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Washington enters fifth COVID-19 wave as delta variant cases surge

SEATTLE — Washington wrapped up the week with surging cases of the delta variant that has effectively placed the state in a "fifth wave" of COVID cases. The latest data from the Washington Department of Health showed COVID cases and the percentage of positive COVID tests rose in the last few weeks, compared to weeks prior.
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Gig Harbor, WAKOMO News

Woman's body found one day after swimming in Carney Lake with grandchildren

GIG HARBOR, Wash. — A woman's body was found in a lake Saturday afternoon, one day after she went underwater and did not resurface. Emergency crews tried to rescue a 52-year-old woman who went underwater while swimming in Carney Lake in Gig Harbor with her grandchildren. The Pierce County Sheriff's Office made rescue efforts but were not successful.
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Bellevue, WAKOMO News

Bellevue Police searching for hit-and-driver accused of hitting motorcyclist

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Authorities in Bellevue need your help finding a hit-and-driver accused of hitting a motorcyclist late Friday night. The Bellevue Police Department said the driver of a gray Toyota sedan struck a motorcyclist at 145th Pl SE & SE 16th St just before midnight, then fled the area. The motorcyclist was in serious condition, authorities said.
Seattle, WAwestseattleblog.com

FOLLOWUP: Roxbury shooting victim reported to have been rapper Gonzoe

There is still no official confirmation of this – the King County Medical Examiner’s Office has not released the victim’s ID yet – but we have confirmed that Gonzoe lived in West Seattle. Word of his death started circulating last night, starting with a report on the entertainment-news site VladTV...
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KIRO 7 Seattle

Water rescue underway for missing scuba diver

SEATTLE — A water rescue is underway for a missing scuba diver off West Seattle. First responders were called Saturday night to the 1600 block of Harbor Avenue Southwest for a missing diver. Right now rescue swimmers and divers are looking for a woman, age 30 to 35, who never...
Seattle, WAq13fox.com

Developmentally delayed teen missing, last seen in Ballard

SEATTLE - A family is asking for the public's help after a 15-year-old went missing. Gavin Nickerson has been missing for eight days now and was last seen in the Ballard neighborhood in Seattle. His family says he has special needs and is developmentally delayed. He also needs his medications,...
Seattle, WAwestseattleblog.com

UPDATE: Diver missing off Seacrest

(Photo sent by Carolyn Newman) 10:05 PM: Seattle Fire is sending a water-rescue response by land and sea to the Seacrest vicinity. The dispatcher has told responders it’s a report of two diving students missing, reported by their instructor. Updates to come. 10:09 PM: This has been updated to one...
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The Urbanist

Work Starts on Railroad Way Pedestrian and Bike Space Near SoDo Stadiums

Railroad Way is envisioned as a new pedestrian corridor between Alaskan Way and Lumen Field. (City of Seattle) The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) says work will start this month on one of the final pieces of the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program: completing connections to city streets around the SR-99 tunnel’s south portal. This spring, WSDOT awarded a $25 million contract to complete a number of projects that will wrap up work on that end of the tunnel project, including a repaving of S Dearborn Street, and a rebuilding of 1st Avenue S and S Charles Street near Lumen Field. But some other projects focused on increasing bike and pedestrian connectivity around the stadiums have likely not gotten as much attention as some of the more high-profile projects on the central waterfront.
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Intentionalist: Enjoy a Summer BBQ at These Seattle BIPOC-Owned Businesses

Intentionalist is built on one simple idea: where we spend our money matters. We make it easy to find, learn about, and support small businesses and the diverse people behind them through everyday decisions about where we eat, drink, and shop. #SpendLikeItMatters. This summer has been hot, but the grills...