Friday, December 4, 2020

Eastside

Here’s how the Blue Angels will affect your I-90 commute

Seafair is this weekend, which means Blue Angels air shows — and road closures. The Interstate 90 floating bridge will be closed during the shows and a practice run starting Thursday, and the state Department of Transportation (DOT) is urging...

Republican Dino Rossi sees a long-sought victory in the 8th Congressional District race

Dino Rossi cuts a unique profile in Washington politics. He’s among the state’s best-known Republican politicians, yet it’s been 18 years since he won election to office. Since then, the former state senator and real-estate investor has lost three hard-fought statewide...

Bellevue puts Police Chief Steve Mylett on leave, citing unspecified allegations

Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday because of undisclosed allegations against him that have prompted a criminal investigation, the city said. The action was taken “due to allegations reported to the Bothell Police Department...

In 8th District, Dino Rossi advances; Kim Schrier, Jason Rittereiser lead Democrats

Washington Republicans will once again pin their hopes on Dino Rossi in a marquee political contest, counting on the former state senator and real-estate investor in the nationally watched race to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert. Rossi, who has...

Rep. Adam Smith may face Democratic challenger Sarah Smith this fall in 9th Congressional District

Rep. Adam Smith, D-Bellevue, might face a challenge from the left this fall, as Democratic candidate Sarah Smith pushed into second place in the primary as new votes were counted Thursday. Sarah Smith had trailed Republican Doug Basler on election night,...

Podcast: Could ‘blue wave’ wash away all but one House seat for Washington GOP?

Washington state’s 10 U.S. House seats are divided fairly evenly between the two major parties — four for the Republicans and six for the Democrats. But the 2018 midterms could wash away all but one of the seats for the...

Clean air set to return to Puget Sound over the weekend, but likely won’t last

A weather front moving through Western Washington is expected to bring winds that will improve air quality this weekend, but the reprieve is likely to be short-lived. Residents are experiencing the worst air quality of the year due to wildfires...

Challenger Sarah Smith advances to November election to face fellow Democrat, Rep. Adam Smith

Democratic challenger Sarah Smith surged past Republican Doug Basler in new vote counts Friday, setting up a contest with longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Adam Smith this fall. Sarah Smith, a 30-year-old first-time candidate, solidified a second-place finish in the top-two...

Kim Schrier edges out Jason Rittereiser to face Dino Rossi in 8th Congressional District

Issaquah pediatrician Kim Schrier will carry Democrats’ hopes of winning the U.S. House seat of retiring Rep. Dave Reichert, advancing to a November matchup against Republican Dino Rossi. Schrier edged out rival Democrat and attorney Jason Rittereiser in the 8th...

Democratic candidates vow unity to defeat Rossi in 8th District

They battled in an occasionally testy primary, but the top Democratic candidates in the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert came together Wednesday for a display of unity. At a rally in Issaquah, Shannon Hader and Jason Rittereiser urged...
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‘Women feel they have no option but to give birth alone’: the rise of freebirthing

On the morning of 3 May, Victoria Johnson prepared to give birth at her home in the Highlands. One...
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Sabrina Ghayour's vegetarian Christmas recipes

It’s easy for vegetarians to feel short-changed at Christmas. I created this vibrantly coloured, subtly spiced, sweet and savoury pastry number with them in...

5 takeaways from 'Macho' documentary: Hector Camacho 'had a lot of demons'

One word that keeps coming up is "demons." "He had a lot of demons," says Showtime boxing analyst Steve Farhood of the late Hector "Macho"...

Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett: COVID-19 'kicked my butt'

Myles Garrett’s body ached. His head ached. He had a fever. His eyes hurt. He was coughing and sneezing and lost his sense of...

Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns enters NBA season with heavy heart: 'I've seen a lot of coffins in the last seven months'

The pain remained visible both with Karl-Anthony Towns’ voice and body language. The Minnesota Timberwolves star has spent this past year grieving the passing of...