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Deadly Snow Sports: Wash. Had Highest Incidence of Fatal Avalanches Last Season

Washington state has some of the most beautiful mountains in the world for winter sports – and also the most deadly. Last year, more people died in avalanche accidents here than in any other state in the nation.

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The landslide on Rattlesnake Ridge outside of Yakima, Washington, is turning into a slow grind. The land is moving at a constant 1.7 feet per week.

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The city of Burien, just west of SeaTac Airport, has a new mayor. And, for the first time in Burien's 25-year history, it's a member of the city's Latino community.

Newly-elected City Council Member Jimmy Matta was chosen by his peers to serve as mayor in a meeting Monday evening. 

Matta, a son of undocumented farmworkers from Guatemala, told his fellow council members that representation matters in a place like Burien, where the population is one quarter Latino. 

Hundreds Rally In Olympia To Protest Reproductive Rights Bills

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Hundreds of abortion rights opponents gathered in the rain at the Washington state Capitol Monday. They were there to protest a number of efforts by lawmakers to expand access to reproductive health services, including one bill that would require health insurers who cover maternity care to also cover abortions.

A powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska late Monday night, initially prompting a tsunami warning for a large section of the state's coast and parts of Canada. As more data came in, the U.S. Tsunami Warning System downgraded the threat to an advisory for Alaska's Chignik Bay.

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Amazon Go opened to the public Monday. The downtown Seattle convenience store uses cameras and sensors to track shoppers' purchases, eliminating the need for cashiers and check-out lines.

Young smokers in Washington state may have trouble getting a pack of cigarettes in the near future. State lawmakers are considering raising the minimum age to buy tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 21.

Momentum may be building to repeal the death penalty in Washington state. The Senate Law & Justice Committee is expected to pass a repeal measure—something that hasn’t happened in modern times. That follows an impassioned public hearing Monday.

Visitors To Mount Rainier Find National Park Mostly Closed

Jan 22, 2018

When Elizabeth and David Krout of Seattle woke up Saturday morning at Mount Rainier National Park, they were excited to have a weekend of snowshoeing ahead of them.

They had arrived at the park on Friday afternoon, and since they had no cellphone service there, they didn’t receive any messages—including news that the U.S. government partially shut down late that evening.

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The New Triumph's Dynamic Grooves

"It's not loud, it's more... dynamic" percussionist Ricardo Guity told our studio audience as The New Triumph prepared to launch into their soulful, rhythm-heavy live session. It wasn't loud, but it was passionate and dynamic. The Seattle septet pulses with the universal rhythms found in Latin, African and American soul music. Camilo Estrada, the band's leader, and main songwriter came to jazz later in life, with a youthful love of funk obviously contributing to his music today. Estrada...

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Christian McBride And The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra In Concert

The Grammy-winning world-renown bassist Christian McBride was guest soloist with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra in the season finale in June. The concert at Kirkland Performance Center was recorded for radio and highlights will air on Jazz Northwest on 88.5 KNKX on Sunday, July 2 at 2 p.m. Pacific, also streaming at knkx.org . Christian McBride has played with dozens of top artists including Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall and Joshua Redman to...

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