  The board also approved an extra $10 million to ...

Oak Harbor residents say they'll lose part of the waterfront park.

Oak Harbor Mayor says city wasting millions on new wastewater treatment plant

Beautiful Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor probably isn't the ideal spot for a wastewater treatment plant, but at least the current one is fairly understated.  It's about to be replaced by something far more massive.   "It's basically folding over onto our gem, which is our main city park,” explains Mayor Scott ...

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