Fireworks stands hopeful for a boom in business this year

The Friday before the Fourth of July long weekend has fireworks retailers hopeful for a “boom” in business. And nowhere is this perhaps more evident than at the Northwest’s biggest fireworks marketplace. Boom City Fireworks on the Tulalip Reservation encompasses more than 120 stands, all run by members of the Tulalip Tribe.
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Seattle Symphony plays pop culture classics

The Seattle Symphony is highlighting anime music in its performance all weekend. The project, which is music by Joe Hisaishi, was composed for the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki, according to Ralph Wilson, Vice President of artistic planning for the Seattle Symphony. “This experience of taking the music and...
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Gee and Ursula’s top stories: Future of the Pac-12, Inslee’s Vaccine Mandate

MyNorthwest is bringing you highlights from the top stories and discussions from the Gee and Ursula Show July 1: Hosts Gee and Ursula discuss the University of California Los Angles and University of Southern California switching conferences and what it means for Washington collegiate sports, Gov. Inslee’s decision on a mandatory vaccine mandate, and the ongoing dispute between the State Attorney General’s Office and the City of Tacoma over documents on the death of Manuel Ellis.

Western Washington 4th of July fireworks: where to watch and when

Fourth of July celebrations are back and in full force this year! And with so many cities celebrating, it’s your choice to decide where you and your family want to set up camp, throw down a big ‘ol blanket, grab some drinks out of the cooler, and look up at the sky to see the spectacular light show! Here’s a run down of where to see the fireworks on Independence Day.

Puget Sound crabbing starts Friday

While some Western Washington crabbing areas, like the South Coast / Pacific Ocean and Columbia River have yearlong crabbing seasons, the season starts July 1 in most Puget Sound areas. In a few areas, the crab season starts on July 3, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Sound Transit to run extended service on Link for July 4

With 4th of July festivities approaching this weekend, Light Rail passengers will be able to enjoy the convenience of extended hours of service on Link that night. The last southbound 1 Line train from Northgate Station will leave at 1:42 a.m. and arrive at Angle Lake Station at 2:40 a.m. on the morning of July 5. The last northbound train from Angle Lake Station will leave at 1:41 a.m., arriving at Northgate Station at 2:38 a.m.

Snohomish County cold case unit, genetic genealogy ID suspect in 1990 teen murder

In August of 1990, Michelle Koski had just turned 17. She was about to graduate high school and planned to go to college. On the evening of August 20, she got a ride to a teen hangout near Maltby where kids were known to drink and ride motorcycles, according to an episode of Dateline highlighting Koski’s case. It’s not clear who gave her the ride. Five days later her body was found in the woods near Highway 522 and Echo Lake Road by a woman walking her dog. She had been raped, beaten, and strangled.

Seattle ranked among the worst managed cities, new study finds

When it comes to city management, Seattle currently ranks 118 out of the 150 largest cities in a new study compiled by WalletHub. Tacoma is ranked even worse at 139. The list was put together with a series of ratings including high school graduation rates, violent crime, green spaces, and median household income.