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Bill Wixey

Q13 FOX News

Seattle, WA, United States

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Washington wine: How climate change could benefit our state

It sounds crazy, but climate change could actually benefit Washington state. → Read More

Buyer Beware: A used car guide in sizzling market

Used car prices have jumped 50% over the course of the pandemic. → Read More

Top 5 takeaways from a thrilling Seahawks season

SEATTLE – The season may be over for the Seahawks, but there`s a lot to be proud of and a lot of promise for the future. The Hawks finish the 2019 season with 12 wins and advanced to the NFL`s Elite Eight in the playoffs. Here`s a look at the Top 5 crowning achievements for the Hawks in 2019. → Read More

Growing pains: Tacoma’s resurgent downtown forcing some businesses out

TACOMA, Wash. -- Seven years ago, Jason Brinar fell in love. "When I came to 'Antique Row,' I kind of fell in love with this area," Brinar says. He fell hard -- for Tacoma, and this neighborhood in particular. He opened his business, a second-hand-store called Brandy’s Attic on Broadway. → Read More

Elks Temple tells the story of Tacoma’s past and future

TACOMA, Wash. -- In 1916, with America on the verge of entering the great war, the nation banded together. Fraternal organizations like the Elks Club were booming. And so was Tacoma. “A time when Tacoma was truly the city of destiny,” notes former Tacoma mayor and historian Bill Baarsma. → Read More

Dome sweet dome: Tacoma Dome facelift gives new life to local icon

TACOMA, Wash. -- After a $31 million remodel, the Tacoma Dome reopened earlier this year with a bang. It’s the first major remodel for the world’s largest wooden domed stadium since it was built in 1983. → Read More

Farewell Felix: Hernandez likely makes his final start in Seattle

SEATTLE -- It's a bittersweet day at the end of a downright bitter season for the Mariners. The most celebrated pitcher in franchise history, Felix Hernandez, will make what's expected to be his final start in Seattle as the Mariners host the Oakland A's. The Mariners signed Felix as a skinny 16-year-old from Venezuela with a blazing fastball. → Read More

Winless Wolves take a new approach to restore football glory

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. -- A new season means new beginnings for any team, but few football teams need a reset quite like the South Kitsap Wolves, owners of the longest losing streak in the state. "Hey, we know where the program is,” says Wolves head coach Dan Ericson. The team has 22 straight losses, dating back to 2016. → Read More

South Kitsap works to heal wounds over fractious school bond battle

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. -- With 2,600 students, South Kitsap High School is the largest in the state. The size of the school -- once a source of pride for this growing community -- has become somewhat of a burden. → Read More

Born to be a baller: Small-town Lynden breeds basketball success through the generations

Basketball: It's etched into the fabric of the Lynden community. → Read More

No stars, no scholarships: WWU rowing finds success the old-fashioned way

Well before the break of dawn, they're out on the water. The Western Washington women’s crew is out almost every day, putting in more work before 6 a.m. than most of us would dare all day. → Read More

Remote Snohomish County base guards military secrets – and much more

Nestled in the foothills of the Cascades, it's about the last place you'd expect to find a Navy base. But that's exactly what Naval Radio Station Jim Creek is. → Read More

‘It’s what makes you survive:’ On USS Turner Joy, Navy veteran describes Vietnam’s final battle

BREMERTON, Wash. -- “As soon as I walk through there, I am 19 years old again,” says Doug Church, who was a teenaged Petty Officer onboard the USS Turner Joy. → Read More

From ‘glue pot to hot spot’: The Renaissance of the City of Kent

KENT, Wash. - Back in the 1920s, the city of Kent was known as the Lettuce Capital of the World. It was largely a farming and industrial community, that made good use of its proximity to the rail line, transporting goods through the Kent Rail Station. Nearly a century later, those railroad tracks are playing a huge role in transforming the city into a new era. → Read More

10 years later, Thunderbirds’ move to Kent has revitalized the franchise – and city

KENT, Wash. - The Seattle Thunderbirds abandoned KeyArena almost ten years to move south to Kent. The move has given the hockey franchise a huge boost. “No question. It’s been a total turnaround,” says Colin Campbell, the Thunderbirds’ general manager. → Read More

First look at updated plans for new arena at Seattle Center (PHOTOS)

Take a first look at some newly-released drawings of the new $650 million arena at Seattle Center. Construction is set to begin in October. → Read More

How Bremerton supports thousands of military families

BREMERTON, Wash. -- Bremerton is a Navy town. Always has been. One wouldn't exist without the other. So, the city and Navy work closely together. "Seventy-five percent of my 35,000 employees live in this community around us," said Naval Base Kitsap Commander Captain Alan Schrader. → Read More

How did Bremerton get its name?

BREMERTON, Wash. -- The city of Bremerton was named after a guy named William Bremer. Bremer lived in Seattle, but bought up a bunch of waterfront property in what would become Bremerton. In 1891, he sold 190 acres to the navy for $9,500 bucks. Not a bad deal. → Read More

The Tacoma Dome’s renovation is coming soon: ‘She need some TLC, and she’s going to get it’

TACOMA, Wash. - In April 1983, David Bowie performed the first show ever at the Tacoma Dome. And now - almost 35 years and thousands of events later - the old dome is getting a much-needed makeover. → Read More

With new arena and NHL bid, Seattle is poised to become a hockey hotbed

Now that a Seattle-based ownership team has officially filed paperwork with the National Hockey League — along with a $10 million application fee — everything seems to be in place for an NHL expansion team in Seattle. → Read More