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Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Paula:

Return of Seattle libraries brings joy to patrons, staff

Another sign that things are returning to normal: More libraries are reopening. The majority of The Seattle Public Library branches were back to nearly pre → Read More

Tacoma arts and culture nonprofits receive $4 million in sales tax funds

Fifty-one arts and cultural organizations in Tacoma are getting a boost to their budgets this year thanks to a voter-approved sales tax fund. Passed in → Read More

Debt collector has to pay Washington consumers nearly $500,000

A national debt collection agency will have to return $475,000 to Washington consumers. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson successfully sued the Machol → Read More

Restitution on the way for women with vaginal mesh implants in Washington

Tens of thousands of women in Washington who have vaginal mesh implants will qualify for some restitution. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has → Read More

You can vote by smartphone in King Conservation District election

There’s an election going on in King County that lets you vote with a few clicks on your phone or tablet. It’s the second year the King Conservation → Read More

King County Council approves hazard pay for grocery workers

Workers at supermarkets in unincorporated King County will begin receiving hazard pay in a couple of weeks. The King County Council voted Tuesday to → Read More

LISTEN: Reporters 'rock and roll' through 2001 Nisqually earthquake

Twenty years ago Sunday, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit the Puget Sound region. If you went through the Nisqually quake, you probably have a story to go → Read More

South African variant of coronavirus arrives in Washington

The coronavirus variant that was first detected in South Africa has now been discovered in King County. It’s the first time the variant, which is more → Read More

New law targets abusive litigation by domestic violence perpetrators

Some domestic violence survivors say they face abuse in the courts, even long after they’ve severed ties with their partner. A new Washington law , which → Read More

Hiding and hunting for Monkeyshines is ‘a gift of love’ — by and for Tacoma

Author's note: I was reluctant to venture outside in the middle of the night with the rain coming down in sheets, knowing I’d be traipsing through muddy → Read More

JetStream Music Festival features airport buskers including Seattle's Tomo Nakayama

Most of the news about airports these days is about empty concourses and cancelled flights due to the coronavirus. But, 23 airports in North America are → Read More

Proposed bill would ban solitary confinement for juveniles

Washington is considering banning solitary confinement of young people in detention. King County already has done away with the practice. A law being → Read More

Volunteers train ahead of 2020 Census to account for those traditionally undercounted

As the U.S. Census gears up for the 2020 count, groups in Washington are training volunteers to make sure communities that are traditionally undercounted → Read More

Vashon and Seattle creatives nab $100K artist prizes

This story has been updated with the correct spelling of J Mase III's name. Seattle poet J Mase III and Vashon artists Beka Economopoulos and Jason Jones → Read More

UW resident physicians staging a 'wellness day off' Friday

According to the University of Washington, about 159 resident physicians, fellows and dental students at UW hospitals and clinics have called in sick for → Read More

Washington state announces lawsuit against Johnson and Johnson over opioid epidemic

Washington is suing Johnson and Johnson over the opioid epidemic. The state says the company and its subsidiaries aided the epidemic by supplying the raw → Read More

L&I proposal would expand overtime pay to more Washington workers

More workers in Washington would be eligible for overtime pay under a proposed rule from the state Department of Labor and Industries. Employees making → Read More

State appeals court rules Seattle income tax unconstitutional

The Washington Court of Appeals has declared a Seattle tax on wealthy households is unconstitutional. The city passed the income tax on high earners in → Read More

Washington to test newborns for more genetic disorders

When a baby is born in this country, one of the first things that happens is a pin prick to the newborn's heel. The tiny amount of blood collected and → Read More

De-escalation training for Washington law enforcement taking shape

Washington Initiative 940 , known as the Police Training and Criminal Liability in Cases of Deadly Force Measure, was passed by voters in 2018. One → Read More