Light rail takes heavy lifting

Link light rail continues its trek south in a 1.6-mile extension from SeaTac/Airport Station to the Angle Lake Station in SeaTac.

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Missing Pierce County 18-year-old found

The 18-year-old with special needs who went missing Wednesday afternoon has been located, according to his family. Tony James Lique, who is 18 but is mentally 8 to 10 years old, was found in King County, his mother posted on her Facebook page. Lique was last seen riding Piece County transit bus 100 from Purdy toward...

3 Pierce County children removed from filthy house

EATONVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Pierce County authorities say three young children found living in a filthy Eatonville-area home littered with garbage and maggots have been taken into protective custody. The News Tribune reports (http://is.gd/vgl08t ) that 31-year-old Danna Pallas and 37-year-old Jason Slinker pleaded not guilty Wednesday to reckless endangerment. Court records did not list...

Marysville-Pilchuck High School prays to heal from shooting

MARYSVILLE  — Four months after a student shot his friends and himself at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, the school held a prayer vigil Tuesday night to sooth the sorrows. The candlelight vigil in the school auditorium included prayers and drum chants from members of the community from the Tulalip reservation. On Oct. 24, Jaylen Fryberg opened...

Shell refinery apologizes for odor released over Anacortes

ANACORTES  — The Shell oil refinery at Anacortes has apologized to its neighbors in the city and on the Swinomish Indian Reservation for releasing a strong sulfur odor. Spokesman Cory Ertel told the Skagit Valley Herald the odor was released Friday during maintenance work and was stopped as soon as the source was identified. He...

Livin’ La Vida “Nature”

Sketched Feb. 14, 2015 A huge benefit of living in the Puget Sound region is that you are never too far from nature. My neighborhood sits along North Creek and a nice slice of urban forest, providing plenty of sketching opportunities. See more of my recent "no-ink-lines" watercolor sketches here and here and stay tuned for more!

Seattle Fire Department responds to bus fire near Duwamish Waterway

A bus caught fire Sunday evening at a depot near the Duwamish Waterway, but the fire quickly came under control after causing some $40,000 worth of damage, the Seattle Fire Department said. Units were dispatched to 4500 West Marginal Way SW, southwest of downtown Seattle, at 8:32 pm Sunday, according to the city of Seattle's...