An I-5 bridge over the Skagit River in Mount Vernon collapsed Thursday evening, sending cars and people into the water. Three people were rescued from the water and taken to hospitals.
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Bryce Kenning said he was able to momentarily slam on his brakes as he saw the bridge collapsing. He flew into a giant puff of dust and down into the river.
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If the remaining parts of the Interstate 5 bridge that collapsed into the Skagit River are sound, a temporary Bailey bridge that could be moved there or built on-site might be used.
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William Scott, the Canadian truck driver who officials say hit the Interstate 5 bridge near Mount Vernon on Thursday night, saw the bridge go down in his rearview mirror, he told his company.
A Kitsap County jury decided the maker of a surgical robot was not to blame for a botched prostate operation on a Bremerton man.
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Seattle mayoral candidate Kate Martin answers questions about her background and plans for the city.
Seattle will add rangers to Cal Anderson and Occidental parks after a recent spate of violence.
The collapse of the bridge on Interstate 5 across the Skagit River is sure to snarl traffic, upset plans and disrupt commerce this Memorial Day weekend.
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A 92 percent majority of tenured faculty members at Green River Community College in Auburn say they have no confidence in the college president, while the school’s board of trustees continues to support her..
This year it was harder to get into the University of Washington for freshmen, even though the university increased the size of the class by 200, including 150 new spots for in-state students.
Liberal Scout leaders — while supporting the proposal to accept gay youngsters — have made clear they also want the ban on gay adults lifted.
The Skagit River Bridge wasn’t particularly worrisome to state engineers, but bridges of its generation often were designed in such a way that a failure in a key location could ruin an entire span.
The Washington State University Board of Regents has voted to limit a fall tuition increase to 2 percent, no matter what the Legislature decides concerning the state budget.
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An agreement has been reached on a wolf-management plan in Oregon that would allow, as a last resort, killing wolves that prey on livestock
The Pacific Northwest has had its share of bridge troubles through the years. Here are a few of the most famous ones.
After lengthy and wrenching debate, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to open their ranks to openly gay boys for the first time, but heated reactions from the left and right made clear that the BSA's controversies are far from over.
A 5-foot-9 point guard, Bird underwent a surgical procedure in May to repair a cyst in her left knee.
Jackson, the team's all-time leading scorer, is in her hometown of Albury, Australia, working with a personal trainer after hamstring surgery in January.
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Pressure could be on fifth-round pick Luke Willson to fill role of backup tight end
When is Sounders FC's lineup selection about more than picking the best 11 guys? Well, when it involves four games in eight days and about 6,000 miles of travel.
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The Bonney Lake boys soccer team has made its living this year by slowing the game down and controlling possession. To advance to the 3A...
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Tamika Catchings and Shavonte Zellous each scored 19 points and the Indiana Fever opened defense of its league title with a 79-64 victory at San Antonio in the first game of the WNBA season.
You once feared that Montero, supposedly a hitting savant, would be a one-dimensional player. He has been a no-dimensional player so far this season.
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Triunfel was hitting .300 (51 for 170) with 29 runs, 14 doubles, two triples, four homers and 19 RBI in 44 games for Tacoma.
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One way or the other, happy or sad, Rebecca Wright was going to cry. But she shed tears of joy after crushing a two-out, two-strike, walkoff...
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The host Pittsburgh Penguins roared to a 6-2 victory over Ottawa in Game 5 of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinals to take the best-of-seven playoff series 4-1.
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Longtime Kentucky pals Russ Cochran and Kenny Perry share the lead after two rounds of the Senior PGA Championship, the season's first major for players at least 50. Jeff Coston, a PGA teaching pro at Semiahmoo in Blaine, is tied for eighth place.
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Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before Minnesota's Joe Mauer broke it up with a one-out single, and that was the only...
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Ali Worthen of Seattle Pacific, who led the country in the women's heptathlon from the very first meet of the season, won the title Friday...
Rain forced postponement of the defending state champion Wildcats' semifinal game until Saturday in Yakima.
A lawsuit filed by two massage therapists who sued retired quarterback Brett Favre over claims he sent racy text messages has been settled, a lawyer for the women said.
Victoria Hayward slammed a home run on the third pitch of the game and right-handers Bryana Walker and Kaitlin Inglesby combined on a two-hit shutout to lift the Huskies to a series-clinching 1-0 victory over Missouri in an NCAA Super Regional.
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Racing results for Friday, May 24; entries for Saturday, May 25
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London-based health-care company BTG has agreed to buy medical-device maker Ekos of Bothell for $180 million or more, the companies said Friday.
Sen. Charles Schumer urged regulators to "use extreme caution" when reviewing the proposed acquisition of No. 3 cell carrier Sprint Nextel by Japan's Softbank, saying the Japanese company's use of Chinese networking equipment could open up U.S. networks to snooping and hacking.
Netflix is hoping this weekend's release of the resurrected TV series "Arrested Development" will draw more subscribers to its Internet video service.
A growing number of small businesses are chipping away at the decades-old trend of manufacturing overseas.
The return of the comedy show “Arrested Development” coincides with Netflix’s own strong comeback from a customer backlash over price increases and from shareholders’ worries about rising expenses and the company’s future.
Practical Mac | Jeff Carlson
While we usually use the digital devices in our lives one at a time, AirPlay technology and certain apps are making it practical to work with more than one screen at once.
News Corp. said its board of directors has approved plans to split its entertainment and publishing businesses into two separate companies. The company also adopted a shareholder-rights plan designed to prevent a hostile takeover in the volatile trading period after the split is complete.
U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for aircraft and stronger business investment. The gains suggest economic growth may be holding steady this spring.
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She opened the home, originally designed by Paul Kirk, and made it comfortably contemporary.
The Food and Drug Administration said the problems involve seven patients who received steroid injections made at Main Street Family Pharmacy, a compounding pharmacy in Newbern, Tenn.
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The possibility of wider involvement in the attack on British soldier Lee Rigby was suggested by the arrests of two women and a man linked to the two suspects in the case.
Both of the suspects accused of butchering a British soldier during broad daylight on a London street had long been on the radar of Britain's domestic spy agency, though investigators say it would have been nearly impossible to predict that the men were on the verge of a brutal killing.
When President Barack Obama pushed his health care overhaul plan through Congress, he counted labor unions among his strongest supporters.
Two Korean former sex slaves demanded the resignation of an outspoken Japanese mayor and canceled a meeting with him Friday for justifying Japan's wartime practice of forcing tens of thousands of Asian women into prostitution for its military.
A coalition official said the Afghan police’s Quick Reaction Force, along with other units, responded quickly and competently.
With a growing sexual assault epidemic staining the military, President Barack Obama urged U.S. Naval Academy graduates Friday to remember their honor depends on what they do when nobody is looking and said the crime has "no place in the greatest military on earth."
Residents in rural northeastern California assessed damage to their homes and businesses Friday from a magnitude-5.7 earthquake, one of the strongest temblors to hit the densely forested region in decades.
A British Airways jet made an emergency landing at London's Heathrow Airport Friday after developing a technical problem after takeoff. TV footage showed smoke streaming from one of the engines.
They were 12 ordinary citizens who didn't oppose the death penalty. But unlike spectators outside the courthouse who followed the case like a daytime soap opera and jumped to demand Jodi Arias' execution, the jurors faced a decision that was wrenching and real, with implications that could haunt them forever.
New Jersey used a record-breaking gesture Friday to celebrate its recovery from a record-setting storm, proclaiming to the nation that the Jersey shore is back in business following Superstorm Sandy.
A federal judge has rescheduled a probable cause hearing for surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).
Convictions or sentences from at least 10 trials face challenge because of the comments attributed to Marine Lt. Col. Robert Palmer.
China told a top North Korean envoy Friday it wants a peaceful, denuclearized Korean Peninsula, and said the emissary warned there is "no guarantee of peace" but that his country was willing to hold talks with all sides.
An earthquake in far northeastern California was felt by thousands of people as far away as San Francisco and in two other states, but there have been no reports of injury or serious damage.
Britain is bracing for clashes with right-wing extremists and possible copycat terror attacks after the brutal slaying of a young soldier.
A 15-year-old boy is in custody after authorities investigating the stabbing deaths of his younger adopted brothers found him miles away with traces of blood on him, officials said.
Forecasting the changing nature of threats against the U.S. for years to come, President Barack Obama says "America is at a crossroads." And so, too, is his presidency's counterterrorism policy, which has long struggled to balance protecting the nation from terror attacks while upholding Americans' rights.
The Internal Revenue Service official who led the unit that targeted tea party groups and publicly disclosed the activity has been replaced, making her the third top IRS official moved aside since the episode was revealed two weeks ago.
Seattle Times editorial page intern Ana Sofia Knauf marvels at how the fans of the Century Ballroom rallied to pay the dance hall’s unexpected state tax bill.
The collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River will draw more attention to the need for transportation infrastructure investment.
The foot-dragging on studying environmental impacts of coal trains is holding up a major rural economic-development opportunity in Cowlitz County, writes guest columnist Mike Wallin.
Froma Harrop / Syndicated columnist
Seeing Oklahomans discuss the tornado’s rampage in a straightforward manner, writes Froma Harrop, was far more moving than a sensational telling favored by the TV cameras.
After 25 years, Von’s moved lock, stock and barrels of aging tequila to the top of the Harbor Steps. Now called Von’s 1000Spirits GustoBistro, it’s still a destination for cheap martinis, Manhattans and “hamburgs,” but also rustic breads and French sourdough pizzas.
A review of Itamar Moses’ comedy “Bach at Leipzig,” about 18th-century shenanigans among organists vying for a new job, at Taproot Theatre through June 15, 2013.
Painter Kathryn Altus and mixed-media artist Joel Brock offer a striking study in contrasts in two strong new shows at Seattle’s Lisa Harris Gallery, both running through June 3, 2013.
Guest conductor Jakub Hrusa returns to Seattle to lead the SSO in works by Smetana and Dvorák, as well as Beethoven’s famed Violin Concerto with guest soloist Alina Ibragimova. Concerts are May 30 and June 1-2, 2013.
Ryan McIlvain’s Brazil-set debut novel, “Elders,” beautifully evokes the tension between two Mormon missionaries thousands of miles from home. McIlvain reads Tuesday, May 28, at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co.
A roundup of Puget Sound-area Memorial Day events for May 27, 2013, including Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent.
The Bellevue Jazz Festival gets under way Wednesday with more than 40 performances in various venues in the Bellevue downtown core. Ex-Seattle pianist Aaron Parks performs with the Kendrick Scott Oracle Friday, May 31.
TV picks for Friday, May 24, 2013, include PBS’ “Audra McDonald in Concert: Go Back Home” on KCTS, “Mystery Diners” on Food and “House Hunters International” on HGTV.
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Fit For Life
Some tasted pretty good, with notes of honey or caramel or cinnamon. Some edged toward weird, like the bar that was green inside.
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At home, meals are too often dictated by the wants and needs of others. "Lunch is a time to not have to cater to everyone else's hunger pangs and preferences," says one expert.
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The Copilot Luggage Roller from Timbuk2, happy feet from Luna Sandals and a Coiffee to protect your hair.
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Breeders have jumped in to create anthracnose-resistant cultivars.
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If your boyfriend’s best friend is an ex-girlfriend who spends more time with him than you do, can the relationship work?
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Now & Then
The bilge pumps failed, the restaurant tipped and dropped to the shallow bottom while its piano floated around the cocktail lounge.
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Once a colony of Britain and now a self-governing territory, Bermuda retains some British traditions, although most tourists now come from the U.S. and its currency is pegged to the U.S. dollar.