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How Puget Sound-area school districts will make up days lost to historic snowfall

To make up for missed days during last week's historic snowfall, several Seattle-area school districts are relying on snow days built into their school-year calendars. Others will ask the state education office for waivers that allow districts to omit a makeup days so long as they don't fall short of the state's minimum instructional-hour time requirement.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Eastside


Lawsuit alleges Arlington police ‘radically escalated’ encounter with distraught 17-year-old girl before shooting her

The lawsuit alleges that the two officers failed to implement the department's Crisis Intervention Training policy when they encountered the distraught teen two years ago. It also claims neither officer had received such training.
Tags: Crime, News, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Arlington


Brightest supermoon of the year will be visible Monday night

The moon will be at its biggest and brightest Monday night and early Tuesday morning, coming closest to Earth around 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Tags: Outdoors, Science, News, Earth, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound


Some Puget Sound-area schools will remain closed Friday because of snow

Some schools will remain closed Friday because of poor road or sidewalk conditions. Here is where to find the latest information.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound


Former state Sen. Joe Fain to lead Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

Fain, who served in the Legislature for eight years, lost his bid for re-election in November amid an investigation into an allegation that he raped a woman in 2007. Fain denied the allegations and called for an investigation, which was later suspended.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Eastside, Legislature, Fain, Sen Joe Fain, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce


Seattle schools levies pass in second-day returns, low turnout likely due to snow

We'll have a better idea of voter turnout at the end of this week, but it's lower than what King County predicted.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, King County


How would you grade the response to Seattle region’s February snowstorms?

Many a political career has been buried by the fluffy white stuff and complaints from constituents who expect leaders to clear their streets and keep their buses running.
Tags: Weather, News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound, Traffic Lab


No more snow for Seattle, and a dry weekend ahead — but rain could complicate things

"We're not quite out of it yet," the National Weather Service warns. Rain and cold in the next few days could make for icy roads, landslides and urban flooding. But the weekend looks dry, and temperatures could climb into the 40s.
Tags: Travel, Weather, National Weather Service, News, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound, Eastside, Traffic Lab


Where to call if 911 doesn’t work

If you call 911 and it doesn't go through, here are numbers to try instead.
Tags: Crime, News, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Eastside


Seattle Public Schools levies passing by wide margins

Levies to pay for Seattle Public Schools’ daily operations and construction projects were passing in Tuesday night’s vote count. The three-year Educational Programs and Operations levy (Proposition 1) and six-year Building Excellence Capital levy (Proposition 2) could cost property owners up to $2.2 billion. The operations levy was ahead, with 66 percent. The capital levy […]
Tags: News, Education, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools, Educational Programs and Operations


Federal judge allows lawsuit alleging excessive force by Olympia officer in 2015 shooting to move forward

The shooting had sparked demonstrations that rippled through the city. Donald is white and Chaplin, and Thompson are black.
Tags: Crime, News, Local News, Northwest, Thompson, Puget Sound, Donald, Olympia, Chaplin


Who’s responsible for clearing that snow and ice off the sidewalks?

Under city law, the onus is on the adjacent property owners and occupants to keep sidewalks clear.
Tags: News, Local News, Puget Sound, Traffic Lab


Seattle area digs out from record-breaking snow but still faces hazardous conditions

King County Metro, which has been operating on an emergency snow plan, will operate about 90 percent of normal bus routes starting Wednesday morning, as long as weather permits. Buses in steep areas will remain on snow routes.
Tags: Weather, News, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, King County Metro


As the snow melts, King County Metro will run 90 percent of its bus routes Wednesday

The decision reflects confidence that the area will avoid a refreezing of the pavement, and that city, county and state crews can plow or salt major roadways if needed.
Tags: Weather, News, Local News, Puget Sound, King County Metro, Traffic Lab


Live updates: Another round of rain, snow hits Seattle area

We’re posting the latest on weather conditions, outages and closures from throughout the Puget Sound region.
Tags: Weather, News, Seattle, Northwest, Puget Sound


Seattle-area traffic remains sixth most congested among major U.S. cities

Boston traffic was slowest among major U.S. cities with an average of 164 yearly hours of traffic delays, followed by Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, Seattle, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Portland.
Tags: News, Washington, Boston, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound, Chicago New York, Traffic Lab


Seattle-area snow begins transitioning to rain, but street flooding could follow, officials warn

Freezing temperatures and back-to-back snowstorms have caused havoc in the Seattle region, as flights and school days were canceled, some residents lost power, blood supplies dropped and at least three King County residents died from exposure.
Tags: Weather, News, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, King County


Chickens cross road, some escape after semi crashes, snarling I-5 near Olympia

Some chickens died in a semi-truck accident that shut down a portion of Interstate 5 near Olympia early Monday morning, but others ran free and — if they’re anything like their predecessors loosed in a similar accident years ago —they could find a new free-range life. The crash happened around 4 a.m. when the driver […]
Tags: Travel, Weather, News, Local News, Puget Sound, Eastside, Olympia, Traffic Lab


As snow complicates school bus routes, Seattle schools chief vows to ‘take action’ on transportation

The weather complicated an already rough situation. Even in fair weather, Seattle Public Schools officials have been struggling to remedy the district's transportation problems. 
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools


Sunny skies belie another bout of winter weather ahead for Puget Sound

The National Weather Service expects two more winter weather systems to hit the Puget Sound area in the next 48 hours, bringing several inches of additional snowfall to the Seattle area.
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound


Snowstorm hammers Seattle region as governor declares state of emergency

Meteorologists predict 4 to 6 inches of accumulation through Saturday morning, and cold temperatures ensure it'll stick around for days.
Tags: Weather, News, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Traffic Lab


Want to sign your kid up for a Seattle school outside your neighborhood? The deadline is Feb. 20

Here's the 4-1-1 on this year's open enrollment period for Seattle Public Schools.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound


Teachers share how more diversity in classrooms can prevent burnout and better serve students

We’re two weeks into sharing responses from Washington teachers and students to the representation gap we reported on in December. This week, we’re back to hearing from teachers.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound


Sea lion shootings surge around Seattle, prompting $20,000 federal reward for tipsters

Puget Sound waters around King and Kitsap counties have seen 12 of the animals get shot to death since September, about double the number of incidents from recent years.
Tags: Crime, News, Environment, Nation, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Kitsap


Seattle area could see 5 to 8 inches of snow in next blast

The Seattle area could get 5 to 8 inches of snow starting Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service's latest forecast.
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound


Traffic fills new Highway 99 tunnel on third morning, causing slowdowns

Wednesday's congestion follows two days of easy driving, as snow and ice kept most motorists off the roads.
Tags: News, Local News, Puget Sound, Traffic Lab


Taking your car today? Tips for dealing with cold-weather hassles

Even if your car's window is frozen and the engine needs a warm-up, don't do what other drivers do on cold winter mornings: Turn on the car and leave it running in the driveway with the tailpipes puffing telltale clouds of exhaust into the frosty air.
Tags: Travel, Weather, Crime, News, Local News, Puget Sound, Eastside, Traffic Lab


‘Green Mode’ will allow Seattle Lyft passengers to select hybrid, electric vehicles

Lyft will introduce a new feature in Seattle on Wednesday to allow riders to select hybrid and electric vehicles. The company also plans to add electric vehicles into its fleet of rental cars.
Tags: Technology, News, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound, Seattle Lyft, Traffic Lab


More snow! Another weather system could hit Seattle on Friday and Saturday

Schools across the Puget Sound area are closed today, roads are iced over and Metro buses are struggling on their snow routes. The region could get another significant hit Friday and Saturday.
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Weather, News, Seattle, Local News, Metro, Puget Sound, Local Business, Eastside


San Juan sheriff’s use of courtroom camera to view juror’s notebook, lawyer’s notes sparks outrage and dismissal of criminal case

Charges were thrown out in a San Juan assault case after it was revealed the county sheriff had been using the court security camera to focus on defense notes and a juror's notebook.
Tags: Crime, News, Local News, Northwest, San Juan, Puget Sound