Forest Service green-lights new monitors on Glacier Peak

The U.S. Forest Service has given the green light to install new seismometers on Glacier Peak, classified as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the United States. There’s only one monitor there now, according to federal agencies. More early warning sensors could provide precious time to evacuate, the Everett Herald reported. The U.S. Forest … Read more

Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman bounces back from ugly walk-fest

Aroldis Chapman retired all three batters he faced, which was three more than the disastrous walk-fest in his first relief appearance upon returning from the injured list Saturday in Cleveland. Chapman’s 1-2-3 eighth inning Wednesday night in Pittsburgh — featuring a fastball velocity back up a few ticks into the triple digits — was the … Read more

Signs, cameras proposed amid spike in car break-ins at King County trailheads

A King County councilmember is proposing legislation that would put security cameras and signs at some higher-risk parks and trailheads. Councilmember Reagan Dunn, who is behind the proposal, said there has been an increase in car prowls at parking lots of trailheads as more people are getting outdoors during warmer weather. “With the large number … Read more

Sumner Police Investigating Hates Crimes Involving Churches

Sumner Police are investigating suspected hate crimes at two houses of worship that were vandalized early Tuesday morning. The vandalism was reported by members of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Bellevue Police has new transparency and accountability website Carmen Palmer, Communications Director for the City of Sumner, said a man spray-painted the building. The … Read more

Rantz: Tyrannical Governor Jay Inslee posts embarrassing, sad art

Washington’s tyrannical governor Jay Inslee keeps embarrassing himself and our state. This time, he’s posted a sad drawing on his Twitter feed. It looks like a right-handed child used his left hand in an art project he wasn’t interested in completing. Inslee, who has described himself as a “doodler” to Politico, posted the drawing last … Read more

King County Council pledges $1 million to help those seeking abortions out of state

King County is devoting $1 million in emergency funding to help with the potential flood of abortion-seeking women in the Pacific Northwest. The full council voted with the ordinance passing 8-1. Most members argued that the expenditure was justified because the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. “The Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade … Read more

Harborview‘s number of firework-related injuries over the July Fourth weekend dips

2022 was better than your average year — at least in King County — for the number of Fourth of July-related injuries and property damage. Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center says it handled 45 fireworks injuries in its ER over the holiday weekend. Last year’s figure was above 50. In past years, fire crews have had … Read more

‘The Show’ Episode 8: Alex Rodriguez Talks Yankees, Aaron Judge, Ownership, Broadcasting

Getty Images Alex Rodriguez. Go. Whenever you get the chance to talk to A-Rod, usually interesting things are said. On the latest episode of “The Show” with Joel Sherman and Jon Heyman, the baseball legend, businessman, Timberwolves part owner and ESPN broadcaster joined the guys. Joel and Jon also evaluate players and teams around MLB … Read more

WA indigenous sovereignty in question after SCOTUS ruling on state-tribal domain

In a ruling that could have cascading effects on the indigenous tribes of Washington state, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that the federal government and the states have select, concurrent jurisdiction over Indian country, with dissenters arguing that hundreds of years of legal precedent governing the rule of law on tribal lands have been … Read more