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Five deaths in Brinnon cabin explosion, fire shock Peninsula

Five deaths in Brinnon cabin explosion, fire shock Peninsula

The family regularly vacationed at the 250-square-foot cabin.

Five deaths in Brinnon cabin explosion, fire shock Peninsula
County prosecutor says police shooting of sailboat gunman justified

County prosecutor says police shooting of sailboat gunman justified

Robert D. Yeiser died after a four-hour standoff in Eagle Harbor last July.

County prosecutor says police shooting of sailboat gunman justified
Clinton resident and picker John Norris poses for a photo with some of the items he found last year in a purchased storage unit. Inside the white sack are the remains of the skull. Photo by Justin Burnett

Storage unit skull deemed Native American

“Everywhere I go everyone asks me about the skull.”

Clinton resident and picker John Norris poses for a photo with some of the items he found last year in a purchased storage unit. Inside the white sack are the remains of the skull. Photo by Justin Burnett
Everett nurses say staffing so bad, no time for the bathroom

Everett nurses say staffing so bad, no time for the bathroom

Health-care provider contracts have expired, or will soon. They took to the picket line on Wednesday.

Everett nurses say staffing so bad, no time for the bathroom
Everett’s free gun locks are aimed at weapon thefts

Everett’s free gun locks are aimed at weapon thefts

More than 100 were reported stolen last year. The locks are part of an anti-gang-violence initiative.

Everett’s free gun locks are aimed at weapon thefts
Video: A gray whale stops by Hat Island to spout off and eat

Video: A gray whale stops by Hat Island to spout off and eat

The 35-foot mammal came within feet of the beach, giving humans and a couple of dogs quite a show.

Video: A gray whale stops by Hat Island to spout off and eat
Langley Chief of Police David Marks sat with his girlfriend, Tara Hoflack, during Monday’s city council meeting. Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News Group

Langley police chief faces critics at council meeting

David Marks called a bully, liar and unfit to be top cop.

Langley Chief of Police David Marks sat with his girlfriend, Tara Hoflack, during Monday’s city council meeting. Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News Group
Bikini baristas’ lawyer seeks to bow out of Everett lawsuit

Bikini baristas’ lawyer seeks to bow out of Everett lawsuit

Derek Newman says his clients aren’t listening to him or paying their legal bills.

Bikini baristas’ lawyer seeks to bow out of Everett lawsuit
Former Mercer Island City Council candidate Joy Langley posted a photo of her various credentials — including her Cornell degree — on her website during her campaign after a group of residents questioned her education credentials. Photo courtesy of ElectJoy.com

Police investigate former council candidate’s claimed Cornell degree

Langley would not comment on the investigation.

Former Mercer Island City Council candidate Joy Langley posted a photo of her various credentials — including her Cornell degree — on her website during her campaign after a group of residents questioned her education credentials. Photo courtesy of ElectJoy.com
300 roosters confiscated, two men charged with cockfighting operation

300 roosters confiscated, two men charged with cockfighting operation

The rural South Kitsap residential site has been under lengthy investigation.

300 roosters confiscated, two men charged with cockfighting operation
Photo submitted                                Tom Hellinger stands next to a halibut he caught in Puget Sound.

Whidbey Island man reels in the ‘fish of a lifetime’

The halibut was 79 inches long and was estimated to weigh around 260 pounds

Photo submitted                                Tom Hellinger stands next to a halibut he caught in Puget Sound.

State money for postage-paid ballots might not be enough

Snohomish County gets $166,000, but if turnout is high this year, it might cost more.

From Tibet to the Peninsula: Yaks are settling in

From Tibet to the Peninsula: Yaks are settling in

How yak farming came to Western Washington.

From Tibet to the Peninsula: Yaks are settling in
A B-52 known as ‘Midnight Express’ takes freeways to Seattle

A B-52 known as ‘Midnight Express’ takes freeways to Seattle

Stored at Paine Field in Everett for 26 years, it now has a permanent home at the Museum of Flight.

A B-52 known as ‘Midnight Express’ takes freeways to Seattle
Whidbey Island parade struggles to keep afloat

Whidbey Island parade struggles to keep afloat

Modern fundraising is being used to help sustain the future of the July Fourth tradition.

Whidbey Island parade struggles to keep afloat
Passenger service at Paine Field is seen as a business boon

Passenger service at Paine Field is seen as a business boon

The Everett terminal is unusual in that it’s privately built and managed — a rarity in the U.S.

Passenger service at Paine Field is seen as a business boon
Reproductive rights marchers during the 2017 Seattle Pride Parade. Photo by Bobby Arispe Jr./Flickr

Medical providers push back against Title X’s new anti-abortion provisions

Local organizations react to the Trump administration’s proposed restrictive rule changes.

Reproductive rights marchers during the 2017 Seattle Pride Parade. Photo by Bobby Arispe Jr./Flickr
Attorney General alleges three King County residents scammed foreclosed homeowners

Attorney General alleges three King County residents scammed foreclosed homeowners

The lawsuit claims that employees of a real estate company misrepresented the process by which foreclosed homeowners can recover surplus funds.

Attorney General alleges three King County residents scammed foreclosed homeowners
Without shelter

Without shelter

As homeless deaths climb, these women insist that those who are lost are remembered.

Without shelter
Jury finds John Reed guilty in murders of his Oso neighbors

Jury finds John Reed guilty in murders of his Oso neighbors

Patrick Shunn and Monique Patenaude were shot to death after a long-running dispute with Reed.

Jury finds John Reed guilty in murders of his Oso neighbors