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Washington state lawmakers discuss $125 million wildfire bill

SEATTLE, Wash. — The winter months aren’t stopping lawmakers and elected officials from bracing for this upcoming wildfire season. House Bill 1168 is currently making its way through the Washington State Legislature. Washington’s 2020 wildfire season was one of the most deadly and destructive…

Washington state to surpass 5K coronavirus deaths

SEATTLE, Wash. — Washington state is expected this week to surpass 5,000 deaths from the coronavirus this week, almost exactly a year after the first known virus death was recorded in the U.S. The state reported 1,166 new confirmed cases and 14 more…

Tim Eyman fined $2.6 million, barred from campaign control

SEATTLE - Tim Eyman, the watch salesman-turned-antitax folk hero whose initiative campaigns have bedeviled state and local governments across Washington for decades, will no longer be allowed to have any financial control over political committees, under a judge’s ruling Wednesday that found…

Rite-Aid to buy Bartell Drugs for $95 million

SEATTLE (KCPQ) - A 130-year-old staple in the Puget Sound region will be family-owned no more: Rite-Aid is buying Bartell Drugs for $95 million. The two companies announced the purchase in a news release, noting that the 67 Bartell Drugs…

Calls for justice after Seahawks cancel training camp practice

SEATTLE - The Seattle Seahawks canceled their Saturday training camp practice and called for everyone to register to vote as athletes continue demanding social justice across America. Head Coach Pete Carroll, in an intimate news conference, addressed the injustices he's seen players…

Seafair events canceled over coronavirus concerns

SEATTLE (KCPQ) — The 71st annual Seafair — the multi-week festival with more than 30 sanctioned events — is canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. “We are deeply disappointed but together we will get through this emergency,” said…

Washington woman accused of trying to kill her kids

FIFE, Wash. (KCPQ) -- A 4-year-old girl is in critical condition this morning after her own mother reportedly tried to kill her and her 2-year-old brother. According to Fife Police, the 31-year-old woman called 911 Sunday afternoon and said she…