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Edmonds rep’s bill would try to stop police from lying in interrogations

Rep. Strom Peterson’s measure aims to make statements inadmissible if police use deceptive tactics to get those statements.

 

The exterior doors of Boeing's 737 assembly factory are shown closed Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Boeing mechanics in Renton mis-installed piece that blew off plane, whistleblower says

A source says the fuselage panel that blew off an Alaska Airlines jet earlier this month was reinstalled improperly at the Boeing facility in Renton.

 

Yvonne Gallardo-Van Ornam, left, and Clyde Shaver

Arlington council member to run for state rep against Shavers

Yvonne Gallardo-Van Ornam called it a “little embarrassing” to have Oak Harbor Rep. Clyde Shavers “representing veterans.”

 

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Edmonds, chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, at right, looks over at Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, ranking minority member of Senate Transportation Committee, at left, after participating in a panel during a legislative session preview in the Cherberg Building at the Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024 in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Edmonds senator wants LGBTQ+ history taught in public schools

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Edmonds, is the bill’s prime sponsor and one of the Legislature’s LGBTQ+ members.

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Edmonds, chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, at right, looks over at Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, ranking minority member of Senate Transportation Committee, at left, after participating in a panel during a legislative session preview in the Cherberg Building at the Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024 in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
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Island County pays $2.75M to former Navy chief shot after standoff

A lawsuit alleged the Island County Sheriff’s Office was responsible for “state-created danger.”

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West Beach Road was closed and residents were evacuated during the wind storm Tuesday. (John Fisken / Whidbey News Times)

Whidbey homes damaged, road closed, ferry rocked in wild wind storm

A wind storm toppled a tree onto a house, canceled ferry trips and prompted evacuations Tuesday.

West Beach Road was closed and residents were evacuated during the wind storm Tuesday. (John Fisken / Whidbey News Times)
April Berg thanks her supporters during a midterm election night watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at Laters Winery in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Mill Creek rep proposes new tax to fund affordable housing

“We’ve made a commitment to housing,” said bill sponsor and House Finance Chair Rep. April Berg, D-Mill Creek.

April Berg thanks her supporters during a midterm election night watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at Laters Winery in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Rep. Strom Peterson of Washington’s 21st legislative district speaks during the Everett Herald’s public forum on affordable housing at the Lynnwood Library on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Edmonds lawmaker wants to stop police from lying in interrogations

“This is a matter of fairness,” said Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, the lead sponsor of House Bill 1062.

Rep. Strom Peterson of Washington’s 21st legislative district speaks during the Everett Herald’s public forum on affordable housing at the Lynnwood Library on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
FILE - A Boeing 737 MAX 7 takes off on its first flight, Friday, March 16, 2018, in Renton, Wash. Boeing is asking federal regulators to exempt a new model of its 737 Max airliner from a safety standard designed to prevent part of the engine housing from overheating and breaking off during flight. Boeing needs the exemption to begin delivering the new, smaller Max 7 to airlines.(AP Photo/Jason Redmond, File)

Boeing seeks a safety-rule exemption on 737 Max jets

The aerospace giant hasn’t fixed the anti-icing system on its new, smaller version of the airliner.

  • Jan 5, 2024
  • By Wire Service
  • Boeing
FILE - A Boeing 737 MAX 7 takes off on its first flight, Friday, March 16, 2018, in Renton, Wash. Boeing is asking federal regulators to exempt a new model of its 737 Max airliner from a safety standard designed to prevent part of the engine housing from overheating and breaking off during flight. Boeing needs the exemption to begin delivering the new, smaller Max 7 to airlines.(AP Photo/Jason Redmond, File)
A pod of transient orcas, known as T124As, surfacing near Tacoma. (Craig Craker/Orca Network)

Newborn southern resident orca spotted in Puget Sound near Kingston

Researchers hadn’t spotted the baby in recent encounters with the endangered orcas, likely making the calf just a few days old.

  • Jan 1, 2024
  • By Isabella Breda The Seattle Times
A pod of transient orcas, known as T124As, surfacing near Tacoma. (Craig Craker/Orca Network)
A Sound Transit bus at it's new stop in the shadow of the newly opened Northgate Lightrail Station in Seattle. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Edmonds senator leads transportation committee. What’s on the agenda?

Rising expenses reshape 2024 legislative session agenda as lawmakers seek solutions for long-term infrastructure challenges.

  • Dec 27, 2023
  • David Kroman, The Seattle Times
A Sound Transit bus at it's new stop in the shadow of the newly opened Northgate Lightrail Station in Seattle. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Matthew Collins, from left, Timothy Rankine and Christopher "Shane" Burbank. (Brian Hayes/The News Tribune via AP, Pool; File)

Jury acquits 3 Tacoma officers in death of a Black man

A jury has cleared them of all criminal charges in the 2020 death of Manuel Ellis, who was shocked and beaten.

  • Dec 21, 2023
  • By Wire Service
Matthew Collins, from left, Timothy Rankine and Christopher "Shane" Burbank. (Brian Hayes/The News Tribune via AP, Pool; File)
The Bothell City Council voted to extend the closure of a block of downtown Main Street, seen Thursday, March 31, 2022, for another two years in a desire to create a community gather space. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times/TNS)

Bothell just built a downtown. A new crop of leaders will tackle what’s next

Few Puget Sound communities have undergone so much change so quickly, and change is never easy.

The Bothell City Council voted to extend the closure of a block of downtown Main Street, seen Thursday, March 31, 2022, for another two years in a desire to create a community gather space. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times/TNS)
Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz announces that 2,000 acres of structurally complex state forestland are proposed to be set aside for conservation as funded by the Climate Commitment Act, Monday, Dec. 18, 2023 in Issaquah. The land will join the more than 900,000 acres of forestland that the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) already manages for conservation in western Washington. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times/TNS)

WA sets aside 2,000 acres of forest for conservation, including in Sultan

An additional 70 acres, spanning a sensitive wetland along Marsh Creek north of Sultan, will be preserved.

  • Dec 19, 2023
  • By Wire Service
  • Sultan
Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz announces that 2,000 acres of structurally complex state forestland are proposed to be set aside for conservation as funded by the Climate Commitment Act, Monday, Dec. 18, 2023 in Issaquah. The land will join the more than 900,000 acres of forestland that the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) already manages for conservation in western Washington. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times/TNS)
FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks before signing multiple bills meant to prevent gun violence, Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. On Monday, May 1, 2023, Inslee announced he does not plan to seek a fourth term. He was most recently re-elected in 2020, making him only the second Washington state governor to serve three consecutive terms. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson, File)

Governor pitches budget plan with $2.5B in new spending

Lawmakers will consider his proposals when they convene in January.

  • Dec 14, 2023
  • By Wire Service
FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks before signing multiple bills meant to prevent gun violence, Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. On Monday, May 1, 2023, Inslee announced he does not plan to seek a fourth term. He was most recently re-elected in 2020, making him only the second Washington state governor to serve three consecutive terms. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson, File)
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Gasoline pipeline leaks in Skagit County, spilling into creek

The Olympic Pipeline leaked on the north side of Highway 534 just north of the Snohomish County line, closing part of the highway.

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The Monroe Correctional Complex on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Unexpected’ deaths are up in Washington’s prisons

At least 29 people died unexpectedly in Washington’s state prisons from July 2022 to June 2023.

  • Dec 6, 2023
The Monroe Correctional Complex on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Joseph David Emerson, left, 44, was arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Tues., Oct. 24, 2023, in Portland, Ore. Emerson, a pilot, is accused of attempting to disable the engines of a plane on which he was riding while off-duty last Sunday. Emerson pleaded not guilty Tuesday. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)

Pilot indicted over Everett in-flight sabotage incident, but not for attempted murder

Joseph David Emerson on Tuesday was indicted on a charge of endangering an aircraft and 83 counts of recklessly endangering another person.

Joseph David Emerson, left, 44, was arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Tues., Oct. 24, 2023, in Portland, Ore. Emerson, a pilot, is accused of attempting to disable the engines of a plane on which he was riding while off-duty last Sunday. Emerson pleaded not guilty Tuesday. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)
Gov. Jay Inslee chats with attendees during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Evergreen Manor Family Services Center on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Gov. Inslee to seek $50M more toward opioid education, treatment

Inslee announced the plan Monday before meeting with treatment providers, advocates and others in Everett.

Gov. Jay Inslee chats with attendees during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Evergreen Manor Family Services Center on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Washington lawmakers begin to drop bills ahead of upcoming session

Legislation so far covers areas like insulin pricing, unemployment benefits for striking workers, and impounding vehicles for people who drive without insurance.

  • Dec 5, 2023
  • By Wire Service
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