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Juveniles kidnap and assault child at Lynnwood park

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LYNNWOOD—Lynnwood Police are seeing the publics assistance in a kidnapping that occurred at South Neighborhood Park on January 31. At approximately 5:30 p.m., Lynnwood police responded to the South Neighborhood Park area for reports of a kidnapping. Upon arrival, detectives learned that a 15-year-old and 12-year-old were in the South Neighborhood Park area when they […]

Heating and space heater safety reminder

space heaters

OLYMPIA– During the coldest months of the year, home heating equipment kicks into high gear. Space heaters are most often responsible for home heating equipment fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). In a 2022 NFPA report, an average of 45,800 home heating fires occurred each year between 2015 and 2019, resulting in […]

Deadline to apply for AG’s tuna and chicken settlement June 5

tuna lawsuit

OLYMPIA—Back in June, 2020, Washington State Attorney General Bob Furguson filed a civil lawsuit against Star-Kist, one of the world’s largest canned tuna manufacturers and the former CEO of Bumble Bee Foods, another large tuna manufacturer, over a price-fixing conspiracy that drove up the cost of packaged tuna for more than a decade, costing Washingtonians […]

Embattled Lynnwood Councilman to challenge Larsen for Congress

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LYNNWOOD—According the Federal Election Commission filing on January 29, embattled Lynnwood Councilman Joshua Binda is intending to challenge Representative Rick Larsen (D) for the Second Congressional District. Binda will be running as a Democratic Party candidate, FEC filing shows. Representative Larsen (WA-02) has been in Congress since 2001 and is the Ranking Member of the […]

Swatting incidents surge as a means to threaten journalists and public officials

Swatting

Swatting incidents, targeting public officials nationwide, are on the rise exhausting first responder resources and leaving their victims feeling threatened and harassed. Swatting is both a state and federal crime. Swatting is a criminal harassment act of deceiving an emergency service—usually law enforcement—into sending a police or emergency service response team to another person’s address with […]

Major US banks considering legal action against federal regulators

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—First reported by Semafor on January 11, Bank Policy Institute (BPI), a nonpartisan public policy and advocacy group representing the nation’s leading banking institutions, is gearing up to sue U.S. regulators over proposed rules that would increase capital reserve requirements on banks with total consolidated assets of at least $100 billion. The changes would […]

Washington is one step closer to holding animal abusers accountable

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OLYMPIA—Justice for animals against their abusers moves one step closer within Washington state with the near unanimous passage in House of Representatives on January 29 of HB- 1961, a bill that would strengthen penalties for the most egregious acts of animal cruelty. “Inconsistency in sentencing only benefits abusers. House Bill 1961 would establish a clear […]

Port of Everett presents expansion to County Council for ballot approval

Port Everett

EVERETT—Port of Everett CEO & Executive Director Lisa Lefeber gave a presentation on expanding its boundaries to the Snohomish County Council during their legislative session on January 24. The Council is expected to vote on moving the ballot measure forward in mid-February. The port’s decision is influenced by public outreach conducted in 2018 and 2019. […]

All six Let’s Go Washington initiatives certified for legislature by SOS

Washington initiatives

TUMWATER—All six Let’s Go Washington initiatives have been certified to the legislature after a careful review of the nearly three million signatures garnered. This marks the first instance in state history where six initiatives to the legislature have been certified in the same year. The signatures have been verified by the Office of the Secretary […]

Three US soldiers killed, dozens of injured in terrorist drone attack

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Pentagon releases the names of the three U.S. Army service members killed in Sunday’s drone attack of Tower 22 located in northeast Jordan, near the Syrian border. “Jill and I join the families and friends of our fallen—and Americans across the country—in grieving the loss of these warriors in this despicable and wholly […]

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