The Local News Who’s really in the driver’s seat on Puget Sound transit spending? 2017-09-22T15:07:35.000000000-07:00 Transportation Choices Coalition has evolved from a community group advocating for bike, pedestrian and transit options into a political powerhouse with little transparency that coordinates ballot measures and raising billions for transportation megaprojects. Bicyclist run over by car dies of injuries in Issaquah 2017-09-22T14:25:29.000000000-07:00 The bicyclist was pinned underneath the car when first responders arrived. Russian hackers tried to access Washington state’s voting systems, officials say 2017-09-22T13:21:18.000000000-07:00 Russian hackers tried unsuccessfully to access Washington state’s election systems before the 2016 general election, according to the state Secretary of State’s Office. Public comment sought on oyster growers’ new plan to spray beds with pesticide 2017-09-22T12:38:34.000000000-07:00 A 2015 proposal to spray some Washington oyster beds with imidacloprid, a neurotoxic pesticide, was withdrawn after a deluge of opposition from local chefs and the public. Now a new plan is in the works. Washington AG sues Olympia hospital over inadequate charity care 2017-09-22T11:05:45.000000000-07:00 Capital Medical Center in Olympia is the second hospital that Attorney General Bob Ferguson says unlawfully held back charity care from patients. Ferguson filed a similar complaint against a Tacoma hospital. 5 things to know about the autumn equinox — and a funny tweet 2017-09-22T10:10:20.000000000-07:00 You might have already missed the sunrise Friday, the first day of autumn, but it’s not too late to catch the sunset. Here are a few fun facts about this year’s autumn equinox. One of the hallmarks of both the spring and fall equinoxes are sunrises that occur at exactly due-east and sunsets at d... Ex-Bremerton High coach takes postgame prayer case to next level 2017-09-22T09:48:19.000000000-07:00 A three-judge appellate panel last month declined Joe Kennedy’s request for a legal injunction that would have required the district to reinstate him while his lawsuit made its way through the courts. Feds finish review of Pasco police after fatal shooting of Mexican man 2017-09-22T09:27:12.000000000-07:00 Pasco police asked for the Justice Department review after the fatal police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in 2015, which was captured on video and sparked weeks of protests. Liliane Bettencourt, L’Oréal heiress and world’s richest woman, dies at 94 2017-09-22T09:07:53.000000000-07:00 The socialite and philanthropist had long tried to live down the stains of anti-Semitic activities and Nazi associations of her father and husband before and during World War II. In her later years, a scandal erupted over a younger man who was accused of exploiting her frailty. Podcast: Bruce Harrell on his brief mayoralty, why he never called on Ed Murray to resign 2017-09-22T08:47:10.000000000-07:00 Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell talks about his few days as mayor, his flurry of executive orders, and why he never publicly called for Mayor Ed Murray's resignation.