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Washington’s New Gun Control Laws

Posted August 16, 2023
In an attempt to counteract rising gun deaths in Washington, Governor Jay Inslee signed three new gun control measures into state laws in April of 2023. According to CDC data, in 2021, 48,830 people in the U.S. died from gun-related injuries. Between 2019 and 2023, there were over 2,500 mass shootings. According to the...
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Portion of South Seattle evacuated due to propane tank leak

Posted May 5, 2021
SEATTLE, WA - Firefighters evacuated parts of South Seattle yesterday morning after a 1,000-gallon propane tank sprang a leak, Q13 Fox reports. Crews on scene of a propane leak from 1,000 gallon tank at 600 Blk. of S. Myrtle St. Avoid the area. Firefighters are evacuating the impacted zone. — Seattle Fire Dept. (@SeattleFire)...
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Snoqualmie Pass reopens following avalanche control work

Posted March 4, 2021
SNOQUALMIE PASS, WA - Snoqualmie Pass reopened yesterday after being closed for several hours as WSDOT crews conducted avalanche control work, KOMO reports. The work was necessitated by heavy snows last month, which was Snoqualmie Pass's snowiest February in 20 years. The Department of Transportation occasionally has to close the area so they can...
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Crews contain commercial natural gas leak near Georgetown neighborhood in Seattle

Posted February 16, 2021
SEATTLE, WA - According to KING 5 TV, emergency crews contained a “major” commercial natural gas leak at a building near Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood on Friday afternoon. Authorities were initially alerted around 2:45 p.m. of dangerous levels of natural gas at a building on the 7000 block of Airport Way South. Power was shut...
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Teenage brothers drown at Spanaway Lake on Sunday

Posted September 7, 2020
SPANAWAY, WA – Two teenaged brothers drowned in Spanaway Lake on Sunday, officials citing dangerous swimming conditions as part of the cause. According to KOMO News, the two brothers, 14 and 15, were in the designated swimming area of the lake when one of them became distressed and went under the water. His brother...
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Possible drowning in Snoqualmie River near Monroe

Posted September 4, 2020
MONROE, WA – Snohomish County Fire District 7 recovered the body of a person who had possibly drowned in the Snoqualmie River near Monroe on Thursday. Rescue crews from District 7 and @DuvallFire45 are currently conducting an additional search for potentially more victims. @MonroePolice is assisting with their drone. And @SCSO Snohawk is assisting...
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2-year-old falls from lawnmower, dies instantly in Toutle

Posted September 3, 2020
TOUTLE, WA – A 2-year-old boy died in a Cowlitz County lawnmower accident this week, according to KOMO News. Officials from Cowlitz County said the boy was riding on the lawnmower with his father when he fell forward and was run over by the machine. His father could not catch him in time. Officials...
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