SEATTLE – Julia Reed likes to say that art saved her life. As an awkward teen who wasn’t into sports and was one of the few biracial and Black students in her North Seattle public school, participating in community theater and other subsidized art programs “gave me a place to belong and a place to explore my identity,” she said.
SEATTLE – Washington psychonauts will have to wait at least another year before therapy using psychedelic mushrooms is broadly legalized in the state, but legislators could still approve a small pilot program to give veterans and first responders early access to the treatment.
A 56-year-old Seattle man is accused of assaulting and berating his Spanish-speaking co-workers during a drunken rampage at a Wendy's restaurant in Ballard, triggered by a customer who spoke Spanish as he placed his drive-thru order, prosecutors say.
A longtime veteran of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office will not be charged for shooting and killing a 36-year-old man who tried to run him over with a pickup last summer at a northeast Spokane storage unit.
A woman who went missing from Montana 55 years ago – and whose skull was discovered in the woods near Newport 41 years ago – was identified last week using emerging DNA technologies that have helped solve cold cases like the killing of Spokane 9-year-old Candy Rogers in 1959.
Mar. 31—Yakima County's sole 911 ambulance provider — American Medical Response — is ceasing operations in Grant County, citing rising costs and low reimbursements from insurers like Medicaid. AMR said it needed an additional $350,000 a year to supplement operations, according to news reports. This concerns Yakima County Commissioner Kyle Curtis. "For Yakima we need a sustainable contract that ...
Mar. 31—Julia Reed likes to say that art saved her life. As an awkward teen who wasn't into sports and was one of the few biracial and Black students in her North Seattle public school, participating in community theater and other subsidized art programs "gave me a place to belong and a place to explore my identity," she said. Now a lawmaker representing the 36th legislative district, state ...
Mar. 31—Are you looking to switch jobs? Perhaps you've thought, "If only I could trap and kill Washington's most infamous and painful insect and get paid for it." Well, have we got the new career for you. The state Department of Agriculture is looking to hire a giant hornet and wood boring insect trapper. Translation: Sherlock Holmes the heck out of the so-called "murder hornet" and terminate ...
Mar. 31—Washington psychonauts will have to wait at least another year before therapy using psychedelic mushrooms is broadly legalized in the Evergreen state, but legislators could still approve a small pilot program to give veterans and first responders early access to the treatment. During the 2022 legislative session, Sen. Jesse Salomon, D-Shoreline, originally sponsored a bill modeled ...
Republicans largely echoed the statements of the former president, that he was being targeted by political opponents as he seeks another term in office in 2024. Democrats were more measured in their response, and a local expert in presidential history said the indictment showed the normal functioning of the American legal process.
Come Monday, masks will be requested but not required at many health care facilities in the Spokane region. One exception is the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center, which still will require masks for all within its facility under current federal guidelines. Another contrast is just across the border, where Kootenai Health said that because of higher transmission rates, it so far will still require universal mask-wearing in its hospital. Generally elsewhere, the mask rules are more relaxed, as the state Department of Health announced ending its universal masking requirement April 3 for health care, long-term care and adult correctional facilities – because of statewide declines in COVID-19 cases and respiratory illnesses. A few contingencies still calling for masks include if a patient requests mask-wearing or someone has COVID or respiratory symptoms.
During a public meeting last week, Spokane Valley City Manager John Hohman said City Council meetings will move to CenterPlace Regional Event Center while construction crews demolish and replace the outer wall of the City Council chambers.
Washington State Ferries has concluded that a captain's "loss of situational awareness," and not any mechanical failures, caused the vessel Cathlamet to veer off course and crash near the Fauntleroy dock last summer.
King County prosecutors have charged a 23-year-old White Center man with first-degree assault and a hate crime, alleging he beat a gay man unconscious and left him to die, causing a severe head injury that contributed to the man's accidental death four months later.