United Methodist vote has churches’ future in question

Congregations debate separation following gay-clergy, same-sex marriage ban.

 

Gov. Jay Inlsee signs into law the Native American Voting Rights Act, which allows a non-traditional address to be used for voter registration for residents who live on reservations. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Native American Voting Rights Act signed into law

Non-traditional addresses can be used for voter registration on tribal lands

 

Boeing is haunted by a 50-year-old feature of 737 jets

The compromises required for more fuel-efficiency led to a complex flight control software system.

 

Sole survivor: Edmonds man goes 21 days on “Naked and Afraid”

Max Djenohan did a 14-day challenge in reality TV jungle last year. He went back for another round.

Deputy has disease she never heard of — now she needs help

A bone marrow transplant could save 27-year-old Molly Thunder of Snohomish County

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Polar Star, a heavy icebreaker, during its 105-day deployment to Antarctica. The icebreaker returned to its homeport of Seattle on Monday. (Photo Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard)

Icebreaker is home from Antarctica, and ex-Coastie reflects

An Everett man served aboard the Staten Island. The Polar Star now is one of just two U.S. icebreakers.

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Polar Star, a heavy icebreaker, during its 105-day deployment to Antarctica. The icebreaker returned to its homeport of Seattle on Monday. (Photo Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard)

Suspect in vicious Marysville hatchet attack arrested

The victim suffered four skull fractures. The suspect was found with another hatchet in Everett.

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State lawmakers seek permanent daylight saving time in Washington

Senate and House are working toward compromise on two bills; voters could decide in November election

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Intellectual Ventures awarded $43 million in patent infringement trial

Fine will be shared by T-Mobile and Ericsson companies.

Showdown on Inslee’s clean air rule reaches Supreme Court

Justices will consider whether Inslee had authority to impose regulations. A lower court said no.

U.S. is now grounding Renton-made 737 MAX 8 and 9; Boeing supports decision

Update: The decision does not affect Renton production lines.

He might be the youngest city council member in the state

Jordan Sears, 19, has been appointed to fill a vacancy in Gold Bar. He’s not new to local politics.

Woodchopping dad thwarts alleged burglar with help from son

Shane McDaniel, owner of Norm’s Market, fired a warning shot before tussling with an unwanted guest.

Green River floods may be gone (for now), but they’re not forgotten

King County is looking at ways to increase protection in the Kent valley.

Eastside church sues state on International Women’s Day to overturn abortion coverage

The lawsuit was filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom, which is classified as a hate group by Southern Poverty Law Center

Police investigating mother’s claims that toddler’s hair was pulled from scalp at Federal Way daycare

Police respond to daycare after shooting threats were made via social media.

Sound Transit’s East Link light rail construction more than half finished

14-mile project aims to connect Seattle, Mercer Island, Bellevue and Redmond

Dick’s Drive-In rallying support to save Kent location

Sound Transit might remove restaurant for new light rail maintenance facility

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Ferguson contacts WA sheriffs about enforcing gun control measure

Letter addresses points of confusion over Initiative 1639

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Protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 23, 2019. wikimedia/Voice of America

Local activists push back against intervention in Venezuelan crisis

Anti-war group Answer Coalition plans protest March 16 at Seattle Central College

Protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 23, 2019. wikimedia/Voice of America