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Investment adviser convicted of wire fraud and money laundering | U.S. District

  • Nov 10, 2013 at 7:04PM

A long-time Seattle investment adviser was convicted today by a federal jury of 32 criminal counts including wire fraud, money laundering and investment advisor fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.

Pierce County tax preparer sentenced for filing false returns | U.S. District Court

  • Nov 10, 2013 at 8:04PM

A former tax preparer who enriched himself by filing false tax returns for low income people was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 30 months in prison, three years of supervised release and $2.4 million in restitution for a false claims conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.

Violent felon sentenced for attempted assault on federal officer | U.S. District Court

  • Nov 10, 2013 at 7:46PM

A repeat offender who attempted to shoot a U.S. Marshal while handcuffed, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 15 years in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.

King County Council meeting highlights | Nov. 11-15

  • Nov 10, 2013 at 7:08PM

A resolution adopting the Flood District’s 2014 work program, budget, operating budget for King County, capital budget, six-year capital improvement program, oversight budget and opportunity fund project list, and authorizing improvements (Substitute Resolution FCD2013-14.2).

Hotline to report dead, sick or injured swans available | Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Nov 10, 2013 at 7:50PM

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has re-established a hotline to report dead, sick or injured swans in three northwest Washington counties as part of its ongoing effort to assess the impact of lead poisoning on trumpeter swans.

Better Business Bureau accepts entries for 2014 Business of the Year Torch Awards

  • Nov 10, 2013 at 7:54PM

Better Business Bureau announces that it is now accepting entries and nominations for the 2014 Business of the Year Torch Awards.

Relic - Poem by Rachel Richardson | Ted Kooser

  • Nov 10, 2013 at 7:16PM

Most of us will never touch a Klansman’s robe, or want to touch one. Rachel Richardson, who lives in North Carolina, here touches one for us, so that none of us will ever have to.

In the club | Living with Gleigh

  • Nov 10, 2013 at 7:13PM

My husband and I sat down with my oldest daughter last week to help her vote for the first time. I'm not going to go into how I voted and whether I'm for or against this or that, I'm just going to comment on the process.

Time to remove campaign signs | Washington State Department of Transportation

  • Nov 10, 2013 at 7:38PM

Now that the elections are over, it’s time to remove campaign signs from private properties along state highways.

Whether to serve, or be served | Rich Elfers

  • Nov 12, 2013 at 11:31AM

There are two attitudes of elected officials to their jobs: to serve, or to be served. While there are some political office holders who do both, it has been my observation that politicians predominantly do one or the other. Why does it matter, and how can you know which is which? Let me give you my observation on this important issue.

2014 King County budget highlights

  • Nov 12, 2013 at 11:24AM

Inside the Orion Center there are programs providing shelter and critical services to homeless youth. The members of the Metropolitan King County Council’s Budget Leadership Team said today that their proposed 2014 budget enhances services like these and protects housing throughout the County.

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week | Washington State Patrol

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 8:52AM

Washington State Patrol roopers see it and hear it all the time. A driver telling a trooper after a collision, “I don’t know what happened, I must have fallen asleep.”

Diaster fraud hotline followng Typhoon Haiyan | U.S. Justice Department

  • Nov 13, 2013 at 12:32PM

The Department of Justice, the FBI, and the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) remind the public that there is a potential for disaster fraud in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

Saturday update set for general election results | King County Elections

  • Nov 15, 2013 at 9:27AM

King County Elections will update general election results as scheduled by 4:30 p.m. today andtomorrow, and will add a posting on Saturday, Nov. 16 by 4:30 p.m.

Mother sentenced to 40 years for bleaching child's eyes

  • Nov 16, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 4:32PM

Jennifer Mothershead, 31, received an exceptional sentence of 40 years in prison after a jury found her guilty on October 4, 2013 of Assault of a Child in the First Degree. The defendant repeatedly put bleach into her daughter's eyes, causing permanent vision loss in the child's right eye.

Come together and share your joy with community | Church Corner

  • Nov 18, 2013 at 4:35PM

A short little giggle and then another. Soon the small boy is caught up in a full-blown laugh attack and a sparkle reflects in the wetness of his eyes. But these are tears of joy and laughter, not of sorrow or pain.

Washington State Department of Revenue received 585 marijuana business license applications

  • Nov 20, 2013 at 2:38PM

The Washington State Department of Revenue announced it has received 585 completed applications submitted online for marijuana business licenses since Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.

Colder temperatures brings spike in vehicle-wildlife collisions | South King County Transportation News

  • Nov 21, 2013 at 1:29PM

This is the time of year we typically see a spike in collisions between vehicles and wildlife.

McCleary fights to unanimous decision in pro boxing debut

  • Nov 22, 2013 at 1:41PM

Jeremy McCleary's professional boxing debut was a successful one, as the White River High product fought his way to a unanimous decision in a four-round bout.

Drug and gun smuggler sentenced to 15 years in prison | U.S. District Court

  • Nov 23, 2013 at 11:34AM

A drug and gun smuggler based in Arizona was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 15 years in prison for his role in a wide ranging international drug conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.

50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy | Washington Secretary of State

  • Nov 23, 2013 at 11:53AM

Over the past few days, we’ve had blog posts related to the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The blog posts include photos or documents kept by our State Archives.

United Way seeking volunteers to help operate free tax sites | King County

  • Nov 23, 2013 at 11:46AM

United Way seeking volunteers to help operate free tax sites throughout King County from January 15 – April 15, 2014.

Washington leads ‘friend of the court’ brief concerning child pornography victims

  • Nov 24, 2013 at 2:23PM

Attorney General Bob Ferguson led a coalition of 34 states and one territory today in filing a ‘friend of the court’ brief in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Leftovers are what Thanksgiving is all about | Living with Gleigh

  • Nov 24, 2013 at 2:46PM

We celebrated Thanksgiving with my husband's family last weekend, but I do plan on cooking a simple, carb loaded Thanksgiving meal on the actual day.

Montparnasse - poem by Ernest Hemingway |

  • Nov 24, 2013 at 2:14PM

"Montparnasse" was originally published in Hemingway's first published work, Three Stories and Ten Poems (1923).

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