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Cantwell wins fourth Senate term

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Democrat Maria Cantwell is heading back to Washington, D.C., for another term in the U.S. Senate.

German hiker, stuck on the Pacific Crest Trail, saved by a stranger

Having been caught herself by bad weather, Nancy Abell tried to persuade a hiker to turn back. The hiker didn’t, but Abell gathered enough information for the Snohomish County Search and Rescue team to make a flyer and pinpoint where she was.

Concerned woman’s phone call saves German hiker’s life

A phone call from a concerned woman likely saved the life of a hiker from Germany who was attempting to travel through the Cascade Mountains to the Canadian border without proper gear as snow and cold hit the region, authorities said.

Seattle considers study on exempting tampons from sales tax

Seattle City Council members have thrown initial support behind a proposal that would study the possibility of exempting tampons and other menstrual hygiene products from the city’s portion of the sales tax.

Weather spotters are the ‘eyes in the field’

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

The National Weather Service’s forecasters in Portland can cross-reference regional radar stations, check satellites and look at remote weather sensors. However, according to meteorologist Amanda Bowen, sometimes what they really need is someone to look out a window.