Paige Cornwell, The Seattle Times

Paige Cornwell

The Seattle Times

Seattle, WA, United States

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Recent articles by Paige:

Body of Colchuck Peak climber killed in WA avalanche recovered

The body of one of three climbers killed in an avalanche on Colchuck Peak was recovered Friday. → Read More

Sheriff IDs climbers killed in avalanche on WA’s Colchuck Peak

The three victims, all from the East Coast, were swept to their deaths in a snowslide Sunday as they had been ascending Colchuck Peak. Another climber survived. → Read More

Live: Seattle-area weather updates: Flooding closes roads; high winds expected

We’re updating this page throughout Tuesday with the latest news about the weather and its effects on the Puget Sound area. → Read More

High winds forecast for Seattle area; more power outages expected

The Puget Sound region could see gusts up to 55 mph beginning Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

WA lawyer leads lawsuits in outbreak linked to Daily Harvest crumbles

A Bellevue resident wanted to eat healthier in 2022. But she said her gall bladder had to be removed after eating Daily Harvest crumbles linked to an outbreak. → Read More

NTSB recovers Snohomish plane wreckage, shares investigation timeline

The wreckage, including the separated wing, has been recovered and taken to a facility for reconstruction, according to the NTSB. Victims have not yet been named. → Read More

2 die in small-plane crash in Snohomish County

Two people died when the Textron 208B crashed around 9:35 a.m. east of Harvey Field Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. → Read More

1 dead, 9 unaccounted for in floatplane crash near Whidbey Island

The plane crashed in Mutiny Bay, west of Whidbey Island. It was traveling from Friday Harbor en route to Renton when it crashed shortly after 3 p.m. → Read More

Kirkland’s ‘truck-eating’ bridge claims frequent victims

The bridge over Kirkland Way, known for its low clearance and frequent incidents involving too-tall trucks, has amassed its own following among residents. → Read More

Plan for these road closures in Bellevue for Rock ‘n’ Roll races

The races will be the first held in three years in Washington and the first of its kind in Bellevue. → Read More

Review: Backstreet Boys, in White River Amphitheatre show, bring back the nostalgia

The '90s boy band princes brought their two-years-in-the-making DNA World Tour to Auburn on Friday. Here's how it went. → Read More

How to deter bears in WA and what to do if you see one

Most of Western Washington is considered black bear habitat. The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife offers these tips to coexist with the animals. → Read More

Seattle cruise industry’s comeback from COVID marred by outbreak

Just days into what was supposed to be the Seattle cruise industry's comeback from COVID, a cruise ship steamed into Elliott Bay with dozens of passengers infected with the illness. → Read More

Bellevue appoints interim police chief as department’s new leader

Bellevue has appointed interim police Chief Wendell Shirley as the Police Department’s new leader. → Read More

Bellevue police Chief Mylett leaves for new challenges in a very different city

Chief Steve Mylett arrived in Bellevue amid a rocky era of officer misconduct and lack of transparency. → Read More

Scorching weather made Saturday the hottest June day in Seattle on record

Even as the city sizzled, government services remained stable, per Seattle's emergency operations center. There had been no major surges in electricity use, water use or 911 calls, a spokesperson said Saturday afternoon. → Read More

2 million more Washingtonians are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

Another 2 million Washingtonians will be eligible Wednesday to get in line for a COVID-19 vaccine, including those 60 and older, restaurant and construction workers and people who live or work in a congregate setting, like prisons and group homes. → Read More

How Seattle’s COVID ‘vaccine chasers’ are lucking out — or getting left out

Across Washington state, about 1 in 4 people has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, groups known as “vaccine chasers" gather each day outside vaccination hubs hoping to secure a leftover dose. → Read More

Train carrying crude oil derails near Custer, Whatcom County

A train carrying crude oil has derailed near Custer, Whatcom County, and everyone within a half mile of Custer should evacuate immediately, officials said Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

1 wounded in shooting near Alki Beach

One person was wounded in a shooting early Sunday afternoon near Alki Beach, Seattle police said. → Read More