Brett Cihon, Q13 FOX News

Brett Cihon

Q13 FOX News

Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Brett:

Rare, reclusive mammal spotted on Washington coast

LONG BEACH, Wash. -- For many Washingtonians, it's a dream to spot a rare animal on our state's coastline. Perhaps a humpback whale. Maybe a migrating bird. But one typically found hundreds of miles inland? That's usually not what one has in mind when it comes to rare coastal sightings. → Read More

Another endangered southern resident orca missing and feared dead, scientists say

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. -- Scientists worry another endangered Southern Resident killer whale may be dead. The orca whale known as L41 was not seen in an encounter with his pod on Jan. 24, scientists with the Center for Whale Research said. → Read More

Hacked Seattle road sign says ‘Impeach the Bastard’

SEATTLE -- A hacker broke into an electronic roadwork sign early Wednesday morning in Seattle, replacing the normal traffic suggestion with a political message. The sign read, "Impeach the Bastard," a reference to Congress' impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. A viewer alerted Q13 News to the sign on 35th Avenue NE in the Bryant neighborhood and sent a picture. → Read More

Yearly ferry ridership expected to drop for first time in 12 years; changes proposed

SEATTLE -- Washington State Ferries ridership has dropped about 2 percent so far this year, with the first year-over-year drop in more than a decade expected. → Read More

Unfriendly guest: Moth spotted in western Washington is ‘bad news,’ scientists say

WOODWAY, Wash. -- Scientists are sweating after a new species of moth has been found for the first time in the United States, right here in our own backyard. Washington State Department of Agriculture workers found a Hokkaido Gypsy Moth in a trap in Woodway, Wash. late last month. → Read More

Seattle could see more backyard cottages, mother-in-law units

SEATTLE -- More backyard cottages and mother-in-law units could be heading to Seattle, in a move proponents say will be good for people struggling to find affordable housing. → Read More

Popular ’10 Things I Hate About You’ movie night in Tacoma to scale back

TACOMA - Attention movie lovers who bought tickets to the "10 Things I Hate About You" movie night in Tacoma: You're going to have to re-buy your tickets. Pretty Gritty Tours in Tacoma said due to an "overwhelming response," the tour group needed to start the sale process over. . → Read More

Parents, providers feel the pinch in state’s ‘child-care crisis’

TACOMA, Wash. -- Any parent can tell you good child-care is hard to find. But a child-care crunch in Washington is making any care - not just good care - tough. And finding a licensed provider to watch your infant? Sometimes, it feels impossible. → Read More

Auburn’s rich farming history still shines today, despite challenges

AUBURN, Wash. -- You may think of Auburn as little more than a Seattle suburb. But ask any longtime Washingtonian, and they'll tell you it's also known for its crunchy cucumbers, crisp lettuce and fragrant rhubarb. In fact, many will argue some of the best farming in the state sits on the west side of the Cascades. → Read More

Orca Pod-Cast Episode 1: The Last Generation of Southern Resident Orcas?

We begin with a mother orca's 17-day "tour of grief." How J35's display captured the attention of the world as she pushed her dead calf for more than 1,000 miles. And how Q13 News' Simone Del Rosario began diving deeper into the plight of the iconic killer whales. → Read More

Too many elk? Some ranchers struggle as state works to find solutions

SKAGIT COUNTY, Wash. -- Drive the Cascade foothills from Monroe to the Canadian border and you could spot them. Elk. People passing through stop to take pictures of the massive herds. Admire their antlers, marvel at their haunches. But many in Snohomish and Skagit counties say the elk are a threat to a way of life. → Read More

Police: Vigilante group held up suspected truck thief in OfferUp sting

EVERETT - Police arrested a suspected thief after a small group of vigilantes tracked him down and set-up an informal sting operation. Officers were called to a report of two armed men holding another man down on the ground Wednesday morning in the parking lot of an Everett Safeway store. → Read More

Video, photos of new orca calf show energetic youngster keeping up with pod

Photos and video of the endangered southern resident orca population's newest member were released late last week, showing the newborn calf "bouncing around" in good health. → Read More

New southern resident orca born, giving hope to critically endangered species

A new southern resident killer whale was spotted alongside its mother Friday, becoming the first calf born to the critically endangered species and seen alive since 2015. → Read More

Landmark deal between BPA, states and tribes could mean better salmon survival rates

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Federal, state and tribal groups have agreed to a landmark deal allowing for flexible water spillover on Columbia River and Snake River dams, a compromise partners hope will save salmon and manage costs. → Read More

Some mountain snow on the way, but will it be enough to open all ski resorts?

SEATTLE -- If you're a skier or boarder, you're getting antsy. The turkey has been carved. The leftovers thrown away. But with only a few mountain resorts open for minimal operations, skiers and snowboarders are left twiddling their thumbs. → Read More

Orca task force finalizes plan to save endangered southern resident killer whales

The state's southern resident killer whale task force handed its plan to save the endangered animals to the governor Friday. → Read More

To serve those in service: Family business has covered JBLM for 60 years

STEILACOOM, Wash. -- With more than 9,000 service members moving in and out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord every year, it's easy to feel like a stranger on one of the country's largest military bases. But one company and one family has made it their mission to help. → Read More

Orca task force to recommend moratorium on southern resident killer whale watching

PUYALLUP, Wash. -- The governor's orca task force will likely recommend a moratorium on whale watching the endangered Southern resident orca in the Puget Sound. The group voted on an action Tuesday that would "suspend viewing" of the endangered southern resident for three to five years. → Read More

State congressman applauds vote to remove federal protections for wolves

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Congress is considering removing gray wolves from the federal list of endangered and threatened species, potentially opening them up to more hunting outside of Washington state. → Read More