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‘God told me he was a lizard’: Seattle ‘Proud Boy’ accused of killing his brother with a sword

A Seattle man who prosecutors say may be mentally ill was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder, accused of killing his brother with a four-foot-long sword. His social media accounts suggest that he was a member of “Proud Boys,” a group the Southern Poverty Law Center designates as a hate group, Huffington Post reported.

Gov. Inslee will travel to Nevada on Saturday as presidential exploration continues

Gov. Jay Inslee plans a political trip to Nevada on Saturday as he continues to explore a possible 2020 run for president.

Seattle braces for highway closure, historic traffic squeeze

A major thoroughfare for commuters along downtown Seattle’s waterfront is set to shut down for good, ushering in what officials say will be one of the most painful traffic periods in the history of the booming Pacific Northwest city.

Federal shutdown could delay Paine Field passenger flights

Final federal approval of commercial passenger service at Paine Field, which was expected to begin Feb. 11, could be delayed by the ongoing government shutdown.

State of Washington opposes nuke waste reclassification proposal

The state of Washington said Tuesday it opposes a federal proposal to reclassify some radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation because it fears much of the waste will be left in the ground.

Washington governor, N.Y. mayor push expanded health coverage

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a likely Democratic presidential candidate, is proposing a public health insurance option for state residents as a step toward universal health coverage.

Bruce Harrell third incumbent who won’t seek re-election to Seattle City Council

A third incumbent won’t seek re-election in Seattle’s big City Council elections this year. Council President Bruce Harrell, who was first elected in 2007 and briefly served as mayor in 2017, won’t run again, he said Tuesday.

Visitors can no longer drive into Mount Rainier National Park as shutdown continues

Visitors are no longer allowed to enter Mount Rainier National Park through the main entrance until the government shutdown ends.

Allsup stripped of membership in Republican committee

The Whitman County Republican Central Committee voted unanimously Saturday to eject far-right agitator and former Washington State University College Republicans President James Allsup from its ranks.

Forum on farm worker housing in Yakima in the works

Efforts toward a collaborative policy on temporary farm worker housing in Yakima County are moving forward.

Kroger, Microsoft create futuristic grocery store. Amazon, take note.

Kroger Co. and Microsoft are joining forces to bring the ease of online shopping to brick-and-mortar grocery stores.

Police fatally shoot man after early-morning pursuit

Authorities say a hit-and-run suspect was shot and killed by Kent police after a brief pursuit.

Many still without power in the Northwest

Tens of thousands of people remained without power after windstorms struck parts of Washington state and Oregon over the weekend.

Crews work to restore power after Pacific Northwest storm

Hundreds of thousands of people were without electricity after strong windstorms hit parts of Washington and Oregon late Saturday and early Sunday.

Secret campaign to use Russian-inspired tactics in 2017 Alabama election stirs anxiety for Democrats

A secret effort to influence the 2017 Senate election in Alabama used tactics inspired by Russian disinformation teams, including the creation of fake accounts to deliver misleading messages on Facebook to hundreds of thousands of voters to help elect Democrat Doug Jones in the deeply red state, according to a document obtained by the Washington Post.

Seattle City Council members heading to New York City to share Amazon ‘lessons, mistakes’

Two Seattle City Council members are scheduled to appear Monday in New York City at a summit set up by unions and community groups that oppose Amazon’s plan to expand there and the billions of dollars in government subsidies that helped attract the company.

Congo delays announcing results of presidential election

Congo’s government Sunday postponed the release of the results of last weekend’s presidential election, fueling suspicions President Joseph Kabila’s ruling party is maneuvering to cling to power.

Records reveal Russian asylum-seeker who died in Tacoma claimed to be a shaman fleeing prison torture

Records obtained through the Freedom of Immigration Act reveal new details about a man who died after trying to hang himself in the Northwest Detention Center. A source of mystery until now despite media coverage and questions from Congress members and the governor, he told officials he was a victim of racist violence and repression.

Thousands without power in Seattle area following powerful windstorm

Thousands were without power Sunday morning after an overnight windstorm that blew through the Seattle area.

Alaska Airlines flights back in the air after power outage

Alaska Airlines flights are back in the air after a nationwide ground stop that was apparently caused by a power outage.