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John Blaine Reed (left) accused of murdering Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn, listens as Snohomish County chief criminal deputy prosecutor Craig Matheson makes opening statements in his trial at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Trial over Oso murders begins with a self-defense claim

His attorney says John Reed, charged with killing Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn, will testify.

John Blaine Reed (left) accused of murdering Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn, listens as Snohomish County chief criminal deputy prosecutor Craig Matheson makes opening statements in his trial at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Port Angeles City Council prepares to fight park service over water treatment

A Seattle law firm is now preparing a lawsuit against the National Park Service as a backup to settlement negotiations for the Elwha facilities.

  • May 10, 2018

Human error blamed for tsunami warning glitches

The notification in Clallam County Monday was caused by an official in Jefferson County who was testing a new cellphone app.

Port Angeles Council member and downtown business owner Mike French works on a piano, which he started putting out downtown during sunny days last year, during a work party on Saturday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Downtown Port Angeles piano getting a makeover

PORT ANGELES — The piano that filled the downtown streets of Port Angeles with music last summer is getting a makeover before it returns. A… Continue reading

Port Angeles Council member and downtown business owner Mike French works on a piano, which he started putting out downtown during sunny days last year, during a work party on Saturday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Crews work to free gray whale from fishing gear off La Push

LA PUSH — Biologists on Wednesday were working to untangle a juvenile gray whale that had become stuck in fishing gear more than 15 miles… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2018
Sequim High school students gathered at the flag pole on campus for 16 minutes on May 2 to participate in a national walkout “Stand for the Second” supporting the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. (Erin Hawkins/Sequim Gazette)

Sequim students stage walkout in favor of gun rights

“Stand for the Second” is a student-driven movement organizing walkouts at high schools across the U.S.

  • May 10, 2018
Sequim High school students gathered at the flag pole on campus for 16 minutes on May 2 to participate in a national walkout “Stand for the Second” supporting the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. (Erin Hawkins/Sequim Gazette)
The Index Town Wall, a popular climbing site. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)

Climber who fell at Index wall suffers serious back injury

A sheriff’s helicopter flew him to the hospital after he was rescued on Saturday.

  • May 10, 2018
The Index Town Wall, a popular climbing site. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)
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Olympic National Park Goat Management Plan includes lethal removal

Animal rights organizations oppose killing non-relocated goats, but officials say it will be a last resort.

Photo by Miguel Vieira/Flickr

Secret agent man

Former double agent Naveed Jamali gives us an inside look at the life of a spy.

The backlog

The president says he wants them. Tech companies say they want them. So why are some of the region’s most talented workers waiting a lifetime to gain citizenship.

Boarders vs. bureaucracy

How a common need for dry land, an unconventional perspective on property rights, and 25 tons of cement brought a community of skateboarders together in Renton.

Black Lives Matter meets #MeToo

Columnist Marcus Harrison Green tells us about a troubling rift and the resulting rebirth in the local arm of the social movement.

The matriarch of marijuana

Meet JoAnna McKee, a persistent voice in the ear of wary politicians who didn’t believe that marijuana was medicine. Until they met JoAnna, that is.

A hardwood classic

As basketball season comes to a close, a poetic ode to a long-shot team.

The other Robert E. Lee

Some people in Kent thought their police station was named for the Confederate general. They were wrong.

What’s in a game?

Inside the growing community of pinball-playing women making a scene in Seattle.

Inslee and outrage

After the election of President Trump, many in Seattle and its surrounding communities let their anger be heard. Gov. Jay Inslee was one of them.

Martin Luther King’s county

Washington state is home to the only jurisdiction named for the civil rights leader. How did that happen?

Photo by Taylor McAvoy

Sexual assault survivors push legislative change

Seeking systematic reforms, victims spoke up this legislative session.

Photo by Taylor McAvoy

Legislators come to agreement on deadly force reform

The agreement between lawmakers, activists, and police amends the upcoming I-940 ballot initiative.