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King County election data shows strong early turnout 2021-12-02 19:29:49With just five days left before polls close, roughly 33% of voters in District 3 have returned their ballot. 

Emerald City Comic Con returns to Seattle this 2021-12-02 17:19:54The beloved event is returning to the Washington State Convention Center Dec. 2-5. 

New proposed pedestrian path around Seattle's Green Lake 2021-12-01 16:43:14Creating the outer loop could involve removing street parking or one-lane of vehicle access. 

Wayfair to open corporate office in Seattle in 2021-11-30 16:07:13There are currently 51 Seattle job openings listed on Wayfair’s website.

Sound Transit: Construction on Lynnwood Link Extension at 2021-11-30 12:42:36The $3.1 billion project is expected to be completed by 2024.

King County launches community survey to help 'reimagine' 2021-11-29 19:21:20King County is hoping to make its public safety policies more equitable.

Report: Seattle ranks as one of the worst 2021-11-29 12:51:40A new report found that Seattle is the fourth worst city in the U.S. for package theft. 

Here's where to find Seattle's best places to 2021-11-29 08:55:55Grab your mittens and hot cocoa — it's ice skating season in Seattle. 

King County homeless org. will not conduct its 2021-11-26 15:35:53The King County Regional Homelessness Association says the methodology for its usual point in time count leads to an undercount.

5 things you need to know before hitting 2021-11-26 08:55:55A slew of state health and safety protocols enacted over the past several months means this season still won’t feel like seasons past. Here's w

'Keep Moving': Lake Washington Blvd. closed to traffic 2021-11-25 12:43:32Three miles of Lake Washington Blvd. is closed through Monday as part of Seattle's "Keep Moving Streets" program.

Magic at the Market, Westlake tree lighting, comedy 2021-11-25 08:55:10A roundup of things to do around Seattle Nov. 26-28.

The Seattle Times: Local

USSR’s death blow was struck 30 years ago New! 2021-12-08 02:31:51When the leaders of the Soviet Union’s three Slavic republics met at a secluded hunting lodge near the Polish border on Dec. 8, 1991, they deliv

Patriots throw fewest passes in a game since New! 2021-12-08 02:18:21Mac Jones and the New England Patriots played a style of game more reminiscent of a triple-option service academy than the modern NFL.

Scholz’s team: key players in Germany’s new government New! 2021-12-08 02:15:43Olaf Scholz is expected to become Germany’s new chancellor on Wednesday at the head of a three-party coalition government, ending the 16-year er

Jason Brown and Ronald McDonald House Charities bring New! 2021-12-08 02:13:59Figure skaters are trained to wear smiles while on the ice competing or performing.

Germany on new path as Scholz replaces Merkel New! 2021-12-08 02:07:47Olaf Scholz is set to take office as Germany’s ninth post-World War II chancellor, succeeding Angela Merkel after her heralded 16-year tenure.

Serena Williams not on January’s Australian Open entry New! 2021-12-08 01:56:13Serena Williams is missing from the entry list for next month’s Australian Open in a move that suggests the seven-time champion could skip the 2

Wrongfully convicted Massachusetts man freed after 27 years New! 2021-12-08 01:35:08A Massachusetts man who spent over two decades in prison for what a court is calling a wrongful murder and armed robbery conviction has been released

AP PHOTOS: Nepal’s cliff honey hunters risk their New! 2021-12-08 01:20:28DOLAKHA, Nepal (AP) — High up in Nepal’s mountains, groups of men risk their lives to harvest much sought-after wild honey from hives on c

Hertl’s hat trick leads Sharks past Flames 5-3 New! 2021-12-08 01:09:48Tomas Hertl scored his fourth career hat trick and the San Jose Sharks used a three-goal barrage in the second period to beat the Calgary Flames 5-3.

PHOTOS: Afghan Taliban fighters now man urban checkpoints New! 2021-12-08 01:07:42HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan more than three and a half months ago amid a chaotic withdrawal of U.S. and NA

Dressel, Ledecky win athletes of year at Golden New! 2021-12-08 01:05:57Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky were honored as male and female athletes of the year at USA Swimming’s annual Golden Goggle awards in Miami.

New soccer league helps Gaza amputees cope with New! 2021-12-08 01:03:32The players race across the pitch on crutches, jostling for the soccer ball, passing it back and forth.

Spokesman.com: Local news

Driver faces vehicular assault charges following single-vehicle crash New! 2021-12-07 21:46:59<p><p>Three people were sent to the hospital with serious injuries after a driver lost control and crashed into a tree early Tuesday on No

&#39;Absolute last resort&#39;: Spokane City Council approves $3.4 New! 2021-12-07 21:46:59<p><p>The Spokane City Council begrudgingly pulled $3.4 million from city reserves to compensate for the Fire Department’s massive u

Denver-based private capital firm KSL Partners buys Davenport New! 2021-12-07 21:46:59<p><p>After restoring The Historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane’s downtown and building a brand of luxury hotels in its wake, develope

&#39;Lives forever changed&#39;: Ceremony honors 80th anniversary of New! 2021-12-07 21:46:59<p><p>Bob Snider was 8 years old in Hawaii the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. His parents, one of whom was an airplane mechanic for the U.S. mil

100 years ago in Spokane: NAACP plans Supreme New! 2021-12-07 21:46:59<p><p>Spokane’s NAACP branch announced it would take a soda fountain discrimination case to the Supreme Court.</p></p>&l

Omicron variant is in Washington state, details of New! 2021-12-07 21:46:59<p><p>The omicron variant landed in Washington state over the weekend in people from three different counties in the Puget Sound area. <

Spokane remembrance of 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor New! 2021-12-07 21:46:59<p><p>The widow of a surviving Pearl Harbor veteran has vowed once again to commemorate the attack at a ceremony Tuesday morning in Riverf

Spokane airman shot down over Japan in World New! 2021-12-07 21:46:59<p><p>A serial number and a wedding ring were all that identified Army T/Sgt. Alvin Hart when his body was pulled from a common grave near

Volunteers ready to help people navigate paperwork and New! 2021-12-07 21:46:59<p><p>Mary Lawson was already upset when she arrived at the Christmas Bureau first thing Monday morning to find toys for her four children

Council president, mayor&#39;s office at odds over Spokane New! 2021-12-07 21:46:59<p><p>The Spokane City Council’s leader says he wants three top officials in the Spokane Police Department to have the protections o

Amber Alert issued for missing 15-year-old girl in New! 2021-12-07 21:46:59<p><p>Idaho State Police have issued an Amber Alert concerning a missing 15-year-old girl believed to be in the rural parts of Columbia Co

A light dusting of 1 to 2 inches New! 2021-12-07 21:46:59<p><p>Spokane residents should expect lighter levels of snowfall for much of this week after about 1 to 2 inches fell across the area Mon

Local News | TheOlympian.com

DNR timber harvest a concern to some Summit 2021-12-05 08:45:00Summit Lake homeowner JC Davis shares his concerns regarding a proposed 25 acre timber cut by the state Department of Natural Resources. … Clic

Olympia area residents worry about state’s plans to 2021-12-05 08:45:00JC Davis’ connection to Summit Lake, west of Olympia, runs deeper than the years he’s been on this earth. His grandfather built a cabin on

Deaths for Dec. 5 2021-12-05 08:00:00Coffey, John Frederick, 64, Centralia, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia. Forest Funeral Home & Cemetery - Oly

First Omicron variant case reported in Pierce County, 2021-12-04 19:56:30The Washington state Department of Health on Saturday announced the detection of the first Omicron variant cases of COVID-19 in Washington state, incl

Make the holidays brighter by giving to local 2021-12-04 13:46:56If you are looking for a way to help those in need in Thurston County during the holiday season, you’ve come to the right place. The Olympian&rs

Preliminary Thurston County budget shows strong tax revenue, 2021-12-04 08:45:00Thurston County budget revenues are projected to increase in 2022 and 2023 largely due to strong tax revenue and pandemic relief funding. The county r

Headed north on I-5 Sunday morning? Here’s what 2021-12-04 08:30:00Travelers who use northbound Interstate 5 Sunday morning between Lacey and DuPont are encouraged to add extra time into their trips, the state Departm

3 new plants gardeners should order now for 2021-12-04 08:00:00The beginning of December has gardeners thinking of their own wish list for gift giving, and winter is the season for placing plant orders for pickup

Gold Star widow to discuss book she wrote 2021-12-04 08:00:00The wife of a Puyallup native killed in an ambush in the African nation of Niger while on a mission as a Green Beret will talk about her book examinin

All faiths gather in support of Islamic Center 2021-12-03 19:33:46About 150 people gathered outside the Islamic Center of Olympia on Friday in a show of support following last month's explosive device dropped outsid

Thurston’s public health director Schelli Slaughter resigns, exits 2021-12-03 12:38:09Thurston County’s public health director Schelli Slaughter will leave her position by Jan. 3. Slaughter announced her resignation to all Public

Facilities damaged at Mount Rainier National Park after 2021-12-03 11:10:12Multiple facilities were damaged at Mount Rainier National Park sometime between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning after individuals broke in throug